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Mar 29, 2017 in News Auto Insurance

Auto Insurance: Talk to your insurance provider to increase accident benefits

Despite the drastic reductions to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) that were implemented by the Liberal government on June 1, 2016, many Ontario drivers have not increased their benefits to ensure their families are properly protected in the case of an accident. The changes to the SABS include a reduction in Med-Rehab and Attendant Care benefits for non-catastrophic injuries from a combined $86,000.00 prior to June 1, 2016 to $65,000.00 after June 1st, 2016. The Med-Rehab and Attendant Care benefits for catastrophic injuries, such as a brain injury or a spinal cord injury, are now limited to $1 million combined, whereas pre-June 1, 2016 these were $1 million each for $2 million combined. All these benefits can be increased to $1 to $2 million. An Optional Benefit to increase Income Replacement Benefits from $400/week to $1000/week is also available. We strongly encourage you to contact your broker or insurance company and ask a few simple questions:

  • How much will it cost in premiums to increase Med-Rehab and Attendant Care benefits in each of the four scenarios:
  1. Increase auto insurance coverage for non-catastrophic injuries only,
  2. Increase auto insurance coverage for catastrophic injuries only,
  3. Increase both catastrophic and non-catastrophic injuries; and
  4. Whether you qualify for increased coverage for Income Replacement Benefits

When an accident happens you want to be sure that the policy you have will help you on your road to recovery so you are not left scrambling to find ways to access rehabilitation.

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Jeffrey Neinstein

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Accident benefits, or "no-fault" benefits, are available to anyone involved in a car accident, regardless of who is responsible. At Neinstein LLP, we can help advance your accident benefit claim while providing you and your family with the guidance and resources necessary to focus on your recovery. Our accident benefits lawyers based in the Toronto region will act as your advocate and trusted advisor in all matters related to personal injury litigation.

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Personal Injury Lawyer at Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers Toronto

Jeffrey Neinstein

Partner, Personal Injury Lawyer

More Posts View Bio

Area of Expertise

Accident benefit dispute

 

Accident benefits, or "no-fault" benefits, are available to anyone involved in a car accident, regardless of who is responsible. At Neinstein LLP, we can help advance your accident benefit claim while providing you and your family with the guidance and resources necessary to focus on your recovery. Our accident benefits lawyers based in the Toronto region will act as your advocate and trusted advisor in all matters related to personal injury litigation.

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