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There was some sort of squabble the other day between our two youngest children, aged 10 and 12.  My wife and I called them over to sort it out. Caden started to tell the sordid tail, but was repeatedly interrupted

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Those of us who grew up on a farm in the prairies have fond memories of the natural winter playgrounds created by drifting snow. A shovel could keep my brother and me occupied for hours, digging tunnels and caves.  I

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,
judges court gavel and piggy bank, on white

In a judgment released on November 17, 2015, an Ontario Superior Court Judge lambasted the way a prominent class action law firm gets paid.  The judgment provides an important lesson. I have written in support of class action lawsuits and

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

A cube shaped Nissan, parked in front of a neighbour’s home, caught my attention as I was on my way home the other day.  My neighbour was chatting with the driver, so I pulled up to ask about it.  The

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,
Piggy Bank with Money

My last column had to do with assigning legal liability (blame) for a camping injury to my ten year old daughter’s finger.  I did a “tongue in cheek” analysis of blame, admitting that Santa Clause wasn’t the “plump, jolly culprit”

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Ticket dispute solutioparking ticket on car windscreenn requires some work

I owe an apology to those of you who wait, with bated breath, for every Thursday edition of the Capital News, anxious to read my latest column.  For you, the last few weeks have been dismal disappointments.  My first missed

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Teaching Engineering to Student

The name change, from WCB to WorkSafeBC, wasn’t enough to wipe away the very bad taste in my mouth that arose from helping injured workers struggle for WCB benefits early on in my legal career. I stopped accepting WCB claims

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Some names are more unique than others. Even with a biblically rooted first name, I’ve never crossed paths with another Paul Hergott. A google search pulls up Dr. Paul Hergott, Gynecologist, in Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario.  Add my middle name,

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

From time to time I am consulted about extremely close calls. A medication error that could have been fatal; a dangerous situation that could have seriously injured a child; reckless driving that could have, but didn’t cause a crash. It