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Tag Archives: Court of Appeal

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

You’re a designated driver for a group of friends.  You are driving on a highway, at highway speed.  One of your drunk, boisterous passengers grabs and cranks on the steering wheel, causing a crash.  You are seriously injured. Do you [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Our Court of Appeal, in a decision released February 9, 2012, has given its endorsement to an important application of common sense by a trial judge. The injured victim, Ms. Morlan, was 46 years old at the time she was [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Legal column expressing disappointment for a decision made by the British Columbia Court of Appeal to discount potential earnings of a female as less than a male’s, due to “historical” employment decisions of females [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Legal column addressing a range of “jury awards” (compensation awarded by jurors) and the implications of an excessively high or low value [...]