Automobile Category Archives

Seven Predictions About the Future of Auto Insurance

Self-driving car technology is predicted to transform the way we commute, and these predictions have personal injury lawyers paying close attention. If conceivably there will be no driver behind the wheel, who would be responsible for injuries to passengers in self-driving vehicles, in the event of an accident? In this blog we summarize seven ways some of the industry experts and insiders are predicting that …

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”).