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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in safety on February 13th, 2013
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply give you courage” Lao Tzu
Our house is a buzz. Our kids have all their valentine’s cards filled out and ready to hand out tomorrow. They are extremely excited. Whether you are as into Valentine’s day or not, I hope you all have a safe and lovely day tomorrow. You may be heading out with your special someone. If you are, please remember to take a taxi or design your evening so that you are not getting behind the wheel if you have been drinking.
Anja Karadeglija of the Ottawa Citizen featured the top 5 places places to KISS in Ottawa. I thought Iwould share it in case you were wondering….
1-Rideau Canal , beneath the Pretoria or Bank Street bridge
2-National Gallery of Canada , under Maman, the spider sculpture on Sussex.
3-Gatineau Park on any of the hiking trails.
4- ByTowne Cinema on the balcony.
5-Rockcliffe Park Lookout at the small gazebo beside the Rockcliffe Parkway.
Enjoy your day and I hope you all find some time to be with someone you love. Have a safe Valentine’s day Ottawa.
Ottawa Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. David Hollingsworth has been an Ottawa Ontario injury lawyer since 1999 and has built a team of dedicated Ottawa personal injury lawyers. As Ottawa lawyers, they are dedicated to helping Ontario accident victims with personal injuries and those who have lost a loved on from accident in eastern Ontario. Our blog talks about eastern Ontario 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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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on February 1st, 2013
This month, Ottawa police are focussing on Ottawa drivers who run red lights and people who are not wearing seatbelts. Between 2007 and 2011, there were 230 Ottawa accidents involving drivers and passengers who were improperly buckled up, 22 people died in Ottawa accidents and 245 suffered serious personal injury.
Drivers who ran red lights caused 4,042 accidents between 2007 and 2011 . In that same period, 8 people lost their lives and 1,875 suffered serious personal injury.
Enough said ! Buckle up Ottawa and obey all traffic lights. These Ottawa accident statistics are staggering and these accidents could have been avoidable.
David Hollingsworth and his Ottawa personal injury team are experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyers who specialize in Ontario personal injury, accidents and insurance claims. Since 1999, David has built one of the top Ottawa personal injury lawyers teams. Contact us with any question/consultations at (613) 978-9549 or email at email@example.com or visit our website at www.ottawainjury.ca
Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth explains maximum award for pain and suffering compensation in Ontario.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Ottawa Injury and Accidents, Personal Injury Claims on January 30th, 2013
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth and Associates: lawyers for Ontario accident victims.
Compensation for Pain and Suffering in Ontario
Ontario Insurance. There are two types of damage compensation in Ontario: pecuniary damages and non-pecuniary. Pecuniary damages can be calculated and non-pecuniary damages cannot be calculated.
Damages for Pain and Suffering in Ontario (Non-Pecuniary Damages)
Most serious accidents in Ontario result in personal injury and pain. There is the obvious pain suffered immediately following the accident, the pain following the treatment of the injury (ie surgery, physio etc..) and then there is the ongoing pain that can last for weeks, months, years or throughout one’s life following an accident. In many cases, a serious injury may never fully heal, leaving accident victims with a life long pain problem. Thankfully the Ontario insurance regime compensates accident victims for pain and suffering.
In Ontario, the amount awarded for pain and suffering varies depending on the situation. Some factors that help determine the maximum amount of compensation for pain and suffering are:
- the severity of the injury
- the length of time it should take the injury to fully heal
- treatment required to treat the personal injury (ie surgery required?)
- hospitalization? rehabilitation? how long?
- the physical and emotional damage that the injury has caused now and moving forward
- pre-existing injuries
I will be honest, it is difficult to sue for pain and suffering after a car accident claim in Ontario. We have however had great success in helping our accident victims get the maximum amount of compensation for pain and suffering.
Nowadays, in order to sue for pain and suffering, your injuries need to meet a legal threshold . The legal threshold must show a serious and permanent impairment of an important bodily function. This impairment can be viewed in many ways . To keep things simple, it basically means that you cannot work, be a caregiver, or participate in normal activities of daily living as a result of your pain and suffering.
Also, to receive compensation for pain and suffering , your injuries must be permanent. What makes this particularly difficult is the fact that it is sometimes tricky to show that an injury is permanent without waiting for at least a year after the accident . Accident victims are struggling throughout this year and it is difficult to try to rebuild a new life without knowing what lies ahead.
In order to claim compensation for pain and suffering in Ontario, the personal injuries suffered in or after the accident must be proven to the courts,should the insurance company try to deny compensation. Unfortunately, in most cases, that’s exactly what they will try to do. As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I find this to be so disturbing as often times people with “invisible” injuries are the people who need the compensation the most .That is why I take all pain and suffering claims in Ontario very seriously. I see how much pain people are in and how they have lost their everyday life to an accident. I do everything I can to really help these accident victims.
Ontario Insurance: Pain and Suffering Claims Deductible
Not only to pain and suffering claims need to be a specific threshold in Ontario, the Ontario government has also legislated that they surpass a $30,000 deductible for pain and suffering claims. Sadly,what this translates to for accident victims is that they do not receive the first $30,000 in compensation; however, this deductible does not apply to injury claims where the pain and suffering damages exceed $100,000. As an experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer, this is where I can truly help. The system is not fair and that is why experienced personal injury lawyers can make all the difference.
If you have suffered and are continuing to suffer from an accident, we can help you. You are not alone. Our dedicated team of Ottawa personal injury lawyers can help you get through these difficult times. We know you need financial compensation,as well as emotional. We have all the resources you need are we are here to help. For more information ,visit us at www.ottawainjury.ca
David Hollingsworth is an experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer who specializes in Ontario personal injury and insurance claims. Since 1999, David has built one of the top Ottawa personal injury lawyers teams.You can reach him at (613) 978-9549 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ottawa Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. An Ottawa accident has resulted in a 41 year old Ottawa man being rushed to an Ottawa hospital with serious, life-threatening personal injuries . He was hit by a vehicle at Ottawa’s Lyon and Flora intersection Tuesday night at about 10:30pm. He had been on a skateboard and suffered a “severe” head injury. I hope he is able to pull through this terrible accident and recover fully.
–The Ottawa Injury Lawyer report is regularly written by Ottawa Head Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth. The Ontario Injury Lawyer Blog reports on eastern Ontario accidents, personal injury, Ontario accident benefits, insurance in Ontario, news in Ottawa and events and news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury . Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Brain Injury / Head Injury, Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on June 17th, 2012
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…An Ottawa accident on the Vanier Parkway at Queen Mary resulted in severe personal injuries to 4 people. 2 people were so severely injured they needed to be rushed to the Trauma Centre at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. The Ottawa accident involved 8 vehicles in a head-on crash. Two of the injured accident victims needed to be removed with the aid of Ottawa rescue crews.
Four people suffered personal injuries in the Ottawa accident and were rushed to an Ottawa hospital in stable condition. A 24-year-old man suffered serious personal injuries to his stomach and back. A 49-year-old man had his ankle broken along with other injuries to his chest. A 44-year-old woman suffered injuries to her stomach and had a serious abrasion on her leg. Lastly, a 41-year-old woman had a severe abrasion on her leg. Ottawa Police are investigating the cause of the accident. If you have any information, please contact the Ottawa Police. I wish everyone involved in this Ottawa accident a speedy and hopefully full recovery if possible.
—-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.
Ottawa accident Vanier Parkway and Queen Mary, Ottawa accident june 16
Personal Injury Lawyers Ottawa Ontario..David Hollingsworth — A strange Ottawa accident resulted in an Ottawa woman and her 2 children being injured when her SUV hit a hydro transformer at Ottawa Trainyards last night. The driver was brought to an hospital to be treated for personal injuries. A 12-year-old girl was able to free herself from the SUV, but fell unconscious as she hit the ground. When Ottawa rescue crews arrived at the Ottawa accident scene, she had regained consciousness but seemed to be suffering from distress. She was rushed to an hospital in critical condition. A second child was also taken to hospital with minor injuries. Sometimes the effects of serious personal injuries are not visible but in fact can be very serious, life threatening and life altering injuries. I hope that is not the case with this young girl..
—-The Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog is written regularly by Ottawa 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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Ottawa Byward Market accidents result in serious personal injury: back injury, chest injuryand leg injury.
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth.. 2 Ottawa accidents resulted in 2 pedestrians suffering personal injuries in Ottawa’s ByWard Market yesterday morning. The first Ottawa pedestrian accident involved an elderly woman who was rushed to an Ottawa hospital with serious personal injuries, including chest and back injuries. She was hit by a car at Sussex Drive and Murray Street. Thankfully she is in stable condition.
Also in Ottawa’s Bytown Market, on Rideau and Dalhousie streets, a young woman was treated for serious personal injuries, including a leg injury after being hit by a car. She too is in an Ottawa hospital in stable condition.
I wish both women a full and hopefully speedy recovery….
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.
Ottawa accidents Byward market, Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents, safety on April 7th, 2012
Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth… I just wanted to a minute and send a quick message out. I know many of you will be traveling on highways and very busy roads today. Please take your time, drive carefully and arrive safely. If you are meeting up friends and family, enjoy yourself. Please designate a driver , call a cab or sleep over if you plan on drinking.
- The Ottawa injury lawyer blog is written regularly by Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. David and his Ottawa injury team are dedicated to helping Ontario accident victims and their families reBuild their lives following an accident in Ontario. For more information visit www.ottawainjury.ca
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on March 26th, 2012
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…A terrible Ottawa accident has left Shannon Kelly with severe personal injuries but thankfully she survived. The 18-year-old student at the University of Ottawa was out with several friends and left a party in Orleans on Saturday night. that’s when things went sideways. As a result of the Ottawa accident , Shannon Kelly now has a fractured sternum, lacerations to her forehead, back pain, stitches in her eyebrow, a lot of swelling.
Shannon is sending out an important message to us all. She g0t into a car with someone who had been drinking. She wasnt fully aware of how much or whether or not the driver had been drinking. She assumed it was fine and got into the car. A decision she now regrets. Thankfully she survived. A lesson for us all. 4 people were injured in the car. One of them was initially in critical condition but now thankfully appears to be making a recovery. This accident could have had very different results.
The accident occurred near Navan on Innes Road near Frank Kenny Road when it rolled over several times. Paramedics received a 911 call at around 1:20 am. Witnesses to the accident said that the car was travelling at least 160 km/h when it passed them as they drove along Innes Road. The speed limit is 80 km/h along that stretch of road.. The driver was a friend of Shannon’s. He is now facing criminal charges. She does not blame him for the choices she made. James McCarthy, who is 20 years old is being charged with 2 counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm.
Shannon’s story serves as a reminder to us all. Yes, she has suffered some very serious injuries but she is alive and so are her friends thankfully. To all the kids out there, please learn from this story..You can always call a cab, your parents, a friend or sleep over. You cannot get into a car with someone who has been drinking. It’s not an option. As a parent of three, this story also resonates with me….
—-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. If you have a subject you would like to know about or if you have a question, please call or email me: email@example.com (613) 978-9549
Navan Accident Innes Road, Shannon Kelly, James McCarthy
Ontario personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth..Sadly, a 51-year-old Smiths Falls woman has died after in a head-on accident on Highway 43 this morning morning. Tracy Banks has been identified as the Ontario accident victim. My thoughts go out to the friends and family of Tracy Banks.
Ontario Provincial Police reported reported that a 31-year-old man from Perth also suffered serious personal injuries in the Ontario accident, west of Smiths Falls. My thoughts go out to this man and his family. I hope he can recover fully from this accident.
The Ottawa accident and injury lawyer blog is written regularly by Ottawa Ontario accident lawyer David Hollingsworth. David specializes in helping Ontario accident victims get the help and compensation they need after losing a loves one or suffering personal injury in an Ontario accident. For more information visit www.ottawainjury.ca. Feel free to call 613-978-9549 for a free consultation.