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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.

J. Belzil Injury Judgment Overturned on Appeal

Sorochan vs. Bouchier, 2014 ABQB 37 The above citation is an Alberta Judgment of Mr. Justice Belzil on January 20th, 2014 which involved primary pain to the plaintiff’s lower back from a bulging lumbar disc. The plaintiff at the time of trial was 65 years of age and resides in Two Hills, Alberta as a [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:16:47+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Causation: An Important Element of a Negligence Case

To establish negligence and thus fault in an Alberta motor vehicle claim there are four elements of the case. In this blog we will discuss the third element – causation. The first two are: 1) Duty and 2) Breach of the Duty. In a motor vehicle collision, the first element, duty, is almost always assumed [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:16:47+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

Update on Common Law or Interdependent Partners in a Fatal Accident Claim

In a previous blog post on April 8th, 2014 we wrote about common law partners, or now more correctly in Alberta called interdependent partners. The Adult Interdependent Relationships Act defines an interdependent partner as someone who has lived with the other person in a relationship of interdependence for a continuous period of not less than [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:16:48+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Fatal Accident Claims|0 Comments

Advance Payment From Car Accident Injury Claim

In a serious motor vehicle collision with serious injuries the innocent victim is very often only able to work part-time or very often unable to work at all. Therefore, the bills add up very quickly and providing the basic necessities of life for him or herself and his or her family becomes a major problem. [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:16:48+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Limitation Periods in Motor Vehicle Collisions – Extension?

When you are in a motor vehicle collision, even if you have not suffered personal injuries, the standard Alberta automobile policy requires that you give notice of the collision to your insurance company within 30 days of the collision, and if that is not reasonable or possible, as soon as practicable after that. This is [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:16:48+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

Car collision and now you want a safer vehicle

After being in a motor vehicle collision, the importance of driving a safer vehicle is at the top of your mind. The first place to start is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which has developed very stringent crash testing and crash avoidance testing for all manufacturers. Go to www.IIHS.org. The Insurance Institute for Highway [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:16:48+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

Google Maps and Motor Vehicle Collisions

The police are always the first on the scene to investigate a motor vehicle collision; however the police report produced by the R.C.M.P or the City of Lethbridge Police Department and the sketch of the accident scene sometimes leaves much to be desired. The alternative in the old days would have been to attend the [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:16:48+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments