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London MD warns of more auto insurance pain (Maia Bent quoted)

The way injuries to crash victims are assessed is changing, making it more difficult to prove “catastrophic injury,” such as those suffered by quadriplegics, said Dr. Keith Sequeira, who specializes in rehabilitation at Parkwood Institute. That means fewer victims will get support from insurers to pay for care at home, and they will stay in […]

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Auto insurers raking in cash while cutting benefits, study finds

Insurers have slashed coverage for Ontario drivers just as they’re racking up sky-high profits, says a critical report for a lawyers’ group pushing for an industry audit by the province’s spending watchdog. “The insurance industry is clearly very healthy, and the most troubling part is continued cuts to the product,” said association head Maia Bent, […]

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Adding more bollards into open spaces could avert deadly crash in future, says critics

More than a year after a car plowed between two barrier posts into the front of a London big-box store, ultimately killing two children, observers say more needs to be done to prevent another such tragedy. Costco didn’t respond to several Free Press emails and messages on the subject, but a lawyer for the family suggested more […]

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Is there an insurance discount for winter tires?

Less than half of Ontario insurers provide a discount for winter tires. That’s set to change in January, but it’s up to your insurance company to decide how much you’ll save, says Ontario’s insurance regulator. “It’s important that they made that discount announcement the day before they revealed that rates haven’t declined very much,” says […]

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Ontario auto insurance industry fundamentally broken

A fascinating, incendiary new report prepared by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) suggests that the auto insurance in Canada’s largest province is in deep need of reform. The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) hired two York University Schulich School of Business Professors, Fred Lazar and Eli Prisman, to study the auto insurance industry in […]

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Ontarians pay more than double in car insurance (Maia Bent on CHCH)

Lerners partner and President of Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Maia Bent, comments on the price of car insurance in Ontario on CHCH TV. Read The Full Article Online  

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Lisa Bradshaw recipient of Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Safety Leadership Award

Lerners personal injury law clerk, Lisa Bradshaw, was honored with the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) Safety Leadership Award.  Lisa is a founder and secretary-treasurer of Helping Acquired Brain Injury Treatment (HABIT) which was formed in 2002 to provide funding to brain injured children. Lisa has worked with HABIT to run a bicycle helmet awareness program […]

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Maia Bent discusses Settling the SABS before Tort

Maia Bent is a speaker at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association program, The Tort Case: Thinking Strategically from Start to Finish, being held September 25, 2015.  Maia’s topic of discussion is Settling the SABS before Tort: A Word of Warning on Improvident Settlements.

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Your ad here…or not

Lawyers in Ontario are debating whether to tighten up the rules that govern how they can advertise their services to the public. The debate emerges out of a package of amendments the country’s largest legal profession regulator, the Law Society of Upper Canada, has proposed to its rulebook. Maia Bent, president of the Ontario Trial […]

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Australia’s ‘assembly-line’ legal service eyes Canada

“If the model that we have seen in the U.K. and Australia progresses, it will absolutely mean fewer choices for the consumer,” said Maia Bent, president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and a partner with Lerners Personal Injury Group in London, Ont. “The choice that you have is going to be a much more cookie-cutter, assembly-line type of legal service.” Australia039s-039assembly-line039-legal-service-eyes-Canada  

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