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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ICBC Minor Injury Caps – Why Hire an ICBC Personal Injury Lawyer?

A high percentage of people purchase insurance without understanding the important details of the insurance policy.  This can turn into a nightmare when a claim is denied due to an exclusion in the policy that was unknown or misunderstood at the time the insurance was purchased. ICBC is no different.  Most people have no understanding…

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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 – 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 – 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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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – ICBC Blaming the Victim for Declining Surgery and the Duty to Mitigate

As outlined in a previous blog post, injured claimants have a legal duty to mitigate their injuries and losses from motor vehicle accidents.  In other words, injured claimants have a legal responsibility to take reasonable steps to minimize their injuries and losses.  In ICBC cases, an injured claimant’s duty to mitigate often relates to decisions…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – $100,000.00 Awarded for Permanent Neck, Back and Shoulder Pain

In Reely v. Zhu 2020 BCSC 1520, the injured claimant suffering numerous injuries in a motor vehicle accident when her vehicle was struck by the defendant who ran a red light. The injured claimant was 29 years-old at the time of the motor vehicle accident and she was 34 years-old at the time of trial. …

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NDP No-Fault Auto Insurance will Increase Injury and Death

The NDP no fault auto insurance will become law to benefit auto monopoly ICBC in May, 2021. However, people in British Columbia have not been told of the potential for these changes to result in more injuries and death on our roads. As the personal responsibility of guilty driver is eliminated, so to will the…

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