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Achieving Justice

Moving forward with driving technology

Feb 24, 2015 / 5:00 am

This is not one of my “preachy” One Crash is Too Many columns. It is an expression of optimism and a call to action. My preachy approach of...

Teaching our children & society boundaries

Feb 17, 2015 / 5:00 am

We learned in the news recently about a strict policy issued in an e-mail to coaches of the Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association. The e-mail included this...

Alexandra’s Story

Feb 10, 2015 / 5:00 am

Our broken hearts ache for something positive to rise up from the worst tragedies. It is January 28, 2015, on a straight stretch of Highway 33, east of Kelowna....

No time limit on recovery

Feb 3, 2015 / 5:00 am

We are all, each of us, unique. Each of us has our own unique personalities, strengths and weaknesses. Some of us seem more equipped than others to respond to...

The value of your ICBC claim

Jan 27, 2015 / 5:00 am

What is my ICBC claim worth? How long will it take to settle my claim? I am asked these questions all the time. Your ICBC adjuster has made an offer that could...

Careful what you put on the Internet

Jan 20, 2015 / 5:00 am

Innocent or not, it is standard legal advice not to talk to the police if you are the subject of an investigation. Why is that? It doesn’t matter how much...

Safe driving: happy holiday

Jan 13, 2015 / 5:00 am

‘Tis the season… According to a December 22nd news report, a Salmon Arm man stumbled out of a pub, tripped over a curb and walked into a tree...

All about me

Jan 6, 2015 / 5:00 am

Another year of column writing behind me, it is time for my annual “all about me” column. Narcissistic of me? If you read my last column the way my...

Children feel the impact of a crash too

Dec 23, 2014 / 6:00 am

Most car crash injuries are invisible. In the old days, before seatbelts, we were thrown forward against the steering wheel or dash board. Points of impact...

No 'gray' area in consent

Dec 16, 2014 / 5:00 am

I invite you to read my last recent column about ex-CBC Radio broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi to give you context for my column this week. It’s an easy find on...

Confusion & how ICBC works

Dec 9, 2014 / 5:00 am

Sometimes I think I should give a monthly seminar about how auto liability insurance works. I meet with a lot of people who have been injured in crashes and I...

Multitasking isn't meant for roads

Dec 2, 2014 / 8:00 am

I grew up on a farm a few miles east of Melville, Saskatchewan. When I got far enough along in piano, I took the bus each week to Regina for lessons. When I got...

Get legal advice before ICBC payout

Nov 25, 2014 / 5:00 am

A reader asked: “If I smashed my arm (in a car crash) and it broke, can I get pain and suffering money from ICBC (without a lawyer)?” You bet you...

Do instead of don't

Nov 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

I came very close to cutting off an oncoming cyclist the other day while I was making a left turn. It was one of those “close calls” that had been...

50 Shades of Hergott

Nov 4, 2014 / 5:00 am

She is a police officer who has to be in control every minute of her work day. She meets him, a prominent community leader, at a fundraising event. The...

The future of safety

Oct 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

Six Canadian war planes depart on a mission to attack militants in Iraq from the air on Tuesday. A Canadian Reservist is shot dead at the National War Memorial...

Patience necessary to settle ICBC claim

Oct 21, 2014 / 5:00 am

How long does it take for a motor vehicle accident claim to wind its way through the Courts and why? This is the second time I am pulling from a list of...

Getting better: best way to justice

Oct 14, 2014 / 5:00 am

I see “getting you better” as one of my most important functions as your personal injury lawyer. I will ask you, every step of the way, what your...

The bunk of ICBC's LVI claim

Oct 7, 2014 / 5:00 am

From time to time I ask you, the readers, for topics you have an interest in, hoping that your suggested topic will relate to the “achieving...

Psychological injury: scratching the surface

Sep 30, 2014 / 5:00 am

There are three boxes of tissue on my desk. One of my Case Managers joined me the other day for a new client consultation. Referring to the boxes of tissue, I...

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