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  • 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,

My previous three columns might suggest otherwise, but cell phones are not the boogieman. One of my “fans” posted an online comment accusing me of being “…on a one man crusade to eradicate  use…cell phone”. I would have taken that as

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

If you are texting or engaged in a cell phone discussion with someone you know is driving, should you share legal accountability if there is a crash? In a recent news story, an insurance and legal expert pointed to a

  • 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,

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,
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”.

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

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