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Achieving Justice – weekly news column since January 2007


  • 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

If you are texting or engaged in a cell phone discussion with someone you know is driving, should you share legal accountability if there is a crash? In a recent news story, an insurance and legal expert pointed to a [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

A recent small claims decision highlights a common misunderstanding about our rights. And that ICBC doesn’t jump to clear up the confusion. I feel for the Claimant, Frank. He went step by step through the process outlined by ICBC to [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

ICBC has a video snippet of you frolicking on a Cancun beach with a margarita in your hand. It felt like they had rummaged through your underwear drawer, accessing and viewing private moments with family and friends. Read my column [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

In the old days it was the family photo album. And if ICBC wanted video footage they had to send a creepy “investigator” with a video camera. Now there are smart phones, Facebook, Instagram and whatever else that captures and [...]

  • 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

“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 [...]