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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.

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

Fatal Accident Auto Insurance Claim

At Handel Law Firm we are committed to supporting you through this difficult time of loss and providing you with an understanding of your legal rights in Alberta. Car Accident Injury Compensation in Alberta Alberta is a fault-based jurisdiction in motor-vehicle accidents. This means that the party at fault for the accident is responsible for [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:16:48+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Fatal Accident Claims|0 Comments