Personal Injury Lawyer Fort McMurray

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Since you came to this website, you are obviously searching for a Fort McMurray personal injury lawyer online. It can be very confusing and frustrating to review multiple websites of Fort McMurray personal injury lawyers all claiming to be the best and promising to obtain the highest settlement for you!  Some firms even make the unsupported and therefore unethical claim that they have obtained “Alberta’s Largest Injury Settlements”.  A settlement is a private confidential agreement between two parties and a database in Alberta of injury settlements does not exist, so claiming to have achieved the highest settlements is dishonest and self-serving.  We recently settled a $4 Million Traumatic Brain Injury case which is the largest settlement OUR firm has achieved for a brain injury victim, but we have no idea if this is the largest settlement for a brain injury in Alberta.


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What you really need is an independent review process that has already scrutinized the lawyers for you pointing you to a highly skilled lawyer and someone you can trust knowing that lawyer will work hard for you and always be honest with you.

Fortunately, in Canada and Alberta there is such an independent review process. It is called a Queen’s Counsel appointment, designated as “Q.C.” for short.  A Q.C. designation of a lawyer dates to the 16th Century in England. In Alberta, Q.C. applications are reviewed by a screening committee comprised of Judges and other lawyers. The Judges and lawyers make recommendations to the Minister of Justice and Cabinet of Alberta for consideration of a Queen’s Counsel appointment.

The Q.C. designation is given to lawyers who demonstrate excellence in the practice of law as well as professional integrity and good character. It is a designation of superior achievement in many aspects of the law, sterling reputation and contributions to society in general.

It is very difficult to obtain the designation of Q.C. That is why you won’t find many Q.C.’s listed in other personal injury law firms. In searching for a Fort McMurray car accident lawyer, review other websites and see how many lawyers have the designation of Q.C., an independent mark of excellence. In Alberta there are 9,867 active lawyers and of those lawyers only 41 lawyers are chosen every two years to receive the honour of Q.C. That works out to only 20 lawyers per year out of almost 10,000 active lawyers.

Brent Handel was chosen a Q.C. on December 30, 2011 after over 20 years as a practicing lawyer. If you need assistance with your serious complex personal injury or fatal accident claim, contact Brent Handel, Q.C. and rest assured that you will have access to top quality legal counsel to advance your personal injury claim.

What do I do Immediately After an Accident?

If you have been in an accident in the Fort McMurray area, especially along the very dangerous Highway 63 from Edmonton to Fort McMurray and north of Fort McMurray, phone 1 (877) 431-5723 and an experienced injury or fatal accident lawyer will be able to give you the assistance you need on an immediate basis.

Some of the things you should do immediately after an accident are as follows:

  • If anyone is seriously injured call 911 and call 911 if you suspect anybody is guilty of a criminal offense such as impaired driving.
  • Do not move anyone injured in the collision as you may aggravate their injuries.
  • It is very important to not stand in between two vehicles or behind a vehicle as other vehicles may collide and cause further damages. It is surprising how often this happens.
  • If there are no serious injuries and your vehicle is drivable, move your vehicle to the side of the road.
  • If you’re on Highway 63 in Alberta, move it far into the ditch, far away from the traffic which will not be watching for you.
  • If there’s a serious injury or someone’s suspected of impaired driving you should not move the vehicles but you can move yourself out of the way into the ditch far from other potential additional collisions. Turn on your hazard lights.
  • If no one is seriously injured or killed and an ambulance and police are not coming then if the total damage to all the vehicles and property appears to be more than $2,000, as of January 1st, 2011 in Alberta, you must go to a police station and file a Collision Report Form.
  • Exchange contact and insurance information with all parties involved as well as any witnesses. Use your cell phone to take as many pictures as possible as they can become extremely important later. Preferably take these pictures before moving the vehicles.
  • Notify your insurance company and apply for Section B no-fault benefits from your own insurance company’s contractual provisions which includes up to $50,000 for treatment, includes up to $400 per week loss of wages, and in a fatal accident includes a death benefit, grief counseling and up to $5,000 in funeral costs.
  • Do not voluntarily assume liability to anyone else or the police or take responsibility or sign any statements other than requested of the police or your own insurance company.
  • Do not promise to pay for damages at the scene of the collision.
  • If you are injured in the collision see a Primary Healthcare Practitioner (medical doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor) as soon as possible for an assessment of your injuries.
  • Complete a Notice of Loss and Proof of Claim form and retain a copy for your records. Have your Primary Healthcare Practitioner sign it and send it to your insurance company. Then follow the advice of your Primary Healthcare Practitioner for treatment.

Contact a lawyer experienced in personal injury or fatal accident claims. Your lawyer may need to immediately hire an accident reconstruction engineer to reconstruct the accident based upon the data obtained by the police as the police in Edmonton and the Fort McMurray RCMP do not always complete a full reconstruction report even in a fatal accident situation. Handel Law Firm Fort McMurray will hire an engineering firm who will prepare a full accident reconstruction report.

Do not talk to the other driver’s insurance company. The other driver’s insurance company does not act for you. Indeed, the other insurance company and insurance adjusters act against you and you have no obligation to communicate to them other than to give them your insurance company name and policy number. Give them the name and number of your personal injury lawyer and they can get any other information they want from your lawyer.

If your family has suffered the loss of a loved one or suffered a catastrophic injury because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, talk to us.

Our Personal Injury Lawyer Fort McMurray – Brent Handel Q.C. will personally meet with you to answer any questions or concerns so that you can make an informed decision whether or not to proceed with a claim. There is no obligation after talking with us as the initial consultation is free.


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