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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.

General Damages for Pain and Suffering – How is it Determined?

Canada is very different from the United States when it comes to awarding general damages for pain and suffering. As the name applies, general damages for pain and suffering is a general award intended to compensate an innocent victim for the pain and suffering, inconvenience, loss of amenities of life, and loss of enjoyment of [...]

13 Questions (With Answers) To Find a Top Personal Injury Lawyer

What are the questions you should ask when you are looking for a Personal Injury Lawyer in Alberta to handle your case? Our law firm has put together 13 questions with answers below: 1. Is your practice restricted to personal injury and fatal accident claims? Answer: Yes my practice is restricted to personal injury and [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:03+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Personal Injury Claims and Damages|0 Comments

Medical Breakthrough – Paralysis May Not Last Forever

In a stunning medical breakthrough, a team of medical researchers at the University of Louisville and the University of California-Los Angeles restored some voluntary movement to four men who were told they would never move their legs again. The findings were published in the April 4th, 2014 issue of the journal “Brain” which is a [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:17:03+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Medical - Legal Issues|0 Comments

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