David Hollingsworth, Personal Injury Lawyers help support SCI Spinal Cord Injury Ottawa by helping raise over $17 000 to support Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.

Ottawa Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth.. Last Sunday, the cold weather and rain didn’t stop our Ottawa injury lawyers and personal injury staff from getting out and helping raise money for the Spinal Cord Injury Ontario .  We, along with several other SCI supporters gathered last Sunday morning at the Terry Fox Complex to not only raise much-needed funds for Spinal Cord Injury Ontario but to help build awareness of just some of the many challenges people with a spinal cord injury face on a daily basis .  We are pleased to announce that a collective effort in the Ottawa area raised a total of  $17,155 to support the work of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.This is the fourth year in a row that Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers have been involved and supported the SCI Wheelchair races . We are so proud of what the Ottawa SCI group has accomplished.  The funds raised  will enable people with spinal cord injuries to live independently, to transition from acute injury and back into the community and to get support from their peers. Theses funds are much-needed to support any of the 33,000 people living in Ontario with a spinal cord injury

Did you know that SCI Ontario reported that in 2012 and 2013, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario assisted over 2,000 people with attendant care, employment, peer support programs and community services, 565 people who suffered a spinal cord injury,  157 people received support through support programs and  80 people were able to return to work through Employment Services ? Wow !

There are so many people in our very own communities who need these incredibly important services.  It is estimated that there are 11 people weekly in Ontario who suffer a spinal cord injury and that there are currently 33,000 people living in Ontario with a spinal cord injury.  With astonishing numbers like this, it’s important to remember why organisations such as SCI Ontario are so valuable and need our support. Congratulations SCI Ontario Ottawa. You organised a great, informative event.  It was an event that our injury lawyers and team were proud to be a part of.

Ottawa accident Innes and Page sends young boy to hospital with possible spinal injury.

Ottawa Lawyer for Child Injury

Sadly, an 8 yr boy and his mom were in a terrible Ottawa accident yesterday in the early morning at Innes and Page roads shortly before 1 a.m. The accident involved 2 vehicles and when rescue crews arrived, the boy’s other was trapped inside her vehicle. thankfully, they were able to remove from the vehicle but it was not an easy removal. Her son was rushed to a hospital and is said to possible have suffered a spinal injury. He and his mother were  both in stable condition upon arrival at the hospital.  The cause of the accident is unknown and Ottawa police are investigating.  I hope this young boy is ok and the initial reports of his condition improve. My thoughts are with him and his family at this very stressful time.

Our personal injury law firm is experienced in child injury lawsuits. We work closely with the medical team in a child injury case to make sure we are aware of all developments and set backs  in health and recovery. It’s important that our injury lawyers are part of the team, so they can take some of the burden off of families who are focussing on recovery and moving forward. Often times in a child injury lawsuit in Ontario, there are many steps that the courts impose to protect the child. Personal injury lawyers experienced in child injuries can help explain these steps to you through a free consultation and help you decide whether or not you have a case and how strong your personal injury lawsuit might be.

If your child has been injured in an accident, you need advice. Start with a free consultation from a personal injury lawyer and decide how best you can help your child recover from their injuries. There is help out there that is available to you and your family.

Kanata accident leaves 2 in Ottawa hospital with serious personal injury including a possible spinal cord injury.

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth and Associates.   A terrible Ottawa accident has left 2  people were serious personal injuries after a Kanata accident, late yesterday afternoon. The Kanata accident occurred at  Kakulu and Castlefrank road. The vehicle involved in the accident  left the road, drove  over a chain-link fence and then hit  a tree before it rolled onto the roof of the vehicle. At the time of the Kanata accident, 2 people were inside the vehicle. Ottawa rescue crews were able to extricate both accident victims. The driver was a 62 year old man was rushed to a hospital in serious condition with possible stroke-like symptoms. His passenger was also a 62 year old woman. She was rushed  to an Ottawa hospital in serious condition with a possible spinal cord injury.  My thoughts go out to both of them and their family at this incredibly stressful time.  I wish them both full and speedy recoveries.

The Injury Lawyer report is created regularly by  Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth.  David has been an Ontario  personal injury lawyer since 1999 and   focusses on helping all eastern Ontario accident victims with serious personal injuries such as wrongful death and personal  injuries resulting from Ontario accidents. The Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer  reports on  eastern Ontario accidents such as Ottawa area accidents, personal injury, safety,  insurance in Ontario,  and events or news that relate to Ottawa . Visit  www.ottawainjury.ca for more information.

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Ottawa lawyer: Types and causes of spinal cord injuries.

Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth 

Some of my most severe personal injury cases are where someone has been involved in an accident which has resulted in a spinal cord injury. Not only has their life completely changed; so has their families.  Every person who suffers a spinal cord injury faces different challenges. Some have excellent family support; while others are alone.  Some have insurance coverage; while others have none. A spinal cord injury can be devastating and life-altering.  It’s important to completely understand your spinal cord injury and ensure that you are adequately provided for throughout your rehabilitation and throughout the rest of your life moving forward.

Types of spinal cord injuries.

Any spinal cord injury can occur anywhere along one’s spinal cord. Typically a spinal cord injury is the result of damage to spinal cord cells. This damage causes a loss of communication between the brain and the parts of the body below the injured area. In other words, the higher the injury along the spinal cord, there is a higher chance of having problems with the injury. Often times, there is a loss of movement and sensation in body parts.

Paraplegia is often the result of an injury at the thoracic level of the spinal cord. It often results in loss of sensation and paralysis in one’s lower body and legs.

Quadriplegia is often the result of an injury to the cervical area of the spinal cord. It also may result in loss of sensation and paralysis in both the arms and the legs or it can also result in sensation loss in all areas below the neckline.

Spinal cord injuries are divided into 2 types of spinal cord injuries: complete spinal cord injuries and incomplete spinal cord injuries. It is possible that a spinal cord injury classification change during the recovery process.

Complete Spinal Cord Injuries.

Typically a loss of sensation and motor ability is associated with a complete spinal cord injury caused by bruising, loss of blood to the spinal cord, severe pressure to the spinal cord, or cuts and severed spinal cords. Typically a complete spinal cord injury results in a total loss of sensation and movement below the spinal injury site.

Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury:

An incomplete spinal cord injury does not always result in complete loss of movement and sensation below the injury site.

Most common causes of spinal cord injury:

Car Accidents:

Auto and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of most spinal cord injuries. Car accidents cause up to 40% of new spinal cord injuries every year.

Slip and Fall Accidents:

Spinal cord injury after the age of 65 are most often caused by a slip and fall accident. Overall, slip and fall accidents cause more than 25% of spinal cord injuries.

Violence: Close to 15% of spinal cord injuries result from acts of violence.

Athletic injuries: Athletic injuries, sports injuries, dives cause approximately 8% of spinal cord injuries.

Alcohol: Alcohol is a factor in approximately 25% of spinal cord injuries.

Diseases. Cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis and spinal cord inflammation are also some causes of  spinal cord injuries.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, it’s vital that you consult with a personal injury lawyer experienced in spinal injuries.  Spinal injuries are the most severe of injuries and require extensive support, rehabilitation and compensation for a life-time.  Our personal injury lawyers have helped many families who have a loved one with a spinal injury and we can help you.

Ottawa Lawyer: Sport Injuries and Compensation

Head Injury in Sports

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth

I receive calls regularly asking me questions about sporting injuries and does one have the right to sue. In every sport, there are injuries. While some injuries may be avoided in sports, others aren’t.  Sporting injuries can happen anywhere; a friend’s house,  school, gymnasiums, sport fields and sport training facilities. Football and hockey seem to be the sports with the highest rates of severe injuries that hear of due to the high impact and high number of head injuries associated with these 2 sports. Some sport head injuries become mild concussions and people are able to return to their sport within a few days or weeks. As we all know, there are also severe head, back, brain, neck and spinal cord injuries that result from sporting accidents.  These injuries are life-altering and catastrophic injuries.

I’m often asked about compensation about such injuries.  Not all cases of sporting injuries result in the right to sue and seek insurance compensation. In order to receive compensation, it needs to be proven that the  facility where the injury took place provided  unsafe, or dysfunctional equipment. If this is proven, then they can be help liable. It may be difficult to prove negligence , but with proper documentation, pictures and witnesses , a personal injury lawyer can help build a personal injury case to ensure you receive maximum compensation.

Consult a top Ottawa personal injury lawyer

If you have suffered a sports injury and feel it is a result of someone else’snegligence, contact an Ottawa personal injury lawyer for a free consultation. The top Ottawa personal injury lawyers will be able to provide you with immediate feedback on whether or not they think you have a personal injury case or not.

Play hard and play safe !


Ottawa Accident, near Almonte results in serious injuiries: spinal cord injury . Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth…A terrible Ottawa accident, close to Almonte Ontario  has left 2  people were serious personal injuries after a head-on accident on March Road this morning. The Ottawa accident took place near Corkery Road, and resulted in a pickup truck veering into a ditch and hitting a  hydro pole, engulfing the truck  in flames. Thankfully the driver was able to free himself.

One driver, a 38-year-old man, suffered serious personal injury, including a  broken ankle and possible spinal cord injury. The other driver, a woman in her 40s, also suffered serious personal injury and has a possible broken collarbone and possible spinal injury. My thoughts are with both accident victims’ friends and families at this very stressful time…                                                                                              Ontario Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth

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Ottawa aerial plane crashes and sends 2 to Ottawa hospital with serious personal injuries including spinal injuries.

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer ..A couple suffered serious personal injury when they were taking an aerial tour of the Ottawa in a small biplane from 1939.  The tour plane flipped  on its roof while landing at the Rockcliffe Flying Club. Ottawa emergency crews rushed to the accident scene where the  Waco UPF-7 had flipped.  A 64-year-old man was taken to an Ottawa hospital, thankfully in stable condition with spinal injuries.  A 66-year-old woman was also rushed to  stable condition with a serious arm injury and possible spinal injuries.  I hope these 2 are able to recover from this terrible flying accident. My thoughts are with them and their families at this stressful 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. 

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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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Ontario injury lawyer: What does an Ottawa personal injury lawyer do ?

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…What does an Ottawa personal injury lawyer do?

Ottawa personal injury lawyers help Ontario accident victims and their families get the help, support and compensation they need following an accident in Ontario. An Ottawa personal injury lawyer not only represents and negotiates for you when it comes to your insurance claim, they also help in rebuilding lives after an Ontario accident. The best Ottawa personal injury lawyers work closely doctors, social worker and the entire rehabilitative team to ensure that accident victims have the best possible recovery. An Ottawa personal injury lawyer can help refer accident victims to specialists and help locate resources in the community.

As an Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, I specialize in the following areas:

Ontario Spinal Cord Injury, Ontario Brain Injury, Ontario Amputation Injury, Ontario Head Injury, Ontario Whiplash Injury, Ontario Slip and Fall Accidents, Ontario Wrongful Death Accidents, Ontario Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Ontario Orthopedic Injury, Ontario Broken Bones Accidents, Ontario Catastrophic Injury, and Ontario Traumatic Injury.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Ontario car accident, there is help and support available to you.  You do not have to do this on your own. Contact an Ottawa personal injury lawyer for help.

Ontario Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth wins groundbreaking catastrophic injury accident benefits case at FSCO.

Dirt bike accident results in spinal cord injury


A young man was seriously injured in a dirt bike accident.  He  was in his early 20s  when he suffered a serious spinal cord injury and became a paraplegic when he fell off his dirt bike while riding on a private track.  He had no insurance and thought he had no hope of getting any medical or rehabilitation benefits.

No insurance? Ontario Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund

Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers reviewed his case and we applied for accident benefits from the Ontario Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund, a fund to provide benefits for individuals injured in automobile accidents, but who have no insurance.  To access this fund, strict criteria must be met. The fund sets out to provide statutory accident benefits to people involved in an automobile accident, who have no recourse to automobile insurance. We believed this was the case for our client.  We applied for compensation for our client. We knew he needed a tremendous amount of support and applied for the maximum in compensation. The Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund denied the accident claim and hired lawyers to fight it.   Our Ottawa injury lawyers knew that this was our clients only chance at being able to secure funds for a long road ahead. We knew we had to fight for what was right.  Our Ottawa lawyers knew there would be a tough road ahead and that likely this case would end up being contested along the way. We persevered and took the case all the way to the Financial Services Commission of Ontario  last July and  last week the Arbitrator found in favour of granting maximum compensation and accident benefits for our client.   To learn more about the Ontario Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund visit www.ottawainjury.ca/uninsured-drivers/

We are so pleased that our client  now has access to medical rehabilitation benefits and attendant care benefits.  This will make a colossal difference in this young man’s life. We are so happy to have been able to help our client and his family…