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Achieving Justice

Liars fare badly in court

Sep 8, 2015 / 5:00 am

“Liar”; “cheater”; “scammer”. The very words leave an unpleasant aftertaste. A distaste for those who lie, cheat and scam is...

Failure to mitigate

Sep 1, 2015 / 5:00 am

I have written previously about the critically important goal, for car crash victims, of actively pursuing as full and quick a recovery as possible. Isn’t...

Dashboard not a footstool

Aug 25, 2015 / 5:00 am

My wife uses the dashboard as a footstool. She’s not alone; keep an eye out and you’ll notice that it’s a fairly common passenger posture. I...

Preserving the Evidence

Aug 18, 2015 / 5:00 am

This is the fourth and last episode of a series. I started with a list of priorities for what to do at the scene of a crash. I promised a similar list for what...

The pursuit of recovery

Aug 11, 2015 / 5:00 am

I set out, two weeks ago, to provide a priority list of what to do after being injured in a crash. I got carried away with the highest priority item: pursuing...

Crash is forced triathlon

Aug 4, 2015 / 5:00 am

You have to train for a triathlon that you didn’t sign up for, you get none of the fringe benefits and you don’t get to check it off your bucket...

The main priority

Jul 28, 2015 / 5:00 am

In last week’s column, I discussed priorities for what to do at the scene of a crash. As promised, this week I am moving on to priorities for what to do...

Post crash priority list

Jul 21, 2015 / 5:00 am

Is it our sense of consciousness that separates us from the rest of the beasts? Perhaps it’s our logical brains. Many of us think we’re mighty...

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...

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