Category: Injury Claims

The latest installment in our series on injury myths and misconceptions is the idea that small or minor injuries aren’t worth fighting for. When an insurer rejects your claim, or tries to say your injuries aren’t as bad as you claim, it can be extremely discouraging. The daunting idea of trying to fight back against […]

The latest edition in our series on personal injury myths and misconceptions addresses a concern that’s common among people involved in car accidents. Many times, people are reluctant to make a claim or initiate legal action against the insurer because they are afraid their premiums will increase. People are also sometimes worried that if they […]

We’ve been talking about personal injury law myths and misconceptions over the last few weeks, and today’s topic is a big one. People are often hesitant to contact a lawyer because they think it will cost too much. Is that true? Fact: most personal injury lawyers, Van Dyke Law included, operate on a contingency fee […]

Over the next little while, we’ll be tackling personal injury myths and misconceptions. For our first post, we are looking at the idea that “It’s never too late to call a lawyer.” Is that true? Fact: Working with a lawyer can be helpful at almost any time. BUT, there are some fairly hard and fast […]

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been running a series on car accident injuries that aren’t considered minor but also aren’t considered catastrophic, like concussions and chronic pain. Today we’re talking about psychological impairments that may arise from motor vehicle collisions. These can include depression, anxiety, PTSD and many other psychological diagnoses. The Minor Injury […]

This is the second post in a short series on injuries that are not minor, but also not catastrophic. Last time, we talked about concussions; today we’re talking about chronic pain. What happens when you have technically recovered from your car accident injuries, but you’re still experiencing significant pain–even though there shouldn’t be any? This […]

Researchers have learned a lot about concussions over the past couple of decades. While concussions are categorized as mild traumatic brain injuries, they are not minor or normal. If undetected or left untreated, concussions can cause significant and permanent damage. You may have noticed concussions are often discussed in the context of pro sports, and […]

Ontario has a no-fault auto insurance system, which means that if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of who was at fault, you are eligible to apply for insurance benefits to cover the costs associated with your injury. Auto insurance benefits are governed by a piece of legislation called the SABS (Statutory […]

The Minor Injury Guideline (MIG) is a policy under Ontario’s Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS), which is a piece of legislation that sets out the rights, responsibilities and rules for insurance companies and insured persons in dealing with auto insurance claims. The current version of the MIG was released in 2014. What is a Minor […]

Winter is on its way, and with it, the certain inevitability of slips on ice and snow. This winter may be much like the previous ones, with one notable difference. Normally, more than 300,000 Canadians spend part or all of their winter in the US or Mexico, but the pandemic has put a stop to […]