Ottawa Police safety blitz to focus on Ottawa cycling safety and what you can do to avoid a bicycle accident.

Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth.

Our Ottawa Police will be conducting a safety blitz for Ottawa cyclists .  They plan to mainly target Ottawa’s downtown core most of next week.   Specifically they will be looking to remind cyclists ..

– to stop at all stop signs and red lights,

-use proper hand signals,

-exercise caution when crossing intersections.

-shoulder check and signal all lane changes, turns and stops.

-be bright and visible at night

-share the road with other cyclists and drivers.

-recognize and be mindful of blind spots around cars, trucks and buses.

-cycle on the right side of the road.

-ride only in the designated direction on one-way streets.

-stay off sidewalks.

-wear a helmet if under 18.

-have a bell, gong, or horn on your bike.

Did you know that approximately  7,500 cyclists are seriously injured each year in Canada? Did you also know that most bicycle injuries and accidents occur during the afternoon rush hour ?  18% of cyclists killed in traffic accidents are  under the age of 16 ? 34% of cyclists who were killed were hit by a vehicle in the dark ?

(Statistics Canada)

These statistic are alarming.  As an Ottawa bicycle accident lawyer I urge both drivers and cyclists to be aware of the safety steps that can be taken that may very well save a life.  Both drivers and cyclists need to be extremely aware of one another and share the road accordingly. Ottawa has seen our share of tragic cycling accidents in the past few years , despite how many wonderful paths and what a great cycling culture we have here in Ottawa.  If you are out there on our roads as a cyclists or drivers, please do everything you can to make it a safe ride for everyone.

Let’s reduce Ottawa cycling accident and continue to work on our great cycling culture that we are so fortunate to have in our city.

 

 


Ottawa cycling accident Smyth road and Russell roads sends woman to Ottawa hospital with internal injuries and pelvic injuries

Ottawa Cycling Accident Lawyer…

Sadly another Ottawa cycling accident has occurred. A Ottawa bicyclist suffered severe injuries this  morning after being hit  between Smyth road and Russell road. It was reported in the Ottawa Citizen that the Ottawa cyclist is a 26 year old female and that she was rushed to a Ottawa hospital with serious internal injuries and injuries to her pelvic. Thankfully , she is in stable condition at this time. I wish her a full recovery from this accident and I hope her injuries are not life-long. The Ottawa police are investigating this Ottawa cycling accident.  If you witnessed the accident or have any information that could help, please contact the Ottawa Police.

This is the second day in a row we have had bad cycling accidents in Ottawa. Please drivers and cyclists be aware of one another and be extra cautious as we share our Ottawa roads. We need to reduce the number of cycling accidents in Ottawa !

 


Ottawa cycling accident Riverside drive sends man to Ottawa hospital with severe head injury.

Ottawa Cycling Accident.

Ottawa newspapers reported that a 35 year old Ottawa cyclist was rushed to an Ottawa hospital after being struck on his bicycle on Bank Street this morning. Ottawa Paramedics rushed to the cycling accident close to Riverside Drive. Upon arrival at the hospital,the cyclist was said to have been in stable condition; however with severe abdominal and head injuries. Often times cycling accidents have very severe consequences and sadly many cyclists suffer very serious injuries including brain injuries and head injuries.  I hope this is not the case here and this cyclist is able to recover fully.

It’s important to know that if you are injured in a cycling accident, you are able to access Ontario accident benefits through the driver’s insurance. There are many insurance benefits available to cyclists in Ontario.  If you are in doubt of what you cyclists are entitled to, consult with a personal injury lawyer to ensure you receive proper treatments and maximum compensation.


Kanata bicycle accident. Child rushed to Ottawa hospital with severe child head injury.

Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth

Now that spring is here ( at least until tomorrow) , the bicycles are out.  Many people are biking to work , school and just about anywhere on their bicycles.  Unfortunately, this also means an increased chance of cycling accidents in the Ottawa area. Sadly, Ottawa bicycle accidents have already begun and a 17-year-old teenage girl was rushed to an Ottawa hospital in serious condition with  a severe head injury. She had been biking in Kanata this morning, when she was hit by a car as she crossed the street. The Kanata bicycle accident took place at Shirley’s Brook Drive close Kinross Private early this morning . When Ottawa rescue crews arrived, the young girl seemed confused , which is a sign of a closed head injury. A head injury can be a devastating and life changing injury. I wish this young girl a full recovery and I hope she is able to completely get through this accident. My thoughts are with her, her family and her friends at this incredible stressful time.

Many cycling accidents result in severe head injuries.  A head injury can be a catastrophic injury and must be diagnosed and treated properly.  We have many clients who have suffered a head injury and felt fine immediately following their accident.  In some instances, the true effects of their head injury don’t manifest until days later, in some cases, it can even be months later.  That is why it is critical that a head injury not be taken lightly. If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury; go see a doctor and listen to your doctor.  If you are suffering from a concussion, you will likely be advised to rest, avoid screens, loud noises and busy activities. In a nut shell you want to give your brain a chance to rest as much as possible. Yes, this means a complete shut down if possible ! Your doctor will best advise you of how long and exactly what you will need to do. Take care of yourself and your concussion.


Ottawa injury lawyer: Ottawa bicycle accident Wurtemburg and Rideau results in personal injury.

Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Accident Lawyers in Ottawa Ontario David Hollingsworth and Associates…

Regrettably, an Ottawa cyclist was on her bicycle yesterday morning by a vehicle at the intersection of Wurtemburg Street and Rideau.  Ottawa Police were able to treat the female cyclist at the Ottawa accident scene but the extent of her injuries was not known at the time of the accident. Ottawa Police are investigating the accident and what may have caused it.

There are far too many cyclist injured in Ottawa every year. Ottawa has very  busy streets and our cyclists and pedestrians are a big part of our busy streets. Typically, when a cyclists and cars collide, the cyclist loses and suffers very serious injuries.  Regardless of who is at fault, cyclists will typically  be entitled to compensation from the driver’s insurance company.

There are many legal options to explore after a bicycle accident. There are the immediate expenses to cover, as well as medical and rehabilitative support and then there is financial compensation moving forward. Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers have over 25 years experience protecting Ottawa cyclists and ensuring they are well taken care of and on the best road to recovery following a bicycle accident in Ottawa.

Bicycle Accidents and Injuries

Cyclists involved in a cycling accident with a car or truck typically suffer any number of severe injuries, including orthopaedic injuries, broken bones and head injuries and spinal injuries. Unfortunately, in these accidents , a helmet is not enough protection. Our personal injury lawyers are highly experienced in cycling accidents and can hire expert accident reconstruction experts to reconstruct cycling accidents and prepare engineering reports to show the impact of a cycling accident.

Typically, there is more obligation on a motorists to avoid a cycling accident and there is a reverse onus of proof on the driver. In other words, this means that in a cycling accident a driver must prove that they were NOT at fault. Our bicycle accident lawyers are also experienced in preparing for this.

Cycling accident and free consultations with our personal injury lawyers

Regardless of whether or not you plan on starting a personal injury lawsuit after a cycling accident, It is always best you inform yourself of your legal rights in the even that you may need compensation or support down the road. Some injuries do not show up immediately and months later, cyclists find themselves living in chronic pain.

Our Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyers will travel to you and sit down with you and walk you through all your legal options so that you can make the best possible decision following your accident.


9 Ottawa cyclists in accident causes serious personal injury, Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth

Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Nine Ottawa cyclists were unfortunately involved in an Ottawa cycling accident yesterday. The result was that 3 of the cyclists were brought to an Ottawa hospital with serious personal injuries. The Ottawa accident occurred when two of the cyclists’ handle bars collided, which sent the rest of the cyclists flying to the ground. The Ottawa cycling accident occurred close to Devine Rd., near Hwy. 417 and Boundary Rd. One of the Ottawa cyclists, a 55-year-old woman temporarily lost consciousness and suffered serious personal injury close to her ribs. A 49-year-old man injured his left shoulder and experienced severe neck pain. A 54-year-old man also suffered personal injuries to his ear and was also taken to an Ottawa hospital. Thankfully the other riders were not as injured and suffered minor injuries.

—-The Ottawa Injury Lawyer Accident Blog is written regularly by Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. The Ottawa Injury Lawyer Accident Blog reports on accidents in eastern Ontario, personal injury issues, local Ottawa news and events and various news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury. Visit  www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a subject  you would like to know about or  if you have a question,  please call or email me: david@ottawainjury.ca (613) 978-9549


3 Ottawa bicycle accidents results in head injury, lacerations and other serious personal injury.

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Ottawa cyclists were out on the roads yesterday but sadly, many of their commutes were not safe.  Ottawa Paramedics responded to 3 separate Ottawa bicycle accidents in a span of 41 minutes yesterday morning:

-Ottawa paramedics helped  a 42-year-old man with scrapes and an injury to his collar-bone after he was hit at Baseline Road and Farlane Boulevard in Ottawa’s east end.

-A 30-year-old man was hit on Prince of Wales Drive near Waterford Drive in  Ottawa’s south end.  When Ottawa paramedics arrived at the Ottawa accident scene, he was unconscious and was  treated for a head injury. He was taken to an Ottawa hospital in serious but stable condition.

-A 25-year-old man was hit while cycling at the intersection of Hunt Club Road and Bank Street in  Ottawa’s south end. He suffered an arm injury and lacerations to his knee.  He was taken to an Ottawa hospital in stable condition.

These recent Ottawa bicycle accidents bring the issue of Ottawa’ s cycling safety to the forefront.  There are far too many cycling accidents and deaths each year in Ottawa.  Most of these accidents are avoidable.  Both cyclists and drivers need to be aware of their surroundings and respect the rules of the road.  We can’t continue to have these, or even worse cycling accidents in Ottawa.

—-The Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog is written regularly by Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. The Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog reports on accidents in eastern Ontario, personal injury issues, local Ottawa news and events and various news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury. Visit  www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a subject  you would like to know about or  if you have a question,  please call or email me: david@ottawainjury.ca (613) 978-9549


Ontario injury lawyer: What does an Ottawa personal injury lawyer do ?

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…What does an Ottawa personal injury lawyer do?

Ottawa personal injury lawyers help Ontario accident victims and their families get the help, support and compensation they need following an accident in Ontario. An Ottawa personal injury lawyer not only represents and negotiates for you when it comes to your insurance claim, they also help in rebuilding lives after an Ontario accident. The best Ottawa personal injury lawyers work closely doctors, social worker and the entire rehabilitative team to ensure that accident victims have the best possible recovery. An Ottawa personal injury lawyer can help refer accident victims to specialists and help locate resources in the community.

As an Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, I specialize in the following areas:

Ontario Spinal Cord Injury, Ontario Brain Injury, Ontario Amputation Injury, Ontario Head Injury, Ontario Whiplash Injury, Ontario Slip and Fall Accidents, Ontario Wrongful Death Accidents, Ontario Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Ontario Orthopedic Injury, Ontario Broken Bones Accidents, Ontario Catastrophic Injury, and Ontario Traumatic Injury.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Ontario car accident, there is help and support available to you.  You do not have to do this on your own. Contact an Ottawa personal injury lawyer for help.


Ottawa personal injury lawyers who can help with support and maximum compensation for injury.

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Since 1999, our experienced personal injury lawyers  at www.ottawainjury.ca have helped thousands of Ontario accident victims and their families get the support and compensation they need after an accident. Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers bring an exceptional legal team that is dedicated to our clients.  We are constantly being recommended by past clients. We work extremely hard to ensure that we are doing everything we can to help.  We understand how difficult your life is after an accident.  We meet daily with people whose lives have been affected by tragedy,so we know that there are many things we can do to help you.  You should not even be thinking about things like bills and compensation.  You should be thinking about your recovery, your family and yourself.  We are here to listen, to understand, to fight for you and to get our Ontario personal injury clients everything you need. We have a long list of past clients who would be happy to speak with you and tell you what we were able to do for them.   If you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injury accident, we want to help you and give you the help and support you need. We work on contingency; which means you do not need to pay us at all until you have received your settlement cheque. We know you are going through a lot and we are sorry.  Let us help you….


Ottawa weather: freezing rain -Ottawa personal injury lawyer cautioning Ottawa drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth www.ottawainjury.ca Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…Yes Ottawa, snow has begun falling  heavily in the Ottawa region and Ottawa is under a freezing rain warning  (again !). Periods of freezing rain and freezing drizzle will last for approximately 12 hours tonight , which will surely result in very difficult driving, walking and cycling conditions tomorrow morning.  Please be careful out there on our Ottawa roads.  Take the extra time and be extra cautious.

———————- The  Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ottawa  personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Since 1999, David has been an Ottawa injury lawyer representing Ottawa accident victims and the families of accident victims who have lost a loved one in an Ontario accident. This blog reports on accidents in eastern Ontario, personal injury issues, local Ottawa news and events and various news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury.  Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a question, feel free to call or email david@ottawainjury.ca (613) 978-9549

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