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Litigation costs lead to systemic inequality for road violence victims | Patrick Brown

Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 8:28 AM | By Patrick Brown

Litigating on behalf of victims who have suffered road violence is becoming very difficult in the present legal climate. The financing of claims has become increasingly more expensive and well outside of what the ordinary litigant can afford. However, the same does not apply to insurance companies, which have the means to litigate their cases against the seriously injured. Even more important, medical/legal and other crucial expert reports are growing in cost each year.

With a proposed cap by the Ontario government on risk-based contingency fees,...