James Page

James Page is a lawyer at Martin & Hillyer Associates who has been practicing personal injury and civil litigation since 2010.
James is a board member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) and the Halton County Law Association (HCLA), and a Past President of the Brain Injury Association of Peel & Halton (BIAPH).

Desrochers v. McGinnis, 2024 ONCA 63

The plaintiff, Megan Desrochers, suffered a severe injury when the ATV she was driving left the unpaved road she was on and struck a tree.
At the time, Megan was dating Patrick McGinnis. Patrick’s parents owned a farm near the collision site. Patrick’s father, Grant McGinnis, owned the ATV and kept it at his farm.

Schroeder v. Co-operators General Insurance Company, 2024 ONCA 54 (CanLII)

In Schroeder v. Co-operators General Insurance Company, the Ontario Court of Appeal reaffirms that the limitation clock for underinsurance claims does not start to run until a demand for indemnification is made and goes unsatisfied.

Kellerman-Bernard v. Unica Insurance Company, 2023 ONSC 4423

n Kellerman-Bernard v. Unica, the Ontario Divisional Court held that a parent who suffered psychological injuries as a result of her son’s bicycle collision was entitled to apply for catastrophic designation

So What Does “Medical And Any Other Reasons” Really Mean?

Full Decision In Varriano v. Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) addressed whether a medical reason must be included in every denial of statutory accident benefits. The applicant, Nunzio Varriano, was injured in a motor vehicle collision in September 2015. He successfully applied to his auto insurer, Allstate, for income replacement benefits (IRBs). He returned to work two months later, …