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Achieving Justice – weekly news column since January 2007


  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Society has been learning about how the use of certain words and phrases, loaded with baggage, might perpetuate systemic harms. My pet irritation is with the use of the word "accident" when referring to road traffic incidents.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

If you choose to participate, eyes wide open about inherent risks, you have nobody but yourself to blame if you’re hurt. But if someone else’s negligence causes you injury, they should be held accountable. That’s the way our legal system

  • 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,

Does your ICBC policy give you an iron clad guarantee of insurance protection?  No. There are ways you can forfeit that protection, leaving you to face the same crippling financial consequences as if your vehicle had not been insured at