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Documenting my case

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Journal not only your pre-crash condition, but the trend of your condition. Medical specialists need that to predict how you should have been had the crash not occurred.

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If you had any symptoms before a collision, it is important to journal that while your memory is still fresh, and before you get used to your "new normal." If you don't, you will have difficulty giving a credible comparison.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

In the old days it was the family photo album. And if ICBC wanted video footage they had to send a creepy “investigator” with a video camera. Now there are smart phones, Facebook, Instagram and whatever else that captures and

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

An ATV and dirt bike collide at a blind corner on a winding dirt road. Mr. Bye, the biker, suffers injuries and losses assessed at over three million dollars. The stakes are high in the assessment of “who’s at fault?”

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I didn’t cause the crash. Why does it feel like I am the one on trial? Just because you are making an ICBC claim, that feeling is very much the reality. A trial isn’t needed to prove the fault of

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“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

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I’ve written, before, that you should take photographs and get witness information to preserve car crash evidence at the scene.  (You’ve been in a crash… What now?) But isn’t that obvious?  Why would you need a legal columnist to give

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This is the fourth and last episode of a series.  I started with a list of priorities for what to do at the scene of a crash.  I promised a similar list for what to do after you leave the