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Honesty & your ICBC claim

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

For more significant injuries, with correspondingly significant losses, there is a legal obligation that puts injured victims on the defensive. It’s called “mitigation.”An injured victim has a legal obligation to take all reasonable measures to keep their losses to a

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,
Lies Letterpress

“Liar”; “cheater”; “scammer”.  The very words leave an unpleasant aftertaste. A distaste for those who lie, cheat and scam is a common human experience.  Is it because each of us has been lied to, cheated, or scammed, and have felt

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,
Man changing his face

A judgment released May 10, 2013, following an eight day Supreme Court of British Columbia personal injury trial, reminds me of the saying: “A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client”.  The decision reads like

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

“Do not sign anything” is a stern warning I see or hear from time to time in marketing materials by some personal injury lawyers. Use that phrase as a google search criteria and the first page of results includes a

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

I sometimes wonder if those consulting with me are disappointed by the straight-forward legal advice that I give them. Some seem to be looking for clever tactical pointers.  Certainly, a personal injury lawyer must have a few tricks up his

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

With a legal practice dedicated to a very narrow area of law, I often feel like a broken record when I am giving advice to my clients. The same issues and procedures come up again and again and again because

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,
Motivational Business Concept

Legal column stressing the importance of credibility and honesty when describing pain caused by a car crash

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Legal column explaining that hiding facts from a lawyer can cause irreparable damage to a case and must be avoided by maintaining an honest relationship with your lawyer