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.

Nursing Homes in the COVID-19 Era

The care received by residents in nursing homes has been a public policy concern that has been percolating for some time. As we all adjust our personal and professional lives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the media reports continued outbreaks and deaths amongst seniors – primarily in long-term care homes.

Slipping, Falling, Tripping…. Was I in a Car Accident?

It’s that time of year again. The landscape looks so pretty – marshmallow-covered roads, glistening sidewalks, diamond-crusted fir trees, right? The reality is quite different. As personal injury lawyers, at this time of year we are inundated with calls by injured people who have sustained fractures, sprains, concussions and other injuries due to weather-related incidents.

Recreational Trails And Non-Urban Property Use: “Risks Willingly Assumed”

Imagine that it is a beautiful fall day, and you decide to go for a bike ride before the weather cools down. Cycling in a nearby wooded area, commonly used by your neighbourhood for outdoor activities, imagine your horror when your bike tumbles into a ditch. In addition to sustaining many scrapes and bruises, you have broken your leg!

What is a Catastrophic Impairment?

If you have been in a car accident, lawyers, health care professionals, and those in the insurance industry will often raise the question of whether you have sustained a catastrophic injury. In the auto insurance world, “catastrophic” means much more than the common-sense notion of that term.

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. Emergencies whilst travelling do happen, if you do end up making a …

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.