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.

Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – Cyclist Injured by Opened Car Door (Dooring) – Who is at fault?

“Dooring” is a term used to describe when a driver or passenger opens a car door unsafely into the path of a cyclist.  Dooring can cause serious injuries to cyclists from concussions to broken bones.  This is especially true when a cyclist swerves out of the way or collides with the car door causing them…

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

Earlier this year, we announced a noteworthy trial win against ICBC by Holness and Small Law Group. We are extremely pleased and proud to announce another recent trial win against ICBC for our client. Our 35 year-old client suffered significant life altering injuries in a high speed rear-end motor vehicle accident which occurred in August…

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Vancouver Medical Malpractice Lawyer – Breach of Fiduciary Duty by a Doctor

Doctors are placed in a position of trust and confidence when dealing with patients.  The relationship between doctor to patient falls into a special category of relationships which are known as fiduciary.  Doctors are considered fiduciaries and patients are considered beneficiaries.  A doctor’s obligation to act in his/her patient’s best interests is understood as the…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – Can you make a claim against ICBC to recover Vacation Days used for your injuries?

If you are unable to work because of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident, there are various options available to pursue to replace lost income.  This includes applying to receive sick pay or Employment Insurance (EI) for sickness benefits.  If there is disability coverage through your employer, you may be eligible to receive short…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – ICBC at Trial – Adverse Inference where ICBC Fails to Call its own Doctor as a Witness

The decision regarding which medical experts should testify at trial is of utmost importance and it can impact the outcome of a trial.  This is particularly true for injured claimants who hold the burden in proving their case.  If there are multiple and different types of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident, then different…

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Vancouver Medical Malpractice Lawyer – Negligent Delayed Diagnosis and Failure to Treat

In all medical malpractice claims, the injured claimant has the burden of proving that the doctor was negligent.  This involves proving on the balance of probabilities that that the doctor owed a duty of care to his/her patient, that the doctor failed to meet the standard of care expected of him/her and that this negligence…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – ICBC at Trial – Judge Punishes ICBC for Forcing Injured Claimant to Trial with Low Settlement Offer

In the past year, an unusual number of ICBC cases have proceeded to trial.  This is in large part due to ICBC’s current tactic of offering unreasonable and low ICBC settlement offers.   As a result, numerous trials have been adjourned and postponed because there simply are not enough judges or courtrooms to handle the amount…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – Ways to Calculate Loss of Housekeeping Capacity

In previous blog posts, we have discussed ICBC loss of housekeeping awards. Whether you are entitled to compensation for loss of housekeeping capacity from ICBC will depend on whether your injuries have impacted your ability to perform your usual housekeeping duties. The idea of compensation for loss of housekeeping capacity is that your ability to…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – ICBC Accelerated Depreciation – Is Your Vehicle Worth Less Because of a Motor Vehicle Accident?

If your vehicle has been damaged and the cost of repairs is more than $2,000.00 as a result of a motor vehicle accident, then if you choose to sell this vehicle you must declare the accident to the prospective buyer.  A damaged/repaired vehicle is considered less valuable with a lower resale value. If your vehicle…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – What Is Your ICBC Claim Worth – Recent ICBC Trial Awards for Non-Disabling Soft Tissue Injuries

For ICBC claims, there are various type of damages that may be claimed including: Non-pecuniary damages also known as damages for pain and suffering Past wage loss for net income loss from the date of the motor vehicle accident until settlement or trial Future wage loss or future loss of earning capacity for anticipated future…

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