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  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

An oncoming driver turns directly across your path. You don’t have a chance. There’s only a split second between forward movement of the turning vehicle and impact. You’re at full roadway speed. Add the acceleration of the turning vehicle and [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

An ATV and dirt bike collide at a blind corner on a winding dirt road. Mr. Bye, the biker, suffers injuries and losses assessed at over three million dollars. The stakes are high in the assessment of “who’s at fault?” [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Sweet sixteen and “surprise!”, my daughter is behind the wheel. Okay, more like a frog slowly heating up in a pot, but still a surprise to my heart. I so clearly remember the 15 minute naps on the living room [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer
Collision insurance car crash

“To be honest, it pisses me off”. Those are the words of a former client who continues to live with neck symptoms years after a “minor” rear-end collision. Neck symptoms weren’t the piss-off, though. It was the attitude of a [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

“It wasn’t me!” A quick internet search will take you to the hilarious “farting scene” in Rocket Man. Two astronauts in space suits are connected by a hose.  One astronaut’s space suit balloons up with gas pressure after the sound of [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer

Money talks.  ICBC’s “worst case scenario” rate increase of 42% over the next four years is screaming out. Will we listen? Last week I shared my “Aha!” moment: by treating only the symptoms of our road safety disease we are [...]

  • 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

Have you seen ICBC’s pitch to the B.C. Utilities Commission in support of their latest rate increase request? They point to an increase of injured victims hiring lawyers as one of the reasons for the increase. They commit to combat [...]

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer
Car crash statistics

After a year of public consultation, our political leaders increased the penalties for the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving, effective June 1, 2016. My prediction, in a column published just prior to the change, was that it would [...]

  • 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? [...]