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Achieving Justice – weekly news column since January 2007


  • 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

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

We are moving in the right direction with recently announced changes to ICBC premiums. But we could do so very much better. ICBC premiums are being adjusted in a way that, to some extent, will increase accountability for those who

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

The two boys, aged 9 and 11, are sorry. But what about accountability? They were playing with a lighter in the Wilden area of Kelowna. Apparently “experimenting with fire.” Almost a thousand homes were put on evacuation alert. Thankfully, fire

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

“Should I be using my extended medical benefits if I’ve been injured in a car crash?” The short answer: Absolutely. This is confusing stuff. I’ll do my best to explain. An extended medical plan is an insurance policy. A premium

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Going quadding? You’re not as protected as you might think. I’m referring to insurance, not helmets and body armour. Though the use of helmets and body armour does highlight the importance of insurance in that fun, recreational activity. It really