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.

Personal Injury Claimant Without Lawyer Misses ICBC Offer of Settlement

When to refuse an ICBC offer of settlement, was a topic discussed in the trial judges decision and this is the personal injury claimants self appeal to the BC Court of Appeal(Gatzke v. Sidhu, 2013 BCCA 261) . The the injury claimant did not have a personal injury lawyer at her appeal and the court…

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Hurtbc.com Personal Injury Lawyers Top Priority is Best Settlements

In Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, Burnaby, Langley, and all regions in British Columbia hurtbc.com can be an important resource for personal injury claimants. The law firm of Holness Law Group, based in Vancouver across from the courthouse, provides complete care for your personal injury claim. Whether you have had in a car accident, medical mishap, or slip…

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$75,000 Award for Pain and Suffering Reduced for Ignoring Medical Advice

How much an injury victim gets for pain and suffering after a car accident in ICBC claims and other personal injury cases can be reduced  by the court for not following medical treatment. In this case, after suffering a car accident injury  in which medication was initially taken with success and then abandoned for no good reason,…

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ICBC Settlement Payouts are not Much for a Corporation worth Billions

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, is required to release financial statements to lawyers and the general  public which includes the amount they pay to injury claimants for out of court settlements. ICBC  forecasts net income of  $230 million in 2013 and $229 million in 2014, a total of $459 million after paying innocent victims injured…

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Judge Copies Personal Injury Lawyer in $4 Million Brain Injury Award

This birth malpractice case (Cojocaru v. British Columbia Women’s Hospital and Health Centre,2013 SCC 30) resulting in brain injury affirms the direction that Canadian Courts are taking  to informed consent in personal injury malpractice cases. The multi-million dollar award was upheld against one doctor for failing to provide the claimant with informed consent for the  “vaginal…

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Personal Injury Lawyers Be Warned about the Content of Affidavits

An application to adduce fresh evidence in an appeal of a successful personal injury jury award was thwarted by a deficient affidavit from a legal support staff. This million dollar personal injury award case arising out of a car accident injury (Albert v. Politano, 2013 BCCA 194) deserves more than one article as personal injury lawyers…

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$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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