Ottawa injury lawyer cautioning on dehumidifier recalls.

Ottawa Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth.

It’s that time of year for us. Inevitably, one  of our 3 children starts coughing and sniffling and a cold starts that seems to pass through the house.  We dug out the humidifier last night and sure enough things seem better this morning.  I was looking online at various humidifiers and came across this recall.  I thought I would share as it was timely for us and may be for you as well.

Recall on Dehumidifiers : Danby, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree and Premiere humidifiers are recalling  among Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Gree units due to overheating.  Health Canada stated that the humidifiers may smoke, overheat, light a fire and burn. So far, Gree Electric Appliances has had a reported 165 incidents of dehumidifiers overheating, smoking, or catching fire in the US.  In Canada, Health Canada, Gree Electric Appliances, Danby, Sunrise and Frigidaire have to date no reported cases. In total, there are about 52,546  dehumidifiers out there that were sold in Canada by Danby, Sunrise and Frigidaire that are being recalled. Most dehumidifiers were sold between August 2008 and August 2013 in Canada. Health Canada is advising anyone who purchased these humidifiers to contact  Stericycle, at 1-866-853-2802 for a refund.

Inevitably you will likely need a humidifier or dehumidifer in the months to come. Might as well check them now…

Product recalls not only involve cars and appliances.  As much as possible our personal injury lawyer Ottawa blog tries to post recall information on product recalls, faulty products and toy recalls.  If you know of a product recall and would like to share it with our readers, please send along the information to our Ottawa lawyers and we would be happy to share.  It is our goal to keep our Ottawa community as safe as possible. Let’s work together.




Fatal hit and run Brockville accident results in tragic death 16 year old Aaron Stevenson.

Brockville Accident

Ottawa Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth offering our condolences.

Wrongful deaths : I’m very sad to report of a tragic and terrible accident has left a young boy dead .  He died as a result of being in a hit and run accident on County Road 2, near Irace Drive in Augusta Township yesterday around 12:30 a.m. The driver has now been arrested .  A 23-year-old man from Augusta Township is facing charges of impaired driving, speeding and indignity to a dead body, as well as a  21-year-old man from Brockville is facing charges of failing to remain at the accident scene.  Ontario Provincial Police responded to a hit and run accident and the young 16 year old boy who friends have identified as Aaron Stevenson was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. Sadly, it was too late and he was pronounced dead.  Aaron was about to enter grade 11 at Brockville Collegiate.  The accident is still under investigation.  My thoughts go out to Aaron’s family and friends at this very sad and difficult time.  I have no doubt that Aaron touched many lives in his short time on this earth. What a tragedy to lose a life at such a young age.

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Brockville Accident Lawyers

Our personal injury lawyers travel regularly to Brockville Ontario to meet with clients who have been injured in an accident. Many people living in Brockville frequently travel the highways, have a longer commute to work and therefore are greater chances at being involved in an accident. We have a number of clients in the Brockville area who have suffered serious personal injuries. We have helped them and we can help you.  If you have been injured in a Brockville accident and would like some advice and a free consultation, contact any one of our lawyers. We understand, we care and we’re here to help..and our track record proves it.


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 pedestrian accident Merivale road and Hunt Club results in serious head injury.

Pedestrian Accident Merivale Road

Ottawa Accident Lawyers David Hollingsworth and his personal injury lawyer team

Ottawa Rescue Crews rushed to Merivale road, close to Hunt Club and Roydon Place Monday night around  5:13 p.m.  A 50 year old woman was out for a walk with her husband when suddenly, a car hit her. The female pedestrian suffered  a  large cut to her head and was rushed to the Civic Hospital in very serious but thankfully stable condition. My thoughts are with her and her family at this time and that there is not permanent repercussions from her head injury.

Head injuries can be very serious and life altering injuries that affect the injured and their friends and family. It’s important no matter what symptoms one has ( mild, moderate or sever) that they be examined by a medical professional immediately.  Someone with a head injury may feel weak or dizzy and simply think they have a headache; however those can also be early sign of a brain injury. We work very closely with our clients who have sustained a head injury and their families. The effects of a brain injury vary.  Depending on the severity of the acquired brain injury, most areas of the injured person’s life will suffer a change ranging from remembering, talking to caring for oneself. Often times, people with an acquired brain injury are unable to return to work after their accident. This can be partly due to the change in mood, as many people with a brain injury become very frustrated with their inability to carry on life as they once knew. In some situations, people with a brain injury have difficulties interacting with others and find themselves alienated. This feeling of alienation can also bring on other feelings.

Support, rehabilitation and compensation will be needed for most people who suffer a brain injury.  Our personal injury lawyers can help the injured and their family receive accident benefits, income replacement benefits, disability benefits, caregiver benefits and housekeeping benefits to name a few.

Let our Ottawa personal injury lawyers help you . If you would like information that relates to brain injuries, contact us…





Ottawa accident Rideau Road and Hawthorne results in serious head injury, neck injury, back injury and facial injury. Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth reports.

Accident in Ottawa, Ontario

An Ottawa accident in the south end of the city has resulted in serious personal injuries to 2 women.   Ottawa paramedics arrived to the Ottawa accident scene Tuesday at  Rideau Rd. and Hawthorne Rd.  A van and a car were involved in the Ottawa accident. A woman who was riding in the passenger seat was treated for a serious head injury, neck injury, back injury, and facial injuries. She’s in serious but thankfully stable condition. My thoughts are with her, her family and friends at this very stressful time…She was with another woman who was driving . Thankfully, she is in stable condition but she suffered personal  injuries. The Ottawa Police are investigating this Ottawa accident. If you have any information that could help them, please contact the Ottawa Police.

Passengers are entitled to Ontario accident benefits from their own insurance policy or the insurance policy of the driver(s) of the vehicle (s) involved in the accident. Our Ottawa accident lawyers work people who have been injured in an accident in Ontario.  It’s our job to ensure that our clients are well represented and that the insurance company is treating them fairly.  When our clients come to us they are in pain and they need help.  Our Ottawa accident lawyers can step in and represent you . We want to make sure that our clients are on the best road to recovery possible.  This means getting top medical diagnoses, rehabilitation and a plan to rebuild a life with a new injury. Our accident lawyers also look to the future and hire medical professionals to diagnose what your injuries mean for the future.  This is an incredibly important step in an Ontario personal injury lawsuit. It’s important that you receive maximum compensation for the future.  We have helped hundreds of families rebuild and live a comfortable life following an accident and we can help you.


Ottawa accident highway 417 and Riverside drive results in serious personal injury, including fractured arm.

David Hollingsworth- Ottawa Injury Lawyer…Thankfully, a 50 year old Ottawa male  is recovering after suffering serious personal injury yesterday. He was involved in  a single-vehicle rollover on the eastbound on-ramp of Highway 417 at Riverside Drive at 1:02 a.m. He suffered serious internal injuries and a severely  fractured arm. Ottawa rescue crews needed to extricate him from his vehicle before rushing him off to an Ottawa hospital; where he was listed in serious,  but thankfully stable condition. Ottawa police are investigating this accident. If you have any information that relates to this Ottawa accident, please contact the Ottawa Police. I wish this man a speedy and hopefully a full recovery.

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Ottawa accident Highway 417 and Riverside Drive, Ottawa accident Queensway

Ottawa accident Collonade road sends 2 to Ottawa Hospital Trauma Centre.

Ottawa Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Personal Injury Ottawa: Two people are in serious but thankfully stable condition after an Ottawa accident involving their car and a tree on Collonade Road, last Saturday. A 29-year old female passenger suffered serious personal injuries, including multiple fractures.  The 34-year old male driver also suffered serious personal injury, including severe chest injuries.  Both accident victims were rushed to the Ottawa Hospital Trauma Centre, a centre  for treatment…I wish them both a full and speedy recovery.

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Belleville Ontario cycling accident results in wrongful death, Ontario injury lawyer David Hollingsworth

Ontario Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth.. Sadly, last Thursday, a cyclist has died as the result of an accident on Ontario Highway 37 close to Belleville, Ontario. The Ontario cyclist was a 64 year old man from Belleville Ontario and was riding his bike north on  Highway 37  and collided with an oncoming SUV. Ontario Provincial Police are looking for witnesses to the accident. If you have any information, please contact the Ontario Provincial Police.  My thoughts go out to this man’s family and friends…

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3 Ottawa bicycle accidents results in head injury, lacerations and other serious personal injury.

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Ottawa cyclists were out on the roads yesterday but sadly, many of their commutes were not safe.  Ottawa Paramedics responded to 3 separate Ottawa bicycle accidents in a span of 41 minutes yesterday morning:

-Ottawa paramedics helped  a 42-year-old man with scrapes and an injury to his collar-bone after he was hit at Baseline Road and Farlane Boulevard in Ottawa’s east end.

-A 30-year-old man was hit on Prince of Wales Drive near Waterford Drive in  Ottawa’s south end.  When Ottawa paramedics arrived at the Ottawa accident scene, he was unconscious and was  treated for a head injury. He was taken to an Ottawa hospital in serious but stable condition.

-A 25-year-old man was hit while cycling at the intersection of Hunt Club Road and Bank Street in  Ottawa’s south end. He suffered an arm injury and lacerations to his knee.  He was taken to an Ottawa hospital in stable condition.

These recent Ottawa bicycle accidents bring the issue of Ottawa’ s cycling safety to the forefront.  There are far too many cycling accidents and deaths each year in Ottawa.  Most of these accidents are avoidable.  Both cyclists and drivers need to be aware of their surroundings and respect the rules of the road.  We can’t continue to have these, or even worse cycling accidents in Ottawa.

—-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

City of Ottawa Skating Safety : Rideau Canal conditions, Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…I am very happy  that Ottawa children under the age of 10 will be required to wear protective helmets during public skating sessions held in City of Ottawa  facilities  effective January 1, 2012. It is estimated that 5,700 Ottawa children receive medical treatments for personal injury in Ottawa emergency rooms, and 400 children are hospitalized, every year because of sports-related head injuries.  This is very disturbing.  We all want kids to have fun but it cannot be at the expense of their safety.  Please take all necessary safety measures when it comes to children’s safety. There are far too many serious injuries each year such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and serious orthopedic injuries.

The City of Ottawa offers the following Safe Skating Tips:

  • Wear the gear! Wearing a CSA (Canadian Standards Association), Snell or ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) approved helmet, that fits properly, will help prevent head injury. It should be worn snug,  yet comfortable. Hockey helmets are recommended over cycling helmets because they can withstand multiple impacts. Wrist guards, elbow pads and knee pads help prevent wrist fractures, and bruises on knees and elbows.
  • Choose proper fitting skates that give good support around your ankles (moulded skates are not recommended). Local sport stores should be able to help you with a proper fit. Remember, new skates must be sharpened before you go on the ice and then sharpened again each year at the start of the skating season.
  • Lace your skates all the way up. You should never wrap the laces around your ankle. If the laces are too long, tie them in a double knot so you don’t trip over them.
  • Wear only one pair of socks. Multiple pairs will make you feel colder and your skates might be too tight.
  • Wear proper clothing: gloves, neck warmer, helmet, waterproof jacket and pants (NO jeans, as they will not keep you warm and dry if they get wet), long underwear, and a sweater should do the trick.
  • Get trained! Instructors will be able to teach you the basics of skating, such as how to stop, how to fall safely, and how to get up after a fall. For lessons call 613-580-2596.
  • Choose a surface that is relatively free of bumps and cracks to allow for more control and an easier time stopping. If skating on the Rideau Canal, watch for the green flags to ensure the conditions are safe. The N.C.C.’s Rideau Canal Skateway conditions hotline is: (613) 239-5234, press 1,1
  • Watch where you are going, and always skate with the traffic. If you want to stop, head to the side so you won’t get in anyone’s way.

Avoid the following:

  • Skating on the Rideau Canal Skateway when the red flags are flying.
  • Skating too fast – this puts you and those around you at risk.
  • Playing sports unless in a designated area (ex: hockey).
  • Holding on to more than one person – this increases your chance of falling and hurting someone else.
  • Placing sharp items in your pockets (ie. keys, combs, etc.).
  • Using your toe-pick to start or stop (this will ruin the ice surface, and it won’t give the stability you need to safely start or stop), or removing bottom pick (designed to help you balance).
  • Clothing with drawstrings.

Enjoy this winter and please be safe.                                          -Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth