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  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Can unbridled passion go too far? I had the privilege of attending a TEDxYouth event on May 17th, 2018. Twelve incredible youth, aged 11 to 17, presented their ideas. One of them was my 12 year old son, Caden. What

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

It’s got to be maddening. We’ve tasked the RCMP to target distracted driving. As first responders to crash scenes, it’s a public safety priority they fully support. RCMP Cst. Steve Holmes was recently quoted: “At crash scene after crash scene,

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Face some Consequences!

“The driver who rear-ended my car should have to arrange child care for my kids when I have to go for my treatments, and should have to sit in the waiting room with me”. A friend of mine is feeling

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

As of June 1st, a first offence will cost you $543.00. It’s the provincial government’s latest road safety initiative.  They’re jacking up the financial consequences of being caught using an electronic device behind the wheel. Will it make a difference?

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“RCMP show tough love in February” is a Castanet story about the RCMP cracking down on distracted driving, citing preliminary statistics from 2012 that “30 per cent of motor vehicle deaths, and 37 per cent of serious injuries involved distracted driving”.

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It’s time for my periodic rant against the British Columbia Government about our cell phone laws. The trigger for my rant, this time around, is a Transportation Safety Board report into the cause of a single occupant small plane crash

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David Kubert, riding his motorcycle with his wife, Linda, as his passenger, sees the pick-up truck driver steering with his elbows, his head down, immediately before the head-on crash. The truck has drifted across the centre line.  The choice made

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

This week’s column was a bit of a struggle for me. Usually, the trick is coming up with a topic that I feel passionate about.  Armed with a good topic, my columns seem to write themselves.  I just sit here