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  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Improper headrest adjustments are one of many standard allegations ICBC makes against victims of negligent driving. The allegation is almost always made in a formal document called a Response to Civil Claim. A recent example: “The Plaintiff…failed to properly adjust

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Everyone’s a legal expert when it comes to ICBC injury claims. Or any other legal matter when alcohol starts to flow at a social gathering. All sorts of advice comes out of the woodwork. Some is helpful, but much of

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

“You want me to sit down and make notes to “journal” how I was before the crash?” Yes, I do. As soon as possible. Before your memory fades, because ICBC claims require evidence. “But what does that have to do

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

I’m not a “perfect physical specimen.” If you know me, you are likely rolling your eyes and muttering: “Really? You don’t say!” Not a perfect psychological specimen either. “No sh** Sherlock!” I’m functioning really well, though. After over 20 years

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

This common internet search: “Average ICBC settlement for rear ender,” tells me how “in the dark” people are about ICBC settlements. Because the question makes no sense. The size of a settlement has nothing to do with the type of

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

I have written previously about the critically important goal, for car crash victims, of actively pursuing as full and quick a recovery as possible. Isn’t that the goal of anyone who has sustained an injury, regardless of the cause?  Of

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,
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The goal of “fair financial compensation for loss” is simple when you can point your finger at specific dollars and cents losses such as receipts for chiropractic sessions or time missed from an hourly wage job. The goal is not

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,
woman doing housekeeping

A text from my wife: “Paul…. We’ve been together for almost 17 years now…. And I feel like I should tell you something…The beer fridge does not refill itself.  It’s true – all these years I’ve been doing it –

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What is my ICBC claim worth? How long will it take to settle my claim? I am asked these questions all the time. Your ICBC adjuster has made an offer that could settle the claim immediately. To make a decision,

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

From time to time I ask you, the readers, for topics you have an interest in, hoping that your suggested topic will relate to the “achieving justice” theme of this column.  I could count the number of topic ideas I’ve