Renn A. Holness is a gifted lawyer and author to over 1000 legal blog articles. Married father of two daughters, son of a neurosurgeon and founder of Holness and Small Law Group

Using Dash Cam Footage in a Personal Injury Case

Dash Cam Footage in Your Injury Claim In an ICBC injury case dash cam footage can be the best evidence. When the fault for an accident is in question, video footage makes the difference. The issue of liability can  largely be determined with strong evidence of video. Credibility and reliability are therefore very much ancillary…

ICBC Settlements 2021 for Personal Injury

How much ICBC pays for injury claims will plummet after May, 2021. Most will not have lawyers. ICBC settlements in 2021 will be unlike any other year in our history. Car accident injury claimants after May 1, 2021 will no longer be given compensation for loss of enjoyment of life. Let’s explain ICBC settlements for…

ICBC Minor Injury Tribunal Found to be Illegal

The Attorney General David Eby’s scheme to have ICBC injury claims decided by an appointed tribunal is unconstitutional, says Judge Hinkson. Specifically, the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) does not have the power to (1) label ICBC claimants as having “minor injury”, nor do they have the power to (2) decide on liability and damages for…

Adjourning ICBC Injury Trials During Coivd-19

ICBC injury claimants need to be prepared during the Pandemic to have their trial canceled or rebooked due to Covid-19 related issues. If this happens, a money advance can be requested from the judge. As a personal injury lawyer I have had an ICBC injury trial adjourn because the ICBC lawyer fell ill during Covid-19.…

ICBC Settlement Offer Higher than Award but Claimant Still Gets Her Costs

The Offers of Settlement ICBC offered to settle this personal injury case for $265,189.30, plus costs one month before trial. The claimant delivered an offer to settle in the amount of $475,000. A jury awarded $105,200. The claimant’s car was rear-ended In this accident and Fault was admitted. Should ICBC be entitled to the costs…

NDP No-Fault Auto Insurance will Increase Injury and Death

The NDP no fault auto insurance will become law to benefit auto monopoly ICBC in May, 2021. However, people in British Columbia have not been told of the potential for these changes to result in more injuries and death on our roads. As the personal responsibility of guilty driver is eliminated, so to will the…

No ICBC Driver Discounts During COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite $300 million in ICBC savings and a reduction in claims by 37% between April and June, 2020 ICBC is refusing to pay back drivers. It appears ICBC and the NDP are playing politics by waiting to election time to pass the saving onto BC drivers. In fact, ICBC continue to charge high insurance rates…

ICBC Minor Injury Civil Resolution Tribunal Decision Favours ICBC

Civil Resolution Tribunal, CRT, has made it’s first ICBC minor injury decision arising out of a car accident injury claim. The claimant settled with ICBC for for $6,890 but later found out he had a disc bulge. ( first CRT ICBC Minor Injury Decision) However, ICBC was allowed to settle the case before the disc…

Enhanced Care ICBC Style: Losing Your Right to Sue

ICBC Enhanced Care 2021, celebrated by NDP government, received Royal Assent Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Auto injury victims need to prepare for the worst. Our Attorney General David Eby has coined ICBC no fault auto insurance as “ICBC Enhanced Care”. The Enhanced Care at ICBC will mean the elimination of compensation for pain and suffering.…