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Consent on Campus: What Students Should Know About Sexual Assault

Everyone on campus has a role to play in the prevention of sexual violence. On university and college campuses, female students are most likely to be the targets of sexual assault. However, it is important for all students to be aware of the dangers their classmates face and take action to curb the tide of this alarmingly widespread issue. This begins with a fulsome understanding of consent. To learn more, click here.

Punitive and Aggravated Damages in Long-Term Disability Claims

It is not uncommon for insurance providers to deny claims for long-term disability benefits or prematurely and unfairly terminate a recipient’s payments. Doing so can cause disabled individuals a great deal of stress, anxiety, and fear. In some cases, insurers who treat their clients unfairly may be required to pay punitive and aggravated damages. To learn how a long-term disability lawyer may be able to fight back against the hardball tactics often used by insurers, click here.

Traffic Signals: Be Careful Even on a Green Light

Just because a traffic light is green does not mean drivers can abandon all caution. Drivers always have a duty to take reasonable care at an intersection, even if they are approaching a green light. If another driver runs a red light and strikes another vehicle, in some circumstances, the driver of the car that got hit may be considered partially responsible for the collision. To learn more, click here.

Winter Maintenance at Your Residential Property

With winter just around the corner, now is the time for property owners to begin thinking about how their residential spaces will be maintained during the cold, snowy months. Having a plan to remove snow and ice accumulation from your premises is an important part in keeping people safe during the long winter season. Ensuring that your property is properly maintained throughout the winter can help reduce the risks of accidental injuries for which you might be liable. To read more about effectively preparing your home for the winter season, click here.

Courts Must Put Victims First

In Ontario, judges and juries are guided by a moral and legal principle that an injured victim should be fully compensated for the damages they have incurred as a result of another party’s negligence. This principle sounds simple in theory, but in practice, it can be subject to various complications, especially in situations involving more than one liable party. To learn more about how Courts must respond to different complicating factors to ensure the victim is fairly compensated, click here.

Not Barred: S.44 and The Importance of Compliant Notice

In a recent dispute before the License Appeal Tribunal, an insured car accident victim who had applied for accident benefits was barred from pursuing a claim because they had not attended various medical examinations that had been requested by their insurer. This case demonstrates the importance of scrutinizing insurers’ notice letters to determine whether insurer examinations that have been requested are appropriate or necessary. Click here to read more.

Timely Filing of an Accident Benefits Application (OCF-1)

In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, it can be difficult for people to complete all the tasks required of them in a timely fashion, especially if they have been seriously injured. However, meeting certain deadlines can be crucial for people applying for accident benefits from their insurance provider. If an application for accident benefits is not submitted within 30 days of receiving the blank OCF-1 form from the insurer, delays and complications can arise. Click here to read more.

 
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