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Achieving Justice

Soft tissue injury stats

Jul 14, 2015 / 5:00 am

With air bags and seatbelts holding our bodies from striking steering wheels and dashboards during car crashes, fractured bones are rare except in the most...

Accelerated depreciation

Jul 7, 2015 / 5:00 am

Everyone would agree that the value of a brand new car plummets as you drive it off the lot. It’s not necessarily logical. It’s still the same car....

ICBC claim negotiations

Jun 30, 2015 / 5:00 am

Negotiating an injury claim directly with an insurance adjuster can feel intimidating. It should. You are facing a seasoned fencer, the likes of Inigo Montoya...

Renovation compensation

Jun 23, 2015 / 5:00 am

The goal of “fair financial compensation for loss” is simple when you can point your finger at specific dollars and cents losses such as receipts...

Autopilot & car crashes

Jun 16, 2015 / 5:00 am

I back out of my driveway every morning at about 5:15 AM. Traffic on that quiet street at that time of the morning is rare. This morning, just as my back bumper...

Get ongoing care you need

Jun 9, 2015 / 5:00 am

It is a concern about how to afford the ongoing expense of medical care that brings most injured victims to me. They are continuing to fork out several hundred...

Drivers, be accountable!

Jun 2, 2015 / 5:00 am

“…I wonder how many drivers that injure someone in an accident follow up to understand how the injury may have affected that person. I’m left...

Claim for medical error?

May 26, 2015 / 5:00 am

Your doctor screws up; do you have a legal claim? The issue came up in a recent CBC "Go Public" story about a Kelowna man who suffered a serious...

Safety motivation wanted

May 15, 2015 / 6:00 am

I learned yesterday that my mother’s cancer has returned, with a vengeance. She had fought hard, and won the battle a few years ago, but this go-around...

Fair compensation

May 12, 2015 / 5:00 am

Injured victims usually wait until ICBC has cut off treatment funding before they come to me for advice. With ongoing pain and mounting bills, they have nowhere...

Yeah, but in ICBC claims...

May 5, 2015 / 5:00 am

“Yeah, but.” A response sometimes attributed to teenagers? Roughly translated: “Yes, I did that, but here are all the reasons why it...

Witnesses are critical

Apr 28, 2015 / 5:00 am

Witnesses are critical to car crash cases. I am not talking about witnesses to the crash, itself. Those can be critical when there is a dispute about what...

Stop blaming the victim

Apr 21, 2015 / 5:00 am

Blame the victim. The poor are losers. The unemployed are lazy. The beaten wife should have left him. The raped woman was wearing a short skirt. We do it...

Explore treatment options

Apr 14, 2015 / 5:00 am

A court decision released the beginning of April, 2015, recounts the aftermath of one of the most common of motor vehicle collisions: the rear-ender. On...

Domestic duties valued

Apr 7, 2015 / 5:00 am

A text from my wife: “Paul.... We've been together for almost 17 years now....and I feel like I should tell you something...the beer fridge does not...

Rental car insurance

Mar 31, 2015 / 5:00 am

How much automobile liability insurance do you purchase? Do you buy the minimum amount of $200,000 required by B.C. law? I see the magnitude of losses suffered...

ICBC claim guideline

Mar 24, 2015 / 7:00 am

I’ve given the same ICBC claim advice over and over, consultation after consultation, for years. I have joked about creating a series of videos so that I...

Refocus on the real issue: Road Rage

Mar 17, 2015 / 5:00 am

Our provincial leaders have identified a road safety issue and they are addressing it. Transportation Minister, Todd Stone, has promised legislation that will...

More technology equals less care?

Mar 10, 2015 / 5:00 am

I expressed excited optimism, in a recent column, about automatic braking and other technologies that have a hope of finally putting a significant dent in our...

Car crash settlement: not a lottery

Mar 3, 2015 / 5:00 am

Every person who has been injured in a car crash wants to get better. Is that really true? What about the big settlement? What about winning that settlement...

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