Partner Jennifer Bezaire will be presenting a paper on Friday at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association's (OTLA) Annual Fall Conference in Toronto. The paper is titled, "SABS in the Post-LAT World", and it covers various concerns and difficulties with the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) and how it appears to be stacked against personal injury victims.
The Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) is a schedule of no-fault insurance benefits that all car insurance companies in Ontario must provide. These are provided to any driver, passenger or pedestrian injured in a motor vehicle collision no matter who is at fault. Benefits can include compensation for the cost of medical care, rehabilitation, attendant care and income replacement.
The LAT is charged with adjudicating accident benefit disputes. In 2016, the LAT took over for the Financial Services Commission of Ontario on hearing these disputes.
The OTLA Fall Conference is a one-day conference that goes from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building. You can learn more about the conference, including how to register, by visiting the OTLA website.
Jennifer Bezaire joined Greg Monforton & Partners in 2004 and has been a full partner since 2013. She has extensive experience with the law around SABs. She has also advocated for clients before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.
Bezaire is an OTLA member and has had multiple articles published in the OTLA publication, The Litigator. This includes a paper titled "What Did the Plaintiff Know and When Ought He or She to Have Known It?"