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Smith Falls Accident Highway 15 results in death of Ann Himmelman. Ottawa Lawyer David Hollingsworth shares story.

Personal Injury Lawyers Ottawa Ontario…Tragically, Ann Himmelman has died following a terrible accident with a tractor-trailer on Highway 15 , close to Smiths Falls last Friday sometime between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Ontario Provincial Police arrived to the accident close to Otter Lake Road, just  south of Lombardy, Ontario. The tractor-trailer caught fire after the accident due to its flammble content atthe time of the accident. My thoughts go out to the friends and family of Ann Himmelman at this very sad time.

David Hollingsworth and Associates Ontario Personal Injury Lawyers:  The Injury blog is written regularly by Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth.  David Hollingsworth has been an Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer since 1999 and has been extremely dedicated to helping accident victims and their families throughout Ontario with serious personal injuries such insurance claims and serious personal injuries. The Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyers Blog reports on  eastern Ontario accidents, personal injury, Ontario accident benefits compensation, Ontario insurance,  news in Ottawa and events and  news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury . Visit  www.ottawainjury.ca for more information.  

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How to contact Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers

David Hollingsworth and Associates, Ottawa and Eastern Ontario Personal Injury Lawyers

How can you reach one of the top Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers for free advice and consultation?

Phone:  cell 613-978-9549 or office 613-237-4922

Email:  david@ottawainjury.ca

Visit: 486 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa Ontario   OR  arrange with us and we will visit you !

Whatever your personal injury needs are ,we are here to help !

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The Ottawa Personal Injury lawyer report is written regularly by Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth.  David has been an Ontario personal injury lawyer since 1999, helping Ontario accident victims with serious personal injury such as child injury and personal injuries. The Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog reports on  eastern Ontario accidents such as Ottawa car accidents, personal injury, Ontario accident benefits compensation, insurance in Ontario,  news in Ottawa and events and  news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury . Visit  www.ottawainjury.ca for more information.  

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Ottawa Injury Lawyer surprised that Ottawa Police laid 229 distracted driving charges and 275 no seatbelt charges in August.

Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth and Associates…Ottawa Police have laid more than 500 charges as a result of Ottawa’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program. Last month, Ottawa Police pulled over 229 distracted drivers  and  275 drivers in Ottawa were caught not wearing a seatbelt. I’m very surprised by these statistics and urge ALL drivers and passengers to wear a seatbelt and put away all electronic devices. It’s absolutely imperative that when you are driving , you are absolutely focussing on the road and your surroundings.  Distracted driving not only jeopardizes your life, but the lives of others. Please, please drive safely.I know it is tempting to answer that call, or respond to a text, but there is a time and place for everything and driving is no the time or place. I hope to see these staggering statistics lower in Ottawa.

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The personal written regularly by Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth.  David has been an Ontario personal injury lawyer since 1999, helping Ontario accident victims with serious personal injury such as broken bones. The Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog reports on  eastern Ontario accidents such as Ottawa car accidents, personal injury, Ontario accident benefits compensation, insurance in Ontario,  news in Ottawa and events and  news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury . Visit  www.ottawainjury.ca for more information.  

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Ottawa Police aiming to reduce personal injuries by focussing on unsafe lane changes

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Ottawa Police and the City of Ottawa’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) are targetting  Ottawa motorists performing  unsafe lane changes and those who inappropriately use reserved lanes to help keep Ottawa’s roads safe. This will be the focus for April.

Ottawa Accidents and Unsafe Lane changes

Unsafe lane changes caused 1,130  accidents  reported in 2010, resulting in one wrongful death and 111 personal injuries. 

Ottawa Accidents and Ottawa Drivers Driving in Reserved Lanes

In 2010, Ottawa motorists traveling in the reserved transit lanes caused 27 accidents which resulted  in  personal injuries. 

The  Safer Roads Ottawa Program is a partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Public Works Department.  They are all dedicated to preventing or eliminating road deaths and serious personal injuries for all Ottawa people , through culture change, community engagement, and development of a sustainable safe transportation environment. 

I commend them on their efforts and support these amazing initiatives.  Let’s all do whatever we can to help reduce the number of Ottawa accidents and personal injuries.

—-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 Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth On Snowy Weather and Safe Driving

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth ..Ottawa weather…It looks like more snow is on the way Ottawa. We can expect close to 5 to 7 centimetres of snow today.  Several Ottawa accidents have already been reported :

Ottawa Accident: An SUV was involved in an Ottawa  accident on River Road, south of Earl Armstrong Road. 

Ottawa Accident:  A car lost control on Greenbank Road near Fallowfield Road and ended up in the ditch.

Other Ottawa Accidents : Ottawa Paramedics  responded to several Ottawa  accidents overnight.

Its is currently snowing and very windy out there.  This will have a direct impact on driving conditions and Ottawa roads. Its important that we all adjust our driving to the current Ottawa weather conditions.

Driving safely on snowy and icy roads

  1. Slow down and leave yourself lots of room to stop. Allow at least 3X  more space between you and other vehicles in front of you.
  2. Always brake gently and slowly to avoid skidding. If your wheels lock up, gently ease off the brakes.
  3. Keep lights on and clean to increase your visibility to other motorists.
  4. Stay in  low gears for best traction.
  5. Avoid using cruise control on icy roads.
  6. Be extra cautious on bridges, overpasses and side roads, which will freeze first. Even when temperatures are above freezing, these roads can cause very dangerous situations.
  7. Never pass snow plows, salt or  sand trucks. You never know what is ahead of them. It’s not worth risking an accident.
  8. Most of all, use common sense. 

Please, drive and arrive safely out there on Ottawa roads….

—-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 injury lawyer : Cornwall accident results in serious personal injury

Cornwall Accident Lawyer ..A serious Cornwall car accident  has left 2 people in hospital after an accident on  Tuesday afternoon .  The driver of the SUV was able to get out of her car but was suffering from chest pains.  The other driver needed to removed by rescue crews and was airlifted to an Ottawa hospital with serious leg injuries. I wish both drivers a full and speedy recovery…

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———————- This  Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog is written regularly by Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. 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 topic you would like me to write 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:What are income replacement benefits ( IRB ) ?

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ontario Injury Lawyers, Income Replacement Benefits..Often times  after suffering a personal injury in a  motor vehicle accident you may not be able to return to work right away. You also may not be able to provide for yourself and your family. Depending on the severity of your personal injuries, you may not be able to work for a few days, maybe a few months or perhaps even longer.  This is very stressful and this is where income replacement benefits comes in.

What are Income Replacement Benefits?

Income Replacement benefits are available to Ontario personal injury victims who were employed or self employed at the time of the motor vehicle accident in Ontario  and who, as a result of the personal injuries sustained in the Ontario accident, “suffer a substantial inability to perform the essential tasks of their employment”. This is the definition that applies for the first 2 years following a car accident in Ontario. 

Following 2 years after an Ontario accident, it changes and becomes much more difficult to qualify for income replacement benefits. To continue to qualify for income replacement benefits, Ontario accident victims must  have “a complete inability to engage in any employment or self-employment for which they are reasonably suited by education, training or experience.”

How much do Ontario accident victims get for Income Replacement Benefits?

The amount of income replacement benefits received depends on a number of different factors such as one’s income before the accident.  As well as whether or not you opted to purchase additional accident benefits.

  • For motor vehicle accidents occurring after September 1, 2010, the amount of the weekly income replacement benefits is based on 70% of your gross weekly income before the accident, subject to the maximum amounts.
  • Under the standard accident benefits limits, the maximum weekly amount payable for the first 2 years following the accident in Ontario is $400 per week
  • No income replacement benefits are payable in the first 7 days following an Ontario accident
  • Optional accident benefits limits increase the maximum weekly amount to $600, $800 or $1,000 per week 

How to apply for income replacement benefits…

In order to receive income replacement benefits,  Ontario accident victims  need to submit a completed 

  • Application for Accident Benefits.
    •  OCF-10  Election of Income Replacement, Non-Earner or Caregiver Benefit
    • OCF-3 Disability Certificate
    • OCF-2 Employer’s Confirmation

    If you have been involved in an Ontario car accident and are unable to work, you most likely qualify for income replacement benefits. It is important that before you fill out the associated accident benefits forms that you contact an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer .  The best Ontario personal injury lawyers not only will help you fill out these forms, they will ensure that it is done in a manner that  gets you maximum benefits support.

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    The  Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ottawa Ontario injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Since 1999, David has been an Ontario personal injury lawyer representing Ontario accident victims who have suffered a personal  injury and the families of accident victims who have lost a loved one in an Ontario accident. 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  (613) 978-9549 

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    Ontario Accident Benefits: Definition Minor Injury Guidelines, Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth

    Ontario Minor Injury Guidelines. Insurance Claims. Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Have you recently been involved in an Ontario car accident and your insurance company has told you that your injury is classified as a “minor injury”? Unfortunately that means you will only receive $3500 in medical rehabilitation benefits available, regardless of whether or not you opted to pay for enhanced Ontario accident benefits.  Insurance companies have also determined that a minor injury does not qualify for housekeeping benefits or attendant care benefits. This causes a lot of problems for many Ontario accident victims, who require these benefits. Not everyone is seriously injured in an accident , so the minor injury guidelines are acceptable to them.  What’s really becoming a crisis situation in the vast majority of people who suffer serious injury in an accident and accept what their insurance company gives them in limited accident benefits, leaving them without enough support and benefits , which generally results in them not recovering. The Minor Injury Guidelines typically includes the following personal injuries resulting from an Ontario motor vehicle accident:

    • Sprains
    • Tears/ partial tears
    • Strains
    • Whiplash (unless there are neurological symptoms)
    • Cuts, contusions, and abrasions
    • Subluxations  (unless it is a complete dislocation of a joint)
    As an experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I urge anyone whose personal injuries have been classified as a minor injury and who feel that their injuries should not be in the minor injury guidelines to consult with an experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer.  They can help you by filing an application for mediation with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario  (FSCO) and ensure you meet the limitation period for making  an application . Experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyers have helped countless numbers of Ontario accident victims not only get diagnosed properly, but get maximum compensation and rehabilitation.  These injuries may affect the rest of your life and you need to ensure that you receive what you need to live your life as best as possible. Don’t sell yourself or your family short ! Consult with  an experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer.

    ———————- The  Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Since 1999, David has been an Ottawa personal injury lawyer representing Ontario accident victims and the families of accident victims who have lost a loved one in an Ontario accident. 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  (613) 978-9549 

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    Renfrew Accident : wrongful death Erik Nugent

    Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth..Regrettably, a 21-year-old man has died after an Ottawa accident ,west of Ottawa on Saturday. Renfrew County OPP responded to the Ottawa area accident around 12:35 p.m., on Highland Road near Waba, just 80 km west of downtown Ottawa. Tragically, 21-year-old Erik Nugent was driving northbound when unfortunately failed to get around a sharp turn. Erik Nugent was ejected from the car and sadly,  he pronounced dead at the accident scene. My thoughts go out to the friends and family of Erik Nugent.

    ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————-The Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by  Ottawa Ontario  personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. David has been an Ontario personal 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

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    Ottawa Injury Lawyer shares Ontario winter driving safety tips to avoid accidents and personal injury.

    Ottawa Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Injury Lawyer…I came across this information on the Canada Safety Council website and thought I would share this timely information.  It’s very icy out there Ottawa, please drive safely….

    Winter Driving Tips

    Winter driving can sometimes be a daunting task, especially when conditions are snowy or icy. Follow these steps to keep yourself safe and collision free during the next few blustery winter months.

    Step 1: Make sure that your vehicle is prepared for winter driving.

    • Winter tires are a good option, as they will provide greater traction under snowy or icy conditions.
    • Keep a snow brush/scraper in your car, along with possible emergency items such as a lightweight shovel, battery jumper cables, and a flashlight.
    • Make sure that mirrors, all windows, and the top of your vehicle, are free of snow or frost before getting onto the road.

    Step 2: Drive smoothly and slowly

    • Don’t make any abrupt turns or stops when driving. Doing so will often cause your vehicle to lose control and skid.
    • Driving too quickly is the main cause of winter collisions. Be sure to drive slowly and carefully on snow and ice covered roads.

    Step 3: Don’t tailgate.

    • Tailgating becomes much worse in winter weather. Stopping takes much longer on snowy and icy roads than on dry pavement, so be sure to leave enough room between your vehicle and the one in front of you.

    Step 4: Brake before making turns.

    • Brake slowly to reduce speed before entering turns. Once you have rounded the corner you can accelerate again.

    Step 5: Learn how to control skids.

    • When skidding, you actually need to go against your natural instincts and turn into the skid and accelerate. Doing so transfers your vehicle’s weight from the front to the rear and often helps vehicles to regain control.

    Step 6: Lights On.

    • Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists.

    Step 7: No Cruise Control.

    • Never use cruise control if conditions are snowy, icy, or wet, because if your car hydroplanes, your car will try to accelerate and you may lose control of your vehicle.

    Step 8: Don’t “pump” the brakes.

    • If your vehicle is equipped with an anti-lock breaking system (ABS), do not “pump” the brakes. Apply constant pressure and let the system do its work.

    Step 9: Pay attention.

    • Manoeuvres are more difficult to make in the snow. Be sure to anticipate what your next move is going to be to give yourself lots of room for turns and stopping.

    About Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth———————————————————————————— Hollingsworth has been an Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer specializing in personal  injury representing Ontario 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 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. If you have a question, feel free to email david@ottawainjury.ca

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