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Slip and fall

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Is there any onus on pedestrians to avoid falling on slippery surfaces? I made a case for safe and passable sidewalks in my last column Are you liable if someone slips on the sidewalk in front of your home? One [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

“I slipped and fell, and was hurt.  It happened in a store.  Do I have a legal claim for compensation for my injuries and losses?” It’s a clear, straight forward question.  Unfortunately, there isn’t a clear, straight forward answer. In [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

The front end of another Canadian winter.  With it, comes accumulations of ice and snow: as normal and natural a Canadian experience as the setting sun. Through maintenance contractors, our tax dollars go to work to keep our roadways safe.  [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

I wrote that I may have milked the sidewalk safety cow quite enough with my third column on the subject last week.  I asked that you not hesitate to send me more questions on the subject, though, noting that perhaps [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer
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“Thank you” to Carol, a reader who e-mailed me with a question arising from my last column. I had written about sidewalk safety and referred to the Kelowna and West Kelowna bylaws that require us to keep the sidewalks in [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

My father lives down the street from me.  A little unsteady on his feet, he makes the short walk to visit several times a week.  His legs aren’t what they used to be; he was born in 1935. His house [...]