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Watts v. Bowman, 2016 ONSC 3994 (CanLII)

In order to determine whether a driver of a vehicle has the implied consent of the owner of the vehicle to drive it, the court has to ascertain what he or she actually did under the circumstances, not what he or she would have done under different circumstances. The court cannot speculate on whether or not an owner would consent to allow a vehicle to be driven if the driver had requested the permission.

What To Do If You Are Injured in an Accident in the United States

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If you are from Ontario and are involved in a car crash in the United States, you may be able to commence an action in Ontario, in the state in which the accident occurred, or both. Your ability to do so will depend upon many factors, including any insurance available to the parties involved and the particular facts of each case.

Watts v. Bowman, 2016 ONSC 3994

Intact Insurance Company v. Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, 2016 ONCA 609

4 Questions to Ask Your Broker Before Renewing Your Auto Insurance

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On June 1, 2016, the automobile insurance coverage available to Ontarians fell dramatically, meaning car crash victims will now receive significantly less money to help them get back on their feet. The decreased coverage will take effect upon policy renewal. Unless consumers purchase optional additional coverage, the amount of coverage they have will be significantly less than it was prior to the June 1st changes. …

I was hit by a car on my bike: what happens next?

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Cyclists, like drivers, are expected to obey the rules of the road including signalling, obeying traffic lights, and not riding in pedestrian crosswalks. When sharing a road with cars, cyclists run a risk of being struck by a vehicle and injured even when wearing the appropriate safety gear. However, unlike drivers, cyclists are not required to have insurance. Despite this, you are not without legal …