Since 2010, Holness and Small Law Group has written over 1000 legal blog articles. We believe that staying informed and current with personal injury news and case developments is essential to providing proper legal services to our clients when advocating for their rights.

Bicycle Accident Victim has to Pay Costs for Failing to Accept ICBC Offer to Settle

This is a good example of a personal injury case win that really turns out to be a loss (Dempsey v. Oh, 2011 BCSC 627). The injury claimant was riding his bicycle when he collided with a vehicle being driven by the defendant, likely insured by ICBC.  The Judge awarded the claimant $20,000 for pain and suffering and $629.96…

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Vancouver Personal Injury Lawyer Finds Best Place to File and Present Car Accident Cases

Most that strive to be the top personal injury lawyers in British Columbia will not only be members in good standing with the Law Society of BC but also will be able to access the important resources for fighting ICBC injury claims  in a cost effective and timely manner.  For my practice (Holness Law Group…

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Medical Malpractice Case Settles for $200,000 and Claimant Entitled to Costs of Expert Reports

In this Vancouver medical malpractice lawsuit (Fairchild v. Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, 2011 BCSC 616 ) the injury claimant settled the day before a 10 day trial for some $200,000 plus costs and disbursements. The claimant fell while skiing at Whistler, British Columbia, fractured her leg and was taken to a clinic in Whistler. She was discharged from…

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Injury Claim Arising from Four Car Accidents Results in $119,000 Award

The injury claimant in this multiple rear-end car crash case(Keenan v. Fletcher, 2011 BCSC 520) was a 46-year-old police officer with the New Westminster Police Service. Amazingly the claimant was involved in four motor vehicle accidents in the same year, all of which ICBC admitted liability. She claims she suffered soft tissue injuries to her neck, right shoulder and lower back,…

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The Number for ICBC Dial-a-Claim Can be used After Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

As a personal injury lawyer representing innocent injury claimants against the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, I have no problem giving claimants the number to ICBC dial-a-claim (604-520-8222 or 1-800-910-4222 outside the Lower Mainland). I only represent the injured not ICBC or any other insurance company. Remember you should have a friend or family member report…

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Car Accident Claimant Fails to Beat ICBC Offer and Punished by the Court of Appeal

In this minor car accident Jury trial case (Gehlen v. Rana, 2009 BCSC 1484) the injury claimant was awarded $13,486 by the Jury yet before the trial ICBC, the insurance company defending the at fault driver, had offered $22,000.00 to settle the case. The trial concerned both liability and damages for a motor vehicle accident and…

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Car Accident Injury With No Collision Results in Personal Injury Compensation

In this no impact car accident injury case(Pang v. Dhalla, 2011 BCSC 564) the claimant alleged personal injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident as he was proceeding towards Richmond, B.C., southbound on Fir Street near 12th Avenue.  As he approached the intersection a vehicle that had been stopped behind left turning vehicles in the left lane, turned…

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Slip and Fall Personal Injury Claim Against Safeway Dismissed-Laws in BC

The Claimant was  injured when she slipped and fell while shopping at Safeway (Charlie v. Canada Safeway Limited, 2011 BCCA 202) in Duncan, BC.  She brought a lawsuit against Safeway claiming that it failed to fulfill its duty to keep the premises reasonably safe.  This was an appeal of a decision of a Supreme Court Judge to the British Columbia…

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Explain How to Make an ICBC Injury Claim with no Lawyer- Car Accidents and Personal Injury

April 25, 2014- The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, is one of the largest auto insurance companies in Canada and if your search for a personal injury lawyer has been fruitless you need to read on. Making an injury claim with ICBC can be confusing and frustrating. That’s why many claimants take advantage of…

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Car Accident Injury Claims Reduced Due to ICBC Statements

In this ICBC brain injury lawsuit (Jampolsky v. Shattler,2011 BCSC 494) the claimant was involved in four car accidents all of which the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, was the insurer of the other drivers. The claimant was a 28 year old Surrey resident at trial and at the time of the first accident the claimant was only 18 years old.…

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