Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – $200,000.00 for Chronic and Severe PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Post traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. When some people suffer from PTSD, it can be extremely disabling to…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – The Importance of Credibility to an ICBC Claim

At issue in every ICBC claim is the nature and the extent of the injured claimant’s injuries caused by the motor vehicle accident and the effect they have had and will have on his/her function.  The injured claimant has the burden of proving not only the injuries, but also whether the motor vehicle accident was…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – $150,000.00 for Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome

In Jones v. Rossner 2020 BCSC 2056, the 42 year-old female injured claimant suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident when the vehicle she was driving was rear-ended without any prior warning.  Before the collision, she was in good health both physically and emotionally.  She regularly attended the gym and worked with a personal trainer. …

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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. Jacqueline Small and Vic Maan were counsel for a 35 year-old who suffered significant life altering injuries in a high speed…

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

*written by Vic Maan, associate at Holness and Small Law Group 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…

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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 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

*written by Vic Maan, associate with Holness and Small Law Group 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…

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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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