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Are Ontario accident benefits available to snowmobile accidents? Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth explains.
Ontario Snowmobile Accident Lawyer, Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth..The weather we have been getting here in eastern Ontario has left many snowmobilers and ice fishing enthusiasts in a dangerous position. It seems as though one day, mild weather is on it’s way and the next we are hit with 15 centimetres of snow. What concerns me as an Ontario injury lawyer is how dangerous it can be out there on the ice. The most obvious snowmobiling rule is to never cross water as there are no guarantees that ice is thick enough to support a human or a motor vehicle such as a snowmobile. Ice is always dangerous and could break open at any point. I would caution everyone to stay clear of frozen water it is absolutely certain it is safe.
Snowmobiles have far less traction for starting, turning, and stopping on ice than they do on snow. It is always best to travel at slower speeds, allowing a snowmobile driver to keep better control and fast stop on shorter notice. Trying to stop a snowmobile that is travelling at higher speeds typically results in spins, which are not only dangerous but can be fatal. For best control, it is best to drive your snowmobile from a seated position.
Snowmobile accidents on Ontario lakes are far too common. Most Ontario lakes are flat, wide open areas, but they are not free of obstructions. Remember, if you can ride and turn in any direction while operating on a lake, so can other snowmobile riders. That means that another driver could appear out of nowhere. A snowmobile accident could happen at any time. Although there are many head on snowmobile accidents each year in Ontario, drowning is a leading cause of fatal snowmobile accidents. To be safe, it’s always best to wear a floatation snowmobile suit and ride with ice picks.
What to do if you fall through the ice..
If the ice breaks and you fall through the ice, try to stay calm. Place your arms out in front of you on the outer unbroken ice . Try to kick your feet to propel yourself up onto the ice. Keep doing so until the ice stops breaking. If you don’t have an ice pick, use anything sharp such as keys or a knife to help dig into the ice and give you a grip. Don’t remove your gloves. Once you get up onto the ice, crawl away from the hole. Absolutely do not stand up until you are safely far away from the hole as standing up increases the chances of the ice cracking.
A snowmobile is considered to be a motor vehicle. All snowmobiles must be registered, no matter what they’re used for or where they’re used. Safety is so important to enjoying snowmobiling. Each year, many accidents happen that are completely preventable, causing needless death and injury each year.
If someone you know or if you have been injured in an Ontario snowmobile accident, you many be entitled to Ontario accident benefits through your own insurance. If you have not insured your snowmobile, you may still be entitled to Ontario accident benefits. There are options out there and help for you. Consult an Ontario personal injury lawyer to discuss how you can get some help.
———————- Our Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog is written regularly by 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 topic you would like me to write about or if you have a question, please call or email me: email@example.com (613) 978-9549
Ottawa Ontario snowmobile accident lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ontario Accident Benefits Snowmobile Accidents
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, safety on February 14th, 2012
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth… Ontario Provincial Police have a new focus: distracted drivers. The OPP are going to crack down on people driving who are doing almost anything other than driving. Yes, that’s right. What does that mean? It could be cell phone or texting, fiddling with the radio in the car, eating and drinking, smoking, dealing with children. Anything that distracts drivers from the road. I can honestly say as an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, there are far too many accidents as a result of distracted driving. 2012 has just begun and already we have 8 people who have been killed on Ontario highways due to distracted driving.
I know we are all in a rush but please put the phone away. Don’t even keep it within arms reach when driving. That way you won’t be tempted to answer it. Return your calls/texts when you arrive SAFELY at your destination. Before cell phones, people managed and so can we.
Please drive safely out there ! -Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth
———————- This Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog is written regularly by Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Since 1999, David has been an Ottawa injury lawyer dedicated to helping Ontario accident victims and the families of accident victims who have been seriously injured or 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 topic you would like me to write about or if you have a question, please call or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org (613) 978-9549
Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ontario accident lawyers, distracted driving
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…As you may know I often am asked to appear on CTV to discuss issues that relate to Ottawa personal injury, Ontario personal injury, liability in Ontario, brain injury, spinal cord injury, Ottawa law firms, catastrophic injury claims, trauma injury, slip and fall insurance claims and liability issues. I recently uploaded some of the segments. They can be seen here:
If you have any questions that relate to Ottawa Personal Injury or Ontario Personal Injury and think you may need an Ontario lawyer in Ottawa, feel free to call me for a free consultation. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca
———————- 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 Ottawa Car Accidents, Personal Injury Claims, wrongful death on March 29th, 2011
Ottawa Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth- As a father of a five year old daughter, my heart goes out to this suffering family. I am so so sorry for this tragic loss. The Ottawa Police Service Traffic Collision Investigation Section is investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that happened yesterday afternoon on Cyrvill Road. A 5 year old girl who suffered life threatening personal injuries died at Ottawa’a CHEO . The name of the young girl is not being released at the request of the family. The Ottawa car accident occurred when the 57 year old driver of a Toyota Sienna traveling eastbound on Innes Road lost control as it was turning onto Cyrville Road. The vehicle entered the southbound lanes of Cyrville Road and struck a southbound Toyota Rav4, driven by a 64 year old man. The Sienna mounted the centre concrete median, where it struck a Honda Odyssey stopped at the intersection in the northbound lane. The force of the impact drove the Odyssey into a stopped Pontiac Montana to the right of the Odyssey in the northbound lane of Cyrville Road. This carried the vehicles into the right turning lane of Cyrville Road and both struck a Volvo driven by a 45 year old woman. There were four occupants in the Odyssey. The female driver, age 39, and two male passengers, one seated in the front, age 14 and one seated in the rear, age 8, received minor injuries. The 5 year old girl seated in the rear sustained life threatening personal injuries. The 45 year old male driver of the Montana and the driver of the Volvo were both uninjured. The 11-year old female passenger in the rear of the Sienna and the driver were uninjured. The 46 year old female passenger, seated in the front, sustained minor injuries. The driver of the Rav4, who was alone in his vehicle, was uninjured. The Ottawa accident remains under investigation. Any witnesses police have not spoken to are requested to call the Collision Investigation Unit at 613-236-1222 extension 2481or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS).