Then and Now: Recent Changes in Automobile Insurance Legislation in Ontario

Author(s): Stephen M. Birman, Robert M. Ben

March 10, 2016


On March 4, 2016, personal injury lawyers Stephen Birman and Robert Ben presented at the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule Workshop. The workshop was designed specifically for Speech-Language Pathologists working in the Acquired Brain Injury and Auto Insurance sector.

Stephen and Robert’s presentation on the Major Changes to Ontario Automobile Legislation focused on the following:

  • Major reductions to statutory accident benefits (for accidents on or after June 1, 2016)
  • Narrowing of the definition of Catastrophic Impairment (for accidents on or after June 1, 2016)
  • An increase to the Tort Deductible (as of August 1, 2015)
  • The tort pre-judgment interest rate reduction (Effective January 1, 2015)
  • Further “incurred” definition change (effective February 1, 2014)
  • The License Appeal Tribunal (to replace FSCO and eliminate the right to sue in accident benefits disputes-expected to begin accepting application at some point in 2016)
  • Proposed overhaul and expansion of Minor Injury Guideline (MIG)
  • Recommendations for handling protected accounts

For more information, please contact Stephen Birman or Robert Ben.

 

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