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September 2020

Vancouver Medical Malpractice Lawyer – Can a Doctor Deny You Treatment During Covid 19 Pandemic?

To succeed in a medical malpractice claim in proving that a doctor is negligent and liable, the patient must establish: The doctor owed a duty of care to the patient The doctor breached the standard of care The patient suffered an injury or loss The doctor’s conduct was the cause of the patient’s injury or…

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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…

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Holness and Small Law Group Wins Trial Award Against ICBC

Jacqueline Small and Vic Maan of Holness and Small Law Group were trial counsel for a 56 year-old site superintendent who was injured in a motor vehicle accident on November 15, 2015 when he was rear-ended at a high rate of speed.  At the time of the motor vehicle accident, he was healthy, active and…

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BC Driver of Self-Driving (Autonomous) Vehicle Caught Sleeping and Charged with Dangerous Driving

*written by Vic Maan, associate with Holness and Small Law Group A 20-year-old male from British Columbia has been charged with speeding and dangerous driving after he was arrested for sleeping behind the wheel of his Telsa while it was in “Autopilot” mode.  The incident occurred near Ponoka, Alberta.  When found by police, both the…

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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…

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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…

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Settlement Offer Accepted – Can you change your mind?

*written by Vic Maan, associate at Holness and Small Law Group In a previous blog post, we discussed certain circumstances where an accepted ICBC settlement offer can be overturned and rejected. The question then is whether you can also reject an accepted offer from a private non-ICBC insurance company relating to medical malpractice injury claims,…

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ICBC Injury Payout – $120,000.00 for Pain and Suffering for Permanent Soft Tissue Injuries

In Chai v. Greenwood 2020 BCSC 1294, the 46 year-old male injured claimant suffered headaches, mood changes and soft tissue injuries in a motor vehicle accident.  The medical experts were of the opinion that while some more improvement was expected, it would not result in full recovery.  As such, the injuries collectively were considered chronic…

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