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Achieving Justice

Waivers unfair, dangerous

Oct 3, 2017 / 11:00 am

Another injured victim goes uncompensated because of a waiver, despite clear negligence. This time, an adult snowboarder at Big White, boarding from one of the...

Surviving ICBC scrutiny

Sep 26, 2017 / 6:00 am

I didn’t cause the crash. Why does it feel like I am the one on trial? Just because you are making an ICBC claim, that feeling is very much the reality. A...

Don't go to la la land

Sep 19, 2017 / 6:00 am

Inattention is criminal. Or is it? You be the judge. R. v. Dunford, 2015 SKQB 386 Keith Dunford was driving through a highway construction zone with signs...

Common attitude wrong

Sep 12, 2017 / 6:00 am

"Accidents happen. That’s what insurance is for" is an overwhelmingly common attitude. Just typing those words made my skin crawl. Is insurance...

Shoo away debt vultures

Sep 5, 2017 / 6:00 am

If you lose your financial footing, how do you stop the circling vultures from peck, peck, pecking away at you? It would be an understatement to say that we are...

Adjust whiplash protector

Aug 29, 2017 / 11:00 am

Improper headrest adjustment is one of many standard allegations ICBC makes against victims of negligent driving. The allegation is almost always made in a...

Play if safe: do the 10 and 2

Aug 22, 2017 / 6:00 am

The driver was not looking down, dialing the phone or texting. Witnesses say she was looking straight ahead out the windshield, talking on her cell phone. She...

ICBC is not your godmother

Aug 15, 2017 / 1:00 pm

Cinderella's fairy godmother gave fair warning. Don’t expect the same from ICBC. "At midnight, the coach will turn back into a pumpkin, the...

Dumb question of the year?

Aug 8, 2017 / 11:00 am

Does driver education and training produce safer drivers and reduce crashes? Might that qualify for the dumb-question-of-the-year award? Certainly, a lot of...

Looking for the silver lining

Aug 1, 2017 / 6:00 am

I like to find a silver lining behind every cloud. This very dark one is rimmed with platinum and gold. Road safety has finally come into the spotlight for...

Best legal advice: Try

Jul 25, 2017 / 6:00 am

Everyone’s a legal expert when it comes to ICBC claims. Or any other legal matter when alcohol starts to flow at a social gathering. All sorts of advice...

You're compensated for loss

Jul 18, 2017 / 6:00 am

“You want me to sit down and make notes to “journal” how I was before the crash?” Yes, I do. As soon as possible. Before your memory...

Be vigilant with kids' health

Jul 11, 2017 / 6:00 am

Our children are the most precious things in the world to us. Ironically, we put their well being at risk on our roadways with an epidemic of inattentive...

The 5 accident preserves

Jul 4, 2017 / 6:00 am

I've written, before, that you should take photographs and get witness information at the scene of a crash. (You’ve been in a crash… What...

Waiving your right to sue

Jun 27, 2017 / 6:00 am

Is a waiver worth the paper it’s printed on? It’s that annoying form you have to sign before doing fun things. Fun things that come with a risk of...

Stay off the phone!

Jun 20, 2017 / 6:00 am

I’m not a perfect physical specimen. If you know me, you are likely rolling your eyes and muttering: “Really? You don’t say!” Not a...

Stay safe: tick someone off

Jun 13, 2017 / 6:00 am

A Kelowna “N” driver veered out of his lane last week. The high-school student was about to turn into the Rutland Senior Secondary school parking...

Surprise: daughter's 16

Jun 6, 2017 / 6:00 am

Sweet 16 and, “surprise!” my daughter is behind the wheel. OK, more like a frog slowly heating up in a pot, but still a surprise to my heart. I so...

In the dark about ICBC

May 30, 2017 / 6:00 am

This common Internet search: “Average ICBC settlement for rear ender,” tells me how “in the dark” people are about ICBC claims. Because...

Science behind the N

May 23, 2017 / 6:00 am

“Can I go on a short drive with a new driver with other people in the car?” For those unfamiliar with British Columbia’s graduating licensing...

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