Do New Insurance Changes Punish Accident Victims?

The Alliance of Community Medical and Rehabilitation Providers recently released a statement condemning recent changes to insurance regulations that they say will punish accident victims. The Alliance charges that the Province has ignored the advice of its own Anti-Fraud Task Force as refusing to consider the input of accident victims and other stakeholders.

These regulatory changes are only the latest in a series of amendments made since 2010 that have served to protect the interests of insurance companies and resulted in record profits. The changes have been justified in the name of preventing fraud by criminal groups but they will affect all claimants.

Among the amendments, accident victims themselves – even those who suffer from brain injuries which affect memory or mental disorders – are responsible for keeping track of their own attendance for treatment and their benefits can be withheld if they can’t provide proof. The Alliance fears that the new provisions will only cause more backlogs of disputed disability claims.

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In this kind of legal climate, you can’t afford to take chances with your accident claim.

  • You need someone who will advocate for your interests and make sure that you get the full extent of what you’re entitled to – especially when it seems like those rights are being curtailed by legislation.
  • Even if you’ve initially been denied, we can still help. Many claimants are turned down initially only to have the insurance company pay out as stated in the policy on appeal or as directed by a judge.

You need sound and proven legal representation.

Get the Legal Representation You Need

Know your rights. Contact Petrillo Law today by calling (905) 949-9433 for a free consultation with an experienced disability lawyer. We look forward to hearing from you.

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