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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.

Unique Aspects of Fatal Car Accident Compensation

Fatal Car Accident Compensation cases have many unique aspects compared to a typical personal injury case. Fortunately, fatal accident cases are less common than injury cases, however, this leads to many legal counsel being unfamiliar with the unique aspects of fatal accident law. The first unique aspect is that, the amount of compensation is a [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:39:39+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Fatal Accident Claims|0 Comments

Five Dangerous Lies About Seat Belt Safety

Seat Belt Safety Myths There are a lot of myths about seat belt safety and the use of seat belt in a motor vehicle. Below are some of the most common myths that are untrue about seat belt safety. Myth #1 People often say they feel they’d have a better chance of survival if they’re thrown clear [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:40:24+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

Dr. Anthony Russell, Rheumatologist, Discredited at the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

Dr. Anthony Russell Incompetent or unethical doctors hurt victim claimants on a regular basis.  In any medical-legal case the medical diagnosis and prognosis are the foundation upon which a claim is built or upon which it crumbles. Therefore, when a plaintiff innocent victim brings a claim for injuries he or she is often asked to [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:41:06+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

Dr. John Bauman – Incompetent or Unethical Doctors

Incompetent or unethical doctors Incompetent or unethical doctors hurt victim claimants on a regular basis. In any medical-legal case the medical diagnosis and prognosis are the foundation upon which a claim is built or upon which it crumbles. Therefore, when a plaintiff innocent victim brings a claim for injuries he or she is often asked [...]

By | 2017-07-14T14:43:57+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

How to Assess Loss of Housekeeping Capacity?

In every personal injury claim one of the heads of damages which can be claimed by the innocent victim is the inability, due to injury, to perform the household chores completed prior to the collision. In a fatal accident case it is the complete loss of housekeeping support of a spouse which must be quantified. [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:42:41+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

What If You’re Struck and Injured By a Bicycle?

What if you are struck and seriously injured by a cyclist who, more than likely, does not have liability insurance on his bicycle? Many people are unaware that when you sue an individual and are successful and obtain a Judgment you simply have a Judgment. Some people believe that if you obtain a Judgment then [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:43:27+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

What is the Safest Car on the Road?

We are often asked what is the safest car on the road. The answer has recently changed. You won’t believe the answer. Watch the video to find out for yourself. (Click on the picture, then on the URL). Note: At the end of June, 2016 the AutoPilot feature of Tesla was in the news because [...]

By | 2017-06-28T14:10:02+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

The Future of Structured Settlements for Injury Victims in Canada

What Is A Structured Settlement? For decades, Structured Settlements have proven to be the best way for an injury victim, who has an impaired work life to guarantee investment security of their damage award. Unlike anything else in the investment world, as they are available only to victims of collisions who receive compensatory damages, structured settlements [...]

Injury to Joints – Slow Healing Response

Personal injury lawyers should be aware of the slow healing response of cartilage in a joint in order to fully appreciate the long term future consequences of a victim’s traumatic injury to one of the joints. To understand this problem a review of anatomy is in order. At the area of the joint in the [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:45:16+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

Assessing General Damages for Pain and Suffering

Assessing General Pain and Suffering Damages How does a court of law go about assessing general pain and suffering damages when a victim is injured in a motor vehicle collision? As the name implies general damages are intended to provide compensation for a number of consequences which flow from a wrongful injury.  The typical list [...]