Author: Van Dyke Law

A term that is often heard in the context of auto accidents, insurance, and lawsuits is “catastrophic injury”. As you’d imagine, a catastrophic injury is very serious, but there’s an actual definition in Ontario legislation, found in section 3 (2) of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule – Effective September 1, 2010, which is a regulation […]

Research shows that one of the best ways to increase your safety on the roads during the winter is to install winter tires. Earlier this year, the government of Ontario decreed that insurance companies must pass the savings associated with winter tire use along to customers who use them. Savings for consumers and safety for […]

Are car accident victims better off now than they were five years ago? According to Alan Shanoff in the Toronto Sun, the answer is a resounding “NO”. In his recent opinion piece called Hard road for car crash victims: Why is the Ontario government taking away money they deserve and transferring it to the insurance […]

If you have lost your job following a car accident, you may find the financial uncertainty extremely difficult to cope with. Regardless of whether you are the primary breadwinner, you are likely worried about how you will survive the loss of income and afford the extra expenses incurred because of your injury. Here are some […]