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 Minor Injury Tribunal Found to be Illegal

The Attorney General David Eby’s scheme to have ICBC injury claims decided by an appointed tribunal is unconstitutional, says Judge Hinkson. Specifically, the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) does not have the power to (1) label ICBC claimants as having “minor injury”, nor do they have the power to (2) decide on liability and damages for…

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Adjourning ICBC Injury Trials During Coivd-19

ICBC injury claimants need to be prepared during the Pandemic to have their trial canceled or rebooked due to Covid-19 related issues. If this happens, a money advance can be requested from the judge. As a personal injury lawyer I have had an ICBC injury trial adjourn because the ICBC lawyer fell ill during Covid-19.…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – Another Trial Win Against ICBC for Holness and Small Law Group

Previously in the last few months, we announced 2 trial wins against ICBC on behalf of our clients. We are very pleased and proud to announce another win for our client at trial against ICBC. Our client was 31 years-old who suffered chronic soft tissue injuries and depression as a result of 2 motor vehicle…

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Wrongful Death Claims – Loss of Love, Care and Companionship (Part 3)

In the last part of our recent Wrongful Death series, we discuss compensation for the loss of love, care and companionship for surviving family members. The Family Compensation Act creates a statutory cause of action for wrongful death claims and compensation available.  It does not, however, clearly define the type of damages that are available.…

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Vancouver Assault Injury Lawyer – 7 Million Dollar Trial Award for Severe Assault Injuries

In previous blog posts, we discussed recent cases where damages were awarded for assault injuries. In Simpson v. Tiechrieb 2021 BCSC 2010, the 18 year-old injured claimant was severely and savagely beaten with a baseball bat by the defendant after he stumbled into his yard in the early morning hours after a high school graduation…

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Vancouver Dental Malpractice Lawyer – Dental Malpractice Appeal Dismissed

Medical malpractice claims and dental malpractice claims are the same.  The only difference is that dental malpractice refers specifically to negligence on behalf of dental professionals including dentists, dental assistants, orthodontists and oral surgeons. In Warlow v. Dr. Sadeghi 2019 BCSC 463, the injured claimant suffered permanent and debilitating nerve pain when her dentist injured…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – Pedestrian Hit in a Crosswalk Found 25% at Fault

Parmar v. Rink 2019 BCSC 1626 is a pedestrian crosswalk case. In this case, the motor vehicle accident occurred in a marked crosswalk in a rural area. The injured claimant, who was wearing dark clothing, was walking with her two children.  It was the early evening and it was dark out.  The roads were wet…

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Jacqueline Small Interviewed by Canadian Lawyer Magazine

We are pleased to announce that Jacqueline Small, partner with our firm, was recently interviewed by Canadian Lawyer Magazine about an ICBC case involving an injured claimant who suffered severe PTSD. Ms. Small originally wrote a blog article on this ICBC PTSD claim which proceeded to trial.  In that ICBC case, the injured claimant was…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – The Dos and Don’ts of ICBC Surveillance

ICBC uses surveillance to investigate injured claimants and ICBC injury claims.  Typically, ICBC uses surveillance when the ICBC adjuster is suspicious about the true nature and extent of the injuries claimed.  It is also used when ICBC questions whether injured claimants are truly unable to work due to their injuries. When ICBC wants to conduct…

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Wrongful Death Claims and Trial Decisions (Part 2)

In our previous blog post about ICBC Wrongful Death Claims and Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Claims, we focused on the Family Compensation Act that governs these types of claims.  In this article, we focus on Wrongful Death claims that have proceeded to trial. In Roberts v Morgan, 2019 BCSC 2313, the surviving spouse and son of…

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