Kingston car accident: Driver dies and dog survives but doesn't leave his owner's side.

Kingston Ontario Accident Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates .  Sadly , a young man from Kingston in his 20s died after a Kingston car accident early yesterday morning.  The accident occurred close to 3 a.m. on Sydenham Road in South Frontenac Township. It was reported that the  driver may have lost control of his car for some reason and hit a rock face on the road. His dog had been travelling with him and  survived the accident.  When Kingston police arrived at the accident scene, they found the dog lying beside the car waiting by his owner.  The cause of this tragic accident is still unknown.  My thoughts go out to his family and friends at this very sad time.

Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult time in your life. We understand that these losses are devastating. Ontario Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates are  Ontario accident lawyers dedicated to helping our clients get all the help, support and compensation after an accident Ontario accident, including Kingston. Visit for more information relating to accidents,  insurance claims in Ontario , loss of a loved one, personal injury or events in our community. Email or call (613) 978-9549

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I just returned from the Eganville area and was reminded again of how beautiful that area is.  We passed through Renfrew along the way and it too was such a great town to drive through.

These areas are especially gorgeous this time of year with all the fresh white snow and the sprawling farms. I have several clients in the Eganville, Braeside, Renfrew, Arnprior and Pembroke areas and I travel to meet them regularly.

I am happy to travel to my clients home not only because it’s often times easier for me to travel to them ,than them travel to me.  I also like meeting people in their homes because it often gives me a chance to meet their families and find out if their family members have any needs.

Often times when someone is in an accident they are suffering and have emotional, physical and psychological needs; however most times there are also impacts on their family members. An injury impacts a family on many levels. I understand this and have seen it.

I am so thankful that I am in the position of helping accident victims and their families.  I know how to help. I know exactly what to do to ensure that maximum compensation is given to my clients.  They deserve it as they have had their lives turned upside down and this is the very least we can do to help. We are  happy to help and will travel anywhere throughout Ontario to help Ontario accident victims and their families. Give us a call or email us at


Eastern Ontario highway accidents increase in 2012. Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth

Accidents resulting in death

Statistics reported in the Ottawa Citizen today revealed that there were many highway accidents that resulted in deaths in Eastern Ontario in 2012. The highways that are under the Ontario Provincial Police’s watch went up by close to 1/3  last year, compared to 2011.  Accidents killed 73 people in the eastern Ontario area compared to 55 in 2011.  Last year was the highest rate of accident deaths since 2008.

Drinking and driving  was the cause of 9 deaths and improper seat belt use caused 16 deaths, That’s 25 AVOIDABLE deaths !  Reckless driving , driving too fast and not paying attention also contributed to many eastern Ontario accidents.

Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers work closely with families who have lost a loved one in an accident and are devastated.  Families would do anything to bring their loved one back to life and no amount of compensation can do that for them.  Ontario accident benefits pay for funeral expenses and loss of income etc, but can never replace a loved one.

Please be aware of your surroundings when driving.  If you are unsure of the roads, slow down and be extra cautious. Avoid distractions including loud music, devices that are not hands free etc.. We also need to remind our new young drivers about being responsible drivers and the best way to do so is by setting the best possible example we can as drivers.  I challenge each and every one of you to be the best driver you can possibly be, lower accident statistic and save lives. Thank you.

Compensation for wrongful death

If you have lost a loved one in an accident; we are sorry. Our personal injury lawyers can help get accident benefits for wrongful death. We are free to meet with you and walk you through your options and what benefits and compensation you are entitled to.  You have been though enough, let us help.


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

Roll Over Car Accident

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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.


Vanier pedestrian accident Beechwood results in serious leg injuries.

Vanier Pedestrian Accident

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Sadly, a 54 year old woman is in serious condition after an Ottawa accident in Vanier on Tuesday morning. Ottawa Paramedics responded to the accident scene on Marier Avenue, close to Beechwood Avenue. The accident victim was on foot and was trapped under the vehicle. She suffered serious personal injury to her legs. I wish her a full recovery.

Because pedestrians are not protected by a strong frame such as a vehicle or the safety of a seat belt, most pedestrian accidents result in serious injuries such as broken bones, head injuries, spinal injuries and sometimes death. Often times , the injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident result in permanent catastrophic injuries, and are life-altering, for not only the person injured, but their family as well.

Compensation for pedestrian accidents

In most cases, pedestrians are entitled to compensation through the driver’s accident benefits insurance company. These benefits typically include are , rehabilitation expenses, medical expenses, treatments and compensation for pain and suffering.

Experienced accident lawyers know how to help.   You need to focus on your healing and leave the rest to our personal injury lawyers. We can start by commencing an action on your behalf by notifying the insurance company of your intention to make a personal injury claim.  We will then order the police reports, required reports  and accident benefit forms, fill them out and submit your OCF forms within the prescribed timelines. It’s our job to help you in every way we can so you can focus on healing. We will ensure you are being treated fairly by the insurance company and that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries and are able to rebuild your life comfortably after your accident.



Smith Falls Accident Highway 15 results in death of Ann Himmelman. Ottawa Lawyer David Hollingsworth shares story.

Smith Falls Accident

Tragically, Ann Himmelman has died following a terrible accident with a tractor-trailer on Highway 15 , close to Smiths Falls last Friday sometime between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Ontario Provincial Police arrived to the accident close to Otter Lake Road, just  south of Lombardy, Ontario. The tractor-trailer caught fire after the accident due to its flammable content at the time of the accident. My thoughts go out to the friends and family of Ann Himmelman at this very sad time.

Losing a loved one in an accident is devastating.  Our personal injury lawyers meet regularly with grieving families not because they want “to sue someone” but because they need support and compensation to either send off a loved one, or to pick up the pieces after a loved one has left.  In the case of an accident where someone dies, there are insurance accident benefits that have been put in place that support the family left behind when it comes to funeral expenses, lost wages, and other related expenses.  We understand that after losing a loved one, the last thing on your mind is paper work and what to do in a wrongful death lawsuit. We know this and that’s why we make ourselves available to our clients to take over and assist where we are needed.  Often times our clients want to handle the entire thing over to our lawyers so that they can focus on grieving and healing.  We understand and we can take over .

Supports available in wrongful death accidents

We want to make sure that our clients receive all the supports; whether that be medical, rehabilitative, counselling, therapy etc . as well as financial compensation to send off loved ones. In most cases, we travel throughout Ontario to our clients home and meet with them to give free legal advice and help them decide whether or not they want to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit based on out analysis of the facts surrounding the accident.

Our personal injury lawyers have helped thousands of other through some very tough times and we can help you.


Ottawa wrongful death accident Merivale Road: Ottawa Police our support.

Personal Injury Lawyer Ottawa David Hollingsworth . Ottawa Police are asking for witnesses to a fatal accident that occurred last Sunday, June 3, 2012 on Withrow Avenue at Merivale Road. The fatal accident  occurred at 2:20 p.m. when a vehicle travelling eastbound on Withrow Avenue was making a right hand turn onto Merivale Road and tragically hit a 66 year old woman. The vehicle involved was a black 2008 Acura being driven by a 20 year old man.  A male passenger was also in the vehicle at the time.  Sadly, she died in an Ottawa hospital, succumbing to her personal injuries. My thoughts are with her family and friends and this incredibly difficult time. Not only have they lost a loved one, they do not have any answers.

The Ottawa police need our help.  If you saw this accident or have any information  relating to this terrible accident, please contact Detective Nigel Emaman of the Ottawa Police Service Traffic Collision Investigation Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 2474.

—-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, call (613) 978-9549 or email me:

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Ontario Injury Lawyer :Do you think speed limits should change on Highway 416? Highway 417? Highway 401 ?

Ontario Injury Lawyer, Ontario Accident Lawyers David Hollingsworth There has been talk of possibly raising the speed limit an all of Ontario’s 400-series highways. The push is to raise the maximum speed on highways such as Highway 416 , Highway 417 and Highway 401.  The proposed speed limit would be increased to 120 or 130 kilometres an hour.  The argument proposed is that 100 km/h is one of the lowest speed limits around the world for highways. Ontario’s Transportation Minister Bob Chiarelli indicated that  speed is a factor in 20 %  of all fatal Ontario car accidents and that consequently Ontario would not be increasing the speed limit on Ontario’s highways. Chiarelli also noted that Ontario has some of the safest highways in North America and that the Ontario government intended to maintain that record by keeping current speed limits.

I support any actions that reduce car accidents and personal injury. If maintaining a lower speed limit will result in fewer Ontario accidents, then why would we not keep speed limits lower ? Some Ontario drivers would argue that drivers are already abusing the speed limit and driving 120km/hr anyways, so why keep Ontario police busy issuing speeding tickets? If Ontario police weren’t issuing tickets to drivers breaking the 100 km/hr speed limit, they could focus on other distracted and dangerous drivers. What do you think?

—-The Ontario 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 Injury Lawyer :How long does it take for an Ontario personal injury lawsuit to settle ?

Ontario Personal Injury Lawyers, Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…How long does an Ontario personal injury lawsuit case take to settle?

Well, that’s an excellent question and there isn’t one straight forward answer.  The length of time it takes  for an Ontario personal injury lawsuit to resolve depends on several factors. The most important determining factors of an Ontario personal injury law suit are:

-The severity of your personal will need time to determine the extent of the personal injury

-How quickly  information and documents are gathered

-How much cooperation your Ontario personal injury lawyer receives from the insurance defence lawyer

-The recommendations from your medical professionals

-How long it takes to gather all medical records

-If the case settles before trial

-How long it takes to obtain a trial date .

There are many steps along the way designed to reach a settlement without having to go to trial.  Most Ontario personal injury law suits settle before having to have a trial.  As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I have settled close to 100% of all my Ontario personal injury law suits without having to go to trail. There are stages in an Ontario personal injury lawsuit such as mediation, examination for discovery and settlement conferences that are steps in an Ontario personal injury lawsuit designed to avoid a trial.  I typically settle most of my Ontario personal injury lawsuits at these stages. 

The most important factor in an Ontario personal injury lawsuit in terms of time, is to make sure you take the time to do it right.  There is too much at stake not to. You may have your personal injuries for the rest of your life and you and your family need to be properly compensated .

—-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. If you have a subject  you would like to know about or  if you have a question,  please call or email me: (613) 978-9549

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Ottawa personal injury lawyer cautioning all Ontario distracted drivers.

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth… Ontario Provincial Police have a new focus:  distracted drivers. The OPP are going to crack down on people driving who are doing almost anything other than driving. Yes, that’s right. What does that mean? It could be cell phone or texting, fiddling with the radio in the car, eating and drinking, smoking, dealing with children. Anything that distracts drivers from the road.  I can honestly say as an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, there are far too many accidents as a result of distracted driving. 2012 has just begun and already we have 8 people who have been killed on Ontario highways due to distracted driving.

I know we are all in a rush but please put the phone away.  Don’t even keep it within arms reach when driving.  That way you won’t be tempted to answer it. Return your calls/texts when you arrive SAFELY at your destination.  Before cell phones, people managed and so can we.

Please drive safely out there !                                    -Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth

———————- This  Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog is written regularly by Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Since 1999, David has been an Ottawa injury lawyer dedicated to helping Ontario accident victims and the families of accident victims who have been seriously injured or 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 topic you would like me to write about or  if you have a question,  please call or email me: (613) 978-9549

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