Automobile Category Archives

Top 5 “Wow!” Moments from Insurance Companies’ Submissions to the Ontario Government on Restoring the $2M Catastrophic Limits

In 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Finance asked for submissions on automobile insurance and whether to return to a $2M limit for medical, rehabilitation and attendant care benefits for catastrophically injured people. Here are the Top 5 “Wow!” moments from those submissions…

The Effect of Excluded Driver Endorsements

In certain circumstances, an insurance company or a person insured under a motor vehicle policy may request the execution of an Excluded Driver Endorsement, also known as the “Ontario Policy Change Form 28A” or “OPCF 28A” in Ontario…

Availability of Insurance in Fatal Accident Compensation Involving Reckless and Impaired Drivers

While the lockdown has seen a significant reduction in accidents, there has been an increase in the number of serious and catastrophic accidents caused by excessive speeding (including stunt driving) and, at times, driving while impaired. Incidents of stunt driving have increased dramatically since the pandemic, with the OPP often reporting on social media young drivers clocking speeds of 150 to 250 km/h on highways and roadways…

Construction Zone Accidents

In Canada, spring weather inevitably brings construction season along with it. Road construction dominates the streets in the warmer months. For drivers, this can cause complications beyond annoyance. Thousands of motor vehicle accidents each year occur in construction zones.

Food Delivery Services: Car Insurance

With COVID-19 lock downs and “stay at home” orders, food delivery services have become increasingly popular and more people are offering to become drivers for these services. It is important to know that not all services are the same…

LAT Stats: Market Share vs. LAT Applications and Decisions

This blog post will compare Ontario automobile insurer market shares against the amount of Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) Applications and LAT Decisions. In other words, how are the biggest insurers behaving on automobile insurance claims from their own insureds? Which insurers are denying the most claims? And, which insurers play hardball with their insureds all the way up to a LAT hearing and decision?