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.

Particulars of Special Damages Required in Civil Case

The lawsuit after a car accident injury usually includes a very general claim for losses such as “injury, loss and damage”. However, the insurance company lawyer can demand more details, what is referred to as “particulars” of your injuries and losses claimed. In today’s article we address whether it is necessary to give ICBC a list…

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Brain injured Rainmaker Described as the Best Lawyer

In this personal injury case a very competent young lawyer was  tragically rendered less capable overall from earning income from all types of employment due to a falling injury resulting in brain injury. She was awarded $5.1 for her loss of earning capacity (click here for full case 2010 BCSC 1111). The judge found that it was highly…

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Personal Injury Lawyer for Highest Population Density in Canada

Living and working in Vancouver as a personal injury lawyer, topping over 21 years, has given me the rich opportunity of representing the most dense urban population in Canada. The complex mix of pedestrian and bike lanes straddling wide multi lane vehicular boulevards is a breeding ground for injury and is where best personal injury lawyers are needed.…

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ICBC Argument for Full Settlement Deduction Blown Apart

A sprinkling of true judicial magic was used to arrive at a fair award in this multiple injury case. This was a complicated personal injury case arising from three car accidents wherein the injury claimant settled the second of the three claims with the Minister of Justice but could not reach settlement with Insurance Corporation of…

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$40,000 Awarded for Loss of Homemaking Capacity

This is a personal injury case arising out a car accident which occurred on Howes Street in New Westminster. As the claimant entered an intersection on a green light another vehicle suddenly turned in front of her causing a collision. Loss of the ability to do work within the home is compensable as a loss of…

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Business Pays for Poor Staff Training in Slip and Fall Case

This “slip and fall” personal injury claim was brought after a customer of the Chopped Leaf Restaurant in Kelowna slipped on an unknown food item (Robinson v. 1390709 Alberta Ltd.,2017 BCCA 175). The Court of Appeal has confirmed two important elements in establishing negligence in slip and fall cases: It is not good enough for a business…

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Loss of Use in Auto Accident Claims Clarified by the Court of Appeal

This appeal from a $15,000 award as compensation for loss of use of his Ferrari resulting from the respondent car dealership’s negligence was dismissed. The court has updated and clarified the law that applies when a claimant loses the use of a vehicle, especially if the vehicle would be used to make profit, such as a work…

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When Rejecting an ICBC Offer is Reasonable

The Supreme Court has confirmed that it is not unreasonable for a car accident claimant to reject an ICBC offer if the medical evidence supports a claim of chronic pain not recognized in the offer (Bains v. Antle, 2017 BCSC 590).  This claimant was awarded only $37,800 by a jury but was still awarded her court costs by the…

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Google Earth to be an Important Tool in the Injury Lawyers Toolkit

Unquestionably one of the most compelling destination compendiums of our planet,  Google Earth is sure to assist many personal injury lawyers steer clients and potential clients in the right direction.  The future is bright for this mother of all Earth browsers, so here are a few important features personal injury lawyers need to know: Seamless transition from 3D…

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Credibility Issue no Bar to Summary Trial in Personal Injury Case

This injury claimant alleged the bridge designers failed to properly design a manhole cover near the Pitt River Bridge resulting in his car accident injury. The claimant described the manhole as protruding some inches above the surface of the roadway. His claim was dismissed at a summary trial on the basis that he had failed to establish a breach…

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