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Tag Archives: Driving Attitude

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

“If only everyone…would just…slow…down”. Jordan said those words with paused, deliberate emphasis as he commented on road safety. He was referring to my last column, when I wrote about the congested traffic situation when two lanes come to a stand still [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

You have to train for a triathlon that you didn’t sign up for, you get none of the fringe benefits and you don’t get to check it off your bucket list because you won’t be entering the race. I am [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

My 10 year old daughter, Morgan, “made the news” earlier this summer.  Ok, perhaps it doesn’t count because it was her columnist father using her stick-whittling finger injury to make a point about parental liability.  I had admitted my role [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

In my last column, I explained the important role of “injury lawyers” in creating a safer society.  Injury lawyers work to hold members of our society accountable for unsafe premises, products and conduct by using the law to extract fair [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer
Piggy Bank with Money

My last column had to do with assigning legal liability (blame) for a camping injury to my ten year old daughter’s finger.  I did a “tongue in cheek” analysis of blame, admitting that Santa Clause wasn’t the “plump, jolly culprit” [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has dominated the news since it disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board. The search for the wreckage continues, in part to give the families of the victims some closure, but also to [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer
Bicycle and cab

With our ever growing (in girth) population, it seems to me that the main topic of discussion for “bike to work week” should be how to motivate us all to choose the healthier commuting option. Instead, the main topic of [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Donovan Lagrange, a nine year veteran of the Quebec provincial police force, was killed while on duty on Saturday. It wasn’t a gun fight.  He was walking back to his patrol car after pulling over two speeders.  He was killed [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

A single vehicle “accident” north of Vernon on Friday night highlights the risks of drowsy driving. It was approximately 10:30 p.m.  An RCMP officer monitoring traffic speed watched it happen.  A Toyota pick-up truck failed to follow a curve in [...]