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Assessment of fault

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Consider apologizing if you are the cause of a life altering injury. Acknowledging fault in the form of an apology does not have any affect on your insurance coverage, nor is it taken into account when determining liability.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

If I choose to own an animal and choose to have it off leash without a muzzle, shouldn’t it be me instead of an innocent victim who shoulders the financial burden of an attack?

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

“He was asking for it”. “Got what he deserved”. Comments like those were made in response to the news story about a “semi-streaker” (wearing only underwear and a jersey) who was flattened on the field of a BC Lions football

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

A recent small claims decision highlights a common misunderstanding about our rights. And that ICBC doesn’t jump to clear up the confusion. I feel for the Claimant, Frank. He went step by step through the process outlined by ICBC to

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

The RCMP are not speculating about the cause of the horrific crash before gathering and analyzing all the evidence. Nor should they. But I will. I think it’s important, particularly while the horror of the crash is still fresh and

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Is there any onus on pedestrians to avoid falling on slippery surfaces? I made a case for safe and passable sidewalks in my last column Are you liable if someone slips on the sidewalk in front of your home? One

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

It’s downtown Vancouver.   Eastbound lanes of traffic are at a complete stop for a red light. The driver of an eastbound pick-up truck illegally veers into the westbound lanes to skip ahead to a left turn lane.It’s downtown Vancouver.