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  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Why should “Accident” (referring to road traffic incidents) go the way of other words like negro, midget and retarded? Because it carries heavy baggage of unaccountability. History lesson:  In the early 1900s, when companies were looking to protect themselves from

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

I did my best, in a 12 minute time slot, to instil a sense of vulnerability in high school students this past week. It was my third opportunity to participate in “A different kind of P.A.R.T.Y.”, the acronym short for

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Winter tire season has arrived. They’re required on most British Columbia highways from the beginning of October until the end of March. A reader prompted the topic, asking: “I live in Kelowna and do not have the proper Winter tires,

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Despite the government's own research that there's no difference between hands-free and hand-held device use, it must have been seen to be too politically dangerous to force British Columbia voters to leave their phones completely alone when behind the wheel.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Rather than blaming cyclists and pedestrians for failing to take more care for their own safety, we need to be considering what more we can do to take more care for their safety.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

We are moving in the right direction with recently announced changes to ICBC premiums. But we could do so very much better. ICBC premiums are being adjusted in a way that, to some extent, will increase accountability for those who

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

My previous three columns might suggest otherwise, but cell phones are not the boogieman. One of my “fans” posted an online comment accusing me of being “…on a one man crusade to eradicate  use…cell phone”. I would have taken that as

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

“Swimming against the current” is an understatement. Two of the most powerful and influential publicly funded organizations (the CBC and RCMP) are working against me. In my last column, I shared my renewed passion for a pet road safety topic

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Can unbridled passion go too far? I had the privilege of attending a TEDxYouth event on May 17th, 2018. Twelve incredible youth, aged 11 to 17, presented their ideas. One of them was my 12 year old son, Caden. What