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  • 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 [...]

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“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 [...]

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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 [...]

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“Please help us raise money for the players and families affected. Money will go directly to families to help with any expenses incurred.” As of Monday morning, this GoFundMe campaign had amassed $11.7 million of their $4.0 million goal. The [...]

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The RCMP are not speculating about the cause of the horrific crash before gathering and analyzing all the evidence. Nor should they. But I will. I think it’s important, particularly while the horror of the crash is still fresh and [...]

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“The crash occurred because I was texting, not because I was drunk. Now pay me the money!” That’s my blunt paraphrasing of a small claims lawsuit against ICBC. And it makes me feel sick to my stomach. The lawsuit arose [...]

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Bring back photo radar? I made that suggestion at the tail end of my last column, which was about speed traps. Heck of a use of the word “trap”, by the way. The word is suggestive of unfair surprise. You’d have to [...]

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Do speed traps piss you off? It’s like shooting fish in a barrel, set up along the safest stretches of road with ridiculously low speed limits. And along boring stretches of highway where a heavy foot causes your speed to [...]

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Distracted driving penalties are increasing. Again. And immediate roadside driving prohibitions (like those for impaired driving) might be coming. Goodness. Much ado about distracted driving! Would it be fair for distracted driving penalties to be as swift and severe as those [...]