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About Brent Handel, Q.C.

Mr. Brent Handel, J.D., Q.C. is the head of the Personal Injury and Fatal Accident Group at Handel Law Firm in Red Deer, Alberta.

What To Do If Your Spouse Dies In A Car Accident

Who was at Fault? The first thing you need to do is hire an experienced fatal accident lawyer who will hire an accident reconstruction engineer to determine who was at fault for the motor vehicle collision. This is crucial as in Alberta fault determines the amount that may be claimed as a payout for compensation. [...]

By | 2018-10-05T17:23:34+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Fatal Accident Claims|0 Comments

 Loss of Housekeeping Capacity Damage Award

When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, one of the heads of damages you can claim is the Loss of Housekeeping Capacity damage award. The question is, how do you quantify the loss of housekeeping capacity head of damages. Let's say you have a serious back injury with nerve root involvement.  This will [...]

Section B Accident Benefits from YOUR Auto Policy

If you are in a motor vehicle collision and you are injured, you should be aware that in addition to benefits you are entitled to from the insurance company of the driver at fault, your own automobile policy also has benefits which are available to you which do not affect your premium as they are [...]

By | 2018-08-17T18:06:53+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Damages for Unauthorized Release of Sex Tape

In the case of Jane Doe 464533 versus M.D. [2016] O.J. No. 382, the Ontario Superior Court heard a case where the plaintiff brought a claim for damages because of the defendant releasing an intimate video online. The defendant convinced the plaintiff to record an intimate video then posted it online without the plaintiff’s consent. [...]

By | 2018-07-19T21:43:23+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Prescription Opioids and Chronic Pain – Do They Help?

Do prescription opioids help with chronic pain?  A new study from the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System has found that prescription opioids pain medicines are no better than over the counter drugs or nonopioids at reducing problems with chronic pain – indeed opioids provide a slightly less pain relief in what many are describing [...]

By | 2018-06-15T18:37:15+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

New Concussion Diagnosis: Portable Brain-Imaging System

If you suffer a concussion in a motor vehicle collision, particularly a mild concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury, it can sometimes be difficult to prove the case from a medical-legal point of view because typical imaging studies such as a CT scan or MRI often do not illustrate mild traumatic brain [...]

By | 2018-04-05T22:13:50+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

Social Media and Personal Injury Claims

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision, your social media accounts may cost you significantly financially. Social media accounts such as Instagram and Facebook suffer from the “highlight reel” phenomenon. In other words, people tend to post highlights from their life when things are going well and when they’re feeling well. You [...]

By | 2018-02-19T19:21:24+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

$9 Million Award by Jury in Quadriplegic Case in Canada

Miranda Biletski vs. University of Regina, October 2017 SK QB, Regina 1770/2007: $9,000,000 Award Biletski dove into a pool from competition starting blocks at the university during a swim club practice in June 2005. The then-16-year-old hit the bottom and fractured her cervical vertebrae, leaving her a quadriplegic. This case was unique in that [...]

By | 2017-12-22T21:20:39+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Disability Insurance and ME/CFS

DISABILITY INSURANCE and ME/CFS -  Stacking the Odds for Success   by Brent L. Handel J.D., Q.C. Disability insurance provides partial income replacement if you are disabled/unemployable because of any type of illness including ME/CFS. You may have disability insurance through a group insurance plan offered through your employer, union or association. You also may have purchased an [...]

By | 2017-11-09T23:49:18+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

What Are General Damages In Personal Injury Claims?

If you visit our page, “How Much is My Claim Worth?” you will find the cases quote an amount for “general damages”. General damages are the amount the court awards for pain and suffering, inconvenience, loss of amenities of life, and loss of enjoyment of life to the innocent victim of wrongdoing. They are called [...]

By | 2017-10-23T15:01:35+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments