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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.

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Why should “Accident” (referring to road traffic incidents) go the way of other words like negro, midget and retarded? Because it carries heavy baggage of unaccountability. History lesson:  In the early 1900s, when companies were looking to protect themselves from

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Society has been learning about how the use of certain words and phrases, loaded with baggage, might perpetuate systemic harms. My pet irritation is with the use of the word "accident" when referring to road traffic incidents.

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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