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.

Personal Injury Lawyer Not Permitted to Guide Jury on the Value of the Claim for Pain and Suffering

This is a good opportunity to review some basics on how your ICBC personal injury claim may be presented in front of a jury.  In British Columbia any party to a lawsuit involving personal injuries can ask the court for a jury.  A jury can be refused if the court thinks that the case is…

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The Top Personal Injury Lawyers In British Columbia Have a few Things in Common

September 3, 2015- As a lawyer practicing exclusively in personal injury law  and only representing injury victims for more than 20 years I have seen a lot of people without lawyers ruin very good cases.  It is therefore extremely important to get yourself a good lawyer as early as possible.  Personal injury lawsuits and ICBC injury claims can become…

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Judge Rejects ICBC’s Argument that an Innocent Pregnant Injury Claimant was at Fault for Trying to Work

Grewal-Cheema v. Tassone, 2010 BCSC 1182 August 25, 2010-  The claimant was injuried when she was waiting in traffic and suddenly rear ended.  The other driver admitted fault but ICBC  denied the injury claimant suffered  injury.  The injury claimant was pregnant and  her maternity leave ended about one year after her injury.   She then took voluntary unpaid leave as she…

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Motorcylist Injuried but No Contact with the Other Vehicle- Injury Claim Dismissed

Tierney v. GMAC Leaseco Corporation, 2010 BCSC 1179 August 24, 2010- This rather unusual “no car accident” accident involved a personal injury claimant that fell from his motorcycle when attempting to avoid another vehicle. The injury claimant foolishly set out without a helmet.  The injury claimant was driving  a 1983 Yamaha 750 motorcycle and was only…

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How Personal Injury Lawyers are Paid in British Columbia

November 22, 2011- Most injury claimants have never hired a personal injury lawyer before their car accident injury.  One of the most intimidating things about hiring an injury lawyer is the cost- How will you ever afford a lawyer? Well there are affordable ways personal injury lawyers will accept taking a case. Here are 3 options…

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Fight Your ICBC Claim With a Personal Injury Lawyer

Your ICBC injury claim may be due to a car accident or you  may have been a pedestrian or a cyclist. ICBC is required to pay accident benefits, if your are an insured, whether they think you are all fault or not.  You do not need to find a personal injury lawyer if

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Settling Your ICBC Injury Claim Without a Lawyer

October 31, 2016- Not all injury claimants need an injury lawyer in order to settle their injury claim.  If your ICBC bodily injury adjuster has been cooperative in funding recommended treatment and you fully recover in 4 to 6 weeks there is usually no need to hire a personal injury lawyer. However, be careful that…

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Court Blames Injury Claimant for not Following Treatment Despite 72 Physiotherapy Visits

Schmidt v. Hawkins, 2010 BCSC 1154 August 17, 2010-  The claimant was driving her car between Sparwood and Invermere, British Columbia returning to Kamloops, British Columbia having attended a  birthday party in Sparwood. Just before the accident the injury Claimants’ vehicle was travelling at approximately 100 kilometres per hour. As claimant vehicle rounded a corner a…

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Injury Claimant awarded $62,000 despite other Driver ICBC statement Saying Accident not Very Severe

Sandher v. Hogg, 2010 BCSC 1152 August 17, 2010-  The injury claimant  was operating a 2001 Honda Civic on King George Highway in British Columbia  when she was rear-ended by another vehicle. Before the impact she had slammed on her brakes because the vehicle in front of her had suddenly stopped. She also tensed prior to…

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ICBC Allowed to Withdraw Their Agreement to Admit Fault

Gibson v. ICBC, 2010 BCSC 1097 August 16, 2010- This is a hit and run  motorcycle accident case that seems to have gone sideways in part because an anonymous tip was given over the “ICBC tip line” after the Judge heard the case. While riding his motorcycle late at night the injury claimant was struck from behind. …

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