Recent decision a step forward for victims

February 11, 2013


Seriously injured accident benefit claimants in Ontario no longer are required to dispute a “catastrophic impairment” denial within two years from the date of the denial, according to a recent arbitration decision, Toronto plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer Darcy Merkur writes in Lawyers Weekly. Read Lawyers Weekly

“Because qualifying as having suffered a ‘catastrophic impairment’ allows an Ontario motor vehicle accident claimant to essentially access an extra $2-million in needed benefits, the determination is crucial both to the claimant and to the responsible insurer,” writes Merkur.

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