Achieving Justice

ICBC claim not an insurance claim

Apr 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

From time to time I get a call from someone needing help with an insurance claim. As soon as I figure out what they need help with I refer them to a lawyer who...

130 killed in car crash

Apr 8, 2014 / 5:00 am

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has dominated the news since it disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board. The search for the wreckage continues, in...

Seatbelts & ICBC claims

Seatbelts & ICBC claims

Apr 1, 2014 / 5:00 am

Consider this statement: “The choice not to wear your seatbelt is a choice not to take a reasonable step to look after your own safety.” The fellow...

Walk away from ICBC

Mar 25, 2014 / 5:00 am

“This isn’t your neighbour, it is your baby!”, the lady said, emphatically. As I continued walking away she continued: “Don’t you...

Taking it to trial can be risky

Mar 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

A recent court decision illustrates the risk that a trial represents, particularly a jury trial, and the powerful incentive that something called a...

Beg, borrow or steal

Mar 11, 2014 / 5:00 am

“Beg, borrow or steal”. A quick internet search comes up with definitions of the expression that include: “to do whatever is necessary to get...

Sharing fault in a collision

Mar 4, 2014 / 5:00 am

For most collisions that cross my desk, the driver of one of the vehicles is totally to blame. It happens all the time, with distracted drivers blowing stop...

Dripping with sarcasm: winter driving

Feb 25, 2014 / 5:00 am

Canadian winter conditions cause crashes. A recent headline makes that point: 'Slippery conditions cause several Kelowna crashes'. Here is another:...

Designated drivers should be protected

Feb 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

A designated driver is seriously injured when her drunk passenger grabs the steering wheel, causing her to lose control and crash. Fair financial compensation...

The classroom on wheels

The classroom on wheels

Feb 11, 2014 / 5:00 am

My wife and I have three absolutely wonderful children: Big sister Cassidy is 12, middle sister Morgan is 9 and “the boy”, Caden, is 7. As wonderful...

Child pornography: Make 'em pay!

Feb 4, 2014 / 5:00 am

The words, “child pornography”, trigger mixed feelings of revulsion, sadness and rage deep in my chest. My feelings, of course, are widely shared....

Unfair ICBC policy exposed

Unfair ICBC policy exposed

Jan 24, 2014 / 7:30 am

Two movie scenes came to mind as I read the carefully considered reasons for judgment of Mr. Justice Gordon Weatherill in Wallman v. John Doe, ICBC and others,...

Reasonable and probable grounds?

Reasonable and probable grounds?

Jan 10, 2014 / 5:00 am

I am about to share something I recently learned about impaired driving laws. I feel the need to start with an explanation of why a lawyer who has been in...