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Repudiation of Settlement Agreement Must be Clear and Unequivocal

The central issues in this Court of Appeal settlement case are whether the parties reached a binding settlement agreement, and if the settlement was repudiated. This can sometime arise in ICBC personal injury cases after a settlement amount as been agreed upon but before the release has been signed. As an important principle in the settlement…

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Lawyers Guard Confidentiality and Bring Important Claims

A personal injury lawyer’s duty to guard confidentiality and to serve the best interest of the client is recognized in this Court of Appeal decision : Nuttall v. K.,2018 BCCA 341. The lawyer successfully appealed a special costs order against him for adding a party to a hit and run personal injury claim, which was found later…

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Personal Injury Lawyer for Highest Population Density in Canada

Living and working in Vancouver as a personal injury lawyer, topping over 21 years, has given me the rich opportunity of representing the most dense urban population in Canada. The complex mix of pedestrian and bike lanes straddling wide multi lane vehicular boulevards is a breeding ground for injury and is where best personal injury lawyers are needed.…

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Shopping for the Best ICBC Injury Lawyer

It been over 20 years since I began the practice of Personal Injury Law in Vancouver and hiring an injury lawyer has diversified in that time. The decline of the Yellow pages and raise in the search engine has spawned new hierarchies for reliable information. Hiring a good personal injury lawyer for your ICBC claim will still provide the expertise…

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Judge Says a Person who is his Own Lawyer has a Fool for a Client

In this  ICBC injury case the Judge had sympathy for the ICBC lawyer and the members of his law firm in having to deal with a claimant without a lawyer. The judge was of the view that if the claimant hired a lawyer to deal with the case, or even just seek some legal advice, the court and all…

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Report Accident to ICBC with a Lawyer VS. Without a Lawyer: Is there a Difference?

When it comes to an ICBC report many people ask,”What’s the difference between an ICBC report with a lawyer and an ICBC report without a lawyer . Some people think that if you have nothing to hide you shouldn’t need a lawyer, while others think ICBC may manipulate what you have said if you do…

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Homemade Legal Services for Personal Injury Claims

Personal Injury Claim Lawyers in Vancouver When organic means more than just what you eat, legal advocate Renn Holness provides natural justice to victims of personal injury. Mr. Holness has been providing legal services to victims of personal injury in Vancouver since 1995 and has never worked for any insurance company. We only work for…

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What to do after a Car Accident a Checklist for the Injured

First Steps After an Auto Accident If you are at the accident scene: Move away from traffic; Make sure the police and paramedics have been called; Take photographs and video at the scene before the vehicles are moved; Obtain witness names and contact information- don’t talk to witnesses about how the accident occurred; Record details…

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Important Practice Point: Examination for Discovery at the Lawyer’s Office

Personal injury lawyers in Vancouver are in often required to travel to remote areas of British Columbia to examine witnesses.  This Supreme Court case however may help change all that. In Schroeder v. Sweeney, 2014 BCSC 1843 the defendant was trying to force the Claimant to attend Examination for Discovery at an Okanagan court reporters office.…

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Important Practice Point: Examination for Discovery at the Lawyer's Office

Personal injury lawyers in Vancouver are in often required to travel to remote areas of British Columbia to examine witnesses.  This Supreme Court case however may help change all that. In Schroeder v. Sweeney, 2014 BCSC 1843 the defendant was trying to force the Claimant to attend Examination for Discovery at an Okanagan court reporters office.…

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