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Tag Archives: Driver Responsibility

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer
tow truck towing car

Brand new winter tires are installed, I have anti-lock brakes, I pay taxes for road maintenance services and never exceed the posted speed limit.  Who is at fault if I hit a patch of ice and slide into another vehicle? [...]

  • 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

I love playing devil’s advocate.  Challenging perceptions is fun for me.  With road safety issues I get the bonus of doing my small bit to make our roads safer. I recently challenged perceptions about rights of way between drivers and [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Each of us has been, or very likely will be, touched personally by a crash:  a family member or close friend killed;  ourselves or someone close to us suffering life altering injuries; learning of tragedy suffered by someone we don’t [...]

  • 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? [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer
Driving his new car. Confident mature businessman driving car and looking away

I back out of my driveway every morning at about 5:15 a.m.  Traffic on that quiet street at that time of the morning is rare. This morning,  as my back bumper is meeting the curb, a little red car comes [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

“…I wonder how many drivers that injure someone in an accident follow up to understand how the injury may have effected that person.  I’m left with an impression that ICBC keeps the person responsible out of that part of the [...]