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Rodrigues v. Purtill, 2019 ONCA 739

The Appellant, Mr. Purtill is the Defendant in this matter who drove his motor vehicle while impaired and struck the Plaintiff vehicle, causing the death of a young child and serious injuries to other family members.

What is the threshold and who meets it?

Challenging jury bias in Ontario automobile injury trials

car key with "insured" written on fob

Should people with auto insurance be excluded from juries in car crash trials? OTLA Director Kris Bonn argues that jurors familiar with car insurance might decide to reduce the victim’s award, in order to keep premiums from becoming more expensive. How is that fair to Ontario’s vulnerable and injured?

How Insurers Deduct Thousands from Accident Victims’ Compensation

Insurers save thousands thanks to the threshold, deductible and damages limits

Imagine for a moment that you are suddenly injured in a car accident for which you are not at fault and are now stuck with its consequences, which most often include pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and impairments which impact your ability to earn a living. It’s a good idea to make sure that you use a lawyer who can really help you …

Mamado v. Fridson, 2016 ONSC 4080 (CanLII)

At the conclusion of trial, the defendant brought a threshold motion and called two expert witnesses in support of the motion: Dr. Soric and Dr. Reznek. The Court found that the evidence from both witnesses contained serious flaws and expressed concern regarding how the majority of their income was derived from conducting medical-legal work for defendants. The motion was denied.

Dimopoulos v. Mustafa et al, 2016 ONSC 429

Threshold motion which considered competing Orthopedic expert reports. Court preferred more extensive, functional approach to impairment used by Plaintiff’s expert.