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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, safety on March 28th, 2013
Ottawa Accident Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. As many of you prepare for a long weekend, I wanted to wish you all a safe and happy weekend. A reminder to those of you driving on the highways to stay within the speed limit, make sure you and your passengers are buckled safely and focus on the road. Ottawa Police, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Surete du Quebec will all be out conducting a safety blitz focussing on seatbelts and child car seat safety. Some of the specific areas they are aiming for are on the MacDonald Cartier Bridge and Highway 417. I urge every driver to make sure they are doing everything possible to keep our roads safe. Happy holidays Ottawa !
David Hollingsworth and Associates, Our Ottawa personal injury lawyer team is dedicated to helping you and your family get the help, support and compensation after an Ontario accident. Visit our site www.ottawainjury.ca for more information relating to Ottawa accidents, Ontario insurance , personal injury or events in our community. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com or call (613) 978-9549
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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
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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
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, safety on December 10th, 2012
It’s that time of year again when the roads become more dangerous and we are also spending more time on the roads visiting friends. In light of the recent freezing rain conditions here in Ottawa , I thought I would help provide a few reminders when it comes to travel safety…
What to have with you in difficult winter driving conditions in Ontario…
Be prepared and have a first aid kit in your vehicle at all times with:
- ice scraper
- snow brush
- non-perishable snacks
- booster cables
- safety shovel
- winter boots
- cell phone
- Have a HELP sign (to be placed on back of window)
What to do in difficult winter driving conditions in Ontario…
- Keep windows, mirrors and lights free of obstructions.
- Check headlamps, signals and tail lights are clear of snow and ice
- Clear off your car entirely, including side mirrors.
- Install snow tires.
- Add gas line anti-freeze to the fuel-tank when refueling in extremely cold weather.
- Keep gas tank always be over 1/2 full.
- Make sure you have properly functioning windshield wipers.
- Keep windshield washer fluid levels full.
- Check engine oil and ensure you have winter weight oil 5W-30.
- Keep battery dry, clean, well connected and free of corrosion .
- Make sure tire pressure is balanced
- Check tire condition
- Check coolant level and mixture and have it flushed every two years.
What to do in freezing rain driving conditions in Ontario…
- Avoid driving in freezing rain.
- Allow extra time for travel.
- Do not drive if there are whiteouts, freezing rain or blizzards.
- Never drink and drive. Use a designated driver, taxis, walk or sleepover when possible.
- Buckle up your seat belt.
- Ensure all passengers are buckled up.
- Don’t drive if you are tired.
- Slow down.
- Keep at least 2 chevrons between you and the vehicle in front of you.
An accident can happen in an instant and can be devastating. Most accidents can be avoided. Please take the time and share this with friends and family. It could help save a life.
Have a safe and happy holiday season.
-Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth
Ottawa Injury Lawyer Report Since 1999, David has been helping Ontario accident victims get the help and support they need following an accident in Ontario. If you have a question for one of our Ottawa Injury Lawyers, please contact us at email@example.com or call 613-978-9549.
-Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth
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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 December 1st, 2012
Ottawa Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth…I’m happy to see that Ottawa’s Operation Red Nose has begun for the 2012 season. Operation Red Nose is non-profit organisation that aims to help Ottawa residents get home safely after they have drank too much. Operation Red Nose helps residents in the areas of Barrhaven, Blackburn Hamlet, Gloucester, Kanata, Nepeans, Orleans and Ottawa. Operation Red Nose also extends it’s services to the Quebec side and will pick up and drop off resident in Hull and Aylmer. Please, if you have been drinking, don’t drive. Call Operation Red Nose at 613-820-NOSE (6673) from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on weekends throughout December and of course on New Year’s Eve. Let’s all aim to eliminate Ottawa accidents that are a result of drinking and driving. Have a great safe and happy holiday season.
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Ottawa accident Bank street results in personal injury. Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth shares report.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on November 24th, 2012
Ottawa Accident Lawyers… An Ottawa accident yesterday morning on Bank Street has left 3 people with personal injuries. 2 of the accident victims were pregnant. The Ottawa accident occurred close to 11 am on Bank Street between Blais and Rideau road. One vehicle was carrying 2 women in their 20s and both suffered serious personal injury. One woman was treated for a possible broken pelvis and was rushed to an Ottawa hospital.
One car contained two women in their 20s. The passenger in that car was the most seriously injured. The woman, who was two months pregnant, was trapped in the vehicle and had to be freed by firefighters. Paramedics treated her for a possible broken pelvis, then took her to hospital where she was listed in stable condition. The driver of the car was 8 months pregnant and was also rushed to hospital for treatment. It was reported that she is in stable condition. The driver of the other vehicle was an 80-year-old woman. She suffered severe chest injuries and remains in stable condition in an Ottawa hospital. The cause of the accident is unknown and Ottawa police are investigating. If you have any information that relates to this accident, please contact the Ottawa Police.
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Kanata accident leaves 2 in Ottawa hospital with serious personal injury including a possible spinal cord injury.
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth and Associates. A terrible Ottawa accident has left 2 people were serious personal injuries after a Kanata accident, late yesterday afternoon. The Kanata accident occurred at Kakulu and Castlefrank road. The vehicle involved in the accident left the road, drove over a chain-link fence and then hit a tree before it rolled onto the roof of the vehicle. At the time of the Kanata accident, 2 people were inside the vehicle. Ottawa rescue crews were able to extricate both accident victims. The driver was a 62 year old man was rushed to a hospital in serious condition with possible stroke-like symptoms. His passenger was also a 62 year old woman. She was rushed to an Ottawa hospital in serious condition with a possible spinal cord injury. My thoughts go out to both of them and their family at this incredibly stressful time. I wish them both full and speedy recoveries.
The Injury Lawyer report is created regularly by Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth. David has been an Ontario personal injury lawyer since 1999 and focusses on helping all eastern Ontario accident victims with serious personal injuries such as wrongful death and personal injuries resulting from Ontario accidents. The Ottawa Ontario Personal 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 . Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information.
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Resources, safety on November 17th, 2012
Ottawa Law Firms David Hollingsworth and Associates. Ottawa’s Operation Red Nose is looking for volunteers for our upcoming holiday season. Operation Red Nose is an incredible organization that works at prevent drinking and driving and ensuring a safe way home . There are many areas that need help, including office work and people with their own vehicle to be drivers. In 2011, more than 700 people used Operation Red Nose . Operation Red Nose runs from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. every Friday and Saturday night in December and on New Year’s Eve. The service is free; however donations for the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa are happily accepted.
This year Operation Red Nose will be available to the following areas:
- Blackburn Hamlet
- Orleans, as well as
- Gatineau (Aylmer, Hull & Gatineau sectors – as long as the pickup or drop off area is on the Ontario side).
Should you prefer to volunteer or obtain a ride in Gatineau, please contact Opération Nez Rouge Outaouais at (819) 771-2886 or 1-866-DESJARDINS.
I urge anyone who can to volunteer and support Operation Red Nose and help provide a safe driving alternative. Thank you.
The Ottawa Injury Lawyer report is created by Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth. David has been an Ontario personal injury lawyer since 1999 and focusses on helping all eastern Ontario accident victims with serious personal injuries such as wrongful death and personal injuries resulting from Ontario accidents. The Ottawa Ontario Personal 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 . Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information.
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Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth. A Kemptville accident has resulted in possible criminal charges being laid. A 38 year old man was in an accident on 4th Line Road at Dilworth Road, close to Kemptville at about 3:50 a.m. this morning. Police believe that alcohol is a contributing factor to the Kemptville accident. The driver sustained severe personal injuries to his head and other trauma injuries. There were no passengers in the vehicle. I wish him a full and hopefully speedy recovery.
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Ontario Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. Ontario Concussions Injury Compensation. I have had so many people come to me after a car accident in Ontario and they have no visible signs of an injury, yet they are suffering. After I hear about their day in and day out activities, it becomes quite apparent to me that they are suffering from a severe concussion. Concussions are a type of brain injury. Although there is not always a blow to the head, a head injury can be equally or more painful. In many cases, accident victims with severe concussions are not able to return to work or their everyday activities such as concentrating, remembering , or even simple tasks such as getting groceries or mowing the lawn. Suddenly noises, vibrations and lighting prevent them from any quality of life. No two concussions are alike and the effects suffered by brain injury victims will be different. The brain is one of the most complex organs in the body which controls all of the body’s functions. When these bodily functions are compromised, accident victims can suffer physically, mentally, and emotionally.
There has been a rise in public awareness when it comes to concussions. It was previously believed that small blows to the head had little impact on one’s brain health. Now, however through research, we know that these impacts can result in brain injury.
As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer I find this development in research to be amazing. With the new technology developed to test for concussions and brain injuries, I am able to help my clients get identified and get the medical help they need in a timely manner. After that, I am able to help them get the maximum financial compensation for their concussion injury.
Concussion symptoms ….
- Trouble with memory
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
- Ears ringing
- Unusual fatigue
When someone suffers from a concussion, it is important that I work closely with their family and healthcare practitioners to ensure that we are keeping a close eye and making sure to note any changes or triggers with their concussion. Coping with the needs of a brain injury victim is extremely difficult for everyone involved.
A severe concussion is life altering for everyone involved. I understand the pain and frustration involved when someone suffers a severe concussion. I have been able to put many things in place and help secure my clients financial futures as many have been unable to return to work.
In Ontario, people who have suffered a brain injury as a result of an Ontario car accident are entitled to compensation for their losses from their own insurance company. Insurance companies must pay for accident benefits for such things as lost income and housekeeping, medical bills and rehabilitation. There are time limits in Ontario when it comes to applying for Ontario accident benefits. Some insurance companies will deny a claim, even if the insurance policy covers the entitled to Ontario accident benefits. This is where personal injury lawyers can really make the difference. An experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer will step in and represent you. The best Ontario personal injury lawyers will ensure you are getting ALL of the accident benefits you are entitled to and make sure that you and your family are taken care of in the years to come. Insurers often deny accident benefits they are supposed to pay out on. Every concussion and brain injury is different and therefore every Ontario accident claim is unique.
If you have suffered a concussion or if a friend or family member is suffering from a severe concussion, we understand and can help you. We can’t undo the damage that has been done, but we can help you get much needed resources that can help you regain control of your life.Your quality of life is extremely important; not only for you but for your family. Your concussion may get worse, but hopefully it will get better. We can help you along the way. Hang in there and let us help !
Ontario Injury Lawyers: Welcome to the Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers report, written regularly by Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth. David Hollingsworth has been an Ontario personal injury lawyer since 1999, dedicated to helping accident victims throughout Ontario with serious personal injuries such as concussions, head injury, brain injury and serious personal injuries. The Ontario Personal Injury Lawyers Blog reports on eastern Ontario accidents, personal injury, Ontario accident benefits compensation, 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.
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Ottawa accident Rideau Road and Hawthorne results in serious head injury, neck injury, back injury and facial injury. Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth reports.
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth… An Ottawa accident in the south end of the city has resulted in serious personal injuries to 2 women. Ottawa paramedics arrived to the Ottawa accident scene Tuesday at Rideau Rd. and Hawthorne Rd. A van and a car were involved in the Ottawa accident. A woman who was riding in the passenger seat was treated for a serious head injury, neck injury, back injury, and facial injuries. She’s in serious but thankfully stable condition. My thoughts are with her, her family and friends at this very stressful time…She was with another woman who was driving . Thankfully, she is in stable condition but she suffered personal injuries. The Ottawa Police are investigating this Ottawa accident. If you have any information that could help them, please contact the Ottawa Police.
This is the Ottawa Personal Injury lawyer report. This report is written regularly by Ottawa Ontario Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth. David Hollingsworth has been an Ontario personal injury lawyer since 1999, dedicated to helping Ontario accident victims with serious personal injuries such as head injury, back injury and serious personal injuries. The Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer Blog reports on eastern Ontario accidents such as Ottawa car accidents, personal injury, Ontario accident benefits compensation, 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.
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