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.

Injury Claimant Without Lawyer Slaughtered at Trial- Costs Awarded

This married couple went to court with no lawyer for personal injuries arising from three car accidents. Liability for the car accidents were admitted and both claimants contended they were incapacitated and permanently affected by their injuries. Following a 13 day trial  the claimants were awarded … Continue reading

ICBC Bogus Claims of Fraud Thrown Out…Again

ICBC has tried to create the impression in recent years of an increase in fraud, this is confusing and untrue. In yet another case in point, the Court of Appeal has told ICBC they failed to prove this claimant lied or made a false statement.(Insurance … Continue reading

Slip and Fall on a Public Sidewalk – Who Owes the Duty of Care?

In this personal injury case the injury claimant slipped and fell on a public sidewalk owned by the municipality of Summerland in British Columbia. The sidewalk separates Angus Street in Summerland from a senior’s housing facility where the claimant lived.(Scheck v. … Continue reading

Divisibility and Liability in Multiple Car Accident Claims

This Court of Appeal case arose from a three car accident personal injury claim. This case was complicated by numerous tortious and non-tortious incidents which caused or aggravated the chronic mental and physical injuries before and after the car accidents in question.(Khudabux v. McClary,2018 BCCA … Continue reading

Legal Assistant Job in Vancouver Helping the Injured

  Are you looking to continue a legal assistant career in an established Vancouver law office, across from the Vancouver law courts? Legal support staff competent to assist the injured in legal claims for compensation are not only worth their weight in gold, … Continue reading

$70,000 Pain and Suffering for Soft Tissue Injuries

In this personal injury case the claimant, a registered clinical counsellor, was injured when her car was rear-ended while stopped at a stop light at the intersection of Highway 99 and Nesters Road in Whistler, B.C.  Fault was admitted and the claimant established … Continue reading

$1.00 ICBC Offer Rejected and Injury Claim Dismissed

This personal injury claimant proceeded to trial without a lawyer and his claim was dismissed. ICBC had offered $1.00 to the claimant to settle the case before trial and after the claim was dismissed ICBC sought double costs for the claimant’s … Continue reading

5 Things ICBC Does Not Want You to Know

For all you ICBC injury claimants, revealing and uncovering the truth about auto giant ICBC can be impossible when the “freedom of information” laws provide ICBC with legal shelter.  ICBC is a modern example of a  state-run auto insurance enterprise, part of … Continue reading

Injured Commuter Gets New Trial as Collateral Fact Rule Breached

The claimant boarded a city bus in Vancouver that accelerated suddenly causing her to lose her balance and fall. She sued, without a personal injury lawyer, and the trial judge dismissed her claim. The bus company cross examined the claimant using … Continue reading

Use of Medical Records in Personal Injury Cases

  ICBC will often require medical records before paying benefits or agreeing to settlement.  However, when going to court records may not be admissible without the author being called to testify. Also, expert opinion must be delivered under the strict … Continue reading