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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.

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

Recovering Legal Fees as the Successful Party

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.

By | 2017-06-26T20:53:49+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Civil Litigation|0 Comments

Benefits of Structured Settlement Canada

Structured Settlement Canada Our law firm recommends that the victim places a large percentage of the lump sum into a structured settlement. This video blog explains the three main benefits of putting your injury settlement into a formal structured settlement in Canada: The Structured Settlement under the Income Tax Act of Canada is tax free [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:54:23+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Grieving Mindfully Seminar

We deal with many families of the victims of fatal motor vehicle accidents and the journey of grief is a very difficult and personal one. It is not the same for any two people because it is as unique as a person’s life and their relationships. How a person approaches this unfortunate but inevitable part [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:54:56+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Fatal Accident Claims|0 Comments

Alberta Auto Insurance Companies Fail To Provide Proper Disability Benefits

Alberta Disability Benefits Under the “Alberta Standard Automobile Policy SPF No 1”,  Section B, there are certain benefits available to you in an accident regardless of fault. These benefits are payable by your own auto insurance company and do not affect your future auto premiums. One of the benefits is a total disability benefit which [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:55:45+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Holiday Drinkers Beware: Tougher Sentences for Drunk Driving

Youth Drunk Driving Laws Noting that drunk driving causes more deaths and serious injuries than any other crime, the Supreme Court of Canada gave greater discretion to trial judges in sentencing young people with no criminal record who are convicted of drunk driving. This is particularly the case for people who are convicted of drunk driving causing death. [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:56:48+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Fatal Accident Claims|0 Comments

Pedestrian Safety: Alberta Moves to Increase Pedestrian Safety

Alberta Moves to Increase Pedestrian Safety The NDP Government of Alberta has said it will look at legislation to better protect pedestrians in Alberta. In Calgary alone there have been 7 pedestrian fatalities so far this year in 2015, and province-wide in 2014 there were 45 pedestrian fatalities. Speed is a fundamental issue with pedestrian [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:57:27+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

Uber Ride Share Insurance Issues

What is Uber? As many of you are aware “Uber” is a ride-sharing business which uses a smartphone whereby you may request a ride. The ride is provided by a private vehicle owner who has signed up to give rides in exchange for a fee. The business recently opened in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta. However, [...]

By | 2017-06-26T20:58:10+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments