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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.

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

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Medical Break Through

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder The horrific carnage which occurs on our highways often results in post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) of the survivors, who see the terrible result of the negligent actions of drivers of motor vehicles at highway speeds. In civil litigation cases proving PTSD relies upon signs and symptoms and neuropsychological assessments all [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:03+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

Can You Secretly Record Conversations With Others With Your Smart Phone?

We are often asked if it is illegal to tape record a conversation that you are having with someone else. This question seems to come up more often given the widespread availability of recording devices on smartphones such as the iPhone. The picture below depicts an iPhone recorder which is very easy to use and allows [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:03+00:00 July 29th, 2014|Insurance Claim Issues|0 Comments