British Columbia Personal Injury Law Blog

ICBC personal injury lawyer Mr. Renn A. Holness explains the law, giving an understanding to ICBC injury claims and other personal injury claims. Guidelines and tips to help injury claimants obtain the legal resources needed to make the best decisions and hire personal injury lawyers right for the case.

No Expert Opinion Needed to Strike Jury

A jury trial is a presumptive right in a personal injury action. This car accident injury occurred on Salt Spring Island when another vehicle, travelling in the opposite direction, turned left and into the path of the claimant’s vehicle. Given the complicated mental … Continue reading

Hire a Really Good Lawyer to Deal with ICBC

After a car accident in British Columbia communications with ICBC (Insurance Corporation of BC) are necessary and required to make a claim for personal injury. Most tourists vacationing in the Province or visiting friends and family call my law firm … Continue reading

Defining Mental Injury in Personal Injury Claims

Mental injury has also been referred to by courts as psychological injury, psychiatric injury, emotional trauma, nervous shock, hysteria, mental distress, and a host of medical terms such as conversion disorder, somatic system disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and clinical … Continue reading

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority 70% at Fault for Negligence

This Court of Appeal case displays the behaviour of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, nurses and doctors in British Columbia when it come to defending against medically negligent mistakes. This appeals arose out of a medical negligence action in which a nurse … Continue reading

Surrey Residents Searching for Personal Injury Lawyer

Living in Surrey has its advantages although after a car accident personal injury lawyers must file suit in another city such as Vancouver. Surrey has an ICBC claim centre, convenient after a car accident, but does not currently have a Supreme Court … Continue reading

Distracted Driving Doublespeak Good for Insurance Companies

There have always been distractions for drivers since the invention of the automobile, yet the buzz term “distracted driving” claims to be a new phenomenon.  This deliberately euphemistic and ambiguous term has been used to justify a massive increase in … Continue reading

Jury Awards Much More than ICBC Offer but No Double Costs says Judge

This injury claimant made an offer to settle in the amount of $195,000 about 2 weeks before trial and ICBC responded with an unrealistic and meager $70,000 offer. It only took the jury 6 hours to award $294,500 as damages for the … Continue reading

Lawyer Lookup for Personal Injury Lawyers

  Finding a good personal injury lawyer is easier for your ICBC claim than ever before as a result of  marketing requirements for lawyers. Most young lawyer will not remember but there was a time that the Law Society did … Continue reading

Injury Victim called “Crumbling Skull” gets New Trial

In a short but forceful unanimous three panel decision, the Court of Appeal has rung the death knell for the term “crumbing skull” to describe physical and mental conditions that may deteriorate in the future (Gordon v. Ahn,2017 BCCA 221). Other similar terms … Continue reading

Compensation for Mental Injury Now Enshrined in Canadian Law

The Supreme Court of Canada has coined the phrase “mental injury” in a sweeping decision abolishing misguided prejudices over “psychological”, “emotional” or “psychiatric” injury claims in the law of tort. The requirement that an injury claimant suffer a medically recognized psychiatric or psychological illness or … Continue reading