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Why Dirt Bike Accident may not qualify for No Fault Accident Benefits Oct 14, 2019 If you were injured in any type of accident involving a motor vehicle, including a pedestrian or cycling accident, you may claim no fault accident benefits; but there are some exemptions that may preclude a person from receiving benefits, such as a golf cart accident, or a dirt bike accident in a closed course competition.
Jurors aren’t obligated to explain their reasons for finding the Driver Negligent in a Personal Injury Lawsuit Oct 07, 2019 The defendant in a car accident lawsuit requested that the jurors provide explanations on why they found the defendant negligent and which injuries were caused by the accident. However, jurors don’t have to agree on why they decided an accident caused a plaintiff’s injuries, and forcing them to explain their thinking may only be confusing and the judge ruled that the defendant’s questions could not be put to the jury.
Insurance Company is ordered to pay Accident Benefits to Policyholder’s Son Oct 01, 2019 Years after the accident, State Farm sought a Court order to have an injured pedestrian declared as ‘not eligible’ for coverage because he was not living in the policyholder’s home and not ‘a dependent’ at the time of the accident. However, the Court ruled that injured man was entitled to accident benefits since he still received significant financial support from his mother, the policyholder and didn’t have a permanent residence. Also, State Farm should have disputed the claim within the limitation period to allow the injured man to seek benefits from the at fault driver’s insurance.
Don’t make Social Media Posts that undermine your Personal Injury Claim Sep 07, 2019 Plaintiffs in a personal injury lawsuit may be required to produce their private Facebook materials or other social media documents if evidence suggests that their social media posts may reveal facts that are relevant to the case.
How do Judges decide whether a Defendant is at Fault in a Car Accident? Sep 01, 2019 f the defendant in a car accident injury lawsuit has not admitted fault for the accident, an arbitrator or judge is tasked with determining whether the defendant was negligent and at fault, by relying on the applicable traffic laws, Insurance Act provisions, and/or the circumstances of the accident.
Appeal Court allows maximum Non-pecuniary Damages for Plaintiff suffering Chronic Pain and Depression Aug 22, 2019 The defendants in a personal injury lawsuit appealed the original trial judgement and argued that there should have been a mistrial. However, the Ontario Court of Appeal found that there was no legal basis for overturning the previous decision that allowed the plaintiff to be awarded the current maximum for non-pecuniary damages, $379,153