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.

Settle My Injury Claim on My Own

As a personal injury lawyer in British Columbia I have been asked many times from injury claimants whether it’s worth it to hire a lawyer for their injury claim.  Most of these claimants are fighting with ICBC or another insurance company due to a car accident, slip and fall or other injury and believe they…

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Personal Injury Claim for Emotional Distress Rejected After Valet Parker damages a $200,000 Car

This claim for emotional distress (Signorello v. Khan)began when the claimant drove his Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Convertible, worth $210,094.36, to Vancouver Airport to leave on a business trip.  As the court stated, “the car was in pristine condition with 21,000 km on the odometer when he turned it over to Gateway Valet Service, operated by…Imperial Parking Canada…

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Personal Injury lawyers Hired by Bus Drivers in BC can Argue Discrimination over the Company’s Attendance Management Program

Personal injury lawyers representing bus driver’s injured in car accidents resulting in chronic illnesses celebrated a victory in this Court of Appeal case (Coast Mountain Bus Company Ltd. v. National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers of Canada (CAW-Canada), Local 111).

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Where to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer in British Columbia

If have been injured in a car accident in British Columbia and you are reading this post you have already found a personal injury law firm!  At best, most personal injury claimants have never had the need to hire a lawyer and often have little understanding about how to hire a lawyer. I have discussed…

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Car Accident Injury Claimant Forced to Disclose Medical and Business Records

The initial step is for the applicant to satisfy the court that the application is not in the nature of a fishing expedition, and that document in question contains information which may relate to a matter in issue. As explained in the oft‑cited Compagnie Financiere et Commerciale du Pacifique v. Peruvian Guano Co. (1882), 11 Q.B.D. 55 (C.A.), a document relating to a matter in issue is one which directly or indirectly may enable the party to advance his own case or destroy that of his adversary or which may fairly lead him to a train of inquiry or disclose evidence which may have either of these consequences

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Personal Injury Lawyer Excused Before Malpractice Claim Dismissed

The Judge found that chiropractors memories of the treatments that they provided over 13 years ago have faded and they have been prejudiced by the claimant’s delay in diligently pursuing her litigation. The Judge therefore ordered that the lawsuit be dismissed for want of prosecution with court costs awarded to the chiropractors.

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Should I call ICBC Dial-a-Claim to Report My Car Accident Injury?

Calling a car accident lawyer and calling ICBC dial-a-claim are two different steps so make sure you do both as early as possible. Your lawyer can report your injury to ICBC dial-a-claim for you if you hire the lawyer right away. Most top injury lawyers will agree to talk with you on the phone for a free consult. So, the two good reasons to report to ICBC dial-a-claim immediately are:

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Total Disability Benefits for ICBC Car Accident Injury Claims

Many ICBC injury claimants have been denied disability benefits on the grounds that their injuries are not totally disabling. Often an injury claimant is physically able to do a task or job but is advised by a medical doctor not to engage in the activity.

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Vancouver Car Accident Lawyers Best to Rely on Medical Prognosis

In this car accident injury claim(Rosvold v. Dunlop) the British Columbia Court of Appeal confirmed that an injury victim’s optimism and willingness to embark on a new and untried line of endeavour does not prevent an award for loss of earning capacity. This injury case was  relied upon in one of my recent case posts regarding claimants…

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How to choose a Personal Injury Lawyer in British Columbia- Type of Injury

Choosing your best personal injury lawyer however is much more than just getting some free legal advice. In this article I will focus on the lawyer’s experience and understanding of the type of injury suffered by the injury claimant as one factor in choosing a personal injury lawyer.

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