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ICBC Claim for a Motor Vehicle Accident in the USA

*written by Vic Maan, Associate with Holness and Small Law Group If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in the US and the negligent driver was driving a vehicle with US licence plates, ICBC will not be involved in the tort injury claim even if your automobile insurance was with ICBC. There is…

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What Happens if a Judge Awards you Less than ICBC’s Settlement Offer?

In a previous blog article, we discussed what happens if you make a formal offer to settle to ICBC prior to trial and you beat that offer in that you are awarded the same or more than this offer by the judge. But what happens if ICBC makes a formal offer to settle and you…

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Self-Driving (Autonomous) Vehicles & The Law – When will they be legal in Canada?

*Written by Vic Maan, associate lawyer at Holness and Small Law Group In a recent blog post, the current status of autonomous vehicles, which are also known as self-driving vehicles, in the USA, Canada and British Columbia was discussed. While the technology for autonomous vehicles has been well developed in North America, in order for…

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ICBC Claims and Changing to a New ICBC Lawyer – What you need to know

Choosing the right ICBC lawyer to represent you with your ICBC claim is important. It is essential that you choose an ICBC lawyer who is knowledgeable and experienced in the field of personal injury law. This area of law is intricate and it requires a level of skill to navigate the many legal issues that…

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Injuries Suffered in an Assault – Compensation for Aggravated and Punitive Damages

*Written by Vic Maan, associate lawyer at Holness and Small Law Group It is a common misconception that if you have suffered an injury as a result of an assault, your only recourse is through the criminal justice system. Depending on certain factors, this may not be the case and you may be entitled to…

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Medical Malpractice Claims – Details of the Staggering Resources Committed to Defending Doctors

Medical malpractice claims are very complex and inherently expensive due to the expert evidence needed to prove negligence against a doctor. The reason why medical malpractice claims are expensive is because of the expert evidence needed to successfully prove that a doctor’s negligence and the injuries caused by that negligence. In this regard, most medical…

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COVID-19 Business Negligence Claims

Can workers or customers sue business owners for contracting the coronavirus? The answer is yes if they are negligent. Essential service businesses, however, are not liable for infecting a person during the pandemic unless grossly negligent. Normal negligence for spreading COVID-19 does not apply to essential businesses. Business liability for covid-19 is dependent on the…

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Slip and Fall Claim – The Importance of Not Missing Limitation Dates

A limitation date is a specific period of time that people have to start a legal proceeding when suing in the civil justice system which includes suing in slip and fall claims. In 2013, the current Limitation Act came into force which sets out the time limits for filing civil lawsuits. This new reformed act…

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COVID-19 Suspends ICBC Injury and Civil Limitation Periods

Personal injury cases with time limits falling after March 26, 2020 have been stalled by COVID-19. Car accidents, ICBC injury claims, slip and falls, medical malpractice and other civil claim limitations will be in large part suspended due to the pandemic. However, the Supreme Court Registry confirmed with us today that they are still accepting…

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Current Status of Autonomous Vehicles (Self Driving Vehicles) – When Will They Be Allowed?

The CBC News once asked the question whether Vancouver was Silicon Valley North? Since that time, the technology industry in this City has grown and boomed.  Concurrently, the technology with Autonomous Vehicles has advanced immensely. But what is the current status of Autonomous Vehicles in the USA, Canada and Vancouver? When will we be able…

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