Ottawa acidents: rollover accident highway 416 results in chest injury and neck injury.

Roll Over Car Accident

Ottawa Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth

A Roll Over car accident in Ottawa has left a 47 year old woman in serious but stable condition following an accident on a highway 416 off ramp to the eastbound 417. The vehicle rolled over several times,  hitting a cement post. The driver was travelling alone and was treated for severe injuries to her chest and neck. I wish her a full and hopefully speedy recovery.

When it comes to fatal car accidents, roll over car accidents have the highest percentages of accidents resulting in death. Car accidents rollovers are seen as some of  the most dangerous types of car accidents. Due to the extreme nature of a roll over car accident, often times people in the vehicle suffer very serious injuries; even catastrophic injuries and as we mentioned earlier death.

Most common vehicles for rollover accidents

Any vehicle can be involved in a roll over accident.  Often times SUVs and trucks seem to be the most common vehicles. The higher the vehicle is from the ground, the higher the center of gravity is and therefore more likely to tip on it’s side.  some factors are out of your control and a rollover accident can happen regardless.

If you have been involved in a rollover car accident, our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you with your insurance claim by setting you up with the rehabilitation and support you need as well as ensuring you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.  A rollover car accident can be life-altering and our injury lawyers are here to help you rebuild your life.  Call us for a free consultation and let us help you.


Richmond accident Franktown Road results in severe head injury, arm injury, leg injury and internal injuries. Ottawa injury lawyer David Hollingsworth shares story.

Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth and Associates… A terrible accident has left a 60 year old man in critical condition in an Ottawa hospital.  The accident occurred yesterday morning on  Franktown Road , close to Richmond. A 54 year old woman was also travelling with the man and she too was rushed to an Ottawa hospital with a severe arm injury, leg injury and internal injuries. The 2 were travelling in a mini-van and  lost control . The vehicle then hit a culvert. The driver suffered a life threatening head injury and was unconscious when rescue crews arrived to the accident scene.  My thoughts are with these 2 at this time and  I hope that they are able to recover FULLY from this terrible accident .

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) estimates that there  600 traumatic brain injuries for every 100,000 people in North America and Europe. Many brain injuries occur as a result of car accidents and can range in severity from concussions to traumatic brain injuries. After an accident where there is a suspected brain injury, medical professional will often use a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) to determine the level of the brain injury by testing the person’s ability to open their eyes and respond to verbal commands and motor stimuli. Depending on the responses, medical professionals are able to determine the level of the brain injury. The lowest score on a Glasgow Coma Scale is  3, which essentially is no response and a score of 15 would indicate that the individual is alert and responsive.

Experienced Ottawa brain injury lawyers

Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers are highly experienced in brain injuries. It’s important that the lawyer you hire not only be a personal injury lawyer, but they have experience with brain injuries.  Experienced brain injury lawyers understand the life-long implications a brain injury can have on an individual as well as their families. A injury lawyer experienced in brain injuries will also have an understanding of the amount of financial compensation required for a comfortable life with a brain injury. This knowledge and expertise will be crucial in securing maximum compensation.

If you are looking for a brain injury lawyer, contact us for a free consultation meeting where we can walk you through your options.

Ottawa motorcycle accident Fisher avenue results in wrist injury and leg injury.

Ottawa Motorcycle Accident

An Ottawa motorcycle accident has resulted in one man  in an Ottawa hospital. He suffered personal injuries when his motorcycle and a car crashed on Fisher avenue, close to  Carling avenue.  The motorcycle driver was a 64 year old man . He was driving a 3 wheel motorcycle when another vehicle crashed into him. On impact, he flew off the motorcycle and rolled over the hood of the car. He suffered injuries to his wrist and legs. Ottawa police are investigating the accident. I am thankful the motorcycle driver is alive and I hope he is able to recover fully from his injuries.

Motorcycle Safety

Did you know that between 2008 and 2012, there were 776 accidents involving motorcycles? These motorcycle accidents lead to  in 517 injuries and 13 fatalities.

Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers represent people who have been injured in a motorcycle accident get the support and compensation they need .Every motorcycle accident is unique; however, the most common injuries we see after a motorcycle accident are:

  • Amputations and disfigurement
  • Head injury
  • Spinal injury
  • Broken bones
  • Fractures
  • Road rash
  • Scrapes

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Ontario you are most likely entitled to accident benefits compensation through your own insurance company or the insurance company of the other vehicle(s) involved in the accident.

You owe it to yourself to get all the medical and rehabilitative treatments you need as well as compensation for the future and moving forward.  Depending on the severity of your injuries, your injuries may be deemed catastrophic, in which case, you are entitled to a significantly higher level of accident benefits.

Whatever the extent of your injuries are, it’s important that you get a proper diagnosis and top level medical and rehabilitative treatments. Contact one of out Ottawa motorcycle accident lawyers for a free consultation and let them walk you through your options, so you can best decide how you want to proceed.



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You may have a small case and are thinking of handling it on your own and just need some basic information on how to deal with an insurance company.  A free consultation from an experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer may be all you need.  Most experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyers offer a free consultaitons are are glad to help. They may even have formsavailable that you need instead of you going out and searching for them. The top Ottawa personal injury lawyers can also let you know if you have a case and what you might expect as a settlement from your insurnace company, so that you have an idea of what to expect when dealing with them.

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If  you suffered a more serious personal injury, it is always best for you to meet with an experienced personal injury lawyer before you decide which Ottawa personal injury lawyer you want to work with. Keep in mind that the next several months or years may be very challenging and you need to know that you can relate, approach and work well with your Ottawa personal injury lawyer.  As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I usually like to meet with new clients at the location of their choice, so I know they are comfortable.  I usually listen and gather the facts and then let them know what Ican do for them.  I often suggest they take sometime to think about their decision and then contact me when they are ready. I truly feel that this is the best approach for everyone involved. Throughout the process, I often also meet with accident victims family members.  These meetings are so important and valuable for everyone.

No matter what the severity of your personal injury, it is always best to consult with an experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer before negotiating with your insurance company.  After all, it’s free to ask questions ! As one of the best Ottawa personal injury lawyers, I am pleased to offer free consultations. I offer my services in English or French and am happy to travel to meet you throughout Ontario.


Ottawa accident Rushmore and Eagleson results in wrongful death

Personal Injury Lawyers Ottawa Ontario…Sadly, one woman died , following an Ottawa accident near the intersection of Rushmore and Eagleson. Ottawa  firefighters helped remove the trapped 37 year old woman from the accident scene, where she suffered a critical head injury and lost vital signs en route to the hospital,  where she was pronounced dead. My thoughts go out to her family and friends at this terribly 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 for more information. 

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Ottawa motorcycle accident: Funeral for Mike Jefferies and serious personal injury for Sandra Jefferies.

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…update: 100s are expected to gather for a memorial service at the Biker’s Church to share wonderful stories about  avid biker Mike Jefferies. His son Barry had once said he would never ride a motorcycle again but is doing what his heart tells him and that’s what his dad would have told him.  Get back on the bike, and he is, in honour of his beloved father. A motorcycle procession is planned for tomorrow ( Saturday) in tribute to Mike Jefferies before his funeral.

Sadly, 54-year-old Mike Jeffries yesterday afternoon doing what he loved to do: riding his motorcycle. Mike Jefferies died after an accident  on St. Laurent Boulevard, north of the Queensway shortly after 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Ottawa paramedics found him in cardiac arrest at the  Ottawa motorcycle accident scene.

An off-duty paramedic, who happened to be nearby when the accident took place, managed to revive Jefferies using cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at the scene. He later died in hospital.

Mike Jefferies’ pastor spoke highly of him as described him as generous and thoughtful. He also said they would remember Mike at a service on Thursday. Jefferies’ wife, 53-year-old Sandra Jefferies, was also on the motorcycle at the time of the Ottawa motorcycle accident. She was taken to an hospital in serious condition but was expected to be released.  Ottawa police were investigating but had not made any arrests as of Saturday at about 10 p.m. Jefferies had one son, Barry, who is in his 20s. My thoughts go out to the friends and family of Mike Jeffries and I wish his wife a full recovery…..


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We pride ourselves on being honest, fair and dedicated Ottawa personal injury lawyers.  If you or a loved one has been injured in an Ontario accident, we can help.  You may or may not be ready to start an insurance claim.  Maybe you just want to talk and gather some information first.  We understand that.  We can sit down with you, talk by phone or email back and forth and hopefully put your mind at ease.  We can answer any questions you may have regarding an Ontario accident, injury compensation, insurance claims etc…We are a kind and caring Ottawa law firm and we can help.  After you have been physically injured, the last thing you need is financial stress.  We all know that stress on the body is not a good thing.  We need you to be as stress free as possible so your body can recover as best as possible.  We can take a lot of the stress away for you.  That’s what we do.We have been trained to do it, we specialize in Ontario personal injury and it’s what we are here for.  You have been through enough.  Let us help.  You are under no obligation whatsoever..You can contact us by email : or by phone (613) 978-9549.  If your call is long distance, we can call you ! Visit our website for more information

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—-The Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog is written regularly by Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. The Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog reports on accidents and injury in eastern Ontario, personal injury issues, Ottawa news and events and various news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury.

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Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth on Ottawa cycling safety.

Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth.. I recently found a great website : Citizens for Safe Cycling . It’s a website dedicated to Ottawa cyclists.  It is filled with all sorts of information that relate to Ottawa bicycle safety, events for Ottawa cyclists and Ottawa cycling news and projects.  One of the articles on the site dealt with cyclists getting “doored”. The following are tips I found on this site for both Ottawa drivers and Ottawa cyclists on avoiding a cycling accident.

Ottawa Cyclists:

One of the safest ways to avoid an accident is to ride your bicycle at least one metre away from other vehicles. That is the best way to prevent getting injured by having a door open in your face. A car door can spring open in a second. If a cyclist is passing by at that very moment, it’s almost impossible avoiding being hit by the door, resulting in you. This type of bicycle accident is far to common in Ottawa and a major cause of downtown cycling accidents. These cycling accidents can be avoided.

Ottawa drivers and Ottawa cycling accidents:

Everyone is responsible on the road.  As a driver, you are responsible for checking for oncoming  traffic. This includes cyclists. They are much smaller than a car and therefore harder to see; however, before opening your car door, you must thoroughly check for any oncoming traffic.  If you fail to do so and it results in an accident, you will be charged under section 165 of the Highway Traffic Act.

Ottawa cyclists and Ottawa cycling accidents:  

The best way to avoid a cycling accident is to remain out of the door zone which about one metre away from a car. Also cyclist should avoid passing on the right if there’s not enough space to pass. Cyclist should always use  extra space in the lane in order to stay away from the cars, even if it means that you hold up traffic or force them to pass you outside of the lane. If you need to move left to do this, remember to always signal and shoulder check first.

It’s practically impossible for cyclists to see ahead of time whether a vehicle door is going  to open. Tinted windows and high headrests make it extremely difficult to see from behind if a car is occupied, and a door could fly open at any given moment.

Cycling is such a great activity and means of transportation around Ottawa.  Let’s all work to gether to reduce the number of Ottawa cycling accidents and deaths related to cycling accidents this spring and summer. Happy and safe cycling Ottawa !

   -Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth

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Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Since 1999, our experienced personal injury lawyers  at have helped thousands of Ontario accident victims and their families get the support and compensation they need after an accident. Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers bring an exceptional legal team that is dedicated to our clients.  We are constantly being recommended by past clients. We work extremely hard to ensure that we are doing everything we can to help.  We understand how difficult your life is after an accident.  We meet daily with people whose lives have been affected by tragedy,so we know that there are many things we can do to help you.  You should not even be thinking about things like bills and compensation.  You should be thinking about your recovery, your family and yourself.  We are here to listen, to understand, to fight for you and to get our Ontario personal injury clients everything you need. We have a long list of past clients who would be happy to speak with you and tell you what we were able to do for them.   If you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injury accident, we want to help you and give you the help and support you need. We work on contingency; which means you do not need to pay us at all until you have received your settlement cheque. We know you are going through a lot and we are sorry.  Let us help you….

Ottawa personal injury lawyer supporting Ontario pedestrian accident study.

As an Ottawa accident lawyer and Ontario personal injury lawyer, I am very pleased with the recent announcement that a new study into pedestrian deaths will be done by the Ontario Coroner’s Office. The Ontario pedestrian study is calling for Ontario residents to offer personal insight into pedestrian deaths.  This brings relief to not only myself, but many families and friends who have lost a loved one in an Ontario pedestrain accident or whose loved ones have suffered serious injury such as a brain injury, spinal cord injury or broken bones. The study will hopefully reveal what many already know…we need to make our pathways safer. Some are calling for more protected, better marked pedestrian walkways on busy roadways. The Ottawa Police are also anticipating the study will help identify trends and predictors to the fatal Ottawa collisions.

Sadly, to date in 2011, 7 Ottawa pedestrians were killed in Ottawa accidents, the same number as in all of 2010. This is tragic! Not to mention that many other pedestrian accidents result in serious personal injury. The Ottawa pedestrain accident statistics are very disturbing. In 2010  there were 390 pedestrians who suffered serious personal injury in Ottawa accidents. The goal of the coroner’s probe is to identify common factors in the wrongful deaths and to make recommendations to avoid future pedestrian accidents in Ontario. The study aims to look at accident trends across Ontario, education needs, enforcement needs , engineering through cities and municipalities.  The Ontario coroner’s office review will focus on deaths from 2010, with the report scheduled for release in spring 2012. In my opinion, as an Ottawa accident lawyer, this report can’t come soon enough !

The following are some statistics that relate to Ottawa pedestrain accidents:

2006 – 389, 2007 – 372, 2008 – 380, 2009 – 385, 2010 – 390

I know it goes without saying.  Some accidents are out of our control. Please be extra cautious when walking on busy streets.  Keep your head up, eyes open, but your phone away and focus on your surroundings.  It may very well save a life.

———————- The  Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ontario personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Since 1999, David has been an Ottawa injury lawyer representing Ottawa 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 for more information. If you have a question, feel free to call or email  (613) 978-9549

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