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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.

Common-Law or Interdependent Partner and a Fatal Accident Claim

When can a common-law partner, known in Alberta as an “adult interdependent partner,” bring a claim for loss of financial support on the death of his or her partner? 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 [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:17+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Fatal Accident Claims|0 Comments

Spinal Cord Injury and Future Treatment Costs

Spinal cord injuries very often lead to paralysis. A spinal cord injury involves damage to the nerves within the bony protection of the spinal canal. Motor-vehicle accidents are a common cause of spinal cord injuries (responsible for 42 percent of spinal cord injuries). The spinal cord itself does not have to be severed in order [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:17+00:00 April 1st, 2014|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

How Serious is the Teenage Motor Vehicle Fatal Accident Problem?

Fatal motor vehicle crashes are by far the leading cause of death among people 13 to 19 years of age. The accident risk among teenage drivers is particularly high during the first months of them receiving their license. This underlines the importance of provinces such as Alberta which have adopted graduated licensing requirements. Teenage Motor [...]

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

Grief Related Heart Disease

Risk of Heart Disease Heart disease risk when grieving has been studied before and researchers have found a connection between heart disease and grief. However some recent studies have shed new light upon heart attack patients who have recently lost a loved one. Their recent findings have been quite shocking. What researchers have found is [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:17+00:00 February 19th, 2014|Fatal Accident Claims|0 Comments

What is an Independent Medical Examination in a Personal Injury Claim in Alberta

It is common in a personal injury case for the Defendant insurance company to have the personal injury victim submit to a medical examination at the hands of a doctor or doctors of the insurance company’s choosing, usually a doctor from Edmonton or Calgary. The Defendant insurance company and their counsel like to refer to [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:17+00:00 January 6th, 2014|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

My Spouse was killed – what do I do now for the children and the household?

My spouse took care of the household chores and our children but was killed in a motor vehicle accident In a situation where your spouse was at home either full-time or part-time taking care of the children and the household and is killed in a car collision, the surviving widow or widower and children have [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:17+00:00 December 16th, 2013|Fatal Accident Claims|0 Comments

My Husband/Wife was just killed in a motor vehicle collision. What do I do now?

After Your Spouse Died in a Car Accident The first thing you need to do is hire an experienced fatal accident lawyer who will hire an accident reconstruction engineer to determine who was at fault for the motor vehicle collision. This is crucial as in Alberta fault determines the amount that may be claimed as [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:17+00:00 November 21st, 2013|Fatal Accident Claims|0 Comments

Recovering Funeral Costs From A Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

In a fatal motor vehicle collision in Alberta, you should contact your own car insurance company for payment of part of the funeral costs. There is a contractual provision under Section B of the Alberta Standard Automobile Policy which provides that your car insurance company must automatically pay $5,000.00 towards the funeral costs. There are [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:17+00:00 October 30th, 2013|Fatal Accident Claims|0 Comments