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.

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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Traumatic Brain Injury found despite No loss of Unconsciousness Alleged in Injury Claimant’s ICBC Statement

Despite the ICBC statement the judge concluded that the claimant probably blacked out or was rendered unconscious for a fraction of a second or mere seconds before finding himself straddling his bike or beside his bike. The judge went on to find that, ” that it is more likely than not that the plaintiff did suffer an extremely mild traumatic brain injury…

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Lawyers Working for ICBC Allowed Multiple Medical Exams of Injury Claimants

ICBC was found by Judge Voith to require what seems to be a battery of three medical experts to put themselves on equal footing to respond to this injury claim. The judge did not consider whether there existed exceptional circumstances.

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Finding a Personal Injury Lawyer in British Columbia

In 1992 I started in personal injury law helping personal injury claimants and, as a personal injury lawyer now in British Columbia, injury claimants tell me that when trying to find the top injury lawyer in town they are left frustrated…Many have found me through a friend and very few said that it was easy to find a personal injury lawyer for their ICBC claim.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in BC Applaud as Injury Claimant not Forced to be Examined by a Second ICBC Doctor

Sometimes an injury claimant may be required by law to attend these medical exams if they are an insured with ICBC and are making a claim. The examination are often called “independent’ but many car accident lawyers would disagree. In

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