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Achieving Justice – weekly news column since January 2007


  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Consider apologizing if you are the cause of a life altering injury. Acknowledging fault in the form of an apology does not have any affect on your insurance coverage, nor is it taken into account when determining liability.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Why should “Accident” (referring to road traffic incidents) go the way of other words like negro, midget and retarded? Because it carries heavy baggage of unaccountability. History lesson:  In the early 1900s, when companies were looking to protect themselves from

  • 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.