Najma Rashid

Najma Rashid

Najma Rashid joined Howard Yegendorf & Associates in 1999 and became a partner of the law firm in 2009. Her practice is devoted exclusively to personal injury litigation and she is well versed in Ontario’s Insurance Act and its Regulations, including the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule.

Najma has developed an expertise in disability and bad faith claims against insurance companies, and participates in the Long-Term Disability Section of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

Najma is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the Advocates Society, as well as a supporter of organizations such as REACH Canada, the Ontario Brain Injury Association and the Canadian Paraplegic Association.

Travel Insurance: Are you covered?

Snowbirds, winter vacations, March break with the family…it’s that time of year when Canadians are preparing to take flight to escape our cold and snowy winter.  As you pack your shorts, you should also turn your mind to taking measures to protect yourself in the event that you have an out-of-country medical emergency.  A few days in a hospital in Ontario may cost your family …

Labonte v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada – Court File No. 15-64830, unreported

Is a Personnel File Relevant? What happens when the Adjuster on the claim no longer works for the Insurance company? Do you have an Executed Discovery Plan on your LTD court actions? These and other questions were addressed in a recent Undertakings and Refusals Motion against Sun Life, raising jurisdictional issues in the context of a Quebec-administered LTD Claim.

But It Was Just An Accident!

How many times have we heard that utterance? An accident happens, someone gets injured or dies, and during legal proceedings the injured person points blame at the “tortfeasor” (the person who caused the accident). But the presence of an injury does not necessarily mean that the tortfeasor was negligent. Yes, oftentimes, accidents are just accidents, if they could have been avoided by ordinary caution by …

What is a Functional Capacity Evaluation?

If you have been injured in a car accident and your accident benefits (auto) insurer has been paying you an Income Replacement Benefit (“IRB”) because you cannot work, the insurer may, from time to time, assess your entitlement to continued IRBs. This includes sending you to one or more assessments conducted by a health professional. One of the assessments that insurers like to do is called a Functional Capacity Evaluation (“FCE”).

What is a Neuropsychologist?

Most people know what a psychologist is. However, most people do not know that, other than an MRI that scans brain structures, one of the most vital instruments to measure the presence, or the extent, of a brain injury, is neuropsychological testing.

The Economic Loss Expert

Calculating economic loss using a calculator and spreadsheet

When you have been injured in an accident, one of the objectives of financial compensation awarded by a judge or jury is to put you, the Plaintiff, in the same financial position you would have been in had your accident not occurred. In this regard, your lawyer may retain an accountant or economist, and sometimes an actuary, to help calculate these financial losses arising out of your accident.