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Achieving Justice

Law firm lambasted

Dec 1, 2015 / 6:00 am

In a judgment released on November 17, 2015, an Ontario Superior Court Judge lambasted the way a prominent class action law firm gets paid. The judgment...

A crash is no accident

Nov 24, 2015 / 6:00 am

I am filled with gratitude. The fourth annual event on November 18 to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims was well attended. I...

Victims remembered

Nov 17, 2015 / 6:00 am

A solemn day of remembrance has just past. It was a particularly poignant one for me, because I attended a Remembrance Day ceremony at my two youngest...

Empower kids: road safety

Nov 10, 2015 / 6:30 am

The protection of children’s legal rights (topic of my last two columns) is important, but doing our best to protect our children from being harmed in the...

Child ICBC claims - pt 2

Nov 3, 2015 / 6:00 am

This column is a follow-up to my last: Protecting the rights of injured children. This week I’m writing about limitation periods. Until I teased her to...

Child ICBC claims - pt 1

Oct 27, 2015 / 6:00 am

Protecting the rights of injured children comes with its own challenges. What do we do when a child is hurt? We hear the cry or scream, and do our best to...

Sue your spouse?

Oct 20, 2015 / 5:00 am

You and your husband are running an errand. Your husband is driving, and the roads are icy. Your husband isn’t driving for the conditions, and ploughs...

DD right to ICBC claim

Oct 13, 2015 / 5:00 am

You’re a designated driver for a group of friends. You are driving on a highway, at highway speed. One of your drunk, boisterous passengers grabs and...

ICBC cheating pt 3

Oct 6, 2015 / 5:00 am

Is it cheating for an insurance adjuster to mislead you, or is deception fair game in a negotiation? This is the third in a series of columns dedicated to the...

ICBC cheating pt 2

Sep 29, 2015 / 5:00 am

This is the second column of a series I am writing to expose common arguments that some insurance adjusters make that are so lacking a foundation in logic,...

Age and car crashes

Sep 22, 2015 / 5:00 am

Two crash victims suffer injuries with symptoms that are likely to last the rest of their lives. One is 25 and the other is 75 years of age. Are they treated...

ICBC cheating pt 1

Sep 15, 2015 / 5:00 am

We all despise those who try to cheat an insurance company. What about when the shoe is on the other foot? There are a number of common arguments that some...

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...

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