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Ottawa Accident , jogger hit on Dwyer Hill Road results in possible spinal cord injury and brain injury, Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Brain Injury / Head Injury, Catastrophic Injury / Catastrophic Injuries, Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents, Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury, Personal Injury Claims, bicycle /cycling accidents on July 20th, 2011
Ottawa Pedestrian Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Dwyer Hill Road is now reopened after car accident involving a pedestrian who was out for a jog last Sunday morning between Fallowfield and Flewellyn roads. The 36 year old female accident victim suffered very serious personal injuries when she was hit by a car and thrust into a ditch sometime around 10 a.m. She was knocked unconscious and suffered a severe head injury, possibly a brain injury. Ottawa Paramedics had to immobilize her spinal cord for fear of a spinal cord injury, as well as set up several intravenous lines and dressings before moving her by air ambulance to the Ottawa trauma centre. Thankfully, Ottawa Police reported that her personal injuries were not life-threatening. It was reported that nearby residents came to her aid and remained with her until help arrived. I hope to be able to give you an update on extent of the personal injuries.
———————————————————————————————————————————————————————-The Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ontario injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. David has been an Ontario injury lawyer representing Ontario accident victims since 1999. 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 email@example.com
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents on October 2nd, 2010
Ottawa Ontario Car Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth explains what you should do if you are in an accident in Ontario.
What do I do at the scene of a motor vehicle accident ?
- Remain at the scene of the accident.
- Call the police and advise of the nature of injuries suffered.
- Provide the following information: your name and address, your vehicle permit number, and the name and address of the owner of the car (if it is not your car).
- Get the names, address, phone number, vehicle permit number and insurance information from the other driver(s) involved.
- Get the names, address, and phone numbers of any witnesses.
- Write down anything anybody says about how the accident happened.
- Tell the police officer if you think another driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Move the vehicles, or any debris, unless they are a potential hazard to other motorists; or
- Sign documents or discuss the accident with anyone but the police.
David Hollingsworth has been dedicated to helping Ottawa and Ontario car accident victims since 1999 getting the compensation they need following an accident or the death of a loved one following an accident. With extensive experience and knowledge of Ontario accidents and Ontario personal injury issues, he has an indepth knowledge of the accident benefits that Ontario victims are entitled to and has recovered millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of his Ontario personal injury clients. David is dedicated to obtaining maximum compensation for his Ontario personal injury clients by offering free consultations and making home visits or hospital visits. Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer Visit www.ottawainjury.ca mobile (613) 978-9549 (613) 237-4922 ext.203
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Car Accidents, Personal Injury Claims on November 14th, 2009
Ottawa Lawyer, Ottawa Injury Lawyers…Ontario Accident? What you must do…
Ottawa personal injury lawyer shares what you can do if you have suffered a personal injury.
Life can become extremely difficult when an accident or personal injury occurs and challenges your routine in life, and stops you from being able to enjoy activities with your loved one’s and family, whether they may be as simple as holding your son or daughter in your arms, and taking your dog for a walk. A minor injury can become serious when it affects you and changes your life. For the unfortunate among us who have experienced the death of a loved one and close friend, the scars that remain can last a lifetime. No amount of monetary award or benefit can fully compensate for the loss. Putting a price tag on how much a personal injury has cost can seem impossible, given that the only thing one could really want in such circumstances is to un-do the accident or have the loved one back.
In these circumstances, is vital for you to seek help from appropriate avenues, including close family, friends, health services providers, the services of an experienced and caring lawyer. It is important to have as many people on your side as possible. Getting advice from one of the best Ottawa personal injury lawyers is always good idea. David Hollingsworth meets daily with people who have been in an accident and just want to know what their rights are.
Why you should see experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer:
- Conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of the accident scene
- Get medical advice (aches and pains often take a few days to develop and some injuries are not obvious).
- Preserve critical evidence at the scene (you may not know what is important and what is not)
- Start your potential lawsuit before your statute of limitations expires
What you need to consider after an accident:
- Medical circumstances: Go to a doctor ASAP to get checked out.
- Witnesses: If possible, get their address and phone numbers. It will be nearly impossible to reach them once everyone departs
- YOUR OWN notes: important details are still in your memory, so now is the time to write it down.
- Your Ottawa personal injury lawyer should be consulted as soon as possible.
- “On the spot” settlements can often leave you with less than you deserve. Your doctor will look at the extent of all your personal injuries, your need for medical treatment or perhaps surgery. An “on the spot” settlement may limit and restrict any future treatment.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to an motor vehicle accident, or any kind of personal injury from any other kind of accident, there are important reasons why you need to consult with an Ottawa personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Waiting can often hurt your case as we have discussed. As time passes, materials can get forgotten and it may become impossible to collect crucial evidence and information. In short, if you wait, it can be much more difficult to prove your case.
This blog is prepared daily to report on Ontario accidents, personal injury law and resources available to Ontario residents. David helps Ontario accident victims get insurance benefits, support and proper rehabilitation they need after an accident. David Hollingsworth has been an Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer helping Ontario accident victims since 1999, with an established Ottawa law firm of more than 50 years of experience. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a question, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury on August 31st, 2009
Ottawa Lawyer supporting persons with spinal cord injuries in Ottawa.
Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario Wheelchair Relay Challenge Race Me…PULL UP A CHAIR 2009 Join the Ottawa Wheelchair Relay Challenge in Ottawa and help raise funds for persons with Spinal Cord Injuries! Whether you’re looking for a corporate team building experience, a group outing or just an opportunity to get outside and have fun, this event is for you. Individual and corporate teams can better understand the experience of using a wheelchair whether you are able bodied or have a disability. So come out and have some fun, be active and compete to raise awareness and vital funds for those with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. Event Details Saturday September 19, 2009 – Ridgemont Secondary School 2597 Alta Vista Dr. Ottawa Team registration begins at 10 am Race begins at 11am Volunteers We can always use a helping hand – if you are interested in volunteering at this event, please complete the Volunteer Registration Register Online Now! Register and Collect pledges online to join the Ottawa Wheelchair Relay Challenge. It is easy, quick and fun! Set up your personal profile, webpage, and e-mail your friends, family, coworkers to support you within minutes. They will receive an automatic tax receipt for their donation. Registration and a minimum of $100 in pledges includes the race entry fee, Gift, lunch and a chance to win great prizes. The top fundraising team will also win fabulous prizes! Sponsor a Participant Help their team reach their fundraising goal! Download a Pledge Form – Click Here Hospitality Tent The Ottawa Wheelchair Relay Challenge hospitality area will be open on the day of the challenge to collect pledges and following the race to host lunch for all participants who raised pledges.
I encourage everyone to support in any way they can ! Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information.
Ottawa Lawyer David Hollingsworth-Ottawa Injury Lawyer. I too have a 5 year old child and couldn’t imagine this accident happening .What a tragic accident . To the family of Amelie Bornais.. I hope your daughter and granddaughter gets better soon. You are in my thoughts Amelie Bornais.
OTTAWA—Amélie Bornais, the five-year old Orléans girl who was struck by a golf cart at a Limoges campground Saturday evening, remains in serious condition in intensive care at CHEO, a spokewoman said Monday. However, Amelie’s grandmother Adele Sauvé, says the little girl is showing some encouraging signs. Amélie is now breathing on her own and is moving around in her bed, said Sauvé. Amélie was taken to the hospital with serious head injuries after she was hit by a golf cart at Kittawa Camping. “She is much better this morning,” said Sauvé. “We still have another 24 hours before we know for sure. We’re not out of the woods yet.” According to Sauvé, Amélie still has swelling on one side of her face and a lot of bruising from the accident. “She doesn’t know where she is,” Sauvé said. “They have got her on morphine. There is still a lot of pain.” Jacques Caron, 39, has been charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm while driving a motor vehicle. He was also charged with having a blood alcohol content exceeding 80 milligrams while driving a motor vehicle. The family, meanwhile, wants an end to drinking and driving at the popular seasonal facility. At the campground on Sunday, Amélie’s grandmother was surprised a similar tragedy hasn’t happened before. “It was a Christmas party going on Saturday night,” Sauvé said. “Every weekend people come from the outside and there’s a lot of partying going on. They go too fast. There’s kids all over.” Sauvé, who has lived at the campground every summer for 15 years, wants to see a greater security presence. Her granddaughter, Chantal Sauvé, thinks carts should be off-limits after dark. “After 9 p.m., the carts should be parked and nobody should drive,” said Sauvé, who is Amélie’s cousin. Kittawa Camping is a seasonal campground just off of Highway 417 on Limoges Road. There are 400 campsites, mostly filled with seniors and young families. The campground is a paradise for children — with a beach, playground, pool and bicycles. Guy Moreau, the manager of the campground, said many campers have their own golf carts to navigate the 135-acre site. Some have mobility issues and others simply enjoy it, he said. A speed limit of 10 km/h is posted, and a security guard drives around the camp from 8:30 p.m to 1 a.m. Moreau said there’s never been a problem with drinking and driving, and there’s no need to enhance security. “People have their own responsibility, we’re not a prison here,” he said. “People have to take care of themselves.” But Moreau said he would consider changing the rules about night-time driving in light of Saturday’s incident. Amélie and her father left the Christmas dance at 9 p.m. Saturday and walked past the playground when Amélie decided she wanted some juice at her trailer. Before anyone could stop her, she darted across the dirt road, said her aunt, Joanne Presley. Caron, 39, was driving a golf cart down the road at the same time, according to police. He could not avoid her, police said. Presley said her niece cried when she was struck, and remained semi-conscious. She had no injuries on her body, but multiple cracks to her skull. She was taken to CHEO and sedated overnight Saturday and again on Sunday. She woke up Sunday morning and tugged at the tubes on her face — a sign of hope for her parents, who remained by her side. Her condition improved to stable, but she was being kept under surveillance as doctors monitor her brain for swelling. Caron, who is from Ottawa, was released on a promise to appear in court in L’Orignal on Sept. 30.
From Ottawa Lawyer David Hollingsworth: To the family of Dylan Heisel: I’m so very sorry for the loss of your very young son…
SPENCERVILLE — Prescott OPP officers have released the name of an area teen killed in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning. Dylan Heisel, 18, of Spencerville was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident that occurred on County Road 44 near Goodwin Road about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Const. Rob Prophet said a 2000 Montana van carrying three occupants was travelling south on County Road 44 when it left the roadway to the west, hit a culvert, entered a ditch and then struck a tree where it came to a stop facing north. The other two occupants, both 18, suffered serious injuries and were taken to hospital in Ottawa for treatment. Police were not releasing their names Monday afternoon and provided no update on their condition. County Road 44 was closed during an investigation by the OPP’s technical traffic collision unit and reopened about 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The investigation is continuing.
If you or a loved one has been injured or died as the result of an accident, you may be entitled to accident benefits you are not receiving. As an Ottawa lawyer specializing in personal injury, I meet with people daily who have been seriously hurt and need help. Visit my website at www.ottawainjury.ca or email email@example.com for more information and a free consultation.
My thoughts go out to all the families and friends involved in this tragic car accident. – David
Two people are dead and a third hospitalized with serious injuries following a four-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon on Highway 17 west of Cobden.
At 1:40 p.m. in the afternoon, a west bound Cadillac SUV and an east bound Chevrolet Suburban were involved in a head-on collision about five kilometres west of Cobden, in the vicinity of Eldon Road. Two other east bound vehicles became indirectly involved in the accident as a result of this initial crash.
The male driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. His female passenger was airlifted to the Ottawa Civic Hospital with life-threatening injuries, but was later pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
The lone male occupant of the Suburban was transported to Renfrew Victoria Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Occupants of the other two vehicles suffered no serious injuries.
Rick Rogers, duty officer of the County of Renfrew Paramedic Service who was on the scene, said he understood the two occupants of one of the remaining two vehicles were taken to Renfrew Victoria Hospital to be treated for their injuries, while those in the last vehicle refused treatment.
On the scene of the accident were OPP officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley, Renfrew and Killaloe detachments, who were called out to handle the traffic chaos and secure the scene.
More than a dozen firefighters from three out of the four stations of the Whitewater Region Fire Department responded to the call – Cobden, Haley Station and Foresters Falls – of which Cobden and Haley Station each brought and used their extrication equipment to help get the victims out of the vehicles. Beachburg station was also called out, but was later called back to station.
The County of Renfrew Paramedic Service also responded in force; 10 paramedics were on scene in four emergency units, two from Pembroke, and one each from Renfrew and Eganville. The EMS service command post was also deployed to help coordinate the scene.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents on August 21st, 2009
A 58-year-old Kemptville man was killed Wednesday morning when his pickup truck hit a hydro pole.
The silver Ford Ranger was travelling east on Route 400 between St. Albert Rd. and St. Joseph St. when the driver apparently lost control.
A passerby saw the truck and called Russell County OPP at 8:45 a.m. It is unclear when the crash happened.
Police are notifying his next-of-kin. The man’s body was sent to the Ottawa General Hospital for a post mortem, which is scheduled for Thursday.
Hydro One shut down the power from the damaged hydro pole pending repairs.
The accident is under investigation.
If you or a loved oned has been injured in an accident,or a loved one has died in an accident, you may need help and be entitled to accident benefits you are not receiving. I, David Hollingsworth am an Ottawa Lawyer who specializes in personal injury law in Ottawa and surrounding areas. Feel free to give me a call at 613 978-9549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit my website at www.ottawainjury.ca
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents on August 21st, 2009
My thoughts are with the family of Kaylee Sheppard. I wish you a speedy recovery Kaylee.
MATTAWA — An 18-year-old Pembroke woman is in critical condition in a Sudbury hospital after a single-vehicle accident east of Mattawa.
The accident occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. Monday on Highway 17, east of Burritts Road in Papineau-Cameron Township.
Police say the vehicle was travelling westbound on Highway 17 in a construction zone. Witnesses report the vehicle suddenly veered right, went off the roadway and hit a rock cut before going airborne and coming to a stop.
Driver Kaylee Sheppard and passenger Jessica Jinks, both 18, from Pembroke, were transported to Mattawa General Hospital. Jinks was treated for minor injuries and released but Sheppard was transferred to Sudbury General Hospital where she remained in critical condition on Tuesday in the intensive care unit.
The highway was closed for nearly two hours following the accident. One lane reopened around 3:45 p.m. and Highway 17 was fully reopened at 9 p.m.
If you or a loved oned has been injured in an accident,you may need help and be entitled to accident benefits you are not receiving. I, David Hollingsworth is an Ottawa Lawyer who specializes in personal injury law in Ottawa and surrounding areas. Feel free to give me a call at 613 978-9549 or email email@example.com. You can also visit my website at www.ottawainjury.ca
Ottawa motorcycle attorney reports rise in Motorcycle accidents results in increase in head injuries, accident deaths,
As an Ottawa lawyer, I seem to be getting calls almost daily about bicycle accidents and motorcycle accidents victims needing an Ottawa lawyer. It seems like there are more and more each day. Are there more people on motorcycles and bicylces? I recently came across this on a related law blog and thought I’d share it with you…
Consumer Reports recently posted an article about the rise in motorcycle fatalities and also about the fact that supersport motorcycles have been found to be the most dangerous type of motorcycle. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorcycle deaths have doubled in the past 10 years reaching 4,810. And although these deaths have been on the rise, car accident deaths have been steadily decreasing.
According to the IIHS the supersport bike riders’ deathrate is four times higher than other bike riders. These bikes made up less than 10 percent of registered motorcycles in 2005 but accounted for over 25 percent of rider deaths. The fatality rates for cruiser and standard riders was 5.7 deaths per 10,000 registered motorcycles. Touring bikes, such as the Harley example, averaged 6.5 deaths, with sport having 10.7 deaths per 10,000.
According to the study, speeding and driver error were bigger factors in the fatalities involving supersport bikes in comparison the other types of motorcycles. Alcohol was also a factor in 19% of the supersport fatalities, however it was an even bigger factor in the touring, standard and cruiser motorcycles.
Although there are more people riding motorcycles, there are fewer people deciding to wear a helmet while riding. The most effective way found to reduce head injuries is to wear a helmet that meets all of the federal safety standards. Of the motorcycle fatalities in 2005, 700 of those lives could have been saved if they were wearing a helmet.
It’s hard to believe these numbers are so high, but they are. Please, if you are out there on a motorcycle or bicycle doeverything you can tpo make yourself safe and ALWAYS wear a helmet..drive safely –David If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident, bicycle accident or car accident, you may be entitled to benefits you are not receiving and need an Ottawa lawyer. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information about accident benefits you mae be entitled to. Call David Hollingsworth, an Ottawa lawyer specializing in personal injury law. Call 613 978-9549 or 613 237-4942. David would be pleased to discuss with you your accident and what options are available to you and your family.