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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Ottawa Injury and Accidents, Personal Injury Claims, safety on January 30th, 2012
Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth. www.ottawainjury.ca I am often asked to appear on CTV to discuss Ontario personal injury issues that relate to Ottawa personal injury, Ontario personal injury, liability in Ontario, brain injury, spinal cord injury, Ottawa law firms, traumatic injury, catastrophic injury claims, slip and fall insurance claims and liability issues. I recently uploaded some of the segments. Here is a video which discusses back to school liability issues. It can be seen here:
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———————- The Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Since 1999, David has been an Ottawa injury lawyer representing Ottawa accident victims and the families of accident victims who have lost a loved one in an Ontario accident. 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 (613) 978-9549
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Brain Injury / Head Injury, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on November 2nd, 2009
Ottawa brain injury lawyer, David Hollingsworth– My thoughts go out to the families of these young men. I know this intersection well and am sad to hear of the death of a young man. My thoughts are with the other three men and their families at this time. I wish you all a healthy recovery.
Early morning rescue attempt involved paramedic crews from outlying areas. A 21-year-old man is dead and two other young men are in critical condition after a car slammed into a tree and rolled over just north of the Ottawa River Parkway. The car had just crossed the Champlain Bridge from Gatineau early Sunday morning. A fourth man in the car was listed in serious condition early Sunday by Ottawa paramedics.
The car was travelling at high speed and only one of the four men is believed to have been wearing a seatbelt, according to Michael O’Brien, superintendent of operations for the Ottawa Paramedic Service. The crash occurred at about 3:15 a.m.
Bystanders were able to pull two of the men from the vehicle, while firefighters and paramedics extricated the other two men, O’Brien said in a release.
One of the four men died later in hospital, said collision investigator Const. Brian Dodds of Ottawa police. He said the victim was 21 years old and, like the three others, an Ontario resident.
The four young men were believed to be roommates who lived in a row unit at 1155 Meadowlands Dr. One owned the silver Volkswagen Jetta that was involved in the accident.
Yesterday, a tarp-covered motorcycle was stored in the backyard of their home, while another motorcycle could be seen in the living room. A neighbour said they were nice young men who were always sweet to the children in the neighbourhood.
O’Brien issued a release describing the injuries:
- A male, 21, with critical head and facial injuries and an open fracture to his right arm;
- A male in his 20s with critical head and facial injuries and injuries to his abdomen;
- A male in 20s with critical head injuries and multiple fractures to his left leg and right shoulder; and
- A male in is 20s with injuries to his abdomen and chest in serious condition.
Although Dodds said he believed the man who died was the first in that group, he was unable to confirm that, and paramedic service officials were unavailable to comment later Sunday morning.
A relative said Matthew Dorion, 23, was in surgery at The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus. Along with four paramedic units and two supervisors from the Ottawa Paramedic Service, units from Prescott-Russell and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry helped with the rescue attempt.
Police are investigating.
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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 and brain injury, I meet with people daily who have been seriously hurt and need help. Visit my website at www.ottawainjury.ca, call me at 613 978-9549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a free consultation.
David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Brain Injury Lawyer
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Brain Injury / Head Injury, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on October 24th, 2009
“As a personal injury lawyer, I help a lot of clients who have a brain injury as the result of an accident. The Brain Injury Association of Canada recently put this out and I thought I would share it with you. Enjoy this upcoming holiday season and be safe out on the roads.” -David
Brain Injury Association of Canada urges Canadian drivers to drive safely, smartly and if you drink don’t drive– With the holiday season upon Canadians, the Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) urges one and all to bear in mind that car crashes are the number one cause of acquired brain injury. Drivers who resist ‘holiday’ egg nog and other alcoholic drinks greatly reduce their risk of being involved in an accident which may harm them and others.
“At this time of year our call for safety is tied to reducing car crashes, and thus the number of people who become brain injury survivors,” explains BIAC executive director, Harry Zarins. Mothers Against Drunk Driving reveal that over 47% (2005 statistics) of North American car accidents occurring during the last week of December are caused by impaired driving.
Driving while drunk increases your chances of reacting too slowly to avoid even a slow-moving accident. Even a mild blow to the head can result in a lifelong, silent and unseen acquired brain injury; and serve as a sobering reminder that that nip of festive cheer wasn’t worth it—to you, or your family and friends. If you choose to drink, choose not to drive. BIAC strongly supports and applauds organizations, such as Operation Nez Rouge/Operation Red Nose.
Treating preventable injuries, such as acquired brain injury, costs Canadians $14.7 billion per year. This sum further compromises Canadian business in these economic times, lowers our standard of living, and strains our publicly funded health care system.
The Brain Injury Association of Canada wishes all Canadians a safe and happy holiday season.
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, call me at 613 978-9549 or email email@example.com for more information and a free consultation.
Ottawa Brain Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Head Injury Lawyer: David Hollingsworth
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Brain Injury / Head Injury, Ottawa Resources on August 13th, 2009
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Resources on July 29th, 2009
Car Accident statistics More than 1 million vehicles in Canada are involved in accidents each year.
Here are a few accident statistics from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s Road Safety Annual Report 2004This represents the latest data available.
- Ontario had a population of 12,407,300, of which 8,655,597 were licensed drivers.
- 421,870 drivers were involved in a collision (316,856 property damage only, 93,207 personal injury, 1,208 fatal collisions)
- 136,402 people (not just drivers) were involved in personal injury collisions.
- 799 died (433 drivers, 191 passengers, 104 pedestrians, 19 bicyclists, 47 motorcycle drivers/passengers).
- 3,565 received major injury (admitted to hospital).
- 29,918 received minor injury (went to hospital, treated in emergency room, but not admitted).
- 39,525 received minimal injury (did not go to hospital when leaving the scene of the collision; includes minor abrasions, bruises, complaint of pain).
- 4,505 pedestrians were injured and 104 were killed due to auto accident.
- Lowest risk of accident: males and females 16 years old (at this age, individuals have a G1 license that allows them to drive only with an experience driver, often a parent).
- Highest risk of accident: males 17 years old (6.01% had accidents) and females 18 years old (7.29% had accidents). It seems that, by this age, they are driving on their own. On their own with little experience.
- The percentage of drivers who have a collision, based on age, generally drops lower each year after this for both females and males.
- The good news in this report is that 2004 had the lowest number of fatalities ever recorded in the province. Ontario also had the lowest number of accidents per capita of any jurisdiction in North America.
If you or a loved one has been in an accidednt you may be entitled to benefits you are not receiving. For more information visit www.ottawainjury.ca or call David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Injury Lawyer at 613 978-9549 for a freee consultation with no obligation.