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Top court rejects Travelers appeal in dirt bike accident benefits case

June 15, 2023 by David Gambrill

It’s the end of the line for Travelers’ appeal of an accident benefits case involving a dirt bike driven in a closed course competition. The Supreme Court of Canada rejected the insurer’s leave to appeal Thursday. This means a dirt

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Why this dirt bike in closed competition was considered an “automobile”

November 25, 2022 by David Gambrill

A dirt bike driven in a closed course motocross competition is an “automobile” under Ontario’s auto accident benefits scheme, thus paving the way for a seriously injured driver to claim auto accident benefits from his auto insurer, the Ontario Court

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Why dirt bike accident victim can get Ontario auto accident benefits

March 6, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

An Ontario claimant who suffered a severely disabling injury after falling off his dirt bike during a competition is entitled to accident benefits under his auto policy. This is the result of Beaudin v. Travelers Insurance Company of Canada, released

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The ‘interpretative stumbling block’ in figuring out whether off-road vehicle accidents are insured

October 31, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Confused about whether Ontario accident benefits applies if your client has an out-of-province accident involving a dirt bike or all-terrain vehicle? The Court of Appeal for Ontario tried to address this confusion in Benson v. Belair Insurance Company. If an