Achieving Justice

Mediating your ICBC claim

Sep 23, 2014 / 5:00 am

I joined thousands of other parents of school aged children, breathing a huge sigh of relief on hearing the news that the BCTF and the Provincial Government had...

Journalists, do your research!

Sep 16, 2014 / 5:00 am

I’ve got my hands taped, gloves on, and I’m circling the ring. Up until now I’ve been standing on a soapbox, my words going “out...

Soft tissue injuries can be the worst kind

Sep 9, 2014 / 5:00 am

Does an injury require broken bones to be considered serious? According to the way most people talk, including some insurance adjusters, you might think so. And...

--it drivers of Kelowna

Sep 2, 2014 / 5:00 am

“Sh”. That’s a heads up for those who may wonder what the dashes mean later in this column. I figure if I do it this way I’ll avoid...

Seatbelts save lives

Aug 26, 2014 / 5:00 am

There is no dispute: seatbelts save lives. Statistics clearly show that car crash deaths go down as seatbelt use goes up. I buckle up every time I am behind...

Playing with fire

Aug 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

My 10-year-old daughter Morgan, “made the news” earlier this summer. Okay, perhaps it doesn’t count because it was her columnist father using...

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...