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Clarence Rockland volunteer firefighter Nicholas Vachon died Saturday night.

Ontario Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates…I’m so sorry to share this terrible news of a volunteer firefighter who left a Clarence-Rockland Christmas party on foot and sadly was killed Saturday night.  Nicholas Vachon was 31 years old and was walking home when he was hit by a car on Landry Street , close to Baseline Road. The party was at Clarence Creek Arena and was a party to honour  150 Clarence-Rockland municipal employees and their guests.  Nicholas was described as an incredibly positive person, someone who wanted to make a difference and someone who wanted to help others.  Nicholas was walking along the side of the road when he was hit by a car. Sadly, he died on route to hospital. Nicholas was very close with his family and had recently spent quality time with his brother and sister. The details of the accident are still unknown and police are investigating. My thoughts go out to Nicholas’ family, friends and the community at his very tragic time.

Ontario Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth. The injury report is created regularly by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth, an Ontario injury lawyer since 1999. David  helps all eastern Ontario accident victims with serious injuries as the result of an accident in Ontario. The Ottawa Injury Lawyer  reports on  eastern Ontario accidents such as Ottawa area accidents, personal injury, safety,  insurance in Ontario,  and events or news that relate to Ottawa .  For more information, visit  www.ottawainjury.ca .  

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Ottawa Accident, near Almonte results in serious injuiries: spinal cord injury . Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth…A terrible Ottawa accident, close to Almonte Ontario  has left 2  people were serious personal injuries after a head-on accident on March Road this morning. The Ottawa accident took place near Corkery Road, and resulted in a pickup truck veering into a ditch and hitting a  hydro pole, engulfing the truck  in flames. Thankfully the driver was able to free himself.

One driver, a 38-year-old man, suffered serious personal injury, including a  broken ankle and possible spinal cord injury. The other driver, a woman in her 40s, also suffered serious personal injury and has a possible broken collarbone and possible spinal injury. My thoughts are with both accident victims’ friends and families at this very stressful time…                                                                                              Ontario Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth

—-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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Are your tires safe? It’s worth checking.. Ottawa Lawyer David Hollingsworth shares

Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth, The Canada Safety Council’s website put out the following information about tire safety.  When the roads are slick and icy, your tires mean everything.  Please take a moment to read this post.                            -Ottawa Car Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth

Tires are without a doubt the most critical safety component on a vehicle. Where the rubber meets the road affects traction, handling, steering, stability and braking. Because of this, a sudden tire failure can have serious consequences, especially if it occurs at highway speeds in a vehicle with a high centre of gravity.

Are your tires safe? Under inflation is the leading cause of tire failure. Twenty-three per cent of vehicles have at least one tire under-inflated by more than 20 per cent. An under-inflated tire may not be visibly noticeable; however, they are more prone to damage and failure and contribute to higher fuel costs. The right amount of air for your tires is specified by the vehicle manufacturer and is usually shown on the vehicle door edge, doorpost, glove box door or fuel door. It is also listed in the owner’s manual.

It’s up to you. The vehicle owner is responsible for prevention of tire failure caused by improper inflation. Many people seldom ever check their tires. That’s why all 2008 and newer vehicles now have the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems” to alert the driver if a tire is low. TPMS isn’t mandatory in Canada , and so far, there are no plans to make it so. Transport Canada says it is monitoring the effectiveness of TPMS and will not rule out the possibility of mandatory requirement, but also says that it will make no decisions before looking at several issues, including false or no warnings, sensor battery life, long-term system durability, and the extremely low numbers of tire failures cited in fatal collisions.

Check Tire pressure. So even though your vehicle is equipped with TPMS, you should still check your tire pressure once a month and before any longer trips. Tires do not last forever, even if the tread shows little visible wear. As rubber ages, it loses elasticity, hardens and can become brittle. The reinforcing cords inside a tire can also deteriorate and lose strength. This increases the risk of a sudden tire failure the older the tire gets. After ten years, the risk of failure goes up sharply. Because of this, many safety experts say tires that are more than six years old have expired and should be replaced regardless of how much tread is left on the tires.

Did You Know? All tires sold in Canada have a tire identification number moulded into the sidewall. This number provides tire retailers specific manufacturing information about when and where the tire was made. The first two characters following DOT indicate the manufacturer and plant code; the third and fourth characters are the tire size code. The fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth are optional. The final four give the manufacturing date. For example, 2602 indicates that the tire was manufactured in the twenty-sixth week of 2002. The maple leaf following the number indicates that the tire was made in Canada and certifies that it meets Transport Canada requirements.

Ok, my fellow Ontario drivers…get out there and check those tires !!!!!!!!

About Ottawa Ontario Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth———————————————————————————— David Hollingsworth has been an Ottawa Ontario  injury lawyer specializing in personal  injury representing Ontario accident victims since 1999. David practices with an established Ottawa law firm of more than 50 years of experience in representing accident victims, and helping personal injury accident victims get the compensation they need at an incredibly difficult time in their lives.  David offers free consultations, takes cases on contingency and travels to  homes or hospitals. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a question, feel free to email david@ottawainjury.ca

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Ottawa Ontario Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer, Compensation for slip and fall accidents in Ontario

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Ottawa slip and fall lawyers – Personal Injury Attorney David Hollingsworth explains the dangers of snow and ice that may be the of cause slip and fall accidents in Ottawa and slip and fall accidents in eastern Ontario.

How to Safely Counteract Environmental Hazards

There are many things that you can do to help prevent injury to you or your loved ones. Slip and fall injuries occur all the time, and they can happen anywhere (especially where you least expect them to occur), so it is important to be careful about where you walk and step at all times. However, there are certain circumstances where you can expect a higher rate of prospective injury, such as in conditions of ice and show during the colder months of the year. Proper footwear and clothing can help you feel more comfortable when you are out and about – and better able to deal with a circumstance if it occurs. Any shoes with good grip will help you to avoid black ice, and other situations where a slippery surface disguises itself as safe terrain to tread upon. Reflective clothing will ensure that vehicles will provide for adequate clearance to pass by you on the slipper and ice-covered roads. Personal injury for you could include broken bones, brain injury or neck injury, head injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, and even death. “Slip and fall accidents happen in a split second and are often preventable,” says David Hollingsworth, Ottawa personal injury lawyer, Ottawa slip and fall accident lawyer. Regular snow removal, ice removeal, icing, and sanding can help to provide for a more safe condition to walk and play for you and your children in and around your community. Ice and snow are considered hazards that property owners can be found liable of if negligent in their lack of attention to a proper environment. Please ensure that you are doing your best to safeguard your interests and to protect yourselves from the risk of personal injury and harm. “If you suffer a slip and fall injury , try to document it as soon as possible,” advises experienced Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ottawa slip and fall attorney. Such documentation could include a picture of where accident occurred, highlighting how the snow and ice buildup may have caused the slip and fall accident.

If you have suffered a personal injury due to a slip and fall accident, visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information or call 613-978-9549. David Hollingsworth, Ottawa slip and fall accident lawyer has helped many slip and fall accident victims get the compensation they needed. He can also help you! Free consultation.

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Ontario Driving Safety Tips: Ottawa Car Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth

I came across this information on the Canadian Safety Council Website and thought I would share it with you.  Ottawa Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Personal Injury Lawyer for Eastern Ontario…More fatalities occur on Canadian roads during the summer months than at any other time of year, including the winter holiday season. Alcohol, fatigue and aggressive driving are often implicated in these tragedies. Whether you’re out for a day trip, travelling to the cottage or on a cross-country holiday, the Canada Safety Council urges all Canadians to put safety first when you set out on your summer travels.

Prepare your vehicle

Before leaving on vacation, have your vehicle checked to make sure everything is working properly. Repair or replace worn parts to avoid the worry and time-consuming costly repairs that could ruin your trip. Check fluid levels and tire pressure. Make sure all lights work, including signal lights.

Keep your passengers safe

Make sure everyone in your vehicle is buckled up properly at all times. Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to keep yourself and your passengers safe while on the road.

If you are travelling with young children, make sure to make regular stops. Bring plenty of items to keep them occupied. Special travel games and songs also help.

Drive defensively

Drive at a safe speed. Speeding increases the likelihood and severity of a crash. The faster a vehicle is moving, the less time the driver has to react to a hazard, and for other road users to react to that vehicle. A speeding vehicle requires more time and distance to stop. Leave plenty of distance between yourself and the vehicle ahead. Apply the three second rule so you can see around the car ahead and plan a manoeuvre to avoid potential dangers, add more time if you have a heavier vehicle, and in poor weather conditions.

The Canada Safety Council estimates that 85 per cent of collisions are preventable. But simply being in the right will not save you from injury or death. You must be prepared for the unsafe actions of other motorists or for poor driving conditions.

  • Obey all signs and signals, including speed limits, traffic lights, stop signs and railway crossings.
  • If you drive with a wireless phone, avoid unnecessary calls and always make the driving task your top priority.
  • Absolutely never drink and drive.

Stay alert

Canadians often travel long distances when they go on vacation. This creates a temptation to keep driving for extended periods even when tired. On top of this, routes can be quite monotonous, another factor that can make a driver sleepy. Get a good sleep before leaving on a long trip. Fatigue is a form of impairment; so don’t give in to that temptation to push on. If you started early, stop early. Rest stops are important. A break keeps the driver alert by promoting blood circulation, makes the trip more pleasant for passengers and lets the vehicle cool down.

Carrying a heavy load or towing a trailer

Before you tow a trailer or haul a load, make sure your vehicle is properly equipped for the job. Check your owner’s manual or if in doubt contact your vehicle dealer. Check that your rear view mirrors give a clear view of the road behind. Driving a heavily loaded car or towing a trailer means you need more space to stop or pass. Leave plenty of distance between yourself and the vehicle ahead. Keep your distance – at least three seconds for each six metres (20 ft.) of vehicle length. For conditions that are less than ideal, increase the following distance. If cars cut in front of you, drop back to keep your separation. When traveling slower than the flow of traffic, be courteous. Pull over where possible to let faster vehicles pass.

Share the road

With the warmer weather, comes the prevalence of vulnerable roads users. Motorists must be cautious of cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. Always be on the lookout for and yield to vulnerable road users, even if they don’t have the right-of-way. Summer also brings increased construction on our roads and highways. Be prepared to stop or slow down in construction zones.

Drive safely and stay safe on the roads!

David Hollingsworth has been  a personal injury lawyer in Ottawa dedicated to helping accident victims receive all the compensation they need after an accident. If you or a loved one has been injured or died as the result of an Ontario accident, you may be entitled to accident benefits you are not receiving.  As an Ottawa lawyer specializing in personal injury, David meets with people daily who have been seriously hurt and need help.  Visit his website at www.ottawainjury.ca  or email info@ottawainjury.ca for more information and a free consultation. David  understand your needs and can help with your personal injury claim and other Ontario accident related issues. Call for a free consultation 613 978-9549 or visit www.ottawainjury.ca

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