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.

ICBC Doctor Opinion Not Accepted After he Destroys his Notes

Houston v. Kine, 2010 BCSC 1289 This is an injury claim from  a motor vehicle accident  at Clarke Road and Glenayre Drive in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Fault was s admitted by ICBC on behalf of the defendants. The injury claimant was asking for compensation for pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life; loss of opportunity to earn…

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Personal Injury Lawyer Allowed to Withdraw Admissions Made to ICBC

Weiss v. Koenig, 2010 BCSC 1292 In this  motor vehicle injury case the office of the personal injury lawyer representing the injury claimant  missed a time limit to respond to  ICBC’s request to admit certain facts.  The injury claimant says he suffered various injuries including bilateral impairment of his hearing . The  injury claimant’s lawyer received a letter…

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Lawyers for Injury Claimant Successfully Fight off ICBC Appeal of $562,000.00 Trial Award

Rizzolo v. Brett, 2010 BCCA 398 This was an appeal by ICBC representing the at fault driver of a $562,103.30 court award due to a fractured tibia and fibula resulting in chronic pain from a motorcycle accident. The injury case being appealed  is indexed at 2009 BCSC 732.  One of the  arguments that was rejected by…

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Injury Claimant Not Required to Attend Medical Examination-Injury Lawyer Request Too Close to Trial

Wright v. Brauer, 2010 BCSC 1282 This court application was made to force the injury claimant to attend a  medical examination set up by  ICBC representing the drivers in a motor vehicle accident case. This request was made only  two months and one week before the scheduled trial.  The personal injury lawyer representing the injury claimant gave ICBC two medicolegal reports. …

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The Best Injury Lawyers in British Columbia Need to Know Where to File the Lawsuit

Jordan v. Schatz, 2000 BCCA 409  This relevant injury case involves  a resident of British Columbia injured  in a motor vehicle accident in Alberta.  The other driver , a resident of Saskatchewan, rear-ended the vehicle driven by the injury claimant. He was insured with Saskatchewan Government Insurance (“SGI”). The personal injury lawyers  needed help from the court…

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9/11 nine Year annivesary Time to reflect on Dignity and Respect for the Human Person

September 11, 2010- This tragic anniversary gives us pause to reflect on how important it is to protect human life.  As a personal injury lawyer on the side of injury victims I have heard some of the most callous and heartless comments about injury claimants. Often overlooked are the survivors, left with permanent psychological trauma.…

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Chronic Pain Syndrome Due to Car Accident Despite Osteoarthritis and Obesity

In this ICBC personal injury lawsuit the injury victim  claims due to  a motor vehicle accident when his vehicle was rear ended (Neumann v. Eskoy, 2010 BCSC 1275).  Fault for the accident was admitted by ICBC on behalf of the other driver. I was unable to determine the force of the impact as the decision of the judge did not address this…

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Judge Critical of ICBC’s Attack on the Injury Claimant’s Credibility

Van Den Hemel v. Kugathasan,2010 BCSC 1264 September 9, 2010-  The injury claimant in this case was a passenger involved in two car accidents in Richmond, British Columbia.  ICBC  admitted fault on behalf of the other drivers.  Judge Stewart made his decision within two weeks of hearing the case which appears to be a welcome change consistent…

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$1.125 Million Dollar Injury Award Upheld Despite Prior Head Injury

September  8, 2010- In this unchallenged brain injury claim  The 22 year old ICBC injury claimant  suffered a brain injury 8 months before the car accident  in which he claimed to have been injured. The first accident was clearly more severe than the second. But the trial judge accepted the evidence that the brain damage would not have…

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Help With My Personal Injury Claim for Pain and Suffering in British Columbia

November 29, 2012- ICBC car accident injury cases should always provide money for pain and suffering if the jury finds that the injury claimant cannot work.  Injury claimants without an injury lawyer may be unaware that they have a money claim for pain and suffering.

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