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.

$75,000.00 Award for Pain and Suffering after Car Accident Injury

The claimant was in a car accident in Kelowna, B.C. (Thorne v. Lind,2013 BCSC 862) and  suffered  injuries to her neck, right shoulder, and upper back area and the Court  assessed what her case was worth. The other driver admitted fault but claimed the injuries were not related to the accident and was worth much less…

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Free Legal Advice for Making an ICBC claim

Getting the best legal advice without paying a professional fee for a civil matter is fiction and most people know it, but don’t go anywhere yet. Expect to pay no more than one third in British Columbia for legal advice if your agreement is on a percentage for ICBC claims.  You can also get arrangements…

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List of Top Personal Injury Lawyer Case Quotes In BC

An index for Personal injury lawyers and counsel generally is provided by the  registry with a list of cases so commonly referred to and accepted in British Columbia that  lawyers need only index them in the case brief . In the typical car accident claim however lawyers exchange a  table of case authorities and the best sections of the each case are referred to…

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Personal Injury Claim Against Road Maintenance Company Upheld by Top Court

The BC Court of Appeal found that inadequate signage negligently caused injury in this uneven pavement car accident (Van Tent v. Abbotsford (City),2013 BCCA 236). This case re visits the distinction between duty and standard of care, affirming the  three step process for proof of Civil Negligence. The Anns neighbourhood rule is applied and the court makes it clear that…

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ICBC Accident and Personal Injury Claims Lawyers Best to Change View on Confidentiality

Here is the who, what, when, where and whys of the new landscape in BC for release of confidential and private documents in ICBC claims. Effective up to date advocacy based on leading case authority in ICBC claims can make the difference. Lawyers that specialize in personal injury claims assess the risks of disclosing your…

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Lawyer in Vancouver for ICBC Claim

Finding the best lawyer in Vancouver for a claim with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia depends on the type of case you have and the qualities you consider to be important. There are over 10,0000 lawyers in BC, most of them having offices in Vancouver. Not all ICBC claims require a lawyer and most…

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ICBC Injury Lawyers Claim for Brain Injury In the Elderly

Age can make a difference to injury claims made with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, following a car accident. Personal injury lawyers are well aware of the principle that you “take a victim as you find them”in the Canadian courts. An ICBC lawyer can’t blame a brain injured claimant for having an unusually…

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ICBC’s Low Velocity Impact Policy for Minimal Damage Injury Claims goes Underground

For over 20 years the Insurance Corporation of BC, ICBC, has denied injury claims when there is minimal damage to the vehicles. When I started as a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver in the mid 1990’s this program was referred to as ICBC’s  Minimal no Damage or No bash no Cash policy.  The modern Low Velocity…

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ICBC no Help for Injury Claims Online Report- Lawyers Provide Service

Most insurance companies like the Insurance corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, are hesitant to assist injury claimants involved in car accidents to make formal notification by way of an online form. ICBC supports claimants reporting a car accident which involves no injury online but does not appear to aid an injury claimant to formally report online. Be aware…

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How Much Time Do I Have To Report My Accident to ICBC

Deadlines for applying for car accident benefits from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, will vary. It depends on whether you are reporting an injury or vehicle damage. Therefore,  as a personal injury lawyer I discuss time limitations for injury accident benefits. For quick coverage watch my video about ICBC claim deadlines . ICBC…

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