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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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National Teen Driver Safety Week urges Teens to #gethomesalfe and help save lives. Drug-impaired driving among teens is a major concern. A ten-year trend shows one in four teens who died in a motor vehicle crash tested positive for cannabis. This week, (October 15-21) is National Teen Driver Safety Week , an observance to create positive behaviour changes and to reduce injury rates among teens. This year, the annual campaign aims to create better awareness of drugged driving and will also focus on distracted, impaired and aggressive driving urging teens to #GetHomeSafe. Young people make up just 12 per cent… Read More
New Penalties for Careless and Distracted Driving New rules and penalties implemented by the Ontario government aim to crack down on careless and distracted driving in hopes of improving safety for some of the most at-risk road users like pedestrians and cyclists. “Ontario is taking action to reduce the number of people killed by impaired, distracted and dangerous drivers. These measures will help keep some of our most vulnerable road users safe and help us drive home the message that dangerous, impaired and distracted driving is unacceptable, and will not be tolerated, “ Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation. The new legislation,… Read More
ODSP -What you need to know.. Recent changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) will have a huge impact for those who receive these benefits and are involved in personal injury cases. As of August 1, 2017, awards for pain and suffering are fully exempt from personal injury settlements and are no longer considered as income or an asset when calculated for this purpose. This is a significant change from the previous ODSP limit of up to $100,000 and alleviates the need to seek ODSP approval on amounts greater than $100,000. These compensation exemptions apply to: … Read More
Settling Personal Injury Lawsuit Out of Court If you have been injured in an accident and are considering a personal injury lawsuit you may be somewhat familiar with the process – accident, evidence, lawyers, court rooms, trial and compensation. But what about settlement? Most accident victims don’t consider settlement, yet the majority personal injury cases do not go to trial. Most are, in fact, settled out of court. A settlement happens when both parties involved in the suit come to an agreement. The victim is offered compensation and the trial process can be avoided. Knowing the ins and outs of… Read More
Canadian Pension Plan Disability Benefits Exempt from Excess Insurance Payments A win for accident victims and no insurance claims Accidents happen and sometimes there is no insurance. A recent court decision of the Supreme Court of Canada is considered a win for accident victims across Canada. The decision, reached in a Nova Scotia case, ruled that an insurer could not deduct a man’s Canada Pension Plan Benefits from his excess insurance payments according to the Family Protection Endorsement Essentially, this decision allows accident victims to get the benefits they deserve without threat of deductions from the insurance company. What happens… Read More