Personal Injury law

Changing the Definition of Catastrophic Impairment

Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Albert Conforzi: The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is holding a catastrophic impairment roundtable to discuss changes to catastrophic impairments under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS). We have in Ontario a curious situation. The SABS requires utilization of the American Medical Association Guides to the Assessment of Permanent Impairment…


FSCO Finally Doing Something About Meditation Backlog

Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Alex Voudouris: I read with interest this piece from Canadian Underwriter: The Financial Services Commission of Ontario is reaching the midway point of a six-month pilot aimed at streamlining part of its mediation process and saving mediators’ time. Effective Jan. 2, the pilot program allows the parties involved in mediation who…

Nancy Young

Can Insurance Companies Spy On Your Social Media Accounts?

Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Nancy Young: For many years, insurance companies have been hiring private investigators to conduct surveillance on personal injury claimants. However, the right to spy doesn’t stop with the physical world. In the past few years, the laws of Ontario have expanded to allow snooping in cyberspace. This includes the contents of…


The Oscar Pistorius Murder Case

Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Albert Conforzi: The Oscar Pistorius case murder investigation is grabbing headlines around the world. He stands accused of murdering his girlfriend, 29-year-old model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp. Today, he appeared in court at a bail hearing. Originally, the reports had Pistorius (famously known as the Blade Runner) mistaking his girlfriend…