Insurance Category Archives

The Challenges of Arguing Cannabinoid Treatment in Personal Injury Claims

In Canada, cannabis was regulated under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, SC 1996, c 19 and more specifically, given a legal exemption for medical use. On October 17, 2018, cannabis was legalized under the Cannabis Act, SC 2018, c 16.

How Insurance Companies ‘Defend’ Car Accident Claims

If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, the law in Ontario unfortunately does not allow for automatic monetary compensation for your injuries and losses.

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.

How Much Is Too Much? Should Life Insurance Providers Use Your Digital Data To Determine Your Health and Premiums?

Wearable health and fitness tracking devices, such as Fitbit, and mHealth technology, such as Apple’s mobile applications, have become so ubiquitous that they have permeated into most of our lives. It should therefore come as no surprise that companies are interested in the potential wealth of data that they represent.

Accident Benefits and the Challenge of Chronic Pain

Disputes often arise when insurance companies subject claimants to assessments by medical practitioners hired by the insurers to determine if a claimant meets the legal test to be eligible for benefits.

Renovations Beware and Take Extra Care!

From weekend projects to monumental ventures, summertime renovations are common amongst homeowners. Unfortunately, not all renovations go as planned and they can get sidetracked quite easily.