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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents, safety on January 21st, 2011
Ottawa Car Accident Lawyer , Ottawa Law Firm, Lawyer David Hollingsworth.. I came across this article on CBC.ca website and thought I would share it with you. I would love to hear your thoughts….Smartphone applications that allow drivers to send and receive text messages while keeping their hands on the wheel may be legal, but police are concerned they will lead to more distracted drivers. At least five smartphone apps now on the market offer voice technology that converts text messages to audio messages, and then allow the user to speak out their responses, which are converted to text. The applications are designed to allow drivers to keep using handheld devices while on the road, which is illegal in every province except New Brunswick and Alberta, where laws passed last year are expected to take effect later in 2011. The Yukon Territory also passed legislation that will come into effect later this year. Ottawa resident Georges Khoury said he installed a voice application on his phone a month ago, after a near accident. “Police say that if you need to use the phone or text, park on the side,” said Khoury. “But most of the time I’m in a hurry. I’m not going to be able to do that … and I was able to find this app.” The new applications may be legal, but Ottawa police Sgt. Al Ferris said police are worried they’ll become the latest driving distraction. “It’ll catch on like wildfire,” said Ferris. “Anything new and exciting. If they can do it and try to get away with it, they’re going to try it. And unfortunately it is going to be a risk to us.” Ferris said anything that takes your mind off the task of driving is going to be a risk.
Distraction poses risk, researchers say
Some research suggests that the danger of using mobile phones is not just about holding a device in hand. “It’s about attention/distraction, not about hands,” Yoko Ishigami, a Dalhousie University psychologist, told CBC in a 2010 interview. “It’s kind of misleading that people ban only hand-held phones. It gives the wrong impression that it’s okay to talk on the phone, which is not good at all.” A 2010 study by the U.S. Highway Loss Data Institute found that 20 jurisdictions in the United States that banned driving and texting and seven that banned driving and talking on hand-held devices did not experience a drop in accident claims, relative to states without a ban. The institute said one possible explanation was that people were switching to hands-free devices.
Ferris said police will be monitoring the use of hands-free texting applications, and if they discover a problem they will ask the province to step in and ban all texting.
What do you think?
Source: CBC.ca website -With files from the CBC’s Ashley Burke
About Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth-
David Hollingsworth has been an Ottawa Ontario personal injury law firm representing motor vehicle accident victims, including those involved in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, snowmobile accidents since 1999. David practices with an established Ottawa law firm of more than 50 years of experience in representing accident victims, and helping accident victims settle their insurance claims with maximum settlements and compensation. Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth knows how to make a difference in accident victims lives (whether they are at fault or not) at a particularly difficult and stressful time. David works hard at always obtaining maximum compensation for his personal injury clients and their families and relieving them of stress. David offers free consultations, takes cases on contingency and travels to homes or hospital. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information.
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Ottawa Ontario Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Although our snow seems to have disappeared this weekend, it will be back and it will be back with a vengeance. One of the major hazards of living in Ontario is dealing with large amounts of snow and ice. Every winter, people living in Ontario and specifically Ottawa, Ontario receive a heavy dose of winter white wonderland. While the sight of falling and accumulating snow can be pretty, a slip and fall accident on snow or ice can be very painful and may have life and implications on your health.
Many people in Ontario and Ottawa don’t realize that landlords and homeowners have the responsibility of clearing snow and ice to prevent slip and fall injuries, as best as reasonably possible. If a person suffers from a slip and fall accident while walking on snow or ice that should have been cleared, the injured victim can sue for damages associated with that slip and fall accident in Ontario.
With all of the dangers associated with winter walking, driving and travel during the winter in Ontario, it is important to know what to do after a slip and fall accident in Ontario.
What To Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in Ontario…
There are several steps that should be taken after an Ontario slip and fall accident. Here is a brief overview:
- Seek medical attention immediately: If the personal injuries resulting from an Ontario slip and fall are serious, such as a brain injury or back injury and spinal cord injury, the victim should get immediate medical attention.
- Note the scene of the accident: After a slip and fall accident where you have suffered serious personal injury, it is important to document the ground conditions. It is critical to remember whether the ground was snow covered, icy, uncleared or partially uncleared of snow, ice or other obstacles.
- Gather evidence from the slip and fall accident: After a slip and fall accident in Ontario, gather evidence that include the slip and fall accident location , photos of the condition of the ground (use your phone), contact information of witnesses, such as names and phone numbers, and the landowner or homeowner where the Ontario slip and fall accident occurred.
- Contact an experienced Ontario Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer: An Ottawa personal injury lawyer can help an injured victim gather the best evidence, prepare the file and investigate who is responsible for the medical costs, personal injuries and lost wages after an Ontario slip and fall accident in Ottawa.
After a serious Ontario slip and fall accident resulting in personal injury, it may be difficult to remember these crucial steps. If you are unable to gather evidence and report the slip and fall accident yourself, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer asap and have them help you so you can focus on your recovery from your slip and fall accident and they can work on getting you maximum compensation for your personal injuries. You have been through enough, let an experienced slip and fall injury lawyer help you…
About Ottawa Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth
———————————————————————————————————————————————————————-David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer has been dedicated to helping Ottawa and Ontario accident victims since 1999. Due to his extensive experience and knowledge of relevant accident and personal injury issues, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of his Ontario personal injury and accident victims. David is dedicated to obtaining maximum compensation for his personal injury clients. David offers free consultations and makes home visits or hospital visits. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information.
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