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  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

Winter tire season has arrived. They’re required on most British Columbia highways from the beginning of October until the end of March. A reader prompted the topic, asking: “I live in Kelowna and do not have the proper Winter tires,

  • Published by Paul Hergott, Personal Injury Lawyer,

“Should I be using my extended medical benefits if I’ve been injured in a car crash?” The short answer: Absolutely. This is confusing stuff. I’ll do my best to explain. An extended medical plan is an insurance policy. A premium

  • 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?”

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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