Smith Falls Accident Highway 15 results in death of Ann Himmelman. Ottawa Lawyer David Hollingsworth shares story.

Smith Falls Accident

Tragically, Ann Himmelman has died following a terrible accident with a tractor-trailer on Highway 15 , close to Smiths Falls last Friday sometime between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Ontario Provincial Police arrived to the accident close to Otter Lake Road, just  south of Lombardy, Ontario. The tractor-trailer caught fire after the accident due to its flammable content at the time of the accident. My thoughts go out to the friends and family of Ann Himmelman at this very sad time.

Losing a loved one in an accident is devastating.  Our personal injury lawyers meet regularly with grieving families not because they want “to sue someone” but because they need support and compensation to either send off a loved one, or to pick up the pieces after a loved one has left.  In the case of an accident where someone dies, there are insurance accident benefits that have been put in place that support the family left behind when it comes to funeral expenses, lost wages, and other related expenses.  We understand that after losing a loved one, the last thing on your mind is paper work and what to do in a wrongful death lawsuit. We know this and that’s why we make ourselves available to our clients to take over and assist where we are needed.  Often times our clients want to handle the entire thing over to our lawyers so that they can focus on grieving and healing.  We understand and we can take over .

Supports available in wrongful death accidents

We want to make sure that our clients receive all the supports; whether that be medical, rehabilitative, counselling, therapy etc . as well as financial compensation to send off loved ones. In most cases, we travel throughout Ontario to our clients home and meet with them to give free legal advice and help them decide whether or not they want to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit based on out analysis of the facts surrounding the accident.

Our personal injury lawyers have helped thousands of other through some very tough times and we can help you.

 


Smith Falls Ontario High Jump Accident: Funeral for Josiah Grant

Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth ..My heart goes out to all the family and friends of Josiah Grant.  This was such a terrible accident that took the life of a young and talented kid. What a tragic accident.  The high-jump death of Josiah Grant has left us all asking ourselves..how could this have happened?

Josiah Grant was just 17 years old and was from Smiths Falls, Ontario.  Sadly, Josiah died last Wednesday at Kingston General Hospital a day after the high jump accident when he missed the landing on the safety pad. It was reported that he landed awkwardly and suffered some “scrapes and bruises”, but remained conscious. The 2 teachers administered first aid and called Josiah’s father who brought him to a Kingston hospital , where Josiah lapsed into a coma. He never came out of it.

This accident calls into question the safety practices that have been established for students.  The School Board has an obligation to ensure the safety of its students.  Accidents like this should never happen. My heart goes out to everyone who knew Josiah….

—-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.

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Smith Falls High Jump Accident Josiah Grant Funeral