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 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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What to Say to ICBC after a Car Accident

Statements made to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, in writing, on the phone, online or in person are vital to a claim for accident benefits and can affect a subsequent claim of negligence. Any reply to the ICBC’s request for information must be accurate, and as is seen in a recent ICBC forfeiture of benefits…

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ICBC Blames City of Langley for Car Accident Personal Injury

In this ICBC sues Langley lawsuit (Simon v. McKinlay, 2013 BCSC 674) the injury claimant was a passenger injured in a single vehicle car accident on River Road in Langley. The car drove into in a ditch resulting in serious injuries including a brain injury. The driver was charged criminally with impaired driving causing bodily harm. However, the absence of road…

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ICBC Injury Claim Settlements for Pain and Suffering

As a personal injury lawyer in BC since 1995 I’m often asked  how to settle whiplash back injury and soft tissue injury claims with ICBC and how much a case is really worth. Rear end car accidents tend to be the number one culprit and ICBC has standard procedures for insurance adjusters to follow before payments…

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Best Outcome for Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Supreme Court of Canada

A $3.2 million personal injury award has been restored by our top court,the Supreme Court of Canada, helping to reinforce our modern approach to legal causation  in medical malpractice cases(Ediger v. Johnston, 2013 SCC 18) and personal injury cases generally. Personal injury lawyers assisting the injured will applaud the clarity and brevity of this decision. This…

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