Ottawa motorcycle accident Highway 417 Queensway results in serious injury and possible spinal injury, Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Sadly, a young Ottawa woman is in an Ottawa hospital following a terrible Ottawa motorcycle accident when she fell off a motorcycle on Highway 417 (Queensway) shortly before midnight Monday. The Ottawa motorcycle accident occurred  between the exits at Bronson and Parkdale. The 21-year-old woman was treated for  severe skin abrasions and a possible spinal injury. I hope to soon be able to report better news.  My thoughts are with her, her family and her friends at this difficult time.

—-The Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog is written regularly by Ottawa 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, call (613) 978-9549 or email me: david@ottawainjury.ca

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Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario : Ottawa raises $25 000.

Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth..I was pleased to sponsor last week’s Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario Charity Fundraiser that raised close to $25 000 for much needed funds and programming to assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation.  Thank you to everyone who came out and supported such a great cause.

—-The Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog is written regularly by Ottawa 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 subject  you would like to know about or  if you have a question,  please call or email me: david@ottawainjury.ca (613) 978-9549

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Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth sponsoring Ottawa's Canadian Paraplegic Association charity fundraiser.

Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth, I am very proud to once again be sponsoring Ottawa’s Canadian Paraplegic Association in their upcoming charity fundraiser.  The CPA is an amazing organisation that raises much needed funds to assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation.

Please, if you can help support Ottawa’s CPA…. Taste of Our Region Wine and Food Charity Auction

Sponsored by David Hollingsworth Personal Injury Lawyers, The Dominion, Burn Tucker Personal Injury Lawyers, OMS, Jasson Grant of Keller Williams

While supporting the CPA, you will roam from station to station trying new and succulent foods, sampling the finest wines and premium beer. There is something for everyone. You will find amazing auction items, prestigious guests and an alluring atmosphere – surely it will be an evening you can’t miss !

Where is the CPA event? : Thursday, March 22nd St Elias Centre 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa 7pm – 10 pm    Tickets can be purchased for $70

If you can’t attend,you can still support Ottawa Canadian Paraplegic Association by making a donation or purchase a ticket for someone less fortunate.

—-The Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog is written regularly by Ottawa 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 subject  you would like to know about or  if you have a question,  please call or email me: david@ottawainjury.ca (613) 978-9549

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Ontario Canadian Paraplegic Association Ottawa- Wine and Food Fundraiser, Ottawa Lawyer David Hollingsworth

Come Join the Canadian Paraplegic Association Ottawa Office’s Wine and Food Night in support of people in Ontario and Ottawa with spinal cord injuries ! 

I will absolutely be there and hope to see you there !-Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer  , David Hollingsworth 

Thursday March 31, 7-10pm at St Elias Centre

This is a unique celebration of food and wine from Ontario and Quebec. Throughout the evening, guests will stroll from station to station sampling culinary delights from Ottawa restaurants & caterers (Vittoria Trattoria, Kiko Sushi, Chez Eric and Thyme and Again to name a few), while sampling wines from Prince Edward County and beer from Beau’s. With exquisite one of a kind items to bid on, prestigious guests and an alluring atmosphere, it is an evening not to be missed.

You will be proud to be affiliated with this exclusive evening while dignitaries, diplomats, government officials, lawyers, and members of Ottawa’s corporate and community leaders gather to bid on over 100 items in support of the Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario (CPA). It will be a great opportunity for participants to mingle, network and to enjoy themselves while supporting a great cause. All proceeds will benefit the Canadian Paraplegic Association of  Ontario which offers programs and services to people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. 

Mission: Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario

“To assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self –reliance and full community participation.”

  • Every week in Ontario 10 people experience a spinal cord injury. Ten people with families, friends, employers and educators – all of whom will feel the impact of the injury.  It can happen to anyone.
  • In Ontario, approximately 600,000 people or 7 % of the population, live with mobility impairment.
  • A spinal cord injury is one of the most catastrophic injuries and demanding health conditions. In addition to the challenging physical effects of a spinal cord injury, severe psychological and social effects (including social isolation, depression, suicide, substance abuse, and family break-up) can result after an injury. 
  • With the right support, people living with a spinal cord injury can reintegrate into the community and the workforce. The availability of CPA Ontario programs and services play a vital role in getting people with a spinal cord injury back into the community as contributing, participating members of society.

Individual tickets can be purchased by calling (613) 723-1033 ext 222 ($100 each until March 1 then $125), a partial tax receipt is issued.

Corporate table seating 8 can also be purchased for $1000.

The event would not be a success without the help and support of the Ottawa community. Please support this valuable cause by donating money or prizes to be auctioned off, sponsoring the event ( media package can be available upon request) and most of all attending ! For more information visit the CPA’s Ottawa website or call  (613) 723-1033 ext 222.

About Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth——————————————————

David Hollingsworth has been an Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer specializing in personal  injury representing motor vehicle accident victims since 1999. David practices with an established Ottawa law firm of more than 50 years of experience in representing accident victims, and helping personal injury accident victims get the maximum compensation they need at an incredibly difficult time.  David offers free consultations, takes cases on contingency  and travels to  homes or hospital. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information.

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Ottawa Ontario Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth : Quadriplegia – Paraplegia

Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth : Ontario Quadriplegic and Paraplegic Injury Lawyer

Ottawa, Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer Shares Information that relates to Spinal Cord Injury

The Danger of Spinal Cord Injuries

If you or your loved ones have been experienced an accident or injury, please remember that your spinal cord is sensitive and your injuries (even if they seem minor) could pose a serious threat to your health and wellbeing. It is important to have your injury assessed by a qualified health care professional such as a medical doctor, chiropractor, and physiotherapist to ensure that you are in a position to move forward after your accident. Also, it is important to see a top Ottawa personal injury lawyer who understands the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of the spinal cord injury process. Top Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth will help you to ensure that you do not lose out on what you deserve to help you and your loved ones following your accident.

What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

A Spinal Cord Injury, often abbreviated simply as “SCI”, is any traumatic injury to the spinal cord that can result in a loss or impaired function or reduced mobility or feeling. Types of SCI include Paraplegic and Quadriplegic (Tetraplegic), used to describe the medical condition of a person who has become paralyzed. These classifications depend on the level and severity of a persons paralysis, and how it affects their limbs.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury

Your spine is extremely fragile. It can be hurt in an injury or even slowly over the course of time. Typical common causes of damage to the spinal cord include traumatic activities such as Ottawa automobile accidents, Ontario gunshot injuries, Ontario slip and falls injuries, Ottawa sports injuries such as hockey, and so on. Damage to the spine is known as a lesion, and the paralysis is known as Quadriplegia (or sometimes “Quadraplegia” or “Tetraplegia” if the injury is in the Cervical region, or as Paraplegia if the injury is in the Thoracic, Lumbar or Sacral region.)

Contrary to popular belief, someone can suffer a Broken Neck or Back without becoming paralysed. This occurs when there is a fracture or dislocation of the vertebrae, but the spinal cord has not been damaged. However, neck and back injuries are extremely serious and tragedy can often result from these types of injuries. Please, ensure that you are taking as much care as possible in situations and contexts where injury could occur. I always recommend that the best way to deal with a SCI is to prevent it from evening happening, as it seems that a proactive approach about the process is the best way to ensure for your well-being and the health of your spine.

Types of Spinal Cord Injury

Basically, there are two broad classifications of SCI with respect to the lesions associated with the SCI, typically referred to as a complete or incomplete SCI. A complete SCI means the victim is now completely paralyzed below their point of lesion. On the other hand, an incomplete SCI means that only the specific part of the spine has become damaged. Victims of incomplete SCI may have sensation below their lesion but no movement, and visa versa. These classifications are broad and not all encompassing, since the range and variety of spinal cord injuries is limitless … if an injury has occurred, I can help you to deal with it, but please remember that a proactive approach to your activities such as sports activities and driving on the roads is the key to ensuring for your safety!

What is Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation ?

If your spinal cord has become injured, please remember that tradegy does occur but that there is always hope. You will likely face a long road of rehabilitation, often at a Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Unit and Rehabilitation Centre or Spinal Injury Unit, and it is important for you to keep your sense of humor (especially on your unavoidable ‘bad’ days to help you to maintain a positive attitude that will help you to get through your injuries – I know you can do it).

In terms of timelines, a paraplegic will often stay in a hospital or rehabilitation facility for about five months, whereas a quadriplegic will require an additional few months on average (for a total length of approximately six to eight months). Both will under-go various forms of rehabilitation and physiotherapy before ultimate discharge from the hospital in order to help maximize recovery and familiarity with adaptive measures such as a wheelchair and general techniques to cope with their “new” lives. I want to stress that countless happiness studies have shown that people consistently demonstrate their ability to overcome adversity to lead even more fulfilled and happier lives – a spinal cord injury is tragic but you can choose to overcome it to lead an even more fulfilling life.  I am here to help you in this process and to fight for you to ensure that you do not lose out on what you deserve in this difficult process.  

With over 11 years experience as an Ottawa, Ontario personal injury lawyer, David Hollingsworth has been helping Ottawa spinal cord injury accident victims and Ontario quadriplegic and paraplegic accident victims get the help they need following an accident. If you or a loved one has been involved in an Ottawa accident or an Ontario accident and have suffered a spinal cord injury you are likely entitled to compensation you are not receiving. You will need an experienced and highly qualified Ontario personal injury lawyer in Ottawa to fight for you. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for free consultation. Cases are taken on a contingency basis.

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Spinal Cord Injury ? Ottawa personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth explains….

Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Spinal cord injuries often impact on the communication between the brain and other areas of the body, resulting in tremendous pain and a possible loss of function in the affected areas. These personal injuries can vary in type and severity but all have the potential for serious, life-lasting consequences. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury as the result of an accident, it is crucial that you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer specializing in spinal cord injuries to help you get the maximum compensation that you need and deserve, now and for the rest of your life.

David and his team  have worked with the victims of brain injury and spinal cord injuries in ottawa and the surrounding areas in eastern Ontario . We help clients get the medical attention and support they need and deserve; physically, mentally and financially. Contact us to schedule a free  consultation by calling 613 978-9549 or 613 237-4922 ext 203 or email david@ottawainjury.ca  or info@ottawainjury.ca

Spinal cord injuries may result in both immediate and long term medical consequences. Contact a personal injury lawyer who can help appropriately assess your medical, legal and insurance  needs.

Spinal cord injuries include:

  • Quadriplegic injuries
  • Paraplegic injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of function

Suffering a spinal cord injury

An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to explain your options after an injury and will be able to secure your future. Your life has completely changed and turned upside down.  You have enought to worry about .  Leave the insurance claim  and lawsuit to an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer. Ottawa spinal cord injury lawyer David Hollingsworth has built a consistent record for success among his clients by providing personal attention , direct communication and honest and fair legal service.

Contact us to schedule a free  consultation by calling 613 978-9549 or 613 237-4922 ext 203 or email david@ottawainjury.ca  or info@ottawainjury.ca

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Ottawa Motor Vehicle Accident statistics for Ottawa, Ontario

Let’s hope that there is a decrease in 2009 ! Drive safely !  – David

Ottawa Road Safety Results for 2007

473,384 Registered vehicles ( 2% increase from 2006)
620, 654 Licensed drivers (1% increase from 2006)
15,309 Total collisions on all federal, provincial, and municipal roadways with the city limits (7% increase from 2006)
40 Deaths from collisions in Ottawa (60% increase from 2006)

  • 20 drivers
  • 7 passengers
  • 4 motorcycle drivers
  • 6 pedestrians
  • 3 cyclists
4,209 People injured in collisions

  • 2,457 drivers
  • 1,049 passengers
  • 327 pedestrians
  • 257 cyclists
  • 94 motorcycle drivers
  • 25 motorcycle passengers
3,611 Calls for paramedic response to vehicle collisions(1,719 patients treated and transported to hospital)
5,951 Number of red light camera violations
89,000 Aggressive driving charges (approximation from Ottawa Police, OPP and RCMP)

Red Zone – Top 10 Collision Locations

West Hunt Club Road and Woodroffe Avenue 43
Prince of Wales Drive and West Hunt Club Road 40
Hunt Club Road and Riverside Drive 39
Meadowlands Drive and Merivale Road 39
Heron Road and Riverside Drive 36
Baseline Road and Woodroffe Avenue 34
Bank Street and Hunt Club Road 31
King Edward Avenue and St. Patrick Street 29
Belfast Road and St. Laurent Boulevard 28
Blair Road and Ogilvie Road 28

Source: The City of Ottawa’s website