Monthly Archives: June 2013

Pedestrian Accident Caused by Sleeping Driver not Act of God

In this falling asleep personal injury case (Holt v. Rother,2013 BCSC 1065) the claimant was a pedestrian on the shoulder of 350th Avenue in Oliver, British Columbia, and the defendant was driving returning from the beach in Okanagan Falls.  The driver … Continue reading

ICBC Vancouver Personal Injury Lawyer Tests New Rule- Protecting Your Medical Records

Lawyers in Vancouver Battle with ICBC over Disclosure of Personal Medical Records Since starting as a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver in 1995 I’ve noticed that ICBC has always expected injury claimants to sign medical release forms consenting and authorizing … Continue reading

ICBC Settlement Offer Better Than Trial Award but no Costs for ICBC

In this ICBC offers to settle fault case ( Currie v. Taylor,2013 BCSC 1071), the claimant suffered catastrophic injuries that dramatically changed his life after a car accident. The claimant was driving a yellow and white taxi  en route to the … Continue reading

Best for Personal Injury Lawyers with ICBC Injury Claims to Avoid Representing the Corporation

When injured in a car accident and hiring a personal injury lawyer in BC  most never make it a top priority to ask whether the lawyer or law firm works for ICBC. Why is this important?  Personal Injury Lawyers and … Continue reading

Personal Injury Claimant Without Lawyer Misses ICBC Offer of Settlement

When to refuse an ICBC offer of settlement, was a topic discussed in the trial judges decision and this is the personal injury claimants self appeal to the BC Court of Appeal(Gatzke v. Sidhu, 2013 BCCA 261) . The the … 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

$75,000 Award for Pain and Suffering Reduced for Ignoring Medical Advice

How much an injury victim gets for pain and suffering after a car accident in ICBC claims and other personal injury cases can be reduced  by the court for not following medical treatment. In this case, after suffering a car accident injury … Continue reading

ICBC Settlement Payouts are not Much for a Corporation worth Billions

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, is required to release financial statements to lawyers and the general  public which includes the amount they pay to injury claimants for out of court settlements. ICBC  forecasts net income of  $230 million in 2013 … Continue reading