Category: Insurance Company Tactics

It certainly sounds odd, but “hot tubbing” — as the term is used in the context of expert evidence — just might be a way to fix Ontario’s broken accident benefits system. Editor Gail Cohen’s recent column in Canadian Lawyer magazine explains the concept of “hot tubbing” as it is used in relation to personal […]

The legal and insurance worlds are abuzz with a recent decision of the BC Supreme Court. In the decision Arsenovski v. Bodin, 2016 BCSC 359, an adjuster with BC’s provincial auto insurer (ICBC) wrongfully accused a new immigrant — who had limited English skills and no real understanding of the auto insurance system — of […]

Saying that the Ontario auto insurance system is in crisis, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association recently called on the provincial government to “establish a commission to conduct a public inquiry to examine the current state of independent medical assessments of injured auto accident victims.” In the above video clip, see OTLA President Maia Bent presenting […]

If you have been injured and advance an insurance claim, there is a good chance that your insurer will ask you to attend a medical examination with a doctor or specialist of their choosing. These exams are known as IMEs (Independent Medical Examinations). However, the term “independent” is misleading, the exam is arranged and paid […]