Achieving Justice

Lawyer's apology

Jan 26, 2016 / 6:00 am

“A person in your position should become a little better informed before writing such an ignorant article that tries to tarnish a whole industry”....

Snow hut: Risky business?

Jan 19, 2016 / 6:14 pm

Those of us who grew up on a farm in the prairies have fond memories of the natural winter playgrounds created by drifting snow. A shovel could keep my brother...

Good as new? As if.

Jan 12, 2016 / 6:00 am

Don’t try to sell me a car that has been in a crash. My wife’s first new car was a bright red Honda Civic hatchback. I noticed fading paint on one...

Anniversary column

Jan 5, 2016 / 6:00 am

Dear Friends, This one’s ‘all about me’, though some might suggest that I’m always all about me. I would have to, as a matter of my...

Season to count blessings

Dec 29, 2015 / 6:00 am

Those familiar with this column might recall that my mother is battling cancer. She is still with us, though her cycles of chemotherapy treatments don’t...

Icy truth about crashes

Dec 22, 2015 / 6:00 am

"Icy roads cause two fatal accidents.” “Icy roads cause head-on crash.” “Icy roads cause crashes.” “Slick road...

Shut the front door!

Dec 15, 2015 / 8:47 am

“Shut the front door! I didn’t even know about this? I used to work for them!” That was the animated reaction from a friend of mine who used...

Sidewalks: Your duty

Dec 8, 2015 / 6:00 am

It’s the front end of another Canadian winter, and with it comes accumulations of ice and snow. It’s as normal and natural a Canadian experience as...

Law firm lambasted

Dec 1, 2015 / 6:00 am

In a judgment released on November 17, 2015, an Ontario Superior Court Judge lambasted the way a prominent class action law firm gets paid. The judgment...

A crash is no accident

Nov 24, 2015 / 6:00 am

I am filled with gratitude. The fourth annual event on November 18 to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims was well attended. I...

Victims remembered

Nov 17, 2015 / 6:00 am

A solemn day of remembrance has just past. It was a particularly poignant one for me, because I attended a Remembrance Day ceremony at my two youngest...

Empower kids: road safety

Nov 10, 2015 / 6:30 am

The protection of children’s legal rights (topic of my last two columns) is important, but doing our best to protect our children from being harmed in the...

Child ICBC claims - pt 2

Nov 3, 2015 / 6:00 am

This column is a follow-up to my last: Protecting the rights of injured children. This week I’m writing about limitation periods. Until I teased her to...

Child ICBC claims - pt 1

Oct 27, 2015 / 6:00 am

Protecting the rights of injured children comes with its own challenges. What do we do when a child is hurt? We hear the cry or scream, and do our best to...

Sue your spouse?

Oct 20, 2015 / 5:00 am

You and your husband are running an errand. Your husband is driving, and the roads are icy. Your husband isn’t driving for the conditions, and ploughs...

DD right to ICBC claim

Oct 13, 2015 / 5:00 am

You’re a designated driver for a group of friends. You are driving on a highway, at highway speed. One of your drunk, boisterous passengers grabs and...

ICBC cheating pt 3

Oct 6, 2015 / 5:00 am

Is it cheating for an insurance adjuster to mislead you, or is deception fair game in a negotiation? This is the third in a series of columns dedicated to the...

ICBC cheating pt 2

Sep 29, 2015 / 5:00 am

This is the second column of a series I am writing to expose common arguments that some insurance adjusters make that are so lacking a foundation in logic,...

Age and car crashes

Sep 22, 2015 / 5:00 am

Two crash victims suffer injuries with symptoms that are likely to last the rest of their lives. One is 25 and the other is 75 years of age. Are they treated...

ICBC cheating pt 1

Sep 15, 2015 / 5:00 am

We all despise those who try to cheat an insurance company. What about when the shoe is on the other foot? There are a number of common arguments that some...