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Achieving Justice – weekly news column since January 2007


  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

There’s a sweet, environmental justice when congested traffic slows and cycling commuters are able to gain ground. But there’s also considerable danger.   This is the third of a four part series highlighting motorist and cyclist collision scenarios. My hope is

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

This is my second of a series, describing scenarios where a motorist and cyclist were each found legally responsible for a collision.  In each scenario, the collision could have been completely avoided had either the motorist, or the cyclist, taken

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Spring has sprung and we can expect more and more cyclists on the roadways. I am going to share vehicle / bicycle collision scenarios that came up in case law research I have done, to raise awareness about how we

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

This is a sequel to my last column about how judges arrive at the truth. I had shared judicial commentary from a case decided by our Court of Appeal in 1952 and promised to share additional wisdom from much more

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

“Bold faced lie!” exclaimed my daughter, Cassidy, during a game of One Night Ultimate Werewolf.  Lying is a feature of the game, where player identities are secret and clues are gathered before an execution.  Townsfolk struggle to identify and execute

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

A close circle of friends and family can be a critically important support system in the early stages of recovering from a serious injury.  Patient care in our hospitals is second to none, but cannot reasonably provide the constant bedside

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Two cones of silence had to be removed for us to hear Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony.  As Minister of Justice, cabinet privilege silenced her communications with cabinet colleagues. As Attorney General, she was the Government’s lawyer and bound by solicitor-client privilege.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

The rights of those injured in collisions are about to change. Negligent drivers causing the collisions will be rewarded. Rewards include increased employment disability benefits and complete (instead of the current partial) coverage for most care expenses. Innocent victims will

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

A personal injury claim can feel like a minefield of uncertainty. A bunch of that has to do with taking time off work. I am going to clear away the cobwebs with my best legal advice about that issue. Some of