The weather in Ottawa is expected to hit somewhere in the high 20s this long weekend. With the warm weather, many motorcycle enthusiasts will likely be hauling their motorcycle out of storage and hitting Ottawa roads. A motorcyclist is not as protected as those who drive cars and most accidents result in quite severe personal injury. As a Ontario personal injury lawyer in Ottawa, David Hollingsworth has helped many Ontario motorcycle accident victims get maximum compensation for the most common personal injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident.
Common Personal Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents
Top Ottawa Personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth has dealt with a range of common injuries secondary to motorcycle accidents, which can include a personal injury-fracture, spinal cord injury, brain damage and concussion, nerve damage, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering. Basically, these accidents all have a common theme: you have been hurt and are entitled to maximum compensation for your personal injury.
are a common personal injury secondary to motorcycle accidents, which often throw victims from the motorcycle and can produce fractures and lacerations if bones break through the surface of the skin. This can also result in damage to tendons, joints and nerves.
Spinal cord injury
are another very serious and common injury secondary to motorcycle accidents. They can occur if the vertebrae (or protected spinal cord that transmits nerve impulses from the brain to the rest of the body) suffers any injury. Severity depends on how much and what region of the spinal cord is damaged. Victims can become paralyzed from the neck down, or may lose some function in their legs, or any combination.
Brain damage and concussions
can result from motorcycle accidents. Head trauma is common, causing a concussion or a traumatic brain injury that can dramatically reduce the victim’s overall quality of life and his or her ability to live independently. Often serious injuries can result in combinations of brain damage and concussion and spinal cord injury or some other serious issue – further aggravating your rehabilitation process and increasing the need to see a lawyer expert in your area of injury.
can occur when a motorcyclist lands on his or her arm, leg, or some other high nerve ending location of your body during an accident. The force of the impact can result in nerve damage and the loss of some or all function in the affected limb. Amputations may be required in any of the injuries depending on severity. There are methods of procuring compensation for such injuries.
Facial disfigurement can occur when drivers are not wearing protective face equipment. Trauma to the face can result in intense pain, and the driver with the disfigurement may go through painful and expensive plastic surgery or have scars from the motorcycle accident for life.
Emotional trauma such as pain and suffering
is another devastating and common injury that can result from a motorcycle accident. Often, a physical injury has healed but the emotional scars still remain. These are what is known as emotional trauma or “pain and suffering” due to your accident. PTSD or “post traumatic stress disorder” is one among many forms of emotional trauma that can result from your injury.
As a Ontario motorcycle driver you do everything you can to prevent motorcycle accidents knowing that it can be dangerous. Even if you take every precaution, you may still end up with a personal injury from a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own. You may need compensation for medical needs, attendant care, housekeeping, and many other areas. David Hollingsworth is here to help.
If you are injured in a Ontario motorcycle accident you may need the help a highly skilled Ottawa, Ontario personal injury lawyer to help you maximize your insurance claim. Contact David Hollingsworth, Ottawa , Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer for a free consultation. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca or call 613 978-9549
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Study Shows Increase in Spirituality Following Brain Injury
Did you know that individuals who suffer a brain injury are likely to have an increased feeling of spirituality due to damage or personal injury of the right parietal lobe, which is the cerebral area within the brain that determines an individual’s place in time and space, both emotionally and physically, according to the latest study from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The study is very interesting and focused on 26 individuals that had a traumatic brain injury (TBI), but who were functioning within society as the “walking wounded” or suffering silently. The study revealed that those who suffered personal injury from the right parietal lobe damage felt more feelings of being lost or dazed, which was the equivalent of measuring higher on the standard measure of spirituality test. The study also revealed that Contralateral Neglect Syndrome can cause those with such injury to retrieve “information from the contralateral side, but patients may not have a conscious awareness” of this and therefore feel dislocated from the world. These types of studies help us understand what someone with a head injury is going through. Often times , after a car accident, someone who has suffered a brain injury is not the “same person” and it is difficult for friends and family to recognize their behaviour. There are many support groups for not only people suffering from a brain injury but also their families. As an Ottawa brain injury lawyer, I can’t stress enough how important getting support is.
If you have been involved in an accident and suffer from a brain injury, you may need an experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer to help you get the help and support you need. As a highly experienced injury lawyer, I have helped many Ottawa injury victims through some very difficult times and got them the finances and medical support they needed. You may have questions you want to ask an experienced Ottawa injury lawyer and you are welcome to give me a call or email me directly. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information on a brain injury. Call for a free legal consultation with no obligation. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. You owe it to yourself, you have been through enough.
Ottawa Brain Injury Lawyer, David Hollingsworth shares statistics on Brain Injury in Canada
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The Startling Statistics:
An alarming annual rate of about 56,000 cases of Traumatic Brain Injury are recorded in Canada, with 36,000 of these cases leading to hospitalization, 9,000 to requiring long term rehabilitation, and in 2,500 cases, death. For those that survive, 6,000 will live with disability.
Traumatic Brain Injury, also known as TBI, has become the leading cause of death and disability in Canada for children and young adults (roughly 70% of survivors are between the ages of 18 and 28). It is tragic because children and young adults have the most to lose, with a lifetime ahead of them. Statistically, the greater half of all brain injuries are the result of motor-vehicle accidents, with the secondary causes within the realm of work related injuries, slip and falls, sports, illness, firearms and assaults. Males have double the risk of traumatic brain than females, and young men generally between 14 and 24 have the highest rate of injury. Children are also at risk when it comes to bicycle related brain injuries and death. Summer months are the more common seasons for such injuries, involving children 15 years old or younger.
While most victims of TBI will live a normal life span, survivors on average must go through a decade or so of rehabilitation services. Secondary to TBI, the risk for subsequent multiple personal injury increases, within the realm of two or three times greater than someone who has never experienced TBI. In the tragic circumstance of yet another or second personal injury, the potential for a third personal injury once again increases, this time to eight times the normal average. And so on.
All this to say, please drive and be safe. A car accident or personal injury can happen in a split second and change your life forever. If you or a family member has suffered a seriously injury or a wrongful death, our Ottawa personal injury team offer my heartfelt support. We have the reputation, success rate and experience to obtain the highest compensation possible for you and your family. We can help answer your questions, help you obtain the highest quality medical care and relieve you of your stress as you’ve been through enough. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca or call 613 978-9549.
Ottawa personal injury attorneys discuss snowmobile accidents and what you need to know.
Snowmobile accidents on Ontario
It seems as of late that there are in incredible number of snowmobile accidents in the Ottawa and Eastern Ontario areas. These snowmobile accidents are often resulting in death and serious injury. The area police and our Ottawa personal injury lawyers have been following these snowmobile accidents. “While snowmobiling is fun and exciting, it can also be dangerous and accidents can result in death or serious injury. Sadly, suffering a personal injury or losing a loved one to a snowmobile accident is not an uncommon winter accident in Ontario,” David Hollingsworth, an Ottawa Ontario personal injury attorney.
Did you know that approximately 13,400 people end up in hospital emergency rooms throughout Ontario for snowmobile related personal injury each year? Of those, sadly, about 110 people die from snowmobile accidents. These accidents can be avoided.
You may have questions regarding your snowmobile accident
You may not be aware that a personal injury lawyer can help you with your snowmobile accident.
For the past 12 years, the Ottawa Ontario personal injury attorneys, car accidents, slip and falls, brain injury, spinal cord injury, broken bones, attorneys at Goldberg Stroud LLP have represented all types of personal injury accident cases in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. David Hollingsworth has a very high success rate in fighting for justice and achieving settlements for his clients. If you have suffer a personal injury or lost a loved one due to a snowmobile accident, you may be entitled to Accident Benefits from your automobile insurance. David helps Ontario accident victims who have been in a snowmobile accident get compensation they need to help them focus on their recovery. Call David Hollingsworth 613 978-9549 or visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. David offers free consultations and you do not pay until you get paid. !