TORONTO, June 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario government is about to implement changes that will dramatically reduce the insurance benefits available to severely injured victims of auto accidents.
Accident victims with brain injuries or paralysis, for example, may find they no longer qualify for catastrophic coverage.
Those unable to work again, who face years of therapy and life in a wheelchair, may be denied the benefits they need.
In response to this threat, three groups concerned about the rights of accident victims have come together to oppose the changes - the Alliance of Community Medical and Rehabilitation Providers, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, and the Ontario Safety League.
Along with accident survivors and rehabilitation professionals, they will be available to the media:
|When:||Tuesday, June 12, 9:45 a.m.|
|| Media Studio, Legislative Building
Queen's Park, Toronto
Ads warning of the impact of the proposed cuts will begin appearing in newspapers on Tuesday. Consumers will be able to email their MPP from a website. Political leaders and concerned citizens will be speaking out.
For further information:
Director of Public Affairs
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association