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Claims Against Municipalities for Ice and Snow Removal: City (Nelson) v. Marchi


On October 21, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada released the decision of City (Nelson) v. Marchi. In the decision, a unanimous court held that the City of Nelson’s snow removal activities did not fall under “core policy” government decisions and thus were not immune from claims of negligence. The ruling could have widespread implications…

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Third-Party Automobile Liability Coverage – Do You Have Enough?


Ontario law sets out serious consequences for motorists who drive without valid insurance, including hefty fines, license suspension, and vehicle impoundment. Ontario law also sets out the minimum amount of coverage that motorists are required to have under the standard automobile insurance policy. The following are the basic coverages included under the standard automobile insurance…

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What is Ontario’s Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund?


Following a motor vehicle collision in Ottawa, or anywhere across Ontario, there are typically two possible forms of compensation: 1) Accident Benefits; and 2) a tort claim (ie negligence lawsuit) against the at-fault driver. Typically, these forms of compensation are paid through automobile insurance. Generally, the Accident Benefits are paid by the injured party’s insurer…

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Should I Get Optional Automobile Accident Benefits in Ontario?


If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Ottawa, or anywhere across Ontario, you are entitled to no-fault accident benefits. These benefits include coverage such as medical and rehabilitation treatment and an income replacement benefit, among other things. What benefits are available to you depends on the nature of your injuries and how…

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The Ten Most Dangerous Intersections for a Car Accident In Ottawa


According to an article by CTV news, data released by the City of Ottawa shows just how dangerous our roads can be. In 2019 alone, there were 16,399 motor vehicle collisions in Ottawa. While some of these are minor fender benders, others can result in serious or catastrophic injuries and even death. From 2015 to…

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