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Achieving Justice

ICBC claim advice: Part 2

Aug 12, 2014 / 5:00 am

I shared my “black arts” tactical advice last week for anyone pursuing an ICBC claim: “Live your life”. My advice might have come as a...

ICBC claim advice: live your life

Aug 5, 2014 / 5:00 am

I walk a fine line when giving ICBC claim advice in this public forum. On the one hand, there is important advice that absolutely must be shared to injured...

Seize or sue

Jul 29, 2014 / 5:00 am

Dealerships want to sell cars. Financial institutions want to lend money. People want to own cars. A financial outlook released mid-December, 2013, said that...

Penalize inattentive driving

Jul 22, 2014 / 5:00 am

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...

Money talks

Jul 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

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...

Sue your daddy!

Jul 8, 2014 / 5:00 am

I’m camping with my family in a lovely campground in Deception Pass, Washington. The peace and tranquility is broken only by the periodic fly by of naval...

Hit and run!

Jul 1, 2014 / 5:00 am

“My mom was just in a pretty terrible crash and is headed to the hospital. The other driver didn’t stop. Not sure I’m going to make it in...

The Pedophile didn't "walk"

Jun 24, 2014 / 5:00 am

It can seem to be the worst of injustices: The police do their job and catch a bad guy but his fancy lawyer gets him off on a technicality and the bad guy...

Eyes opened about discrimination

Jun 17, 2014 / 5:00 am

Those of us who have volunteered our time to lead organizations know how it works. It might be a business group, community group, strata council or parent...

Ducks live - lives lost

Jun 10, 2014 / 5:00 am

There is not much more darling a sight than that of a mother duck followed by its brood of cute and fuzzy ducklings, waddling clumsily along. This is, of...

Driver age discrimination

Jun 3, 2014 / 5:00 am

I am thankful to Paul Lacney, a retired insurance adjuster, for bringing the human rights concerns of Ed Rockburne, a retired RCMP officer, to my attention....

How precious is life?

May 27, 2014 / 5:00 am

Brayden Denton made international news this past week. At age four, he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. One year later, after a battle...

Mud, sweat and "serious" injuries

May 20, 2014 / 5:00 am

It was the bright and eager idea of a triathlete in my office to put together a team for last weekend’s muddy, gruelling, obstacle course event at Crystal...

ICBC Claims Adjuster 'spin'

May 13, 2014 / 5:00 am

You can expect to hear all sorts of “specious and spurious” arguments if you choose to negotiate an injury claim with an insurance adjuster. If you...

Stand up to bully in Small Claims

May 6, 2014 / 5:00 am

I am a big fan of Small Claims Court. As an articled student, almost 20 years ago, it was where I “cut my teeth” in the courtroom. The Nanaimo law...

Discrimination in Law School

Apr 29, 2014 / 5:00 am

There is a lively debate going on among British Columbia lawyers. It has to do with a competition between freedom of religion and the right to be free from...

Claim for loss of vehicle value

Apr 22, 2014 / 5:00 am

Next to your home, a vehicle might be the largest purchase you make in your lifetime. Some people purchase brand new vehicles, even though they depreciate...

ICBC claim not an insurance claim

Apr 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

From time to time I get a call from someone needing help with an insurance claim. As soon as I figure out what they need help with I refer them to a lawyer who...

130 killed in car crash

Apr 8, 2014 / 5:00 am

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...

Seatbelts & ICBC claims

Apr 1, 2014 / 5:00 am

Consider this statement: “The choice not to wear your seatbelt is a choice not to take a reasonable step to look after your own safety.” The fellow...

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