File Referrals and File Brokering

Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Albert Conforzi: An eyebrow raising piece of litigation is unfolding in the Toronto courts. It brings squarely into focus the practice of file referrals. There are two types of file referrals amongst lawyers. One happens when a client with a problem comes to see you about a problem that you don’t…

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Insurer Sleight of Hand

Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Albert Conforzi: Last week, yet another shady trend in insurer behaviour came to light. Under the standard automobile policy, insurers provide accident benefit coverage for such things as attendant care, income replacement benefits, and medical/rehabilitation benefits. The specific items that qualify as a medical/rehabilitation benefit are set out in s.14 of…

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When “One Size Fits All” Doesn’t

Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Albert Conforzi: When we look at our health care system, we Canadians can be smug at times, especially when we compare ourselves to our neighbours to the south. Universal health care most definitely has its benefits. As the saying goes, “the measure of a great society is the manner in which…

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Loss of a Loved One in a Car Accident

Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Anu Malhotra: No amount of money can ever replace the loss of a life. It is impossible to quantify the loss of a loved one to a family member in terms of dollars. However, money is the only thing that a court can award for such a loss. I am going…

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Structured Settlements and Dispute Resolutions

Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Albert Conforzi: I was honoured to be asked to take part in a discussion last week on the subject of structured settlements at a Canadian Defence Lawyers (CDL) conference. CDL focuses on the education of its members who work on behalf of insurers. As a lawyer for accident victims, I was…

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Client Service and Building Upon Success

Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Albert Conforzi: I spent this past Saturday with my colleagues at Pace Law Firm in a service standards retreat. How refreshing it is to be part of an organization brave enough to look critically in the mirror. As I enter my 30th year working in litigation and in law firms, I have…

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