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  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Long term effects of injuries can change a person. Those changes can cause an end to a family relationship and reduce the likelihood of entering into another.

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She managed to work around her symptoms in the four years leading up to the trial. Did that mean she was not entitled to compensation for possible future losses?

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Losses from an injury can extend many years into the future. It is always a challenge to gaze into the crystal ball and predict what those losses will be.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Patient care in our hospitals is second to none, but cannot reasonably provide the constant bedside care that a parent, spouse or friend can provide.

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The problem with waivers comes when the language of waivers goes further, requiring your agreement not to pursue your legal rights if someone else’s negligence causes you injury.

  • 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