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Ottawa cycling accident Smyth road and Russell roads sends woman to Ottawa hospital with internal injuries and pelvic injuries
Ottawa Cycling Accident Lawyers…Sadly another Ottawa cycling accident has occurred. A Ottawa bicyclist suffered severe injuries this morning after being hit between Smyth road and Russell road. It was reported in the Ottawa Citizen that the Ottawa cyclist is a 26 year old female and that she was rushed to a Ottawa hospital with serious internal injuries and injuries to her pelvic. Thankfully , she is in stable condition at this time. I wish her a full recovery from this accident and I hope her injuries are not life-long. The Ottawa police are investigating this Ottawa cycling accident. If you witnessed the accident or have any information that could help, please contact the Ottawa Police.
This is the second day in a row we have had bad cycling accidents in Ottawa. Please drivers and cyclists be aware of one another and be extra cautious as we share our Ottawa roads. We need to reduce the number of cycling accidents in Ottawa !
David Hollingsworth is a Personal injury lawyer in Ottawa Ontario . His Ottawa personal injury team dedicate themselves to ensuring that Ontario residents involved in accidents receive all the help, support and compensation they need following an accident in Ontario. For more information relating to Ottawa accidents, Ontario insurance claims, personal injury or events in our community, contact us at www.ottawainjury.ca ,or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (613) 978-9549
Ottawa Cycling Accident. Sadly, a 35 year old Ottawa cyclist was rushed to a Ottawa hospital after being struck on his bicycle on Bank Street this morning. Ottawa Paramedics rushed to the cycling accident close to Riverside Drive. Upon arrival at the hospital,the cyclist was said to have been in stable condition; however with severe abdominal and head injuries. Often times cycling accidents have very severe consequences and sadly many cyclists suffer very serious injuries including brain injuries and head injuries. I hope this is not the case here and this cyclist is able to recover fully.
It’s important to know that if you are injured in a cycling accident, you are able to access Ontario accident benefits through the driver’s insurance. There are many insurance benefits available to cyclists in Ontario. If you are in doubt of what you cyclists are entitled to, consult with a personal injury lawyer to ensure you receive proper treatments and maximum compensation.
David Hollingsworth is a personal injury lawyer practicing in Ottawa. His Ottawa injury team dedicate themselves to ensuring that Ontario drivers, cyclists, passengers and pedestrians obtain all the help, support and compensation needed following an accident and for the years to come . For more information relating to Ottawa accidents, cycling in Ottawa, Ontario insurance as it relates to cycling accidents, or the rights of cyclists in Ontario contact us at www.ottawainjury.ca ,or email email@example.com or call (613) 978-9549
Ottawa bicycle Accident Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. It looks to be a gorgeous day in Ottawa and I suspect many people will be getting their bicycles out for the first time this year. Cycling is an amazing activity. Sadly, it is not an activity without it’s risks. There are many things drivers and cyclists can do to help reduce the likelihood of a cycling accident. There are also a number of laws in Ottawa surrounding cycling and cycling safety.
For example, did you know that in certain circumstances a bicycle is considered to be a vehicle and that any collisions must be reported to Ottawa police if injuries or damages are in excess of $1,000 ? It’s important to treat a cycling accident like you would a motor vehicle accident. Gather all the information such as names, phone numbers, witnesses, insurance information, policy numbers etc. As soon as possible, write out your account of what happened in the accident and keep this information in a safe place. Cyclists who are hit by a motor vehicle are entitled to compensation through the driver’s insurance company and Ontario accident benefits.
The Ontario Highway Traffic Act is also quite specific when it comes to bicycles. If it’s a 1/2 hour before sunset or 1/2 hour after sunrise, or anytime there is reduced visibility. By law, every bicycle must be fully equipped with…
- A working bell or horn (A fine of $85 can be issued if you are cycling without a working bell or horn)
- A working braking system on the rear wheel (A fine of $85 can be issued if you are cycling without a proper working braking system)
- A front light (white) (A fine of $20 can be issued if you are cycling without lights)
- A rear light (red) or red rear reflector
- 2 pieces of white reflective tape on front forks
- 2 pieces of red reflective tape on rear forks
In Ottawa, bicycle helmets must be worn by all cyclists under 16 years of age. A fine of $60.00 can be issued for not wearing a helmet. All helmets must be CSA or CPSC certified. All helmets need to fit properly and close to the head and all bicycle helmet straps need to fit properly under the ears.
A few basic pathway rules are…
- Cycle on the right of the yellow centre line
- Be cautious when passing others
- Always use a bell/voice/horn when passing others
- Whenever possible use hand turn signals
- Cycle at a reasonable speed
- Exercise caution while cycling in the evening. Slow down, wear bright colored clothes and turn on all bicycle lights
Cyclists who do not yield or stop for pedestrians at crosswalks are subject to a $85.00 fine.
Cyclists who do not walk their bikes at crosswalks are subject to $85.00
The following are not considered to be bicycles and therefore have different laws :
- Limited speed motorcycles
- Motor assisted bicycles
- Segway Transporters
- Low speed vehicles
- Motorized scooters
- Pocket bikes
Please enjoy your day out on your bicycles and ride safely. Sadly, I meet too regularly with Ottawa bicycle accident victims who have bit hit, doored or suffered serious personal injuries as a result of a cycling accident. Both drivers and cyclists have their role in helping reduce the number of Ottawa cycling accidents. Let’s work together on this Ottawa !
David Hollingsworth is a personal injury lawyer in Ottawa Ontario. His Ottawa personal injury team dedicate themselves to ensuring that Ontario drivers, passengers, riders and pedestrians receive all the help, support and maximum compensation following an accident . For more information relating to Ottawa accidents, cycling in Ottawa, Ontario insurance, or the rights of cyclists in Ontario contact us a twww.ottawainjury.ca ,or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (613) 978-9549
Let’s eliminate dangerous driving. OPP launch Facebook site dedicated to sharing real stories of texting and driving and the dangerous outcomes.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Ottawa Injury and Accidents, safety on April 16th, 2013
Ontario Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. Did you know that texting while driving increases your chances by more than 20 times to become involved in an accident. The Ontario Provincial Police announced that although people who know how dangerous texting and driving is, drivers are continuing to text and drive. Sarah Anderson, of CFRA reported that the OPP have launched a new campaign ”Put Down the Phone and Leave it Alone” in an effort to educate people on the serious dangers of texting , talking and driving. One way they plan to hit home the message is to share stories publicly. They are hoping that people will read true stories of people who have died from texting and driving or talking and driving and think twice about doing it themselves. For example, recently a family released the final text their son wrote, which wasn’t completely finished, as he died while texting it. He was distracted and drove into oncoming traffic.
The OPP have set up a Facebook page for such stories. They are encouraging people to contribute stories of near-misses, accidents and dangerous distracted driving. The goal is to have people rethink their own driving safety habits.
So far, there has been input from the public. People are writing in stories that need to be shared. As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I sadly meet with families who have lost loved ones as a result of distracted driving. These are senseless accidents and can absolutely be avoided. We worry so much about new teenage drivers, it is important to note that if you have children in the car, you must lead by example. Your children will watch what you are doing, If they learn from you that it is ok to text and drive occasionally, guess what ? They will text and drive. Talk to your children and highlight the fact that you can’t answer your emails or text, as you are driving and driving and texting is not an option. Please, please put your devices far away from the wheel. This will avoid any temptation you may have . If its far enough away, you can’t grab it.
Texting and driving has become a serious problem and we must put an end to it. Regardless of how many years you have been driving you cannot text and drive. It takes a split second for an accident to happen. that accident could kill you, your family or someone else. If you don’t believe me, call me and I can share some very sad stories with you.
Let’s all work together to eliminate dangerous driving. It can be done. All we have to do is change our mindsets and our habits. Drive safely !
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims on April 15th, 2013
My thoughts go out to all those involved in the Boston marathon today. At 2:45 pm today, the world changed again. Today’s tragic events have led to the death of 3 people and serious injuries to dozens of others. I feel terrible for the family and friends of the participants who died today in a senseless act. It just goes to show how very important and special each day is and that we can’t take our loved ones for granted. As a Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I meet people regularly with people who have lost loved ones in accidents and they would do anything to have them back , alive and well. This is a sad and tough reality. Today’s tragic events will not be forgotten. Please, everyone go home and tell your family how much you love them, better yet show them. To the participants that died today, RIP and to their families’ and friends’, I’m so sorry.
————————–Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth and Associates. David Hollingsworth has been a Ottawa lawyer since 1999 and has built a top team of experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyers. As dedicated Ottawa personal injury lawyers, they help Ontario accident victims with injuries, accidents and insurance claims and have one of the most impressive track records in eastern Ontario. For more information, visit www.ottawainjury.ca .
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, safety on April 13th, 2013
Ottawa Accident Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. For everyone’s safety, the OPP-Ontario Ontario Provincial Police are about to begin a distracted driving campaign next week. This is not the first distracted driving campaign in our area. Ontario Police often target distracted drivers and you wouldn’t believe the number of infractions that occur in just a one weekend blitz campaign. I support these campaigns fully. As a Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I read police accident reports daily and the number of Ottawa area accidents caused by distracted driving is astonishing. What bothers me most, is that these accidents may have been avoidable. I’m not saying I don’t understand how it happens. I too have children that suddenly start fighting in the back seat and before I know it, my attention has been diverted from the road to them. It happens. That is why reminders such as this post are so useful. My goal is to have us all tuck this post in the back of our minds and hopefully the next time a situation arises when we are driving, we will remember.
Ontario Police are not only focusing on distracted drivers, they are also asking drivers to leave any handheld devices out of reach while driving. Ontario Police are also asking that passengers speak to their drivers if they are driving distracted. While this may be uncomfortable, it is life saving !
As I mentioned earlier, distracted is not limited to texting or talking on the phone. Although texting is the most dangerous, there are other obstacles that can divert your attention while driving. The most common are:
watching other drivers,
focussing on kids in the backseat ,
looking in the mirror,
or personal grooming.
Please tuck this information away and hopefully we can all work together to reduce Ottawa accidents and keep our roads safe. Drive safely and have a great day.
David Hollingsworth has been a top Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer for close to 15 years. David works with an incredible team of highly skilled injury lawyers, Ontario accident benefits specialists and personal injury law clerks .
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ottawainjury.ca
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, Personal Injury Claims on April 8th, 2013
We received another great email today from a client who came to us close to 2 years ago after she had suffered a serious back injury in an accident. We began working with her and her family soon after her accident and were able to secure them a great settlement that allows them to continue on with life much more financially comfortable . This client is just one of many clients we help each month. Here is what she had to say.
“I just wanted to say thanks again. My husband and I sat down last night and for the first time felt like it was finally over and that is thanks to you and your staff. We really appreciated everything you did for us David and know how hard you worked to get it for us. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. ”
As Ottawa personal injury lawyers, we are also very thankful that we are in a position to help. Our success rate speaks for itself and we pride ourselves on how hard we work and how experienced we are. We know how to make a difference for each and every one of our clients.
Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers are experienced and dedicated accident lawyers specializing in Ontario personal injury, accidents and insurance claims. Since 1999, we have built one of the top Ottawa personal injury lawyers teams. It is our goal to help in any way we can. Please call us with any question/consultations at (613) 978-9549 or email at email@example.com visit our website at www.ottawainjury.ca
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents on April 3rd, 2013
Kingston Ontario Accident Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates . Sadly , a young man from Kingston in his 20s died after a Kingston car accident early yesterday morning. The accident occurred close to 3 a.m. on Sydenham Road in South Frontenac Township. It was reported that the driver may have lost control of his car for some reason and hit a rock face on the road. His dog had been travelling with him and survived the accident. When Kingston police arrived at the accident scene, they found the dog lying beside the car waiting by his owner. The cause of this tragic accident is still unknown. My thoughts go out to his family and friends at this very sad time.
Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult time in your life. We understand that these losses are devastating. Ontario Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates are Ontario accident lawyers dedicated to helping our clients get all the help, support and compensation after an accident Ontario accident, including Kingston. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information relating to accidents, insurance claims in Ontario , loss of a loved one, personal injury or events in our community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (613) 978-9549
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Ottawa Accident Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates. A Ottawa accident yesterday afternoon has left a 51-year-old with several severe facial injuries. The Ottawa accident took place on the Queensway’s eastbound off-ramp at Moodie drive when the vehicle hit a light and then rolled over. The driver was alone at the time of the accident and was rushed to a Ottawa hospital in stable condition. Facial injuries can be a life long devastating injury. I wish them a full recovery from this accident.
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Ottawa Rollover Accident Queensway and Moodie