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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.

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 [...]

Auto Insurance Adjuster Misleading?

We are often contacted by injury victims after they have dealt with the auto insurance adjuster for the party at fault and have been unsuccessful in negotiating a settlement because they realize the amount being offered is ridiculously low, or they are told things they are suspicious about whether they are true or not. Auto [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:46:38+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Airline Liability for Personal Injury to Passengers

Montreal Convention & Warsaw Convention Liability of airlines for injuries to passengers is governed in Canada by two international conventions, The Montreal Convention – 1999 and the Warsaw Convention. These two conventions or international agreements deal with rules governing liability incurred in international travel.  Canadian courts have followed these conventions with lawsuits in Canada for [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:47:10+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Fitbit and Other Wearable Electronic Data Collection

If you wear electronic data collection devices could this personal information come back to hurt your personal injury claim? Handel Law Firm is Alberta’s personal injury and fatal accident law firm serving the cities and areas of Red Deer, Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie.

By | 2017-06-28T14:08:29+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Civil Litigation|0 Comments

Alberta Courts Routinely Under Compensate Victims of Motor Vehicle Collisions

The 2012 case of Chisholm v. Lindsay 2012 ABQB 81 is a typical example of Alberta courts routinely under compensating victims of motor vehicle collisions. In Chisholm v. Lindsay the plaintiff was injured when she was rear-ended by the defendant’s vehicle. At the time of the accident the plaintiff was working full time as a [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:48:30+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|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 as a result of the defendant releasing an intimate video online. The defendant convinced the plaintiff to record an intimate video then posted it online without the [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:48:57+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Bankruptcy and Personal Injury Claims in Canada

Claiming Bankruptcy while waiting for Personal Injury Settlements After a serious motor vehicle accident, many victims are unable to work after a catastrophic personal injury and end up in severe financial difficulty. While the personal injury claim is proceeding but not yet settled, some victims have to file for bankruptcy as a result of inability to [...]

By | 2017-06-28T14:14:11+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Civil Litigation|0 Comments

Fatal Accident Claims – Calculating Future Loss of Income for Dependency Losses

Calculating Future Loss of Income In a catastrophic injury claim or even in a moderate injury claim where there will be an ongoing future wage loss, it is necessary to hire an economist to calculate the future loss of income. This is also necessary in a fatal accident claim to calculate the loss of dependency [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:52:17+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Fatal Accident Claims|0 Comments

Understanding Family Caregiver Fatigue

A motor-vehicle collision often causes tragic injuries to an innocent victim. However, the family members who must rally around the victim and provide care are often forgotten in the equation. Many individuals who find themselves in the caregiver situation of a loved one, have never received any training in how to care for someone who’s [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:53:10+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments