An Ottawa scooter accident and compensation for soft issue injuries

Ottawa personal injury cases and compensation amounts.

Compensation for Soft Tissue Injury

We often have people call us and wonder whether or not they have “a case” . Thankfully not all accidents result in serious and permanent injuries.  We recently helped a man who was in a scooter accident.  His injuries were not permanent but were very real. Did he have a case and how much was his case worth? Our client was unsure of whether or not to start a lawsuit. He was told his injuries would heal and wasn’t sure if going through with a personal injury lawsuit was for him or not. He did the right thing by contacting us and we walked him through his options.  At the end of the day, he decided to start a lawsuit and hoped it would be a lawsuit that did not drag out too long. While every case is different, as all personal injuries and all individuals are different, there are often similarities that run throughout similar cases.

Accident Scenario:

Our client was on his scooter when he was rear ended while stopped at a red light in Ottawa. He suffered scrapes, soft tissue bruising, fractured right toe and uncomplicated injury to his pelvis. He received physiotherapy treatments for approximately 6 months after which he was discharged.  He expressed his concerns about a through prolonged litigation process and we were confident his case was straight forward enough, that our Ottawa personal injury lawyers could resolve it quickly , without any time in court. And we did.  Denis Alisic, one of our top Ottawa personal injury lawyers was able to bring our client’s personal injury case to a quick resolution and fulfill his wishes.

Injuries Resulting From A Scooter Accident:

As a result of this scooter accident in Ottawa, our client suffered a broken toe and uncomplicated injury to the pelvis, which thankfully healed well and quickly.

Compensation For Pelvic Injury:

After tough negotiations, we were able to get the insurance company to quickly settle without anyone having to go to court. Our accident lawyers were able to help our client get the supports and services he needed throughout his recovery,  as well as $40,000 for any future needs, should they arise.

Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You:

Our team of dedicated  Ontario injury lawyers are available by telephone, email , text or visit should you have a question, we would be happy  to provide you with free personal injury legal advice and help you and your family understand what options are available. You do have options.  Whether you decide to start a personal injury lawsuit or not, it’s best you know your options and make an informed decision. You have been through enough, let  our Ottawa injury team help. For more information that relates to soft tissue injuries and compensation , please visit www.ottawainjury.ca/orthopaedic-injury-broken-bones/  or www.ottawainjury.ca/soft-tissue-injury

Listen to what this client had to say:

“Thank you so much for your good service. I will be sure to recommend you when the need arises”

-PL , Ottawa Ontario 


Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth discusses snowmobile accidents.

Personal Injury Lawyer Ottawa, David Hollingsworth…

There have been in an increase in snowmobile accidents in the Ottawa area and throughout eastern Ontario.  Our region is surrounded by many snowmobile trails. There is no doubt that snowmobiling is a very popular winter sport. It is however , a sport that comes with it’s risks. There is not only the fact that snowmobile riders are driving a 450 pound machine, they are also driving with very little protection. Then there are also the obstacles in nature such as thinning ice, protruding branches and other obstacles on the roads and trails. Often times these snowmobile accidents  result in serious personal injury such as brain injuries, spinal injuries , broken bones, spinal injuries, concussions and sadly, many die each year from snowmobile accidents.

Many people do not know that a snowmobile is considered a motor vehicle and a snowmobile accident is treated the same as a car accident when it comes to accident benefits and insurance claims. You are not required to have a separate insurance policy for your snowmobile if you are trying to access accident benefits.  If you have been injured in a snowmobile accident and do not have your own insurance policy , you can still have options.

Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers are highly experienced in snowmobile accidents and know how to access maximum compensation for people involved in snowmobile accidents.  We are here to offer our support and expertise.  Call an Ottawa personal injury lawyer today for a free consultation and help in figuring out what’s best for you and your family. Let’s start your road to recovery.

If you have been in a snowmobile accident and are injured, we can help.  it is imperative you speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer.  It’s important you know your rights and we get you what you need. Visit our Ottawa personal injury lawyers at www.ottawainjury.ca . We will travel to you.


Ottawa personal injury lawyer on Ottawa’s icy roads and frostbite warning.

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth : Happy new year ! I hope you all had a great holiday season and were able to spend some time with loved ones.  If you remained in the Ottawa area, you no doubt have been doing your best to keep warm, as we have now had several days of frostbite warnings.  Along with this extreme cold comes difficult driving conditions. Ottawa police reported 45 accidents  since 6 a.m. this morning !   Ottawa roads are slippery and the ice is sometimes not visible , leading to difficult driving conditions.

What can you do to help protect yourself and your loved ones? Firstly, be aware of the icy roads and slow down. Adjust your driving and know that you will need more time to arrive at your destination safely. Make sure you leave enough space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Secondly, make sure you have winter tires installed. In our weather conditions, you need them. Make sure you clear off your car and have excellent visibility. Not only do your mirrors and windows need to be clear, make sure you clear off the roof of your car, as to avoid any snow falling down once you start driving.

Ottawa weather looks like it will warm up a bit in the next day or 2; however the forecast says this warmer weather is bringing in large amounts of snow.  This new snow will also make driving conditions in the Ottawa area a challenge.

Please be careful and slow down on Ottawa roads.  If you are outside, bundle up, wear lots of layers, keep covered and keep moving ! Frostbite can set in within 10 minutes

Enjoy your weekend and be safe and don’t forget the kids are back at school on Monday . Watch out for them on the roads.

 


Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth supports REACH Canada’s Auction Fundraiser.

Ottawa Lawyer Charities

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates

The 32nd Annual REACH action is this Thursday and there are 30 tickets left for this event, which sells out year after year ! Reach Canada strives to improve the quality of life for citizens with disabilities by offering services at the community level.

I am a volunteer lawyer for REACH Canada and cannot tell you enough about the many wonderful things they do to help people with disabilities right here in Ottawa ! Our personal injury lawyers and staff volunteer by offering free consultations as well as help organise and attend events to help build awareness, community support and raise much needed funds.

Reach Canada was founded over 30 years ago during the International Year of Disabled Persons. The success Reach Canada generates each year is the direct result of support from local volunteers, sponsors, donors and Ottawa lawyers who donate their time.  The money raised allows for continued free legal assistance and  educational programs to improve the quality of life for citizens with disabilities in Ottawa.

It isn’t too late to make a contribution, donate or attend the event.  Please contact reach@reach.ca if you are interested in supporting one of Ottawa’s most amazing non-profit organizations. Please consider, as every little bit helps support people with disabilities who need our help.

 

 


Steps Ontario personal injury lawsuits :What is an examination for discovery ?

Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth www.ottawainjury.ca  Steps of an Ontario Personal Injury Lawsuit : Examination for Discovery

What is an Examination for Discovery in an Ontario personal injury lawsuit?    An examination for discovery is a very important step of an Ontario personal injury lawsuit.  It allows for questions to be asked under oath. It also allows both sides to share documents that relate to the Ontario personal injury lawsuit. All parties in an Ontario law suit have an obligation to list and give copies of all documents that are relevant to the Ontario personal injury law suit in a sworn affidavit. This is often the time when additional evidence will surface. This is also the stage in an Ontario personal injury lawsuit when the insurance company will be able to ask the accident victim questions.  Not to worry, your Ontario personal injury lawyer will be there to ensure that all the questions being asked are fair. Your Ontario personal injury lawyer will also prepare you for an examination for discovery ahead of time so you know what to expect. A court reporter will also be present to record the examination for discovery.

Sometimes in an examination for discovery, a question may be asked and the witness does not know the answer. Often times the Ontario personal injury lawyer and the lawyer for the insurance company will agree that the question can be answered later in writing as an undertaking.  Your Ontario personal injury lawyer will help prepare the undertaking and assist you in answering any undertakings.

An examination for discovery often “gets all the cards out on the table”.  The examination for discovery gives both sides a clear picture of all the facts in the Ontario personal injury law suit and allows for better communication and better chances of settling the Ontario personal injury lawsuit before it goes to court.

If you have any questions at all about your Ontario accident or your Ontario personal injury lawsuit, fell free to contact us.

—-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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Ontario Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Ontario Spinal Cord Injuries Lawyers, Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth

An increase in spinal cord injuries

catastrophic injury

Sadly spinal cord injuries occur every day. Every day, someone in Canada suffers a spinal cord injury (“SCI”). This is the sad but real reality of spinal cord injuries. They are happening all the time. More than 80,000 Canadians currently live with some form of Spinal Cord Injury. Sadly, this number is expected to climb. A report by the Urban Futures Institute estimates that roughly 86,000 individuals currently have spinal cord injuries in Canada. Tragically, this number is set to increase to 121,000 by 2030. That’s an increase of 35,000 in less than 19 years.  Too high a number, in my opinion because we should be learning how to better prevent such injuries from occurring. The statistics are grim.

Do all spinal cord injuries result in paralysis?

Roughly 48,243 people with SCI’s are fully paralyzed, while 30,324 can still make use of their arms. Individuals with SCI will spend an average 140 days in hospital, and will die 15 to 30 years earlier than the average person with an average life expectancy. That’s because victims of SCI are more susceptible to medical complications like urinary tract infections, pressure ulcers, pneumonia and mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. Christopher Reeve, for example, is a tragic and iconic example of a SCI victim dying of the enumerated causes – namely, depression and pressure ulcers. It is ironic that even the invincible and iconic superman of our generation was not invincible enough to avoid a spinal cord injury. These injuries are serious and can happen to anyone.  So please take care and exercise caution in situations where you or your loved ones could be at risk.