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Ontario's Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) - How the Changes Affect Injured Accident Victims

In part 1 of this article, we discussed how the recent changes to Ontario's Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) affect motorists who are catastrophically injured in auto accidents. The changes do not only affect catastrophically injured motorists, but also other injured accident victims. This article will discuss the changes pertaining to those motorists not catastrophically injured.

How Long Does it Take to Settle an Ontario Car Accident Lawsuit?

When we meet our clients, one of the most common questions they have is how long it takes to settle their car accident cases. The answer depends on the facts of each case and the extent of their injuries.In general, car accident lawsuits may settle once injured victims reach maximum medical improvement (MMI). Injured car accident victims reach MMI when their condition/injuries cannot be improved any further or when their healing process reaches a plateau. When car accident victims reach MMI, they will know with some certainty what their future will hold, i.e., whether they need future medical treatment/surgery, whether their injuries are permanent, how their injuries may affect them for the rest of their lives, etc.

A Closer Look at the Changes to Ontario's Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) - How are Catastrophically Injured Motorists Affected?

Last month, proposed changes to Ontario's Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) were passed in the Ontario legislature. Many Ontario drivers oppose these changes because they slash the accident benefits injured Ontario drivers can receive after Ontario car accidents.

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