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You’re not buying an insurance policy, you’re buying the right to sue

Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 8:54 AM | By Darryl Singer

Insurance companies, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and The Toronto Star have been making a lot of noise about personal injury lawyers. The perception is that personal injury lawyers are a predatory bunch, motivated only by selfish financial interests. Ambulance chasers. Bottom feeders.

Lobbyists, working on behalf of insurance companies, have succeeded in portraying large multi-national corporations with billions of dollars in annual profits, as victims. Fraud, they say. Injured victims who malinger or overstate the extent of their injuries. Their rationale is legend: “Insurance fraud...