Howie, Sacks & Henry Personal Injury Blog

Demystifying the complex and sometimes overwhelming world of personal injury in Ontario.

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Insurer Ordered to Pay Full Indemnity Costs

The recent decision in Fernandes v. Penncorp Life Insurance confirms the Judiciary’s view on holding insurance companies accountable when they wrongfully deny long-term disability claims.

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Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench: Insurers Beware!

Insurers owe a duty of good faith to their insureds in the manner that they evaluate and assess claims. They must do so fairly and must not deny coverage as a strategic ploy to weaken the insured’s negotiating position. Where an insurer has failed to uphold this duty, the insurer is guilty of bad faith and may be subject to a claim for punitive damages, over and above its contractual obligation to pay benefits pursuant to the policy. The purpose of punitive damages in Canada is therefore to discourage wrongdoers from engaging in malicious and offensive activities by punishing them, irrespective of the compensation paid to the Plaintiff.

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Treating Doctors and Rule 53

While the developing case law with respect to Rule 53 had drawn a distinction between treating physicians and experts hired only for the purpose of the litigation, the recent ruling of the Divisional Court rejects that approach.

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Concussions Defined

Concussions are a form of brain injury that can occur when an individual’s brain collides with his or her skull following an external blow to the head. This form of brain injury is not novel. It is only recently, however, that a large segment of the public has come to appreciate its seriousness. In North America, as star athletes, like Sidney Crosby and Justin Morneau, have struggled to recover from their battles with concussions, it has become clear that this type of injury is a critical health issue worthy of public attention.

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Do you have a Medical Malpractice case?

Claims that arise when individuals suffer injuries during the course of their medical treatment are known as medical malpractice. If you have been the victim of such an injury, you may be entitled to damages. Before consulting a lawyer, however, there are a few things you should do.

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The Helping Families in Need Act

The Helping Families in Need Act (Bill C-44) recently came into force to provide new benefits to parents of critically ill or injured children.

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Among the best in Canada

Since 2011 Canadian Lawyer Magazine rated us one of the top personal injury law firms in Canada. Why? With close to 20 years helping accident victims and their families, our firm understands the laws that affect your rights to compensation because we’ve helped shape those laws in favour of accident victims.