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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Click on the picture or title to watch a video blog about how you recover part of your own legal fees from the other side when you are successful in litigation. This cost recovery applies to obtaining a Judgment and also even after an agreed settlement.