Lawyers say expert bias still significant problem
Author(s): Wendy Moore Mandel
January 19, 2018
In the December 4, 2017, issue of Law Times, Lawyers say expert bias still significant problem, Thomson Rogers’ Wendy Moore Mandel weighs in on the issue of professionally paid experts in insurance dispute cases.
A cap of $2,000 plus HST for assessments in Statutory Accident Benefits cases has put pressure on experts to review less background documentation or use others to perform parts of the assessment to save costs.
This means experts hired by insurers often look for a quick way of meeting the insurer’s goal of the denial of a benefit.
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