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Achieving Justice

Sign my petition

Oct 22, 2019 / 6:00 am

Awareness of a danger empowers you to make choices to eliminate, or at least significantly reduce, risk of harm. Consider an obscured cliff edge on a hiking...

Keep your brain on the road

Oct 15, 2019 / 6:00 am

How is it any different from talking to a passenger? Predictable as a ticking clock, I face that question every time I share the science that hands free and...

Hands free is dangerous

Oct 8, 2019 / 11:00 am

Seventy-one-year old Randi Kramer made headlines last week after being ticketed for distracted driving. The unlawful conduct? Her plugged-in cell phone was...

ICBC will talk to your boss

Oct 1, 2019 / 1:49 pm

Witness interviews is the form of ICBC investigation that is most, in the words of the court, “fraught with risk.” This is the last of a three-part...

Watch for ICBC's snoops

Sep 24, 2019 / 6:00 am

Achieving balance is important for most things in life. ICBC investigations are no different. Some level of investigation is important to independently test...

Judge admonishes ICBC

Sep 17, 2019 / 6:00 am

A new court decision shines light on the dark shadows of ICBC investigations and lays out a framework for what is acceptable and what crosses the line. ...

Don't kill the kids

Sep 10, 2019 / 6:00 am

School zone speed restrictions are back. But they shouldn’t be necessary. And they fail to communicate an important safety message. They shouldn’t...

Doing the ICBC dance

Sep 3, 2019 / 11:00 am

I will now provide you with a roadmap to minimize ICBC’s ability to have a hit-and-run claim dismissed on a technicality. I call it a technicality because...

Know ICBC's tricks

Aug 27, 2019 / 6:00 am

ICBC tried to have an innocent victim’s claim dismissed, arguing he didn’t do enough to try to identify a hit-and-run driver. This time they failed....

Don't cause a tragedy

Aug 20, 2019 / 11:00 am

Two readers added to the list of safe driving behaviours I had offered last week. These are behaviours, like looking at mirror blind spots behind your vehicle...

Don't roll the dice

Aug 13, 2019 / 6:00 am

Most of the time we can get away following traffic signs and signals and what we see out of our windshield and mirrors. The more we get away with it, the less...

Learning from tragedy

Aug 6, 2019 / 7:31 am

I believe that something good can come from the deepest of tragedies. Prepare your heart if you choose to read further. Though the greater the shock to your...

E-scooters can be dangerous

Jul 30, 2019 / 6:00 am

This week, I discuss legal implications of injuries caused by e-scooter use. Studies I shared last week indicate that serious injuries are sustained in...

E-scooter 'storm' coming?

Jul 23, 2019 / 6:00 am

My wife, watching two young girls scoot around the Dolphin fountain in Kelowna, texts me: “Column topic – those e-scooters look dangerous as hell....

Cost of needing cannabis

Jul 16, 2019 / 6:00 am

Many crash victims are left with some level of chronic symptoms after running the gamut of therapies. Chronic symptoms can include discomfort and pain, sleep...

Injuries can change a person

Jul 9, 2019 / 6:00 am

Long-term effects of injuries can change a person. Those changes can cause an end to a family relationship and reduce the likelihood of entering into another....

Bullet-proofing your will

Jul 2, 2019 / 6:00 am

The judge’s comment about the deceased — that “Anyone who defied her suffered her wrath” — played itself out in the courtroom when...

A life, a will are judged

Jun 25, 2019 / 6:00 am

A recent court decision lists factors a judge considers when determining whether you have met your moral obligations to each of your children in your will. The...

Daughters attack mom's will

Jun 18, 2019 / 6:00 am

Last week, I started telling the story of a lawsuit where two of four daughters had attacked their mother’s will. Each of the two had been left only five...

You can't take it with you

Jun 11, 2019 / 12:00 am

You can’t take it with you. But how much control do you have over what happens to your estate after you’re gone? A recent court decision sheds...

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