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.

Medical Exam of Car Accident Claimant Denied-Personal Injury Lawyers Can No Longer Hand up Written Arguments to the Court

In this injury claim ICBC was denied a medical examination of the claimant(Labrecque v. Tyler, 2011 BCSC 429).  This personal injury lawsuit  arises  from injuries allegedly suffered in three motor vehicle accidents.  All three lawsuits are subject to Rule 15-1 of the SCCR, also known as Fast Track Litigation. The last  accident was the subject matter of this particular court…

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Jury Dismisses Defamation Case and Judge Finds Alleged Injury Too Remote for Compensation

As a personal injury lawyer in British Columbia since 1995 I am often asked to prosecute injury claims resulting indirectly from an event. For example, a car swerves to avoid a truck going through a red light and the car goes off the road, hits into a fence, which releases a dog and the dog…

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Personal Injury Claimant Refuses ICBC Offer of $500,000 and only gets $10,595 from the Court

In this ICBC costs of personal injury case ( Danicek v. Li,2011 BCSC 444) the claimant was offered $500,000.00 to settle her car accident case with ICBC. She rejected the ICBC offer and went to court where the judge only awarded her a little over $10,000.00. ICBC applied to court to have their costs, a…

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How to File My ICBC Injury Claim- ICBC as Your Insurance Company

There has been little change to the law relating to filing and reporting  your injury claim to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, since my last post about car accident injury benefits from ICBC. In this article I will focus on some of the duties that ICBC owes to you as your insurance company…

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Victoria Personal Injury Claimant Ordered to Attend Medical Examinations in Vancouver

In this truck accident injury claim (Parsons v. Mears, 2011 BCSC 397)  the claimant, a Victoria resident,  was operating a truck  when it became stuck in mud. A good samaritan, Mr. Mears,  attempted to pull the truck out of the mud using a cable and tractor. The tractor flipped and trapped Mr. Mears. The claimant alleges that he  suffered various…

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Car Accident Injury Tips- Making the Best of Your Personal Injury Lawyer

There are many more personal injury lawyers in Vancouver than anywhere else in British Columbia. That is why many claimants come to Vancouver from outside the Lower Mainland to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer. Once you have hired your lawyer you need to follow your lawyers legal advice in order to prevent problems in your…

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ICBC Injury Claimant Makes Truck Accident Statement Containing Obvious Exaggerations

This personal injury claim filed in Vancouver BC (Manson v. Kalar, 2011 BCSC 373) arose from a motor vehicle accident which occurred when the claimant’s vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle.  The other driver admitted fault and the trial was limited to an assessment of  how much money, if any, should the claimant get for his car accident injury.   …

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The Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Vancouver Now need to Serve Medical Reports 84 days Before Trial

November 5, 2014- As a personal injury lawyer in BC since 1995 I can say that if you are going to stay on top of your practice of personal injury law it is important that you review all of the new requirements for expert reports, including the deadline for response reports. Before the Court Rules…

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Car Accident Injury Claimant not at Fault for Refusing to Undergo Cortisone Injections

The Court of Appeal overturned a decision by a trial judge to reduce a claimants award by 10% for refusing to undergo cortisone injections. There appears to be no new law created in this Insurance Corporation of British Columbia personal injury case (Gregory v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2011 BCCA 144) but rather a reiteration…

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How to File an ICBC Injury Claim- Is ICBC Your Insurance Company?

Very practical tips and legal advice specific to your injury claim will only come from a personal injury lawyer you have hired to represent you.  I am a personal injury lawyer working for the injured, I don’t work for ICBC or other insurance companies and since 1995 I have filed countless claims with ICBC on behalf of my…

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