David Hollingsworth has been an injury lawyer Ottawa residents have turned to for help since 1999.
Our injury lawyer Ottawa team devotes themselves to promoting safety and helping people who have been injured in an accident in Ontario. Since 1999, David Hollingsworth has built a team of experienced Ottawa injury lawyers and accident benefit specialists that serve the Ottawa and eastern Ontario community.
We travel throughout Ottawa and eastern Ontario and meet with people who have been injured and help them understand their legal rights and how best to proceed when it comes to insurance and maximum compensation.
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Ottawa Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth We hate to be the bearer of bad news but we are today. The Ontario government has done it again. To further add to all the reductions in accident benefits that have been made over the last while, they announced even more changes last Thursday. These changes, in our opinion negatively impact Ontario drivers. Changes to Ontario Insurance The changes are known as “The Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Rates Act” and it was passed last week. What’s most disturbing in this Act is the removal of the right of motorists to sue an insurance company after they have… Read More
Did you witness Mathieu Trudel’s cycling accident on Rideau Street, October 30th ? If so, please contact Ottawa Police.
Ottawa Cycling Accident Listen up Ottawa… Do you have any information that could help this family ? 36-year-old cyclist Mathieu Trudel was involved in a very serious cycling accident on October 30 that resulted in him being in the hospital with a very serious brain injury. Mathieu is a visual and graphic artist and was on his way to work, riding his bicycle in the eastbound lane of Rideau Street, close to the Cummings Bridge. The accident occurred at approximately 8:40 a.m. We do know that Mathieu crashed and injured his right side, fractured his cheekbone, suffered a closed head… Read More
Ontario Accident Benefits … Liberal Interpretation of “Accident” under SABS By: Brent Meadows Accidents in Ontario In Ontario, if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may apply for benefits under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) regardless of fault. You may also seek compensation in tort by commencing a lawsuit against any person(s) at fault. What is an accident ? The Financial Services Commission of Ontario has recently dissected the term ‘accident’ in relation to the SABS. If an injured party can establish that they were injured as a result of an ‘accident’, they may apply… Read More
CATASTROPHIC IMPAIRMENT IN MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule Regulation of the Insurance Act Last amendment: O. Reg. 347/13. A catastrophic impairment caused by an accident is, (a) paraplegia or quadriplegia; (b) the amputation of an arm or leg or another impairment causing the total and permanent loss of use of an arm or a leg; (c) the total loss of vision in both eyes; (d) subject to subsection (4), brain impairment that results in, (i) a score of 9 or less on the Glasgow Coma Scale, as published in Jennett, B. and Teasdale, G., Management of Head Injuries,… Read More
MINOR INJURY GUIDELINE (MIG) FOR MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE per s.268.3 of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule – HIGHLIGHTS This Guideline is focused on the application of a functional restoration approach in the management of minor injuries in the acute and sub-acute phases of the injury. For the purposes of this Minor Injury Guideline: a) minor injury means a sprain, strain, whiplash associated disorder, contusion, abrasion, laceration or subluxation and any clinically associated sequelae. This term is to be interpreted to apply where a person sustains any one or more of these injuries. b) sprain means an injury to one or… Read More