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  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Cinderella’s fairy godmother gave fair warning. Don’t expect the same from ICBC. “At midnight, the coach will turn back into a pumpkin, the horses into mice, the driver into a rat. You must not be late!” Legal rights expire 354615411-ICBC-Affordable-and-effective-auto-insurance-A-new-road-forward-for-British-Columbia [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Injured victims usually wait until ICBC has cut off treatment funding before they come to me for advice. With ongoing pain and mounting bills, they have nowhere else to turn. That first meeting often begins with the injured victim scrambling [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer
Mother and daughter after quarrel

Witnesses are critical to car crash cases. I am not talking about witnesses to the crash, itself. Those can be critical when there is a dispute about what occurred and who was at fault, but the “who is at fault” [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

You can expect to hear all sorts of “specious and spurious” arguments if you choose to negotiate an injury claim with an insurance adjuster. If you read letters to the editor published a couple days ago, you will know that [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

With darkness fallen, you don’t notice that city workers have dug an unmarked pit in the middle of your favourite walking path.  You fall and suffer a complex leg fracture, requiring plates and screws.  You are off work as a [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer
Think before signing off on settlement

An ICBC settlement follows a predictable pattern, even though the end result is always uncertain. At some point, the “recovery phase” ends with the injured victim reaching a permanent plateau after pursuing and following all treatment options available and letting [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer
Health care costs

It is a concern about how to afford the ongoing expense of medical care that brings most injured victims to me.  They are continuing to fork out several hundred dollars per month for therapies and there is no end in [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

“building trust. driving confidence.” It’s ICBC’s trademark.  ICBC spends a lot of money, our money, building a brand of trust and confidence and that trademark is an important part of the branding. Their brand is so important to them that [...]