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Tag: accident benefits

What`s New in the Law for Motor Vehicle Accidents?

In September 2010 some significant changes were made to the SABS – the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule. These changes impact what benefits are available to an injured person under their own automobile insurance policy.One of the changes relates to the amount of medical and rehabilitation benefits that available to an injured person. If you are declared to have injuries which are from “catastrophic accidents” then you can access up to $1,000,000 in these benefits; if you are “non-catastrophic” then you can access up to a maximum of $50,000.  However, if you are deemed to fall under the “Minor Injury Guideline”, known as the MIG, then the insurance company can limit your medical and rehabilitation benefits to $3,500.Since this new change in the law, insurance companies have tried to place as many people as possible into the MIG category, so as to limit

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