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Achieving Justice

Careful what you put on the Internet

Jan 20, 2015 / 5:00 am

Innocent or not, it is standard legal advice not to talk to the police if you are the subject of an investigation. Why is that? It doesn’t matter how much...

Safe driving: happy holiday

Jan 13, 2015 / 5:00 am

‘Tis the season… According to a December 22nd news report, a Salmon Arm man stumbled out of a pub, tripped over a curb and walked into a tree...

All about me

Jan 6, 2015 / 5:00 am

Another year of column writing behind me, it is time for my annual “all about me” column. Narcissistic of me? If you read my last column the way my...

Children feel the impact of a crash too

Dec 23, 2014 / 6:00 am

Most car crash injuries are invisible. In the old days, before seatbelts, we were thrown forward against the steering wheel or dash board. Points of impact...

No 'gray' area in consent

Dec 16, 2014 / 5:00 am

I invite you to read my last recent column about ex-CBC Radio broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi to give you context for my column this week. It’s an easy find on...

Confusion & how ICBC works

Dec 9, 2014 / 5:00 am

Sometimes I think I should give a monthly seminar about how auto liability insurance works. I meet with a lot of people who have been injured in crashes and I...

Multitasking isn't meant for roads

Dec 2, 2014 / 8:00 am

I grew up on a farm a few miles east of Melville, Saskatchewan. When I got far enough along in piano, I took the bus each week to Regina for lessons. When I got...

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...

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