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Working through an ICBC claim

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

“I was wondering, does the ICBC interviewer ask questions regarding how an individual’s life has been affected by the accident? And in particular, not just physical injuries, pain etc. but mentally (anxiety, lowered mood, trauma, anxiety/hypervigilance while driving or as [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

How long does it take for a motor vehicle accident claim to wind its way through the Courts and why? This is the second time I am pulling from a list of questions provided to me by an expert witness [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

I joined thousands of other parents of school aged children, breathing a huge sigh of relief on hearing the news that the BCTF and the Provincial Government had reached a tentative agreement.  They had seemed way too far apart for [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer
Court scene

A recent court decision illustrates the risk that a trial represents, particularly a jury trial, and the powerful incentive that something called a “formal offer” can be to settle a case instead of going to trial. It is a decision [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury claim

You cannot unscramble an egg. Nor can you “un–settle” a personal injury claim. I can’t tell you how many people have expressed regret about settling a claim prematurely.  They typically lament about how young and misinformed they had been, accepting [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer
baby girl in glasses and chalk at a school board with arithmeti

I run my draft columns by my highly educated father who happens also to be very intelligent.  I say “happens also” because I don’t equate levels of education with intelligence.   He couldn’t understand what I was saying my first draft [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

With a legal practice dedicated to a very narrow area of law, I often feel like a broken record when I am giving advice to my clients. The same issues and procedures come up again and again and again because [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Legal column warning car crash victims that pursuing an insurance claim means video surveillance is a very real possibility [...]