Ottawa accident Greenbank Road results in severe head injury and broken leg.

Ottawa Head Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth

Ottawa Accident

A terrible Ottawa accident has resulted in a 15 year old girl being hospitalized for a broken leg and a severe head injury. The Ottawa accident occurred yesterday afternoon when she was hit by a car at Greenbank Road and Lisa Avenue, close to Baseline Road. The teenage girl is in serious but thankfully stable condition in an Ottawa hospital. My thoughts are with her family at this very stressful time. I wish this young girl a speedy and hopefully full recovery from this terrible accident.

Unfortunately,  Ottawa pedestrian accidents such as this one are not uncommon. Our personal injury lawyers meet regularly with families who have been in a pedestrian accident and have suffered serious personal injuries.  Typically these injuries are head injuries, broken bones and in some instances wrongful death. In most cases, personal injury law in Ontario indicates that a pedestrian can sue the driver of the vehicle that hit them, regardless of who is at fault.  If the pedestrian has their own insurance company, their own insurance company can provide them with Ontario Accident Benefits compensation for things such as income replacement benefits, caregiver benefits, non-earner benefits, medical benefits, rehabilitation benefits, attendant care benefits and other benefits, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident and the extent of the injuries.

Timelines for filing a personal injury lawsuit

It’s important that anyone involved in a pedestrian accident get informed of their rights. There are a lot of important timelines that need to be met when filing an Ontario insurance claim. Many people are unaware of the accident benefits available to them, as well as the expenses that are covered following an accident.  It’s important that people who have suffered an injury receive proper medical and rehabilitative treatments in order to best return to a quality of life they once had.  Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers understand and are here to help. Let us help.


Renfrew Accident: Car Hits Transport Truck Carrying House, Personal Injuries for 4 people

Ontario Injury Lawyer, Ontario Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Paramedics had to airlift Carole Lemieux to an Ottawa hospital after a Renfrew accident yesterday Monday morning that left 4 people with serious personal injuries. Ontario Provincial Police reported that the Renfrew accident happened at the Phil Shrive Bridge, west of Highway 60 . A car slammed into a transport truck carrying a house. The vehicle struck the corner of the house, then was struck by a second car following it.The cause of the collision was under investigation. I hope to soon be able to report some better news about the 4 injured victims…

———————————————————————————————————————————————————————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 david@ottawainjury.ca


Ontario Accident Benefits? Compensation? Do you need an Ontario personal injury lawyer?

What are accident benefits?car accident

Chances are unless you’ve been in an Ontario car accident , you do not know and may never need to know what accident benefits are.  Did you know that you’re entitled to benefits regardless of who caused the car accident? Are you aware of all your accident benefit entitlements? If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, it’s important to know and protect your rights.

How can a personal injury lawyer help with accident benefits?

In Ontario, victims of motor vehicle accidents can obtain accident benefits through their own Ontario insurance company. Ontario law states that an accident victim needs to file an Application for Accident Benefits within 30 days of the Ontario car accident. Once the claim has been filed, there are several steps that need to be followed in order to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to.  The process is complicated and stressful and unfortunately it comes at the worst time in your life; after an accident.  You are suffering from your injuries and are faced with some complicated paperwork.  A good Ontario personal injury lawyer can help you right from the start by helping you navigate the complicated and arduous process of filing an Ontario Accident Benefits claim and ensure you are properly covered and compensated for moving forward.  Good personal injury lawyers will facilitate the process from start to finish and work with your Ontario insurance company to ensure your rights are protected. You could be entitled to Income Replacement Benefits, Housekeeping, Attendant Care Benefits, Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits, and possible more.

David Hollingsworth has a team in place that help his clients solely with their accident benefits applications.  He and his team immediately put accident victims at ease by removing a huge and stressful burden allowing them to focus on what they should be focussing on; themselves, their recovery and their family.  If you have suffered from an Ontario car accident, call David  for a free consultation and an explanation of the Accident Benefits system, even if you’ve already submitted the Application for Accident Benefits; he would be happy to discuss your ongoing claim with you and share his insights with Ontario personal injury law and accident benefits compensation.

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Ottawa cyclists deserve cycling safety, Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth

Ottawa bicycle accident lawyer David Hollingsworth,

Cycling Accidents in Ontario

Listen up Ottawa. Over 200 Ottawa cyclists took to the streets and they went with a mission:cycling safety deserves our attention. “The message has to be a level of respect and polite sharing of the ,” quoted Eleanor McMahon. Sadly, McMahon lost her husband to a cycling accident 4 years ago. He served and protected as a Ontario police officer, now she is  protecting his legacy through the “share the road” riding event. I couldn’t agree more with Mrs. McMahon. The number of Ottawa cycling accidents each year is terrible and it’s avoidable.  We need change from both cyclists and drivers to ensure a safer cycling culture here in Ottawa.

This movement has a goal of  ensuring no further lives are lost because of a bicycle accident. 2 weeks ago, a 53-year-old cyclist died on Boyce Street in Ottawa’s west end. The loss was felt by Ottawa’s strong cycling community. It was also not that  long ago that Ottawa was devastated by the bizarre Ottawa cycling accident that injured 5 cyclists.  Cathy Anderson was there and said “It raises a lot of emotions in me because we are still going through rehabilitation,” Thankfully, Cathy was one of 5 cyclists who survived  the tragic bicycle accident in Kanata last July.  Public education and determination are whats needed to ring about change . Change will bring safety.  One of the goals of raising enough money to put together a plan to approach our government. The end goal for cycling safety would be a new law in Ontario that allows for a one-metre rule between a cyclist and a vehicle.

Common cycling accident injuries

Ottawa bicycle accident

Our lawyers travel to you and will ensure you are well taken care of following an Ottawa bicycle accident.

The following are some common types of collisions that a cyclist may suffer personal injury in:

  • A driver making a direct turn in a cyclist’s lane;
  • A driver entering a street from a driveway, alley or lot and pulls into traffic in front of the cyclist;
  • A driver who doesn’t yield at an intersection;
  • A driver who runs a stop sign or runs red light;
  • A distracted driver;
  • A driver who doesn’t shoulder check or use mirrors;
  • A driver who is under the influence of a substance that can affect judgement and reaction times.

Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyer

There is very little protection for a cyclist involved in a bicycle accident and bicycle injuries can be very severe, ranging from orthopedic injuries to severe brain injuries and paraplegia. If you have been involved in a bicycle or cycling accident, you may need the help of  an experienced bicycle accident lawyer.  David Hollingsworth is an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer who can help guide you through the process and make sure you are financially covered in the future. Free consultations www.ottawainjury.ca or call 613 978-9549


Ottawa, Ontario spinal cord injury lawyer David Hollingsworth

What are the different Types of Spinal Cord Injury?

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Highly experienced spinal cord injury lawyers in Ottawa Ontario.

Complete spinal cord injury 

A complete spinal cord injury (SCI) results in paralysis below the site of the personal injury. This results in no feeling or voluntary movement, and both sides of the body are paralyzed equally.

Incomplete spinal cord injury 

An incomplete spinal cord injury occurs when part of the spinal cord is damaged as a result of  a tear, spinal cord compression or other spinal cord injury. Accident victims with an incomplete  injury may experience partial paralysis. Some feeling and voluntary movement can be  on one or both sides of the body. Incomplete spinal cord injury has become more common, thanks to advances in treatments. A person with an incomplete injury may have feeling return in the affected area, but will likely be in constant pain. The chronic pain can be extremely serious and debilitating, often leaving the injured  unable  to function. In most situations more active therapy helps to build strength and support function. Some people may walk again and others may never walk again. Every spinal cord injury is unique.  David Hollingsworth and his Ottawa personal injury team understand this. For over a decade, David has been working with  accident victims work through their lawsuit and get the compensation they need not only for loss of income, , rehabilitation, a new home, modifications, custom vehicles etc…

You may need an experienced injury lawyer…

Suffering a catastrophic injury can be life-altering. Our injury lawyers work with our clients and their families to make sure that while their personal injury case is moving forward, that supports are being put in place. Some personal injury cases can take years to settle. In the meantime, people may not be able to work and their homes may need to be modified and made wheelchair accessible. Our personal injury team has access to some of the best case managers, social workers, therapists and resources available to people who have suffered a spinal cord injury. It’s our job , as injury lawyers , to ensure our clients get access to all of the resources available to them and then some!

If you or a member of your family has sustained an injury, please contact me by e-mail or call me directly at 613 978-9549. David Hollingsworth, Ottawa personal injury lawyer offers  free consultations to discuss your case and explain how we can help you. David Hollingsworth, Ottawa personal injury lawyer- representing accident victims throughout eastern Ontario.