Ottawa Accident March Road and highway 417 results in child injury and serious personal injuries

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ontario Injury Lawyers…Sadly, two adults and a child were in an Ottawa accident on Christmas night and were taken to an Ottawa hospital after a the accident in the west end of Ottawa.

Ottawa Accident details: A pickup truck and van hit each other at approximately 4:30 p.m. on March Road, close to  Highway 417. It was just one of 24 Ottawa accidents  in Ottawa’s west end  between 12 a.m. and 6 p.m.  That is a lot of accidents for Christmas day.  Perhaps more people were travelling this year?  The child in the accident was rushed  to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). One of the adults suffered serious personal injury and  was rushed to an Ottawa hospital with serious injuries. The other adult in the accident  thankfully had minor injuries.

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Ottawa Lawyers: Ottawa Police aim to reduce Ottawa accidents by targeting stop sign runners and speeding.

Ottawa Lawyers David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Law Firms….Ottawa Police will have stop sign runners and motorists who speed in construction zones on their radar during the Ottawa’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) this month. Disobeying stop signs – including rolling stops – is a serious issue on Ottawa roads and can contribute to the risk of Ottawa accidents.  In 2009, 1,667 Ottawa collisions at stop sign-controlled intersections resulted in one death and 462 personal injuries – 17 of them life-threatening and critical personal injuries. As for speeding in Ottawa construction zones, provincial legislation allows for the doubling of fines for Ontario motorists caught exceeding posted speed limits in construction zones when workers are present.  Ottawa Police will be applying this legislation with a zero tolerance approach this month. In Ottawa, between 2007 and 2009, 526 Ottawa accidents occurred in construction zones resulting in 114 personal injuries, eight of which were serious personal injuries.  One construction worker was actually struck and injured on the job by a motorist. In 2003, Public Works and Ottawa Public Health – and the Ottawa Police Service developed the IRSP to provide a comprehensive approach in promoting road safety in Ottawa. 

 As an Ottawa accident lawyer serving eastern Ontario, I fully support the Ottawa police and this initiative that will hopefully reduce further personal injuries and Ottawa accidents.   Be safe out there !

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Ottawa Ontario Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth has been helping Ottawa and Ontario accident victims since 1999. With his extensive experience and knowledge of relevant accident and personal injury issues, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements  on behalf of his spinal cord injury clients. David has the experience and skill to help obtain maximum compensation. David offers free consultations and makes  home visits or hospital visits. Visit for more information. David understands, he cares and he is here to help.

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Head Injuries, Ottawa Lawyers

Ottawa Ontario Brain Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Head Injury Lawyers, TBI, Traumatic Brain Injuries on the high number of serious accidents resulting in Ottawa brain injury or head injury each month here in Ottawa.  A brain injury is not always preventable, but in some instances, it can be made preventable.  By raising your awareness and understanding of brain injuries, you can learn to avoid these injuries for you and your loved ones.

The facts of Spinal Cord Injuries can often seem bleak. In general, damage to the brain and spinal cord can rarely be repaired. Certainly, life after a brain or spinal cord injury is never exactly the same. You will require much change to your lifestyle, including rehabilitation and care, sometimes ongoing for the rest of your life. Injuriesarea leading killer of Canadian children and youth, with half of all such deaths from injury as a result of brain injuries. Please ensure that your children are safe, since 30% of all traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are experienced by children and youth, many of whom while engaged in sports and other seemingly “innocent” recreational activities that can lead to tragedy.

In terms of the sheer cost, brain injuries can be very expensive. A severe brain injury, it has been estimated, can cost over $400,000 (as to costs to the Canadian Medical System) at the time of the accident and brain injury. There can be ongoing costs, as well, each year secondary to the brain injury accident because of indirect expenses and rehabilitative care treatments. And similar to Spinal Cord Injuries, Brain Injuries are more common in males than in females – approximately four times more frequent, to be precise.

With all this said, there is some “good news” in terms of what you can do for you and your loved ones ..there are steps you can take to protect your children, your parents, and your husband or wife from suffering a brain injury. Some steps are as simple as wearing your helmet! Bicycle helmets are as high as 88 % in preventative capability – it is essential for you to wear your helmet consistently and correctly to reduce your chance of TBI. Snow enthusiasts such as skiers and snowboarders using helmets reduce their risk for TBI by 60%. In short, researchers believe that 90% of all injuries are predictable and preventable. This means that by following this preventative steps, you can reduce your risk of injury and inspire others to do the same.

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer Profile David Hollingsworth for brain injuries

Since 1999, David Hollingsworth has been an Ottawa, Ontario personal injury lawyer working with accident victims who have suffered a serious brain injury or head injury.  David understands the needs of a brain injury and this “invisible personal injury and can help you with your personal injury claim and other Ontario accident related issues. Call for a free consultation 613 978-9549 or 613-237-4922 ext 203 … or visit