Chronic Pain

$100,000 Award for Pain and Suffering in Chronic Headache Case

Awards for pain and suffering are not calculated but rather assessed. In British Columbia personal injury lawyers provide Judges with a range of reasonable awards based on caselaw precedent.  The claimant in this chronic headache, neck, shoulder and low back … Continue reading

Family Doctor Not Required at ICBC Personal Injury Trial

No adverse inference was drawn by the judge after the claimant failed to have his family doctor testify at the personal injury trial. (Fabretti v. Gill,2014 BCSC 899). This ICBC injury case involved a car accident that occurred on the Pattullo … Continue reading

$140,000 Award for Pain and Suffering with no Income Loss

Money compensation from ICBC and other insurance companies for pain and suffering should be dictated by the amount claimants are able to obtain under the law. In this car accident case the personal injury claimant was driving along Jacklin Road … Continue reading

Car Accident Victim Awarded Life Long Yoga Membership

Yoga therapy likely mitigated further loss for this personal injury claimant as the trial judge awards life long Yoga therapy. The  Court of Appeal upheld this $28,000 award for a yoga club membership as part of the cost of future … Continue reading

$300,000 Personal Injury Settlement Offer Rejected- $250,000 repayment Ordered

This personal injury claimant suffered soft tissue injuries in a car accident which developed into pain disorder. The issue at trial was the assessment of damages, and the first jury awarded her $528,000.00. This amount was overturned on appeal creating a … Continue reading

ICBC Denied Second Medical Examination- New Holistic View

In this car accident medical exam case(Rathgeber v. Freeman,2013 BCSC 2117) the personal injury claimant was spared having to attend a second medical examination after the Court found that the first  ICBC medical Examination put the defendant on an equal footing. … Continue reading Personal Injury Lawyers Top Priority is Best Settlements

In Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, Burnaby, Langley, and all regions in British Columbia 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 … Continue reading

How Much Time Do I Have To Report My Accident to ICBC

The deadline for applying for car accident benefits from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, will depend on whether you are reporting an injury or vehicle damage only. As a personal injury lawyer I will only discuss the time … Continue reading

$35,000 Award as Personal Injury Claim Evidence not Reliable after Car Accident

  Evidence in ICBC personal injury cases dictate the money award as this personal injury claimant lacking evidence (Brown v. Raffan,2013 BCSC 114) case illustrates. Although the claimant was awarded only $35,000.00 after making a claim for over $230,000.00, it appears that ICBC, insuring the … Continue reading