A Personal Injury Lawyer’s Insight into Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury

Experienced personal injury lawyers should know that Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury (DAI) refers to damage at an almost microscopic level to the connections of the brain. “Diffuse” means generalized in the brain. “Axonal” refers to the connections. After a car crash or other accident one may suffer a concussion, however, DAI is beyond a simply…

The Top 10 Personal Injury Lawyers’ Caselaw Companion

Mr. Renn Holness has been a trusted personal injury lawyer in Vancouver since 1995 and the following is his own list of the top cases for personal injury lawyers. THE BIG LIST For all you legal beagles out there, lawyers, law students, even law professors that enjoy reading personal injury law and related topics I’ve…

ICBC Injury Settlement- Explaining Costs and Disbursements

In this bus accident injury settlement, (Zhang v. Heikkila,2013 BCSC 2275) following the examinations for discovery and after three medical reports had been obtained the matter settled for $11,000.00 plus costs and disbursements. ICBC refused however to pay the cost of three medical legal reports but in this application was forced by the court to…

Personal Injury Award Increased to $390,000 for Loss of Future Earnings

This stunning and important Court of Appeal decision increased a loss of future earning capacity award making it easier to predict court awards in personal injury cases(Jurczak v. Mauro,2013 BCCA 507). Changing the tide following  Perren v. Lalari, 2010 BCCA 140 the Court of Appeal appears to be embracing a more practical, mathematical and predictable approach…

Get a Personal Injury Lawyer for Your ICBC Injury Claim

Need for a Personal Injury Lawyer- Luxury or Necessity? Why hire a personal injury lawyer when ICBC has agreed to pay accident benefits? My answer to this  question may surprise even my legal colleagues out there. I have been a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver since 1995 and when is comes to ICBC claims I have noticed…

ICBC Denied Second Medical Examination- New Holistic View

In this car accident medical exam case(Rathgeber v. Freeman,2013 BCSC 2117) the personal injury claimant was spared having to attend a second medical examination after the Court found that the first  ICBC medical Examination put the defendant on an equal footing. The personal injury claimant alleged that, as a result of the car accident he suffered…

ICBC Documents Hidden from Public by Court Order

Personal injury claimants need to mindful of the civil disclosure requirements over confidential documents when starting a lawsuit in British Columbia. However , the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia may well be provided with special treatment as explained in this,  ICBC keeps documents from public case(Insurance Corporation of British Columbia v. Automotive Retailers Association,2013 BCSC 2062).…

Lawyer to Help Settle with ICBC

As a lawyer in British Columbia since 1995 I have helped in the settlement of the some the most difficult cases you can imagine with ICBC, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. Here we provide information and instructions that will help steer an ICBC  insurance claim in the right direction. Best Time to Sette with…

ICBC Offers of Advice and Recommendations not made Public

  ICBC has prevented public disclosure of documents that would have revealed advice, guidance and recommendations received prior to unilaterally terminating numerous agreements with the automotive industry in 2011. The Court, in this ICBC private documents case(Insurance Corporation of British Columbia v. Automotive Retailers Association,2013 BCSC 2025),  quashed an earlier order of the Provinces Freedom…