ACCIDENT BENEFITS

Our Accident Benefits group is one of the largest and only practice groups in Ontario committed exclusively to the practice of Accident Benefits law, including loss transfer and priority disputes. This makes Evans, Philp unique amongst insurance defence law firms, allowing us to deliver a specialized service with a high level of knowledge, experience and competency.

The AB group was formed in 2002, after discussion and collaboration with one of our esteemed insurance clients, to address the unique challenges facing insurers in first party litigation. It now regularly represents insurers in all aspects of AB dispute resolution throughout the Province.

In addition to representing insurance companies defending lawsuits, members of the Accident Benefits Group regularly appear before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and before Private Arbitrators in relation to Loss Transfer and Priority Disputes. We also have expertise in dispute resolution, including private mediations.

The AB Group has dedicated a significant amount of time to developing and maintaining an extensive database of critical decisions and case law from the Courts, the Financial Services Commission and from (those difficult to find) Private Arbitrators, resources that benefit and are made available to, our clients.

The Group also presents regular “in-house” educational seminar to accident benefit adjusters, with a view to assisting our clients to gain a full appreciation of the procedures, legal requirements, pitfalls and best practices under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule. As well, we are regular presenters at legal and insurance programs It is our view that the development of a strong partnership and a mutual respect between insurance adjusters and legal counsel are the keys to successful resolution of contentious first party claims.


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