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Category Archives: Surveillance in injury cases

Injured in an accident in Ottawa or Ontario and believe you are being followed by a “private eye”? You need to read this! Ottawa Accident and Injury Lawyers discuss the use of surveillance at trial!

Ever wonder of the insurance company can hire a private eye to follow you in an injury case in Ottawa or anywhere in Ontario? Ottawa injury lawyer describes some principles regarding surveillance In the recent Court of Appeal decision of Iannarella v. Corbett, the Court made comments with the use of surveillance in litigation and at trial. Essentially, parties are obligated to disclose in a document called an “affidavit of documents” all documents relevant to the issues in the court case. This includes surveillance of other parties obtained through other people such as private investigators or “private eyes”. The party can claim what is called “privilege” over the records obtained during the surveillance such as video and photos which means all that party must do is disclose the …

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Involved in a car accident in Ottawa, Ontario and need to fill out insurance forms?

Motor Vehicle Accidents in Ontario and OCFs : Auto Insurance Claims Forms When someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident, there are two possible actions. The injured person may sue the at-fault driver and may at the same time apply for Accident Benefits (AB). ABs are the benefits included in any motor vehicle insurance policy; eligibility is not contingent on being at-fault for the accident. The basic benefits are Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits, Income Replacement Benefits, as well as Death and Funeral expenses. More extensive insurance policies may have higher coverage as well as Caregiver Benefits and Housekeeping and Home Maintenance Benefits. When an insurance company is notified of a motor vehicle accident, they will send an information package with Auto Insurance Claims Forms (OCFs) to their …