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Winchester accident sends 2 to Ottawa Hospital Trauma Unit with critical head injury, leg injury and fractures.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on April 12th, 2013
Ontario Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. An accident in Winchester Ontario has left 2 men in the Ottawa Hospital Trauma Unit following an early morning accident yesterday morning. The Winchester accident occurred on County Road 31 when one vehicle is believed to have crossed a centre line and hit another vehicle. Police are investigating why the van may have crossed the line but still have not determined why. Ottawa paramedics were second to arrive at the Winchester accident after they were asked to help the Stormont Dundas and Glengarry Paramedics. Both drivers of both vehicles were trapped in their vehicles and were eventually freed by the Winchester rescue crews. One man was rushed to the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus with severe trauma including a critical head injury and critical leg injury. The other man was also transported to the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus with several traumatic injuries and multiple fractures and is in serious, but thankfully stable condition. I wish both men in this accident a full recovery. They have both suffered very severe injuries and will have a long road ahead of them. County Road 31 will be close for Police investigation. If you witnessed this Winchester accident and have any information that may help Ottawa Police, please contact the Police immediately.
—–Since 1999, Our Ottawa accident lawyers have been helping Ontario accident victims and specializing in personal injury law and Ontario insurance claims. Contact David or any of our Ottawa personal injury lawyers with any questions you may have at (613) 978-9549 or email at email@example.com or visit www.ottawainjury.ca
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, safety on March 6th, 2013
Injury Lawyers Ottawa Ontario David Hollingsworth. It seems to be that Ottawa roads are already starting to look a little less busy. I wonder if people have started the “March break” early. If you have, good for you. I hope you all enjoy a wonderful holiday. Hopefully you find time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. If you are doing highway driving in the holidays, please allow for extra time to arrive at your destination. Highway driving can also be very exhausting, so schedule in time to stop for breaks to refresh your self and give your eyes and senses some time to relax. If you are too tired to drive, pull over or switch drivers. A reminder to leave hand help devices away. Store them somewhere you won’t be tempted to grab. If you don’t know your destination, map out your route AHEAD of time. Don’t be fumbling with a phone/GPS as you are driving.
Another reminder for those going away is to leave your property free from potential obstacles. The last thing you want is for someone to get hurt on your property while you were away. Make sure objects are put away and not lying on pathways. If you can clear your walkway before you leave, please do so and arrange for a neighbour or friend to keep it up for you while you are away.
If you are sticking around for the week, there are lots to do in Ottawa. If you are planning on skiing, snowboarding, skating or tobogganing,please make sure you are wearing a helmet and protective gear. Accidents can happen in an instant and can be life changing. Take the extra few minutes to protect yourself and your family.
Have a wonderful March break..rest, recharge, do whatever you need to do ! Just enjoy, but enjoy safely.
My personal injury team and I are dedicated to ensuring that all Ontario residents receive the help, support and maximum compensation they need following an accident in Ontario. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information that relate to Ottawa accidents, insurance claims in Ontario , personal injury or events in the Ottawa community. If you have a question, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (613) 978-9549
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents, Ottawa Resources, safety on January 12th, 2013
Ottawa Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth and Associates…I was up bright and early this morning taking our kids to hockey. I knew it had rained last night but I had no idea when I hit Ottawa streets how slippery they were. As I pulled into the arena parking lot, my vehicle slid sideways down a hill. Thankfully it was 6:30 am (yawn) and the lot was empty. I was driving very slowly and paying close attention to the road conditions, yet at that very moment, there was nothing else I could have done. I was sliding on ice . Be careful out there on Ottawa roads. It is extremely slippery out there today. The Ottawa Police Service have provided excellent safety tips to drivers who encounter freezing rain.
-Clear all ice and snow off your vehicle to avoid any ice and snow dislodging and flying onto other vehicles.
-Allow yourself distance between vehicles. Especially when the roads are icy, you need enough distance to stop. Also it allows time to react if ice and snow is flying off other vehicles.
-Be aware that other vehicles may loose snow and ice on them. Often times, transport trucks have ice and snow on the roof of their trailers.
-Always slow down when the roads are icy.
-Allow yourself more time to arrive safely to your destination.
-Ensure your vehicle is ready for winter. Ensure you have winter tires, proper windshield wipers.
Here are a few more tips I have to offer:
- Make sure tries have good grips: Always best to have proper winter tires installed.
- Make sure you can see. Make sure blades, windows and headlights are properly functioning and clean.
- Run the air-conditioner. This removes condensation and frost from the interior of windows.
- Check your lights. Ensure they are clear of snow and working.
- Know how to use your brakes. If you find yourself sliding on ice,use your antilock brakes: Stomp, stay and steer. Stomp on the pedal . Stay with the pedal. Steer around the obstacle.
- If your car is not equipped with ABS, do not panic. Push the brake pedal hard until the wheels stop rolling, then immediately release the brake enough to allow the wheels to begin turning again. Repeat this sequence rapidly.
- Be careful. Look for “black ice. Touch your brakes regularly enough to test for black ice.
- Know the tough spots. Bridges and intersections are common places for ice to form.
- Too much steering is bad. In most cases, over steering will always make the situation worse. While it may be instinctive to steer away from the obstacle as hard as you can you may make things worse. If the icy conditions end and the front tires regain grip, your vehicle will go in whatever way the wheels are facing, which could be very dangerous (oncoming traffic , hydro poles or traffic).
All in all, common sense and good driving habits are what will help you the most. Sometimes, despite this accidents will happen as we cannot control everything around us. Please drive safely out there.
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth and Associates. David Hollingsworth has been an Ottawa injury lawyer since 1999 and has been building a team of dedicated injury lawyers. As dedicated Ottawa personal injury lawyers, they serve all Ontario accident victims with personal injury such as head injuries and those who have lost a loved on from accident in eastern Ontario. This report talks about eastern Ontario accidents such as Ottawa area accidents, personal injury, safety, insurance in Ontario, and events or news that relate to Ottawa . Our website www.ottawainjury.ca has much more information that relates to personal injury.
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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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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.
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers -The Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer report . Our report is created often by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth. As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer since 1999, David focusses and is dedicated to helping all eastern Ontario accident victims with serious personal injuries such as head injuries 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, cycling safety, insurance in Ontario, and events or news that relate to Ottawa, safety, accidents and personal injury . Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information.
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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.
Avoiding Catastrophic Injury and Accidents: Dangers of drowsy driving. Ottawa Lawyer David Hollingsworth
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Resources, safety on November 7th, 2011
Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…A startling new survey revealed that nearly a third of drivers in the last month had driven a vehicle when they were tired and they had difficulty keeping their eyes open. The survey was commissioned by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a not-for-profit organization “dedicated to saving lives and reducing injuries on the road.” Although 32 % of the survey participants admitted to drowsy driving, 96 % of those same drivers said drowsy driving is unacceptable behaviour. What’s even more frightening is that 41 % admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a study last year that revealed that 1/6 deadly fatal accidents and 1/8 accidents causing serious injury involved a drowsy driver. This clearly indicates a need to educate drivers about the dangers of drowsy driving. It may seem basic and simple, yet the numbers indicate it is not.
Tips from the AAA to help tired drivers avoid an accident:
Please, drive safely out there !!
———————- The Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ontario 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
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Personal Injury Claims, wrongful death on October 23rd, 2011
Cornwall Car Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Sadly,a 25-year-old woman has died after the car she was driving crashed into a pole in east Cornwall yesterday morning. Cornwall police said 5 others were in the car travelling on Second East Street around 5:45 a.m. Saturday when it lost control and crashed into the pole. The woman was pronounced dead at the Cornwall accident scene, with 2 other passengers were taken to the Cornwall Community Hospital with personal injuries. Cornwall police are investigating the Cornwall accident and said the victim’s identity, as well as that of the 22-year accident victim, won’t be identified at this time. Cornwall Police are asking anyone with information to contact Const. Darrell Blakely at 613-932-2110 extension 2754 or Crime Stoppers at 613-937-8477.
———————- The Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Since 1999, David has been an Ottawa injury lawyer representing Ontario 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 a free consultation and more information. If you have a question, feel free to call or email firstname.lastname@example.org (613) 978-9549
Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyer, Cycling Accidents Ottawa .We all want to be out on our bicycles cycling around Ottawa. There is much to see and do and getting out on a bicycle is one of the best ways of seeing our city. Of course, it is part of a healthy lifestyle, but bicycling also helps the environment. It’s important, as a cyclist in Ottawa, to be always be aware of your surroundings. Make sure your are visible and take all necessary safety precautions. As an Ottawa bicycle accident lawyer, I meet regularly with people involved in bicycle accidents who suffer very serious personal injury such as brain injury, head injury and broken bones.
In 2009, according to Transport Canada, there were a total of 41 bicycle accident fatalities, and 435 serious personal injuries related to bicycle accidents. the Canada Safety Council recommends for all bicyclists to wear an approved bicycle helmet, which can prevent up to 88 % of brain injuries. Simply put: A bicycle helmet can save your life, so why wouldn’t you wear one? There are many bicycle safety measures you can take to help keep yourself and your children safe:
1. Always wear a helmet.
2. Pay attention and avoid distractions.
3. Obey the laws and road safety rules. Cyclists have the same rights and duties as other drivers and need to follow the same traffic laws.
4. Be predictable — ride in a straight line, don’t swerve over sewers or bumps in the road, this will increase your chances of a collision with a vehicle.
5. Properly signal all turns and check behind you before completing a turn or changing lanes.
6. Come to a complete stop at stop signs and red lights.
7. Stay visible. Be careful around parked cars and ride where drivers can see you.
8. Use lights at night and wear bright coloured clothing.
9. Be alert -Try to watch for the next move of drivers, pedestrians and other cyclists.
10. Watch for debris, potholes, grates or any road obstacles.
11. Make sure your bicycle is in good working order. Make sure your tires don’t need air, brakes must work, chains should run smoothly, and quick release wheel levers must be closed.
As a driver, there are many steps you can take to avoid a bicycle accident
1. Respect cyclists’ right to share the road and responsibilities as motorists.
2. Obey the speed limits.
3. Come to a complete stop at stop signs and red lights.
4. Do shoulder checks, and always check blind spots for cyclist.
5. Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and bicycles.
6. Yield to pedestrians and cyclists in crossways.
7. If you plan to turn right or pull into a parking space shortly ahead of a bicycle in front of you, do not pass. Allow the cyclist to pass first.
8. Signal all turns and lane changes well 30 in advance.
10. Only pass cyclists when it is safe to do so.
These cycling safety tips may seem basic but serve as a great reminder to us all. Ottawa is a wonderful city to cycle in, let’s keep it safe ! We all need to focus more on cycling safety. There are far too many very serious head injuries and other very serious personal injuries in Ottawa each year as the result of an Ottawa bicycle accidents. As one of the top Ottawa bicycle accident lawyers, I encourage everyone to have a safe and accident free summer.
————————————————————————————————– Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ontario bicycle accident and injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. David has been an Ontario injury lawyer representing Ontario accident victims since 1999. 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
Ottawa Accident , jogger hit on Dwyer Hill Road results in possible spinal cord injury and brain injury, Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Brain Injury / Head Injury, Catastrophic Injury / Catastrophic Injuries, Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents, Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury, Personal Injury Claims, bicycle /cycling accidents on July 20th, 2011
Ottawa Pedestrian Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Dwyer Hill Road is now reopened after car accident involving a pedestrian who was out for a jog last Sunday morning between Fallowfield and Flewellyn roads. The 36 year old female accident victim suffered very serious personal injuries when she was hit by a car and thrust into a ditch sometime around 10 a.m. She was knocked unconscious and suffered a severe head injury, possibly a brain injury. Ottawa Paramedics had to immobilize her spinal cord for fear of a spinal cord injury, as well as set up several intravenous lines and dressings before moving her by air ambulance to the Ottawa trauma centre. Thankfully, Ottawa Police reported that her personal injuries were not life-threatening. It was reported that nearby residents came to her aid and remained with her until help arrived. I hope to be able to give you an update on extent of the personal injuries.
———————————————————————————————————————————————————————-The Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ontario injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. David has been an Ontario injury lawyer representing Ontario accident victims since 1999. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org