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.

Can you trust ICBC if they tell you that your injury is “minor” and that your claim is “capped”?

In a prior blog post, we addressed the ICBC minor injury caps which came into effect for all motor vehicle accidents occurring on or after April 1, 2019.   If an injury fits the definition of “minor” in the new law passed by the NDP, then compensation is capped or limited to a maximum $5,500.00 for…

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What are the different types of ICBC Claims available to me?

What Types of ICBC Claims Are Available to You? If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be overwhelmed with not only your own injuries and rehabilitation, but also with figuring out how to deal with ICBC.  You are likely wondering what types of claims you can make against ICBC, how…

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Another Trial Win Against ICBC for Holness and Small

On May 27, 2021 the Supreme Court awarded our client more than double the amount ICBC offered for compensation for car accident injuries after a short four day trial. In awarding $90,000 for her pain and suffering the judge took into account the plaintiff’s age; the nature of the injury; the severity and duration of…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – Pain and Suffering Award Takes into Consideration Changes to Family Planning due to Chronic Pain

Damages for pain and suffering, also known as non-pecuniary damages, compensates an injured claimant for the injuries suffered in the motor vehicle accident and the impact those injuries have had on his/her enjoyment of life.  Trial judges will consider the following factors when deciding the amount to award to an injured claimant for pain and…

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Vancouver Medical Malpractice Lawyer – Claim Against Doctor Dismissed for Failure to Prove Informed Consent

As discussed in other blog posts, a patient must be fully informed by his/her doctor of the following before undergoing a medical procedure: The nature of the treatment, its gravity, and any associated risks that would want to be known by a reasonable patient; The frequency or statistical chance of a material or special risk…

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Jacqueline Small Interviewed (again) by Canadian Lawyer Magazine on ICBC Reprehensible Conduct

Several times in the last year, Jacqueline Small of our firm has been interviewed by Canadian Lawyer on current trends and trial decisions that impact the area of injury law in British Columbia.  We are proud to stay ahead of the curve and to remain up to date on the law.  We believe this is…

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