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Rodrigues v. Purtill, 2018 ONSC 3102 (CanLII)

This action proceeded as a judge-alone damage assessment. The impaired Defendant entered the intersection on a red light, striking the driver side of the Plaintiffs’ vehicle, containing 5 family members. The driver mother sustained lumbar fractures. The 5 month old son sustained fatal injuries.

Babjak v. Karas, 2018 ONSC 2093 (CanLII)

What is a “threshold test”?

Authored by: Alfonso Campos Reales In Ontario, it is not enough for a car accident victim to prove that he or she has been injured by the fault of another to sue for his or her pain and suffering or health care expenses. Victims must also meet a test called the “threshold” to be compensated for these losses. The threshold test looks at the injuries …

Bakir and Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company (FSCO A12-002657)

Helping Our Clients By Building Community

Authored by: Bernard L. Gluckstein, Q.C. If you’re reading this blog on the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association website, take a moment to click on the link to the OTLA Code. Our association asks: “What does it mean to be a ‘good lawyer?’” Being a financially successful lawyer or even one with great success in the courtroom is not the primary means by which we should assess …

Optional Benefits: A Necessity

  Authored by: Alfonso Campos Reales If you drive a car in Ontario, optional benefits are a necessity to protect you and your family. When you are injured in a car accident in Ontario, you are entitled to accident benefits coverage. These include funding for your medical and rehabilitation expenses, as well as funding to have a professional care for you after an accident. Because …