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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.

Communicating with People with Brain Injuries

Communicating with people with brain injuries presents significant obstacles which a lawyer must overcome in order to ensure that the victim receives proper compensation, which can only be done if a lawyer fully understands the situation of the brain injured victim. Injury lawyers must remember that a traumatic brain injury victim may have a lot of [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:16:48+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

The Greatest Scientific and Medical Challenge of our Time

Patients with Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS, or CFS) are accustomed to disappointment. The cause of the disorder remains unknown; it can be difficult to diagnose, and treatment options are few, and proof in a court of law is even more difficult. Those are the words of Dr. Jose Montoya, M.D., professor of Infectious Diseases [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:02+00:00 February 4th, 2015|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

Can I Settle My Injury or Fatality Claim Myself With The Auto Insurance Company?

There are two good reasons why you will never achieve a fair injury settlement or fatality settlement from a private auto insurance company in Alberta acting for yourself without a lawyer after a motor vehicle collision. Firstly, personal injury compensation is a complex area of law with many, “heads of damages”, depending upon the nature [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:02+00:00 November 27th, 2014|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments

What Is The Safest Car On The Road? Tesla Model S?

Recently the Tesla Model S received the highest marks ever for safety ratings from the independent rating agency Consumer Reports. When it comes to safety on the highway the basic law of physics of size and weight matter a great deal.  This is partly why the Tesla Model S is such a safe vehicle, as [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:02+00:00 October 28th, 2014|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Yoga

Many people today are familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of veterans returning from war and the research that has been undertaken on the consequences of witnessing the horrors of war. Unfortunately, a similar horror occurs on our highways in Alberta with the carnage from motor vehicle accidents. This is compounded [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:02+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

ATV Rollover Accidents in Alberta

ATV rollover accidents are a huge problem in rural Alberta. Alberta is the only province in Canada that does not have mandatory helmet legislation. Over the past 10 years, there were 145 ATV-related deaths in Alberta – an average of 14 deaths per year. A significant number of ATV deaths involve head injuries, 77% of [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:02+00:00 September 5th, 2014|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments

Distracted Driving Now the Leading Cause of Car Accidents

Although some people are aware of the statistics, the fact of the matter is, distracted drivers are quietly causing a huge amount of carnage on our highways. Distracted driving includes talking on a cell phone, sending text messages, reaching for an object inside the vehicle, eating food, or applying makeup. According to a study released [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:03+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Motor Vehicles and Collisions|0 Comments