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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.

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

Self Driving Cars and Safety Data

    Self driving cars safety data should be made public to lawmakers. Currently in the US, automakers are pushing the US Congress to pass rules unleashing tens of thousands of self driving cars as test vehicles on US highways. We agree with the US Congress that the existing safety data the auto makers have [...]

By | 2017-07-10T17:50:42+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

Helmet Law for ATV’S in Alberta

Alberta has finally recognized the extreme danger riding an off-highway vehicle (OHV) poses to drivers and riders alike. As of May 15, 2017, helmets will be mandatory for riding OHV’s on public land in Alberta.  OHV’s include ATV’s, snowmobiles, side-by-side vehicles and 4-wheel drive vehicles. In our law practice we have acted for victims with [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:33:26+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

Is Your Alberta Personal Injury Claim Capped?

Determining whether or not your Alberta personal injury claim is capped under Alberta's Minor Injury Regulation is fundamental to determining the value of your injury claim.  In 2017 our law firm has seen a significant uptake in the number of people who are phoning our office with concerns about whether their claim is capped by Alberta’s [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:34:20+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Category Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments