Achieving Justice

Honesty is not enough

Mar 27, 2018 / 6:00 am

I wrote last week about credibility being “everything” in a personal injury claim. And that being scrupulously honest is critical. But even...

Credibility is everything

Mar 20, 2018 / 6:00 am

Credibility is important in our world. But in a personal injury claim, it is everything. The credibility I’m talking about shouldn’t be confused...

Is it really a speed trap?

Mar 13, 2018 / 6:00 am

Bring back photo radar? I made that suggestion at the end of my last column, which was about speed traps. Heck of a use of the word “trap,” by the...

We didn't mean to speed

Mar 6, 2018 / 6:00 am

Do speed traps bug you? It’s like shooting fish in a barrel, set up along the safest stretches of road with ridiculously low speed limits. And along...

Lying on your bed of nails

Feb 27, 2018 / 6:00 am

According to one internet source, the saying first appeared in a late 1500s Middle French proverb “comme on faist son lict, on le treuve” (“As...

Distracted to death?

Feb 20, 2018 / 6:00 am

Distracted driving penalties are increasing. Again. And immediate roadside driving prohibitions (like those for impaired driving) might be coming. Goodness....

ICBC unfair with seniors

Feb 13, 2018 / 6:00 am

Seniors will be hit the hardest (announced changes to ICBC). Take this with a grain of salt. Heck, a bucket of salt. I am directly, financially interested in...

Ignore ICBC roadblocks

Feb 6, 2018 / 6:00 am

My qualifications are in law, not medicine. But the bulk of what I do is reviewing and advising my clients about their medical care. Because if I don’t,...

Vanessa vs. Goliath

Jan 30, 2018 / 6:00 am

Disability insurance companies have all the power — until a lawsuit pursued by a tenacious lawyer evens the playing field. Have you ever been unfairly...

Grab the life preserver

Jan 23, 2018 / 6:00 am

Are extended medical benefits available after a car crash? Those lucky enough to have an extended medical plan have a financial safety net to help pay for the...

You fall; your fault?

Jan 16, 2018 / 6:00 am

Is there any onus on pedestrians to avoid falling on slippery surfaces? I made a case for safe and passable sidewalks in my last column Shovelling shirkers. One...

Shovelling shirkers

Jan 9, 2018 / 6:00 am

A pedestrian slips and falls on ice on the sidewalk in front of your home. Are you liable? You don’t own the property. It’s owned by the...

Are you paying attention?

Jan 2, 2018 / 6:00 am

Pissed off by my last column? I’m just getting started. I took aim at news media for headlines such as “Icy roads cause crashes,” but, of...

Ice doesn't cause accidents

Dec 26, 2017 / 6:00 am

My Boxing Day Special gift to you is to “call out” the news media for fake news. I cringe every time I see these fake-news headlines that all news...

What if you go too far?

Dec 19, 2017 / 6:00 am

What if the rugby player had gone too far? Jake Taylor, 21, steps up. His actions stop an attacker’s stream of obscenities that elevated to trying to grab...

Standing up for others

Dec 12, 2017 / 6:00 am

“This man got up and started to swear at me calling me a whore and a slut telling me he will kill me and all Muslims in a mix of Arabic and some other...

A-G promoting fake news?

Dec 5, 2017 / 6:00 am

Reported discussions about “capping” injury claims reveal a misunderstanding about how ICBC claims work. Attorney-General David Eby is quoted to...

Future is speeding toward us

Nov 28, 2017 / 6:00 am

Driverless technology gets me excited. The alternative way to prevent crashes, changing driving attitudes, is horribly tough going. Take, for example, the...

Pedestrians must be careful

Nov 21, 2017 / 6:00 am

It’s downtown Vancouver. Eastbound lanes of traffic are at a complete stop for a red light. The driver of an eastbound pick-up truck illegally veers into...

Law of slip and falls

Nov 14, 2017 / 6:00 am

With another winter season upon us, I am going to share a little bit about the law of slip and falls. The law isn’t written in some law book, by the way. ...