Accidents in Ottawa
Personal Injury Lawyers in Ottawa Ontario….
Listen up Ottawa drivers ! Did you know that more than 15,000 auto accidents occurred in Ottawa in 2011. This is more Ottawa accidents than last year; however, fewer people died and fewer people suffered personal injuries.
The most common intersection in Ottawa for accidents is Riverside Drive and Hunt Club Road. This busy Ottawa intersection had 53 crashes in 2011, compared to 2010,when it also ranked first in accidents, 43 accidents reported.
The second most common Ottawa accident intersection was Belfast Road and St. Laurent Boulevard. There were 32 accidents in 2011.
The intersection of Baseline Road and Woodroffe was also a common accident location with 31 accidents reported.
Ottawa accidents in 2011
The following intersections also reported a high number of Ottawa accidents in 2011:
Catherine Street and Kent Street- 30 Ottawa accidents
Walkley Road and Hawthorne and Russell roads- 30 Ottawa accidents
Prince of Wales Drive and West Hunt Club Road -30 Ottawa accidents
Blair Road and Blair Road Ramp 36 -29 Ottawa accidents
Clyde Avenue and Merivale Road- 29 Ottawa accidents
Industrial Avenue and St. Laurent Boulevard -29 Ottawa accidents
Baseline Road and Greenbank Road -28 Ottawa accidents
Beechwood Avenue and Crichton Street – 28 Ottawa accidents
Thankfully, none of these Ottawa accidents resulted in death.
The city of Ottawa recorded 15,295 collisions in 2011, up from 14,953 in 2010, The number of registered vehicles and licensed drivers on Ottawa’s roads also increased in 2011.
The city of Ottawa also reported that 25 people died in Ottawa accidents: 9 drivers, 7 passengers, 1 motorcyclist, 1 cyclist and 7 pedestrians. The number of fatal accidents in Ottawa lowered from 2010, when 38 deaths occurred in Ottawa accidents and is the lowest number of fatalities in 6 years.
The number of reported people suffering personal injuries in Ottawa accidents lowered from 3,822 in 2010 to 3,690 in 2011, including 2,152 drivers, 814 passengers, 339 pedestrians, 130 motorcycle drivers, 13 motorcycle passengers, and 242 cyclists .
The city of Ottawa is also looking at road safety initiatives and assessing different types of situations when Ottawa accidents happen and where personal injuries result, to improve safety for everyone in Ottawa .
Sadly, slip and fall accidents are a big part of our personal injury practice. Did you know that over half a million of serious slip and fall accidents requiring hospitalization occur in North America each year? Furthermore, of this number, over 300,000 are disabling personal injuries and over 20,000 are tragic fatalities. These are alarming statistics. What is so hard to understand is that most slip and fall accidents are avoidable. If people took more precautions, there would be fewer accidents and in turn fewer injuries.
Did you also know that slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of accidents in hotels, restaurants, and public buildings, since in the majority occur on flat and level surfaces. In addition, slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of accidental death and disability after car accidents. Slip and fall accidents account for over 20,000 deaths per year in North America. Sixth six per cent of personal injury cases for people 65 years or older were a result of a slip and fall and over seventy five per cent of slip and fall deaths occur to people 65 years of age or older.
Accidents can happen any where and anytime. When a client meets with any of our personal injury lawyers to discuss their case, first and foremost we make sure that they are ok and that they are receiving the medical attention they need. Once that has been established , it’s important that we help our clients gather evidence that may be needed should they decide to persue a personal injury claim. For example, often times a police report, photos and witness names are often immediate pieces of evidence that can be gathered. Then a plan is put in place in order to maximize compensation for our clients personal injuries.
A slip and fall accident can be life-altering and must be handled properly. Please watch where you step !