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  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

The two boys, aged 9 and 11, are sorry. But what about accountability? They were playing with a lighter in the Wilden area of Kelowna. Apparently “experimenting with fire.” Almost a thousand homes were put on evacuation alert. Thankfully, fire

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Going quadding? You’re not as protected as you might think. I’m referring to insurance, not helmets and body armour. Though the use of helmets and body armour does highlight the importance of insurance in that fun, recreational activity. It really

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Should a “you break it you bought it” type accountability apply to dog attacks? It does in Ontario, where they have enacted a Dog Owners’ Liability Act. You can access the act through this link. Legislation can be difficult to

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We love our furry friends. But they can cause harm. We try to keep our children safe by cautioning them not to approach dogs they are not familiar with, but from time to time bad things happen. A recent example

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“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

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“Please help us raise money for the players and families affected. Money will go directly to families to help with any expenses incurred.” As of Monday morning, this GoFundMe campaign had amassed $11.7 million of their $4.0 million goal. The

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What if the rugby player had gone too far? 21 year old Jake Taylor steps up. His actions stop an attacker’s stream of obscenities that elevated to trying to grab the 18 year old woman’s head and shove to his

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“This man got up and started to swear at me calling me a whore and a slut telling me he will kill me and all Muslims in a mix of Arabic and some other language I wasn’t understanding…He raised his

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I like to find a silver lining behind every cloud. This very dark one is rimmed with platinum and gold. Road safety has finally come into the spotlight for British Columbians. Money talks. Crashes and collisions have been increasing by

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Money talks.  ICBC’s “worst case scenario” rate increase of 42% over the next four years is screaming out. Will we listen? Last week I shared my “Aha!” moment: by treating only the symptoms of our road safety disease we are