Najma Rashid

Najma Rashid
FIRM:
Howard Yegendorf & Associates
POSITION:
Partner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Civil Litigation, Insurance, Personal Injury
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Najma Rashid, a partner with the Ottawa law firm Howard Yegendorf & Associates, focuses on personal injury litigation.

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English from Carleton University in 1993, Ms. Rashid went on to graduate from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Laws in 1996 and a Master of Laws from Queens University in 1997. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1999.

Ms. Rashid concentrates exclusively on civil litigation, mainly plaintiff-side personal injury and insurance law. She is well versed in Ontarios Insurance Act and its Regulations, including the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule.

Ms. Rashid focuses on motor vehicle accident litigation, including catastrophic claims, as well as Statutory Accident Benefits disputes, long-term disability insurance disputes, disability-related workplace disputes, obstetrical malpractice, and handles insurance litigation property, commercial, and professional negligence.

She has also appeared in dispute resolution proceedings before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

Ms. Rashid has written articles for several publications and she has presented at numerous conferences in Ottawa and Toronto on insurance-related topics.

As vice-chair of the Long-Term Disability section of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Ms. Rashid co-chaired a conference in 2015 devoted entirely to long-term disability Insurance.

She is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Advocates’ Society, and supports organizations such as REACH Canada, the Ontario Brain Injury Association and the Canadian Paraplegic Association.

Najma Rashid Posts

Quality nursing home care a public policy concern, says Rashid

A recent decision awarding $640,000 in a nursing home death that included $25,000 in punitive damages, sends a message that the issue of care is a “public policy concern” that the “courts will not take lightly,” says Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid. Read more

Delays could come at a cost in Licence Appeal Tribunal hearings

Unsuccessful parties may still be entitled to costs at Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) hearings if the other side acts unreasonably or unnecessarily delays the proceedings, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid. Read more

Invisible injuries and LTD claims part 2

I n the final instalment of this mini-series, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid discusses what people with invisible injuries can do to strengthen their LTD claims. Read more

Invisible injuries and LTD claims part 1

In the first installment of a two-part series, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid discusses how those with ailments that can't be seen on medical imaging have difficulties with their long-term disability claims. Read more

Disability claim against employer drawing interest: Rashid

An Ontario Superior Court decision that allowed a man to proceed with a long-term disability (LTD) claim after he waived his claim for benefits in a release should have employers and their insurance providers taking note, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Plaintiffs must deal with social media evidence early in litigation

Plaintiffs’ counsel must assess a client’s social media profiles at an early stage following a recent Superior Court judgment, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Rashid to co-host OTLA's 2018 LTD Workshop

Do you practice in the area of long-term disability? J oin your colleagues at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association's 2018 LTD Workshop and l earn practical tips from an expert panel about mediating LTD claims, preparing your case for litigation , exclusion clauses, and what expert reports to use. Read more

No need for broad interpretation of 'spouse' in SABs-context

A ruling that found the meaning of “spouse” under the Family Law Act (FLA) is not applicable when determining eligibility for accident benefits is ’principled and well-reasoned,’ Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Long-term disability insurance part 2: the dispute

With almost two decades of experience advising clients with long-term disability (LTD) claims, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid has answered just about every question you can think of when it comes to LTD insurance. Read more

Long-term disability insurance part 1: the basics

With almost two decades of experience advising clients with long-term disability (LTD) claims, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid has answered just about every question you can think of when it comes to LTD insurance. Read more

Plaintiffs can't sue for bad faith in accident benefits disputes

An Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision to bar an accident benefits claimant from suing her insurer in court for bad faith is unfortunate news for plaintiffs, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Golf cart not automobile for SABS purposes

An Ontario tribunal ruling that found golf carts are not automobiles for the purposes of obtaining accident benefits is principled in its analysis, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Decision erodes access to attendant care benefits

A recent arbitration decision could effectively deny accident victims access to attendant care, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Juror challenges could make fair civil jury system

Allowing lawyers to challenge jurors for bias could help preserve the civil jury system in the long run, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid. Read more

ODSP exemptions benefit disabled accident victims

Disabled accident victims who are in receipt of ODSP benefits will no longer have to worry about income support clawbacks after changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), says Ottawa personal injury lawyer Najma Rashid. Read more