Efficiency needed in dispute process
January 22, 2013
A streamlined accident benefits dispute process is needed to improve the system surrounding recovery for claimants, Toronto plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer Darcy Merkur writes in Law Times. Read Law Times
“What we need is a better dispute process that’s more efficient and timely,” writes Merkur, partner with Thomson Rogers. “We need a system that’s accessible without delays.”
In the article, Merkur describes this common scenario: A personal injury client is seriously injured and needs care and rehabilitation. A lawyer navigates through red tape and things run smoothly until the insurer secures a highly-contentious, independent medical examination report that leads to crucial treatment and care denials.