Top Ottawa Injury Lawyer Reviews

Top Ottawa Injury Lawyer Reviews…Top Choice Award | Consumer Choice Award

There are plenty of Ottawa personal injury lawyers out there and ottawa injury lawyer reviews but our team knows that we are different from the rest.  In 2016, so far, we’ve been chosen as Top Injury Law Firs in Ottawa, Consumer Choice Award for Best Lawyer in Ottawa, Faces Award for Top Ottawa Lawyer, just to name a few…

Our Ottawa injury lawyers receive a lot of feedback from clients and we are happy to share this feedback with you in the hopes of you getting to our personal  injury team a little better. Here are just some of the feedback we’ve received lately..

Personal Injury Lawyer Reviews

“The team is outstanding in this field. They truly understands the needs of those who have suffered a loss as a result of an accident and will do what is in their power to ensure that clients are receiving the maximum compensation that is available” D.P.

“Mr. Hollingsworth is a dedicated personal injury lawyer who works hard to ensure his clients and their families are well taken care of in their time of need. He is a compassionate and caring individual who demonstrates these qualities in everything he does. “ K.N. 

“Because David Hollingsworth is a conscientious and dedicated injury lawyer and professional, he not only works hard at his law firm, but he also dedicates countless hours as a volunteer for his children’s sport teams. ” A.M.

“I feel they have personal attributes I would appreciate; approachable, courteous, direct, hardworking, focused. I believe they care about their clients and are fully prepared to represent them.” M.K.

Ottawa's Top Lawyer

“David Hollingsworth is intelligent, successful, capable, very hard working, caring, ethical- just to name a few of his attributes.” P.O.

” David and his team are dedicated to their clients . I have seen personally his hard work he does for his clients and how he has been able to help those in need after some terrible circumstances.” J.A

Our Ottawa injury team are proud of the work we do and the help we are able to get people. We appreciate all the kind words and feedback  at the end of the day.

 


Boy struck while standing beside his snowmobile resulting in severe head injury.

Snowmobile accident results in head injury

Metcalfe Accident

Sadly, a 16 year old male remains in critical condition in Ottawa’s CHEO trauma centre after a terrible accident on 8th Line Road and Glenwood drive, close to Metcalfe, Ontario. The accident happened last night around 10 pm. The teen had been standing beside his snowmobile at the side of the road when he was hit by another vehicle and thrown several feet away.  He suffered a severe head injury, as well as serious injuries to his body and legs.  He remains in critical condition at CHEO. What a terrible thing to have happened to this young boy.  My thoughts are with his family at this very stressful time and I hope he is able to recover fully from this awful accident.

It has been reported that the driver who hit this young boy fled the accident scene. He has since been tracked down but Ottawa police are still investigating. If you have any information that could help, please contact the Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 ext 2481.

A snowmobile is considered to be a motor vehicle when it comes to insurance claims and compensation. What this means is that in most cases, people injured in a snowmobile accident are entitled to Ontario accident benefits, regardless of who is at fault.  Our personal injury Ottawa lawyers work closely with people who have been injured in a snowmobile accident and who need support, medical specialists and compensation. Snowmobile accidents  often result in catastrophic injuries, leaving individuals unable to return to a quality of life they once had.  This may mean not returning to work or living a life of pain and suffering as a result of a snowmobile accident.

If you would like more information on how our personal injury Ottawa lawyers can help you rebuild after your accident, contact us for a free consultation and we would be happy to come and meet you .

 


Ottawa accident highway 416 and Fallowfield sends one to hospital with severe head injury.

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates…An Ottawa accident early this morning on highway 416, close to  Fallowfield, has resulted in  a young 19-year-old woman being rushed to hospital. Ottawa rescue crews arrived at the Ottawa accident scene at approximately 12:30 am and found the driver alone in the car with serious head injuries.Thankfully, they were able to remove her from the vehicle and rushed to the hospital , where she remains in stable condition. My thoughts are with her and her family at this very difficult time.

-My Ottawa personal injury team is experienced and dedicated Ottawa personal injury lawyers who specialize in Ontario personal injury, accidents and insurance claims.  Since 1999, we have built one of the top Ottawa personal injury lawyers teams.   If you have any questions, please contact us with any question/consultations at (613) 978-9549 or email at david@ottawainjury.ca or visit our website at www.ottawainjury.ca

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Ottawa acidents: rollover accident highway 416 results in chest injury and neck injury.

Roll Over Car Accident

Ottawa Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth

A Roll Over car accident in Ottawa has left a 47 year old woman in serious but stable condition following an accident on a highway 416 off ramp to the eastbound 417. The vehicle rolled over several times,  hitting a cement post. The driver was travelling alone and was treated for severe injuries to her chest and neck. I wish her a full and hopefully speedy recovery.

When it comes to fatal car accidents, roll over car accidents have the highest percentages of accidents resulting in death. Car accidents rollovers are seen as some of  the most dangerous types of car accidents. Due to the extreme nature of a roll over car accident, often times people in the vehicle suffer very serious injuries; even catastrophic injuries and as we mentioned earlier death.

Most common vehicles for rollover accidents

Any vehicle can be involved in a roll over accident.  Often times SUVs and trucks seem to be the most common vehicles. The higher the vehicle is from the ground, the higher the center of gravity is and therefore more likely to tip on it’s side.  some factors are out of your control and a rollover accident can happen regardless.

If you have been involved in a rollover car accident, our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you with your insurance claim by setting you up with the rehabilitation and support you need as well as ensuring you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.  A rollover car accident can be life-altering and our injury lawyers are here to help you rebuild your life.  Call us for a free consultation and let us help you.

 


Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth: How to prevent a slip and fall accident.

Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

Good morning Ottawa ! It is cold out there today and very slippery. There is a layer of ice on the ground and its hard to see , as last night’s snow is covering the ground.  This is typically when slip and fall accidents happen. With the holidays here we are all out just a little more, shopping and visiting with others and often we are carrying bags or presents. This, coupled with our weather conditions contribute to a higher incidence of slip and fall accidents.  Slip and fall accidents  in Canada makeup more than 50% of all personal injuries . Slip and falls accidents are the primary cause of accidents in hotels, restaurants and public buildings such as shopping malls.

As a property owner, it’s also important that you keep your property as safe as possible. This means keeping your walkways and steps clear of ice.  Property owners have a “duty of care” to see that their property is reasonably safe.  This not only means ensuring steps and walkways are cleared away in a reasonable manner, it also means  your home doesn’t have structural defects, hazardous conditions have been addressed.

Yes, accidents do happen but many accidents are preventable. There are things you can do to lower your risk of a slip and fall accident such as watching for ice, wearing proper footwear, walking slowly, keeping your hands free in case you do fall.

Common Slip & Fall Injuries include:

slip and fall accident

Our injury lawyers help with:

  • Fractures
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Bones
  • Brain Injury
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bulging Discs
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Spinal Injuries

Although a slip and fall accident doesn’t seem as serious as a car accident, some injuries are more serious and can leave an individual with a lifetime of pain and a decreased quality of life. Some people suffer such serious injuries from a slip and fall accident, that they are unable to return to work.

Financial compensation for slip and fall accidents

If you have suffered from a slip & fall accident you may be entitled to maximum compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of income and health costs, depending on whether or not you are able to establish negligence.  This is where our Ottawa personal injury lawyers excel. We have helped thousands of people and we can help you with your slip and fall accident and make sure you are well taken care of now and in the future.

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Tragic Ottawa rollover accident Upper Dwyer Hill at March road: car submerged in water filled ditch.

Car Accident Upper Dwyer Hill

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth. Sadly, a 43 year old woman died yesterday at an Ottawa hospital. She had been submerged under water car after her car  flipped and landed in a ditch filled with water on Upper Dwyer Hill Road at March Road. Emergency crews got the call around 8:15, but tragically Ottawa firefighters couldn’t help the woman. They had to first tow the car out of the water ditch and turn it over before Ottawa paramedics could try to start to save her .   She was air-lifted to an Ottawa hospital and sadly she succumbed to her injuries. My thoughts are with her family and friends at this very sad and difficult time.

Wrongful Death and Car Accidents

Our personal injury lawyers meet regularly with families who have lost a loved one in a car accident. We sit down with these grieving families and share with them what we can do to help.  Unfortunately, we can’t do what they want most , which is to bring their loved one back. Our injury lawyers can help in other ways. We can help secure death benefits so that loved ones receive a proper send off.  Also included in Ontario Accident Benefits are expenses paid by family members related to a funeral.  Our lawyers represent families at some of the most difficult times of their lives and help secure death compensation such as: Funeral Expenses up to $6,000.00, Spousal Death Benefits: $25,000.00 and Dependents’ Death Benefit: $10,000.00 each.  We understand that this is not enough.  In the case where someone else was negligent for the death of a loved one, you may have a wrongful death lawsuit you can also pursue.

In order for a death to be considered wrongful death lawsuit, it must establish that the death:

  • Was due to negligence or recklessness of another party.
  • Has caused measurable damages, for example a spouse is now suffering from financial issues as the deceased was  primary breadwinner.

Contact a wrongful death lawyer

If you have lost a loved one in an accident, we are so sorry .  We understand what you are going through and we  are here for you. You have been through enough, now let us help.

 


Ottawa hit and run accident Wellington street send accident victim to Ottawa’s trauma centre.

Injury Lawyers in Ottawa Ontario David Hollingsworth

Ottawa Police are looking for witnesses to an accident that occurred at Bay and Wellington last night. A car hit a  pedestrian and then sped away. The hit and run accident occurred at approximately 10:50 p.m. on Wellington Street , close to the Library and Archives Canada. The car hit a 63 year old pedestrian who was rushed to Ottawa’s trauma centre in serious condition. Ottawa Police need our help. If you know anything about this accident, please call  the Ottawa Police Service Collision Investigations section at 613-236-1222 ext. 2481. My thoughts are with this accident victim and I wish them a full recovery.

Hit and run accidents are sadly not uncommon. They also a bit complicated when it comes to insurance compensation claims. The reason being that if an injured pedestrian doesn’t have their own insurance policy, they must sue the insurance company of the driver who hit them.  typically this would involve your personal injury lawyer putting the other side on notice and then starting a personal injury claim on your behalf. When the driver of the accident is unknown, the question is what insurance company would be responsible for the compensation.

Hit and run accidents and insurance compensation

The Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund (MVACF) is a fund that provides insurance compensation to people injured in automobile accidents,  when there is no insurance to respond to a claim.

The MVACF :
  •  provides statutory accident benefits  to people injured in an automobile accident who have no other insurance to turn to;
  • provides injury compensation for people involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, unidentified driver or a stolen vehicle when no liability insurance exists.
 Our personal injury lawyers have been very successful in helping our clients receive maximum compensation from the MVACF.  Let our expertise and experience help you following your hit and run accident in Ottawa.

Ottawa Accident Lawyer: Important timelines when filing an insurance claim after an accident.

Accident and Insurance Timelines

Ottawa Insurance Claims Lawyer David Hollingsworth. Anyone can get hurt in an accident at any given moment. It happens so quickly and the after effects can be devastating. In Ontario, there are certain timelines that need to be adhered to make an insurance claim as easy as possible, following an accident. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, these timelines need to be adhered to as best as possible.

First and foremost, if needed seek medical attention immediately and ensure that your health needs are being met.

Within 7 days of your accident, it is crucial…
That you or a loved one notifies your insurance company of  the accident.

Within 30 Days of your accident, it is crucial…
That you make an application for accident benefits.

Within 2 Years of your accident, it is crucial…
Your personal injury lawyer files a tort claim against the party who is at fault for the accident. This in turn, makes a claim against the insurer if you are denied accident benefits from your own insurance company.

As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I know that the days immediately following an accident, it is difficult to start making claims and filling out applications.  That is why it is best to contact an Ottawa personal injury lawyer and let them do this for you.Your job is to recover .  Their job is to help you.  I can’t tell you how much stress is immediately relieved when I tell my clients in the initial meeting. “Don’t worry, we can take care of this for you.” I can immediately see it in my clients faces and bodies.

There are certain exceptions to these timelines; however they are rare.  If you happen to fall into this category, it is best you consult with a personal injury lawyer and let them look into it for you.

For more information visit www.ottawainjury.ca

 


Alfred Ontario accident results in death and serious personal injury.

Accident Alfred Ontario

Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth

Tragically,a 53-year-old woman from Alfred, Ontario died after a head-on collision last night on County Road 17. The accident happened at approximately 8:45 p.m. ,  outside of Alfred, Ontario .  The woman collided with an oncoming Mazda vehicle. The driver of the Mazda was rushed to a hospital in Hawkesbury with serious, but thankfully non life-threatening injuries. The cause of the accident is unknown and police are investigating.  My thoughts go out to both families at this difficult time.

Our personal injury lawyers travel throughout eastern Ontario to meet with people who have been injured and need advice.  Most people take us up on our free consultation offer and we sit and discuss all the options available in terms of what insurance companies will cover and how much compensation one can expect.  Armed with this knowledge, our clients are able to make an informed decision on whether or not they want to start a personal injury lawsuit in Ontario.

Hawkesbury Accident Lawyers

Our lawyers will travel to you.  We have clients in Hawkesbury, Casselman, Alexandria, Cumberland, Alfred and Winchester to name a few. If you require any information related in insurance claims or compensation for personal injury, we would be happy to help free of charge. We want our clients to be informed !


Ottawa teenage cyclist accident McArthur avenue and Lafontaine results in serious personal injury: back injury.

Ottawa Cycling Accident

Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates.

A 14 year old boy remains in an Ottawa hospital after being hit by a vehicle yesterday when he was riding his bicycle. The Ottawa cycling accident occurred at the corner of McArthur Avenue and Lafontaine Avenue in the early morning hours. The teenage Ottawa cyclist was hit and landed on the hood of the car that hit him and then fell to the ground. He suffered very serious personal injury; including a back injury. He remains in stable condition. I’m thankful he is alive and my thoughts go out to his family and friends at this very stressful time.

Personal Injury Lawyers Ottawa-

Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers meet regularly with people who have been injured in a cycling accident in Ottawa or eastern Ontario.  What many cyclists are unaware of are their rights when it comes to making a personal injury claim.  Depending on whether or not the cyclist has their own automobile insurance policy, there are many options available .  It’s important to get the correct information so that when it comes time to making important decisions for the future, you are well informed and have followed the proper steps. Our lawyers can help you. We understand, we care and  we’re here to help. We know you have questions, let us answer them.  Let us help.