In Economical Mutual Insurance Co. v. Coughly, the Ontario Court of Appeal has confirmed that tripping over a parked motorcycle constitutes an accident defined by Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS).
In this article, Adam notes that:
It's the right result put in context of an accident benefit system which was, in some form, created in the early '90s as a trade-off for really limiting an injured victims rights in tort.
Click to read the full article by Kim Arnott, Court Says Parked Motorcycle Meets Test [PDF].
About Adam Wagman
Adam Wagman is Senior Partner and the former Managing Partner at HSH. Adam is recognized as a leader in the legal community. He is currently President-Elect of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), and will become President in May 2016. He is a member of and has held leadership roles in a number of professional associations and organizations.
The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) was formed in 1991 by lawyers acting for plaintiffs. Our purpose is to promote access to justice for all Ontarians, preserve and improve the civil justice system, and advocate for the rights of those who have suffered injury and losses as the result of wrongdoing by others, while at the same time advocating strongly for safety initiatives.