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Achieving Justice

Get legal advice before ICBC payout

Nov 25, 2014 / 5:00 am

A reader asked: “If I smashed my arm (in a car crash) and it broke, can I get pain and suffering money from ICBC (without a lawyer)?” You bet you...

Do instead of don't

Nov 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

I came very close to cutting off an oncoming cyclist the other day while I was making a left turn. It was one of those “close calls” that had been...

50 Shades of Hergott

Nov 4, 2014 / 5:00 am

She is a police officer who has to be in control every minute of her work day. She meets him, a prominent community leader, at a fundraising event. The...

The future of safety

Oct 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

Six Canadian war planes depart on a mission to attack militants in Iraq from the air on Tuesday. A Canadian Reservist is shot dead at the National War Memorial...

Patience necessary to settle ICBC claim

Oct 21, 2014 / 5:00 am

How long does it take for a motor vehicle accident claim to wind its way through the Courts and why? This is the second time I am pulling from a list of...

Getting better: best way to justice

Oct 14, 2014 / 5:00 am

I see “getting you better” as one of my most important functions as your personal injury lawyer. I will ask you, every step of the way, what your...

The bunk of ICBC's LVI claim

Oct 7, 2014 / 5:00 am

From time to time I ask you, the readers, for topics you have an interest in, hoping that your suggested topic will relate to the “achieving...

Psychological injury: scratching the surface

Sep 30, 2014 / 5:00 am

There are three boxes of tissue on my desk. One of my Case Managers joined me the other day for a new client consultation. Referring to the boxes of tissue, I...

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...

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