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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]