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Motor Vehicle Accident Tort Claims
Tort actions arising from motor vehicle accidents in Ontario are legislatively filtered through rules specifically aimed to limit the volume of claims proceeding through our court system.
Filtering tort actions takes place with what is informally referred to as a “verbal threshold” and a “monetary threshold”, which apply to the intangible claim of pain and suffering.
To succeed in the pain and suffering component of a tort action claim, a Defendant through their insurer may take the position that the claim “does not meet the threshold”. The verbal threshold consists of statutory language under the Insurance Act and its regulations which requires the tort claimant to have suffered a “permanent, serious disfigurement or a permanent serious impairment of an important physical, mental or psychological function.
Accidents that cause injury to passengers during the course of international travel by air are governed by two overlapping international conventions: The Warsaw Convention of 1929, and the Montreal Convention of 1999.
For the injured passenger, Article 17 of the Warsaw Convention provides that:
The carrier shall be liable for damage sustained in the event of the death or wounding of a passenger or any other bodily injury suffered by a passenger, if the accident which caused the damage so sustained took place on board the aircraft or in the course of any of the operations of embarking or disembarking.
With minor variations, by Article 17, the Montreal Convention of 1999 adopted the language of Article 17 of the Warsaw Convention.
For an injured passenger to recover damages there are three conditions that need to be met: A. Involvement in an “accident”; B. Death or bodily injury caused by the “accident”, C. While the injured person was a passenger on board of the aircraft or while in the process of embarking or disembarking.
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