Accident Benefits Guide
Ever been in an accident? Or represented a client who has been? If so, you likely already know how complex Ontario's automobile insurance compensation system is. Trying to determine – and access – the accident benefits that are available in a given situation can be challenging.
That's why Accident Benefits Guide, authored by John McLeish, Dale Orlando, and Patrick Brown is such a timely publication. The three authors have leveraged their decades of experience and have provided a practical guide on representing clients during the difficult times after an accident.
A practical resource
Accident benefits are an integral part of the automobile insurance compensation system, but understanding what accident victims are entitled to and how to access those benefits can be complicated. Accident Benefits Guide simplifies the process and offers best practice strategies so lawyers and paralegals can get better outcomes for their clients.
In Accident Benefits Guide, the authors provide a step-by-step analysis of the accident benefits system, beginning with a look at what types of benefits are available, and then moving on to an examination of how to determine who qualifies for which benefits and practical guidelines for determining eligibility.
Accident Benefits Guide discusses the changes to Ontario Auto Legislation, including:
- Reductions to statutory accident benefits (for accidents on or after June 1, 2016)
- A narrowing of the definition of "catastrophic impairment" (for accidents on or after June 1, 2016)
- The further "incurred' definition change (effective February 1st, 2014)
- The accident benefit dispute interest rate reduction (effective January 1, 2015)
Organized in an easy-to-use format, Accident Benefits Guide includes many checklists, forms and charts to make finding what you're looking for fast and easy.
For daily use
Accident Benefits Guide is a handy reference that will be particularly useful for litigators and paralegals who are practising in the area of personal injury and accident benefits.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Available Accident Benefits
Chapter 2: Getting Started
Chapter 3: Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits
Chapter 4: Attendant Care Benefits
Chapter 5: Income Replacement Benefits
Chapter 6: Non-Earner Benefits
Chapter 7: Caregiver Benefits
Chapter 8: Minor Injury
Chapter 9: Determination of Catastrophic Impairment
Chapter 10: Case Management Services
Chapter 11: Housekeeping and Home Maintenance
Chapter 12: Death and Funeral Benefits
Chapter 13: Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits as of June 1, 2016
Appendices for Accidents Before June 1, 2016
Appendices for Accidents on or After June 1, 2016