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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 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

What about the recent Takata airbags recall?

In our previous blog we discussed potentially faulty airbags not deploying in a collision.  In this blog we discuss the opposite problem – Takata airbags deploying and injuring and killing people when the airbag should not have deployed. Takata is the manufacturer of millions of airbags for multiple car manufacturers in the world. There are [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:35:21+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

My Airbag Did Not Deploy!

If you have been in a motor vehicle collision and suffered severe injuries because your air bag did not deploy, you may wish to discuss this with your injury lawyer who can discuss it with an expert on airbags. However, before you get too excited about suing a manufacturer for a faulty airbag you should [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:36:20+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

Managing ME/CFS – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

ME/CFS is a complex, multifaceted disorder characterized by extreme fatigue and a host of other symptoms which can worsen after physical or mental activity, but do not improve with rest. Managing ME/CFS is a difficult task and many people, who are healthy, have no idea whatsoever of the burden undertaken by victims of permanent disability. There [...]

By | 2017-07-17T18:15:55+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

How to Find the Best Personal Injury Lawyers

It is often difficult to find the best personal injury lawyer in your geographical area. The Law Society of Alberta, unlike some other jurisdictions, does not allow lawyers to advertise specialties. This is because the Law Society of Alberta, again unlike some other jurisdictions, does not certify lawyers in a particular specialty. Unfortunately, this can cause [...]

By | 2018-08-29T21:13:58+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

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