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  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

I have a suggestion that might reduce the embarrassment and character aspersion that can come from ICBC retained investigators prowling around to interview your employers, co-workers, friends and acquaintances.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

The more significant your injuries and losses, the more likely ICBC will engage the services of a private investigation firm and the higher the degree of investigation.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

It is an issue that has never before been addressed by our courts because no-one has ever made ICBC’s investigation tactics an issue in a trial ... until now. 

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

For collision injuries occurring on or after April 1, 2019, non-financial loss compensation for those temporary injuries will be capped at $5,500.00 (the “Cap”). The Cap is established by a government regulation called the “Minor Injury Regulation”.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

The problem with waivers comes when the language of waivers goes further, requiring your agreement not to pursue your legal rights if someone else’s negligence causes you injury.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Another injured victim goes uncompensated because of a waiver, despite clear negligence. This time, an adult snowboarder at Big White. Boarding from one of the easiest runs, Highway 33, down a known path to a parking lot. Access down the

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

If you lose your financial footing, how do you stop the circling vultures from peck, peck, pecking away at you? If you lose your financial footing, how do you stop the circling vultures from peck, peck, pecking away at you?

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Is a waiver worth the paper it’s printed on? It’s that annoying form you have to sign before doing fun things. Fun things that come with a risk of getting hurt. Or killed. By signing the waiver, you agree not

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Is there any sweeter justice than when someone tries to be nasty but it blows up in their own face? Even sweeter if the intended victim manages to benefit from the nasty conduct. Sweet justice was achieved after an animal