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Achieving Justice – weekly news column since January 2007


  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

A house purchase is the biggest investment most of us will ever make. And we tend to stretch our financial limits when doing so. Expensive problems discovered after taking possession can be financially devastating.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

In Kelowna, a Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims will be held Wednesday evening, November 21, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Orchard Park Mall parking lot, corner of Highway 97 and Dilworth Avenue.

  • 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,

The word "accident", and it’s connotation of unaccountable inevitability, is getting in the way of taking important steps to fix an ongoing, and growing, road safety disaster.

  • 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,

The problem with waivers comes when the language of waivers goes further, requiring your agreement not to pursue your legal rights if someone else’s negligence causes you injury.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

A healthy sense of vulnerability can make our roads safer. An unhealthy level of anxiety can adversely impact a victim’s life, and can ironically make our roads more dangerous. It’s commonly known as “Driving Anxiety.”