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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents on May 24th, 2013
Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates…A train accident on a Via Rail route travelling Ottawa to Montreal resulted in the death of a pedestrian. The pedestrian was struck and died after being hit by the Via Rail train close to Alexandria Ontario. The train accident occurred close to 7 am just north of Glen Robertson. No passengers travelling on the train were hurt. It is difficult to understand how these train accidents occur, however, there are just under 100 rail fatalities each year in Ontario. In 2010, 17% of rail accidents involved vehicles or pedestrians at highway-rail crossings, nearly unchanged from 18% over the previous five years. (Transportation Safety Board of Canada). With 48,000 km of railway tracks , Canada has one of the largest rail networks in the world and sadly this means more rail and train accidents. The train accident today is a terrible tragedy and my thoughts go out to the family and friends of the deceased. I’m so sorry for their loss.
Since 1999 our team of Ottawa personal injury lawyers have been helping Ontario accident victims and specializing in Ontario personal injury law and insurance claims. We are devoted to helping making people’s lives better who have been injured or who have lost a loved one in a Ontario accident. Contact us with any questions at (613) 978-9549 or email at email@example.com or please visit our website www.ottawainjury.ca
Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth proud to be featured in local Ottawa newspaper Kitchissippi Times.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents on May 23rd, 2013
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth and Associates. I am pleased to share with you that last week the Kitchissippi Times did a feature article on me as part of their “Favourites” section. This is the second year in a row I have been chosen for the Favourites in Kitchissippi Times Newspaper. Here is an excerpt form the article:
"While these disputes may sometimes take years to resolve, it is rewarding to know that we are helping people when they need it most.”When involved in a motor vehicle accident, the stress of managing the injuries and day-to-day life are compounded by the need to complete complicated and lengthy insurance paperwork. David and his team will help complete these forms and deal directly with the insurance companies on your behalf. “I have rarely met with a client who is receiving the full amount of benefits that he or she needs.."
Born and raised in Ottawa, as a father of three and as a Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I value my community and the Ottawa community so this type of recognition is very important to me. The article can be found in the May 9, 2013 issue on page 21 or if you would like a copy of the article, I would be happy to send you one. Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send it to you within 24 hours.
For over a decade, our team of Ottawa personal injury lawyers have been helping Ontario accident victims and specializing in Ontario personal injury law and insurance claims. Since 1999, David Hollingsworth has been building a top team of Ottawa personal injury lawyers. Contact us with any questions at (613) 978-9549 or email at email@example.com or please visit our website www.ottawainjury.ca
Ontario Accident Benefits Pain and Suffering Compensation. When it comes to pain and suffering in Ontario, there are some areas that are “grey areas”. Firstly, there is no doubt that you are in pain and that you are suffering. Getting compensation for this pain and suffering is sometimes another story. In Ontario, if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident you can sue the person(s) who caused the accident insurance company for general damages for pain and suffering.
The Ontario personal injury law surrounding pain and suffering is complicated. Firstly there is a statutory deductible of $30,000. What this means is that the first $30 000 you are awarded goes towards paying your deductible. That is why it is extremely important that you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you with your claim. They will ensure that you receive maximum compensation for pain and suffering and that at the end of the day, you will walk away with a significant amount of compensation once your deductible has been paid.
Ontario personal injury law also has a ” threshold” when it comes to pain and suffering. This threshold must be met in order to receive ANY compensation for pain and suffering. The Ontario Insurance Act states that a person is only entitled to general damages if they have sustained a serious and permanent disfigurement, or a serious and permanent impairment of an important physical, psychological or mental function. What is a permanent and serious impairment? Ontario courts have defined a permanent and serious impairment as an impairment that negatively affects a person’s daily living . This usually means that one struggles with daily life such as housekeeping, social interactions, work or educational activities. Qualifying for pain and suffering can be difficult to prove. Experienced personal injury lawyers can help you with this.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Ontario and are suffering, we can help. Call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We can talk to you by phone or come and meet with you and let you know how we can help you and what your best course of action is. You owe this to yourself . Once we have laid out a game plan for you, you can decide whether or not you want to start a claim. This costs you nothing. You need free advise from an experienced personal injury lawyer in order to make an informed decision.
The Ottawa personal injury team dedicate themselves to ensuring that all Ontario residents involved in accidents receive all the help, support and compensation they need following an accident in Ontario. Our website is full of information that relates to Ottawa accidents, Ontario insurance claims, personal injury or events in our community, contact us at www.ottawainjury.ca ,or email email@example.com or call (613) 978-9549
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth and Associates. Sadly, a man has died as a result of a car accident on Hwy. 174. east of Ottawa , close to Canaan Road just after 2 p.m. yesterday. Several rescue crews rushed to the Rockland accident scene to try to save the man’s life after his car lost control and rolled into a ditch somewhere between Cumberland and Rockland. The deceased was a 56-year-old man who was travelling with 3 dogs. When rescue crews arrived there was not much they could do as the driver had no vital signs when they arrived and sadly he was pronounced dead at the accident scene. My thoughts go out to his family and friends .
Ottawa Ontario Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. David Hollingsworth has been a Ottawa accident and insurance claims lawyer since 1999 and has built a team of experienced highly qualified and dedicated Ottawa injury lawyers. As experienced Ottawa injury lawyers, we serve all Ontario accident victims with who have been in an accident or a loved one has been in an accident. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information that relates to personal injury.
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on May 20th, 2013
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. A terrible accident on Richardson Side Road between Carp Road and Thomas Argue yesterday afternoon has left a 46 year old man with severe injuries. He was rushed to the Trauma Center at the Ottawa Civic Hospital Campus with serious multi-system injuries.
At the time of the accident, he was in critical condition. Another person was also injured. His passenger, 17-year-old male has some minor injuries and was transported to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in stable condition. I wish both men a full recovery and my thoughts go out to their friends and family at this very stressful time.
For over a decade, David and his team of personal injury lawyers have been Ottawa injury lawyers helping Ontario accident victims and specializing in Ontario personal injury law and insurance claims. Since 1999, David Hollingsworth has been building the top Ottawa personal injury lawyers team. Contact us with any question at (613) 978-9549 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or our website www.ottawainjury.ca
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, safety on May 19th, 2013
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. Happy long weekend Ottawa. I hope you are all out there enjoying yourselves and keeping safe on the roads, waters or wherever you may be. Some of you may have been lucky enough to get away; others may be sticking around to cheer on our SENS tonight. If you are in Ottawa and are wondering what’s open and closed; here you go:
Ottawa Victoria Day:
Garbage, green bin and recycling collection are all cancelled on Monday. All garbage pickup is delayed by a day for everyone all week.
Most grocery stores are closed including Loblaws, Costco, Farm Boy and some Metro stores. If you find that you need a grocery store, don’t forget you can always cross over the bridge and head into Gatineau.
LCBO and Beer stores are closed.
Shopping malls are closed except for the Rideau Centre.Malls closed include Bayshore Shopping Centre, St. Laurent Centre, Place d’Orléans, Carlingwood Shopping Centre and Merivale Mall.
Museums in Ottawa will be open
Many pools and recreation centres will be open, however registered programs are cancelled on Monday. If you are unsure; it’s best you check and confirm.
Public libraries and municipal child care centres are closed.
This weekend is also the last days for the Canadian Tulip Festival.
OC Transpo will be operating on Sunday schedule on Monday.
City Hall and client services centres is closed.
Ottawa public health services is closed.
SENS Scotiabank is open !!!! Go SENS go.
Whatever you are up to this long weekend, please enjoy yourself responsibly . Please do not drink and drive and please do not drive in any way that could cause you to lose focus: ie text and drive or talk and drive. Even is you are not driving, please drink responsibly, as accidents tend to happen when alcohol is over consumed.
Enjoy yourself and your time with friends and family. Happy Victoria day long weekend.
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates help Ontario accident victims and their families since 1999. Our top team of dedicated Ottawa lawyers travel throughout eastern Ontario helping Ontario accident victims with personal injury and those who have lost a loved on from accident. For more information, visit www.ottawainjury.ca . to contact us, simple call or email email@example.com or call 613-978-9549
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, safety on May 17th, 2013
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. As you head off into the long weekend, I wanted to wish you all a very happy and safe long weekend. Please be careful on the highways when you are travelling . The roads will be much busier and this always elevates the chance of an accident. Ontario roads are especially congested during a long weekend, and it only takes a split second of distraction to be involved in an accident. I also wanted to remind everyone to please not drink and drive.
According to recent statistics, Ontario’s roads are safer than ever. (newsontario.ca) The province has developed many road safety measures that are helping to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce the number of accidents on our road ways.
According to the most recent statistics, the number of road-related deaths is at the lowest ever recorded in Ontario and in North America.
- drinking and driving related fatalities – down 29%
- people killed in speed-related collisions – down 17%
- deaths involving large trucks – down 24%
- Canada has introduced some of the toughest laws when it comes to road safety, including
· - distracted driving - ticket issued
· – drinking and driving: 3 day licence suspensions for drivers and boaters with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05 to 0.08 or if under 21 years of age with more than zero blood alcohol levels immediate suspension.
· -street racers and aggressive drivers who drive 50 km per hour or more above the speed limit will receive immediate, 7 day licence suspensions and vehicle will be impounded.
RIDE programs will be set up all over the province. Please keep our roads safe by not drinking and driving. It’s up to all of us.
For over a decade, we have been Ottawa injury lawyers helping Ontario accident victims and specializing in Ontario personal injury law and insurance claims. Since 1999, David Hollingsworth has been building the top Ottawa personal injury lawyers team. Contact us with any question at (613) 978-9549 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or our website www.ottawainjury.ca
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on May 16th, 2013
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. We often get emails from clients when we settle their cases. Here is one that I just received and thought I would share. It is always our pleasure to help and we feel very blessed that we are in a position to truly help people and make a difference in their lives.
“Good evening, David.
I just wanted to thank you for all you did for us. We are so pleased with the total amounts of the cheques you left for us. You fought a good fight and the relief that both ****** and I feel at the present moment is hard to put into words. I’m sorry if I proved to be such a challenge in all this. I’m taking ***** for a little trip to the States for her birthday this year. We’ll raise a glass to you. To you and to your team who played such a vital part in this journey of recovery and returning to near-normal.
Again, many thanks. From both of us.
PP , Orleans, ON”
David Hollingsworth and Associates are Ottawa personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping Ontario accident victims and their families. We specialize in personal injury law and maximizing Ontario insurance claims compensation. Since 1999, David Hollingsworth has been building the top Ottawa personal injury lawyers team. Contact any of our lawyers with any questions at (613) 978-9549 or email at email@example.com or website www.ottawainjury.ca
Tragic death of rugby player Rowan Stringer hopes to bring education on the signs and signals of a concussion or brain injury. Do you know what to look for?
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Brain Injury / Head Injury, Ottawa Injury and Accidents, safety, wrongful death on May 15th, 2013
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. The very tragic death of young Rowan Stringer has left the Ottawa community with great sadness. Rowan attended John McCrae Secondary School student in Ottawa and was the captain of the rugby team when she died from a severe head injury during a rugby game last Wednesday. Rowan Stringer was an avid rugby player and played on several different rugby teams.
It was reported that Rowan was tackled hard during the rugby game on Wednesday, flew into the air and hit her head and neck on the ground. Upon impact, Rowan was awake, sat up but quickly fell unconscious. Sadly, she didn’t wake up. She remained unconscious for days while medical team worked at relieving the pressure in her head and then on Sunday, her family made the most difficult decision of their lives. Rowan was taken to hospital, where doctors tried unsuccessfully to relieve the pressure in her head but there was too much pressure and the decision was made to discontinue life support.
Rowan’s parents, Gordon and Kathleen Stringer, told CBC News that their daughter had been complaining of headaches the week before and that she’d been hit in the head in a game the week before the fatal tackle. Then, just 2 days before the fatal injury, she was once again hit in the head during a rugby game. She didn’t report this second hit to her parents. The doctors are now investigating whether or not she may have suffered a smaller head injury that may have some impact on the fatal head injury.
Sadly, Rowan is now gone and she can’t be brought back. Her family is hoping that her death will help educate others on the signs and signals of brain injuries. Her organs have been donated to help save the lives of others. What an amazing thing for this family to have done after going through such a terrible tragedy.
The question now is could Rowan’s death possibly save lives in the future? I hope so and so does her family. The hope is that there will be more education as it relates to head injuries, concussions and sports. Rowan’s death has been widely publicized . The hope now is that all this publicity may save another life. As a Ottawa personal injury lawyer who helps people with severe concussions and brain injuries, I believe it is vital that we talk to our kids, coaches, teachers, caregivers, friends about the signs and symptoms of concussions. Our children and athletes need to know what to be looking for and to know to tell someone. I believe that if we really educate our athletes and their families, we can help reduce the number of deaths and further injuries.
Unfortunately, concussions are fairly common and can range in severity. It is estimated that a concussion or mild brain trauma is sustained every 21 seconds. The signs of a concussion so you can take the proper steps to treat the injury. The signs of a concussion also vary , which is why it is often difficult to determine if someone is suffering form a concussion or not. The following is not a comprehensive list, but does describe some of the symptoms one might have if they are suffering a concussion:
- confused or dazed
- slurring speech
- nausea or vomiting
- off balance or dizzy
- blurred vision
- sensitive to light and noise
- ears ringing
- changes in personality or changes in behaviour
- difficulty concentrating
- loss of memory
There are many more signs; however these seem to be the most common. As a Ottawa personal injury lawyer and as a father of 3 children involved in sports, I urge you to talk about concussions, what to expect and what to do. It could very well save a life. Rowan’s death is so incredibly sad and tragic that we owe it to her and her family to do everything we can to teach others about the signs and symptoms of a concussion. My thoughts go out to Rowan’s family and friends and this very tragic and difficult time.
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates have been helping Ontario accident victims and their families since 1999. We have a top team of dedicated Ottawa lawyers who travel throughout eastern Ontario helping Ontario accident victims with personal injury and those who have lost a loved on from accident. For more information, visit www.ottawainjury.ca . to contact us, simple call or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-978-9549
Road Safety Week in Ottawa focuses on impaired driving, seatbelts, speeding aggressive driving and distracted driving.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents on May 13th, 2013
Did you know that Road Safety Week is kicking off this week all across Canada ? Our local Ottawa Police, along with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are steering the national campaign aimed with a goal to make Canada’s roads the absolute safest roads in the world. I’m all for that ! The Road Safety Week program hopes to remind people that traffic enforcement is present to save people’s lives and reduce personal injuries on not only Ottawa roads and Ontario roads, but roads all over Canada. We live in such a great country , not let’s all work at making it safer. The main focuses of Road Safety Week will be on impaired driving, proper use of seatbelts, speeding and lastly, drivers who drive aggressively and distracted. This focus will be perfect as we head into a long weekend that is famous for highway travel and sadly, accidents in Ontario. As a lawyer in Ottawa, I see far too many accidents in our community and most times they are avoidable . Please, think about your driving and be sure to set a good example for little eyes and ears that may be in the car with you. It is our job to raise responsible drivers and that starts with leading by example. Have a safe and wonderful Road Safety Week. Let’s keep it up all year !
David Hollingsworth and Assocites are Ottawa injury lawyers dedicated to safety and helping accident victims. They specialize in personal injury law and maximizing insurance claims. Since 1999, David Hollingsworth has been building the top Ottawa personal injury lawyer team. Contact our Ottawa personal injury lawyers with any questions at (613) 978-9549 or email at email@example.com or website www.ottawainjury.ca