Motor vehicle accident claims account for roughly 30% of all claims issued in Ontario. Not surprisingly, a majority of claims issued fall into the ordinary procedure: claims over $100,000. In fact, 97.5% of motor vehicle accident claims are issued in the ordinary procedure.
Significantly, motor vehicle accident trials account for roughly 45% of all trials in Ontario. Motor vehicle accident cases are among the most likely civil cases to proceed to trial.
Although there has been a slight decline in the number of motor vehicle accident claims issued in the past 3 years, the number of claims going to trial is increasing.
According to the Ministry of the Attorney General:
Motor vehicle claims issued
2012 – 22,654 (21,918 ordinary and 736 simplified)
2013 – 19,818 (19,076 ordinary and 742 simplified)
2014 – 19,556 (19,019 ordinary and 537 simplified)
Motor vehicle claims going to trial
2012 – 960 (956 ordinary and 4 simplified)
2013 – 1,056 (1,034 ordinary and 22 simplified)
2014 – 1,218 (1,202 ordinary and 16 simplified)
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