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Handel was born in in Halle-upon-Saale, Duchy of Magdeburg (then part of Brandenburg-Prussia), to Georg Händel and Dorothea Taust. His father, aged sixty-three when George Frideric was born, was an eminent barber-surgeon who served the court of Saxe-Weissenfels and the Margraviate of .

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Subtract the income taxes that the deceased would have paid to arrive at a net income. Add the annual cash value of the fringe benefits the deceased had at work for such benefits as a pension plan, health benefits, dental benefits and disability benefits all of which can be calculated to result in a cash equivalent to be added to the net income. The amount of personal expenditures decreasing as the number of children increase.

Then apply a divorce contingency deduction on the basis that many marriages end in divorce. Finally, depending upon the age of the deceased, a re-marriage contingency would also be applied. The amount now arrived at is the potential settlement amount for the loss of dependency head of damages only. As this is paid immediately and in full on settlement or Judgment, a present value calculation must be made to reflect the fact that the recipient can invest the lump sum and earn additional income which would result in over compensation if a deduction for present value was not made.

Above is the calculation for the loss of dependency claim, in addition to a loss of a dependency claim family members also have an amount claimable for the grief, and loss of care, guidance, and companionship.

Interest is added to these amounts to the date of payment or settlement of the fatal car accident insurance claim.

This amount is updated for inflation. Another head of damages is a loss of housekeeping services claim, which is particularly important and can be quite large for the deceased who was primarily responsible for taking care of the household and child rearing. This calculation is made based upon the hours the deceased worked in the household for such items as shopping, meal preparation, cleaning, child care, transportation services, maintenance, repairs indoor and outdoor, etc.

Wrongful death claims are a complex area of law that results in very different claim amounts depending on which family member was the victim of a fatal motor vehicle accident. In the event who was at fault for the accident is not immediately clear, it is very important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible to preserve any evidence from the motor vehicle accident. Poucette, ABQB The decision was rendered October 04, from a trial heard April 08 to May 12, The widow and her infant son sued the Defendant for wrongful death claiming:.

Baker was an entrepreneur at the time of his death but had a higher earning previously as a full-time school teacher which complicated the calculation of the loss of dependency on income for the widow and surviving child. The deceased was 56 years old at the time of his death, his surviving widow, also a full-time teacher was 54 years old and his son was 14 years old.

Paragraph 99, page With this daunting task the court rightly noted that future events need not be proven on a balance of probabilities which is appropriate for past events , but only on simple probability which is something more than mere speculation and the case is made out for the future. Thus, the loss of dependency on income for the widow and child is of course lower.

In calculating the loss of dependency of household services the court found that the deceased was active in the household and spent a considerable amount of time on household maintenance and upkeep as well as cooking, cleaning and child rearing. Again, the court had the economic experts re-calculate the loss of dependency on housekeeping amount based upon the courts accepted assumptions and thus we do not have an exact amount in the Judgment. Unfortunately, the personal injury lawyer for the widowed victim following previous case precedents did not lead medical or psychiatric evidence as to the extreme amount of grief and depression she suffered after the loss of her husband and therefore the court did not award this amount as Alberta courts have done in other cases.

In our respectful opinion, even if the income loss is occasioned by bereavement and sorrow, the claim is for incapacity because of wrongful death. Bereavement damages in Alberta are just general damages for pain and suffering with a stipulated amount. Bereavement and sorrow, even though compensable under the Fatal Accidents Act, does not specifically preclude a loss of income flowing from the wrongful death. Of course, this is not the case as injury victims in Alberta are routinely compensated for general damages for pain and suffering as well as their loss of income which flowed from those injuries which caused pain and suffering.

This total award does not include any dependency loss on income — just loss on housekeeping capacity, tax gross-up, bereavement and special damages. Handel Law Firm acted for a lady in her thirties who lost her husband who was a farmer and left behind three children. The complicating factor in the calculation of the future loss of dependency on the farming income was the fact that the deceased farmer also in his thirties had a loose undefined partnership farming operation with other family members.

This made calculating the loss of future income complicated. To further complicate matters, the deceased farmer also had an off-farm job at which he was paid very well. The matter proceeded through questioning and extensive document production and extensive agricultural experts combined with economic experts resulting in competing assumptions turning the case into a war of experts.

As well, there was an issue of liability for the collision itself — in other words, who was at fault. Panghali, BCJ The deceased mother was age 31 at the time working as a school teacher. Note this is an award for a 10 year old daughter, and in British Columbia there is not an amount specifically set aside for bereavement for the grief of the survivors.

Susan S not her real name , November, The deceased left surviving his wife and 3 children. Therefore there was a great risk if the Defendant was found to be on the job that there would not be a claim at all. We had to proceed to the Workers Compensation Appeals Board to prove that the Defendant was not on the job and thus a civil claim could be pursued. Afridi of Grande Prairie, Alberta.

After the deceased died her husband and children brought an action under the Fatal Accidents Act. When the plaintiffs discovered this through the litigation process they applied to the court to amend their Statement of Claim to add a claim for punitive damages. The defendant doctor and his insurance company appealed the court granting the application to add a claim for punitive damages and on appeal the defendant and insurance company were successful and the punitive damages were struck out.

However here the plaintiffs were bringing a claim under the Fatal Accidents Act which is different, and so the issue was whether punitive damages can be claimed under the Fatal Accidents Act. Hostess Food Products Ltd, 7 Alta. A Decision of Justice C.

In this case Mr. Matthews was killed in a motor vehicle accident when the vehicle he was driving struck a delivery truck which was stopped because it ran out of gas and partially obstructed the far left lane of a major roadway in the City of Calgary.

Matthews married in May Matthews was 30 years old when Mr. Mathews died in the collision on February 25, Through the Fatal Accidents Act, the Legislature has established the awards to be made in general damages for the loss of love and affection. A dependency claim, on the other hand, is purely pecuniary.

It should account only for the actual loss of income to the surviving family. The most appropriate method for arriving at an accurate assessment is one that accounts for family income and the amount of that income the deceased would have consumed solely for his or her own benefit.

In this case Ms. Matthews had been, for much of the marriage, the primary bread winner for the family. At the time of the accident, this young couple had recently invested in a home in Calgary and had little equity in it, was raising two children and contemplating a third.

They did not have a budget for their household nor did Mr. Matthews have a private pension plan. At issue was how long Ms. Mathews would have continued working absent the accident. Mathews was that she would have continued working, absent the accident, until Mr. The Court found however, that Ms. Matthews would have opted to continue to employ her considerable abilities, working in some capacity, though perhaps part-time.

As a result the court applied a methodology for assessing the loss of dependency claim that is called a cross-dependency approach and thus the family income projection included Ms. Matthews projected income from part-time employment after January 1st, Both the Plaintiff and the defendant hired an economist to project the future loss of dependency claim.

The Plaintiff hired Dr. Atkins an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Calgary with a doctorate in Applied Econometrics, which is a measurement of economic data and its relationship to day to day activities.

The Defendants hired Mr. The Court found Mr. The Court awarded Ms. Matthews future income and loss of dependency on Mr. Matthews and her two children. This figure factors in applying a divorce contingency and a re-marriage contingency based upon Statistics Canada figures. Negative contingency amounts were applied for unemployment, disability, mortality, divorce and re-marriage.

The court directed the experts to re-calculate the loss of dependency amount based upon the foregoing assumptions. Brothers, ABQB This claim involved the effect of contributory negligence on a statutory bereavement claim. The deceased was struck by a motor vehicle while attempting to cross Bowness Road N.

Her children claimed for statutory bereavement damages. The court found that any contributory negligence on the part of the deceased will as a matter of law result in a corresponding reduction in the damages to be awarded pursuant to Section 8 of the Fatal Accidents Act. Carter, BCSC Ziegler, ABQB Joseph Palmquist was born in and was not quite 30 years old when he died. His wife Connie Palmquist was born in She was 31 when her husband died and 36 years old at the date of trial.

The Palmquists married on July 31, and have three children: Michelle, born in and twins Joseph Palmquist Jr. Michelle was four years old when her father died. The twins were not yet three. Michelle was nine at the date of trial and the twins were seven. Palmquist had a high school diploma but had not taken any post-secondary education. Palmquist did not finish high school. Joseph Palmquist had been employed as a sheet metal worker since with Almac Metal Industries Ltd.

His income tax returns showed the following income in the five years before his death: He worked long hours and would usually go to work between 6: Often, he worked at least one day on the weekend and sometimes he would work all weekend. Palmquist had worked at various rather low level jobs such as a server and as a home cleaner for a company called Mini-Maid.

However, she stopped working outside the home when she became pregnant with Michelle. When her husband died, she had not worked outside of the home since. She testified that she and Mr.

Palmquist had agreed to her being home because they did not want anyone else raising their children. Palmquist was a good father who helped with both the children and the household tasks notwithstanding his busy work schedule.

Palmquist took turns cooking dinner and he helped to feed the children and to give them their baths. He did the lawn mowing and most of the snow shovelling at their home and cultivated a small garden. He also did the repair and maintenance work around the house and on their vehicle. He did his own laundry and helped with shopping. Joseph Palmquist was an avid hunter and fisherman. He went hunting eight or nine weekends a year and once a year would take a week off to go hunting. He was in the habit of working many hours of overtime for which he would earn time and a half.

The men who have the same position as did Mr. Had he lived, Mr. Palmquist was in good over all health when he died. He did not smoke although he did drink alcohol, and was in the habit of having a couple of beers after work. Palmquist was also in good health then, as she is now. She does smoke about one-half pack of cigarettes a day but does not drink alcohol.

Neither used any recreational drugs and neither had any history of depression or other mental health issues. While they had their differences and sometimes argued over money or Mr. They had never formally separated although Mrs. Palmquist testified that she had asked Mr. Palmquist to leave for a day or two more than once after a disagreement. They had never consulted counsellors, lawyers or begun divorce proceedings.

Madam Justice Read directed the experts to re-calculate the loss of dependency based upon the assumptions she found that should be applied to the loss of dependency for the widow of Mr. Added to that would be the bereavement and out of pocket expenses for the total Judgment. Newman, ABQB If not, the court was then asked to determine whether the current provision was unconstitutional on the basis that it unfairly discriminates between a biological child and a step-child, contrary to section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The court found that in fatal accident cases s. Quadriplegia is paralysis caused by injury that results in a partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso. Paralysis from quadriplegia is a result of an interruption of one or more motor pathways at any point from the cerebrum to the muscle fibre.

This interruption may be caused by spinal cord injury such as fractures and dislocations because of motor vehicle collisions, blunt force trauma, boating accidents, falls, or sports injuries. The paralysis may be manifested by partial or complete loss of function of the involved muscles and may be temporary or permanent. Injuries above the C-4 level may require a ventilator or electrical implant for the person to breathe.

This is because the diaphragm is controlled by spinal nerves exiting the upper level of the neck. There are many complications from Quadriplegia including:. The next most common cause of spinal cord injury is falls, followed by acts of violence and recreational sporting activities. Due to the very large size of these claims ask your personal injury lawyer about putting a portion of your award into a structured settlement which will pay you monthly payments for life. The plaintiff, Miss Biletski, was 16 years old at the time of the June 06, diving accident which resulted in a fracture of her cervical vertebrae rendering her quadriplegic.

This was litigated as follows: Decision heard January 20th, , amended April 14th, The plaintiff, Jared Edwards, is a year-old male, development mentally delayed as a result of a anoxic brain injury suffered shortly after his birth. The neurologist states that Jared is far from his pre-accident neurological baseline and that he is totally and permanently disabled.

He will require attendant assistance in all activities. Case went to trial on liability only. The year-old female suffered catastrophic injuries in a slip and fall due to dangerous stair conditions which resulted in a serious fracture of a second cervical vertebrae causing quadriplegia.

Her life expectancy was halved as a result of the unfortunate fall. The medical-legal report by Dr. The plaintiff Robinson used crutches until May 5th, and following this he developed a mobility method using a wide stance and slow movement of his feet. Regarding general damages for pain and suffering the court referred to Andrews vs. Grand and Toy Alberta Ltd. The Judgment included other smaller amounts for loss of earning capacity, loss of housekeeping and special damages, but because the victim was 51 years of age and working part time, those amounts were small.

As a result of negligent treatment the plaintiff became a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic with significant cognitive impairment.

He had pressure sores on his buttocks. The plaintiff required constant care. Note this is only for pain and suffering — damages for cost of future care and other heads of damages would be in addition to this amount.

Infant plaintiff suffered brain damage during his delivery. As a result of the injury the plaintiff became a quadriplegic and suffered from cerebral palsy.

The infant plaintiff was dependent in all aspects of daily care including dressing and personal hygiene. He could assist somewhat with self feeding with assistive devices. He would be dependent on attendant care for the balance of his life. The plaintiff, age 47, was rendered a quadriplegic as a result of a motor vehicle accident. She suffered a bi-lateral C fracture dislocation with complete spinal cord injury at C7. She required assistance with all activities of daily living, and suffered from physical pain and a depressed mood.

She developed a pressure sore on her left buttock. The plaintiff would require catheter drainage for the rest of her life and was at ongoing risk of recurrent bladder infections and upper urinary tract infections. This was a settlement so it is not reported in the case law books like the majority of the cases on this page.

This case involved a young man who fell out of the second story of a barn while intoxicated. Liability was an issue. The facts are important in that the barn owner near Red Deer, Alberta approached this particular young man and his friends while they were drinking at a local bar and asked for help unloading his shipment of hay that was being delivered to his barn.

The shipment of hay had to be unloaded at the second story. It was an important finding of fact at Questioning that the barn owner knew the young man was intoxicated, indeed he had enlisted his help at a local bar. The barn had an unsecured exit, in other words it was not properly locked and the man fell out landing on his neck and suffered a spinal cord injury at C-7 of the spine. This resulted in incomplete quadriplegic. Liability issues involved of course included the fact that the victim was intoxicated, so there was potential contributory negligence for working while intoxicated.

Of course at the same time in this particular case the barn owner knew the worker was intoxicated. The bar where the young man was allegedly over served was also sued. Understandably, the courts have held bars to a certain standard given the business is making money and should be held accountable for the consequences of over serving alcohol and releasing drunk patrons onto public streets.

As an aside, in Alberta, indeed in all of Canada, no court has yet held private households liable for over serving, partly because a private household called social host liability is not trained, or licensed, and is not serving alcohol as a business to make a profit. Nevertheless, if you are holding a private office Christmas party, for example, we still recommend you purchase social host liability insurance just in case. If not for contributory negligence issues this case would have been worth far more in personal injury damages for a young man with incomplete quadriplegia.

Paraplegia is paralysis caused by injury resulting in an impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower half legs.

Individuals with paraplegia have a wide range in the level of disability, so the treatments and the resulting damage award in a court of law vary significantly from case to case. From a rehabilitation point of view the most important, and thus our focus from a legal point of view, is to gain more functionality and independence.

A court of law awarding sufficient money damages can help with functionality and independence over the long term. He suffered a fractured thoracic spine at the T8 level as well as various other fractures from T1 through his T9 vertebrae, multiple rib fractures, fractures of the left and right scapula and the left clavicle as well as a laceration to the left lobe of his lung.

He also had contusions to the frontal lobes of the brain and suffered a mild traumatic brain injury. There was a finding by the court of an incomplete spinal cord injury with neurogenic bowel and bladder, neuropathic pain, with serious injury to the nerves or brachial plexus. The victim had two further surgeries and was hospitalized for four months. He had post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual dysfunction, leg spasms, difficulty walking, panic attacks and depression.

The rest of the damages awarded by the court are largely a function of the individual victim and so the precedent value for your case is less compelling, but they include the following: This is likely similar to the amount an Alberta court would award for an injury occurring in Alberta.

In this case, two male victims brought a claim against the defendant. The court assessed each of the plaintiffs claims. Both victims were male and 22 years of age. The first plaintiff suffered a severe and catastrophic brain injury along with an upper spinal injury.

This injury resulted in placing the victim in a halo because of the upper spine and neck injuries. The injuries resulted in loss of bladder and bowel control, taste, sense of hunger, sense of smell, and sense of temperature.

The plaintiff required medication in order to engage in sexual intercourse. Unfortunately, the victim suffered upsetting problems with social, family and romantic relationships and his memory was impacted significantly and he has a significant loss of enjoyment of life. The second victim plaintiff also male 22 years old was a paraplegic, had rods inserted to brace his spine, resulting in loss of bowel and bladder control. He underwent experimental stem cell surgery. He made some progress with intensive rehabilitation programming.

It was found by the court that it was unlikely he will work in an income generating career for this year-old. Numerous changes of course had to be made to the physical layout of the residence which was accomplished through the victim engaging in intensive rehabilitation advancing from no mobility to control his lower body to being able to pull himself up to a crawl position.

A mother of three children suffered fractures to her neck at C3 and C7 and T2 and T3 resulting in paraplegia. The collision occurred as she was driving down a hill on a narrow road that was full of ruts and covered with snow and ice, a school bus approached from the opposite direction and when our client attempted to slow she began to fish-tail and collided head on with the school bus.

The municipality was sued for improper maintenance of the road and the bus driver was sued for failing to steer to the right to avoid the collision. The victim, a 15 year old student at the time of the accident, was a passenger on the motorcycle of the defendant. He suffered severe injuries to his spinal cord and brachial plexus, which caused him to become completely paralyzed below the nipple area of his chest.

He was permanently confined to a wheelchair. He was left permanently without sensation or voluntary movement in his lower extremities and lacked voluntary control of bowel, bladder, and sexual function. He suffered spasticity in his lower extremities at times. This was a catastrophic case which justifies an award of non-pecuniary damages for pain and suffering at the rough upper limit fixed by the Supreme Court of Canada trilogy of cases. Aminullah vs Fouroughy, Carswell Ontario The plaintiff, age 39, was very seriously injured in a fall from a ladder, he suffered a broken back with a burst fracture of the L1 vertebra with marked compression of the spinal cord, incomplete paraplegia, no motor function in the legs, a sensation level at L3, remarkably reduced perineal sensation and reduced anal ton.

Surgery was required 3 months post accident, after which he needed catheterization every 4 to 6 hours, required the use of bulking agents and digital stimulation in order to defecate, had a reduced sexual function, suffered seriously impaired motor power and reduced sensation in the legs and was given an overall diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome.

He later improved to the use of only 1 cane. Self employed plaintiff, age 33, was riding on a snowmobile when he hit an icy snow bank, turned over and was crushed by the snowmobile. He sustained fractures to his spinal cord, and injuries to organs such as the bladder and intestine.

Plaintiff was permanently confined to a wheelchair. He became sexually dysfunctional, which caused a major stress in his marriage. The plaintiff developed tendonitis in his left shoulder from continually hoisting himself in and out of his adapted motor vehicle. The plaintiff could only work part time in his landscaping business because of physical limitations and fatigue. Damages for loss of income and future cost of care were awarded in addition to this amount.

The sternum is the breast bone located in the centre of the chest. Depending on the injuries and different circumstances, the average settlement amount for fractured sternum might vary. Wilkins, BCSC This is not a fractured sternum case but soft tissue injuries in and around the sternum including the neck, shoulders and back. The injuries were combined with depression, nightmares and post traumatic stress disorder along with chronic lower back pain. Sutherland, BCSC Hayden, ABCA Hayden , from the Alberta Court of Appeal, the year-old motor vehicle accident victim was driving on Highway 2 south of Red Deer and was struck by a vehicle which crossed the center median and collided with the vehicle driven by the innocent victim.

The personal injury lawyer argued for the victim that the claimant suffered a fractured sternum, a TMJ injury, injury to his right knee and aggravation of back and neck pain from a previous accident.

He was also found to suffer emotional and psychological injury — depression and a fear of driving particularly on the highway. On appeal, an award of damages was only to be interfered with if an incorrect legal principal was used in reasoning, or if the amount given was patently unreasonable. The Trial Judge held that the motorist did sustain injury by aggravating past complaints of back and shoulder pain as well as suffering new injuries to his jaw, sternum and knee, but the subject accident was not the only cause of his back complaints although it did worsen his back complaints for some time.

The Trial Judge held that the back pain should have resolved within two years. The Trial Judge held the motorist magnified the symptoms both physically and psychologically so that it could not be said incapable of recovery. As well, there is some possibility that the innocent victim motorist would have lost his full-time position even without the subject accident and so that had to be taken into consideration.

This amount was upheld by the Alberta Court of Appeal. A very severe brain injury is defined as a brain injury resulting in a loss of consciousness of greater than 6 hours and a Glasgow Coma scale of The result is often cognitive deficits, speech and language problems, sensory problems, perceptual, vision problems, hearing problems, smell, taste, seizures, physical changes and social-emotional changes.

Mackay Litigation Guardian of vs. This case reflects what an Edmonton car accident lawyer could achieve. A year-old male student did something incredibly stupid, he swung from a high lamp post and the post collapsed dropping him onto concrete. He was hospitalized for 5 weeks. The victim suffered a severe traumatic brain injury which impaired his executive function and his mood as well as developing an anxiety disorder. The year-old Swiss Chalet Dispatcher, a male, was in a motor vehicle collision which resulted in a serious brain injury.

He also suffered soft tissue injuries which resulted in myofascial pain in his neck, shoulders and back. Finally, the year-old male suffered post-traumatic stress disorder and there was a finding of fact by the trial Justice that he had a reduced life expectancy because of all his injuries.

The minor plaintiff suffered a severe neurological condition leading to developmental delays, blindness in one eye and severe autism spectrum disorder. Minor son was severely disabled and would not be able to work as an adult. He may or may not be able to live independently in the future. The minor son was very sensitive to external stimuli and would need assistance with aids at school. Great deal of the trial concerned the possibility that after the injury the minor son would have proceeded to post secondary education and thus the calculation of his future income loss would be higher based upon a post secondary education versus the insurance company arguing he only would have went to Trade School.

Further disputes about shortened life expectancy due to the health issues. The life expectancy of course affects the resulting future loss of income and future treatment costs.

The court found the minor son would need significant future care costs including assistants to help with needs and therapy for speech and communication. Parents could supervise care but professional workers were needed on an everyday basis to meet the minor sons needs.

A 45 year old male suffered a severe brain injury when his left eye was pierced by an arrow and the arrow lodged into his brain. He suffered from ongoing partial deafness in addition to his cognitive problems and mobility problems.

The victim also had three other accidents and all four accidents were on trial before the justice in this case. The subsequent accidents exacerbated the stroke which resulted in cognitive, psychological and physical limitations. The victim also suffered from headaches, panic attacks, ataxia, poor concentration, anxiety, poor memory, change in personality, poor orientation, and substantial interference with intimate relations.

He also suffered from soft tissue injuries in his back and neck which extended to the shoulder area. Mckey Litigation Guardian of v. In a case that revolved largely around the contributory negligence actions of the plaintiff for swinging on a lamp post, which lamp post then collapsed dropping the plaintiff two storeys onto concrete, the court awarded damages for a severe brain injury.

The victim suffered a severe brain injury from impacting the concrete from a two storey fall. He was in hospital for 5 weeks before engaging in extensive rehabilitation.

The unfortunate victim suffered impaired executive functioning which affected his pre-accident employment. He also had mood and anxiety problems which subsequently led to a major depression.

Also, affecting his employment were cognitive deficits as a result of the severe brain injury. However, the value of the case is for general damages for pain and suffering called non-pecuniary damages for a severe brain injury awarded in in British Columbia.

Other heads of damages of course were awarded with respect to loss of income etc. Handel Law Firm acted for a 2.

Given the young age it was impossible for the neuro-psychologists for either side to determine the full extent of his brain deficits until he went to school and matured. Therefore we carried the case for many years until the young boy was in school in Red Deer and we could determine that he did indeed have detriments which would affect his educational attainments in the future and his work aspirations in the future as well.

Funds are available for the benefit of the boy for care and needs from the Public Trustee payable to the mother until the boy turns See our previous blog post about third party liability limits and our recommendations under the web page blog. Handel Law Firm settled a case involving a 15 year old young woman at the time who was in a serious roll-over accident involving her boyfriend and her brother who was killed in the roll-over.

We took on the case despite the fact that the risk was very significant, and other law firms had refused to accept the case, in that it was unclear who the driver of the vehicle was.

Our client Mary was tragically brain injured and could not remember who the driver was and her brother did not survive to tell the story. In Alberta of course in a single vehicle accident if you are the driver you cannot make a claim, only the innocent victims or passengers can. Therefore we had to demonstrate our client was a passenger, in addition to proving her injuries.

We sued several parties including the County for the poor road conditions right where the accident occurred. There were an array of senior insurance accident claims lawyers from litigation firms in Edmonton and Calgary, 7 counsel in all opposing our case.

We took on this case out of what we perceived to be an ethical duty to pursue it, to determine the truth, and the answer was certainly not clear. The matter was settled 3 days prior to a scheduled 3. The injury victim suffered a closed-head injury with frontal lobe brain injury, facial fractures and scarring, a deep laceration to his forehead, a nasal fracture requiring prosthesis, right ankle fracture, right toe fractures, a cervical spine fracture without paralysis , and soft-tissue injuries.

He had permanent facial disfigurement as a result of the injury to his face. He was left with chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder, nightmares, flashbacks and depression. The assessment of the case was complicated by the fact that this man had a very difficult life prior to this unfortunate accident with numerous pre-existing problems including back pain, headaches, depression, consumption of alcohol and marijuana.

Handel Law Firm — Red Deer case comment. This case underlines the difficulty when an innocent victim has pre-existing problems. Northland School Division No. The Plaintiff was assaulted by a group of 10 to 15 people. The Plaintiff sustained brain injury and facial deformity.

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