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Achieving Justice Legal Blog

retro typewriter with white paper page. vintage stylePaul became a weekly newspaper columnist in January of 2007, when his first column entitled “It’s not about screwing the insurance company” was published.

It isn't easy to be a reliable witness

An ATV and dirt bike collide at a blind corner on a winding dirt road. Mr. Bye, the biker, suffers injuries and losses assessed at over three million dollars. The stakes are high in the assessment of “who’s at fault?” And the cards are stacked against Mr. Bye. It’s his word against the...

ICBC Injury Judgment Summaries

gavelPaul has recently begun publishing ICBC Personal Injury Court Judgment Awards on his Achieving Justice legal blog.

Novel Award of Punitive Damages in a Hit-and-Run

If a pedestrian is hit by a car, but the driver flees the scene despite the significant injuries he has caused - will the civil court punish him?  What if the driver has a suspended license and history of disregarding suspensions? In the recent case of Howell v. Machi (2017 BCSC 1806), the...