Recent clients gave our Ottawa injury lawyers a review.

Thank you from our Ottawa injury lawyers and our team…

Our entire Ottawa injury team of lawyers, paralegals, accident benefit specialists and law clerks pride ourselves on the work we do. We work hard to ensure that our clients and their families are receiving the support that they need. This support sometimes as a service, support or compensation. David Hollingsworth was born and raised in Ottawa and has consequently developed a network of top professionals to assist our clients. Whether it be us working with our clients’ physicians, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists,  psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists or physiatrists, we know that they team approach to every case it what is going to be best for our clients and their families. We don’t like to brag, but we are great at helping people through some of the most difficult times of their life. Our Ottawa injury team is integral in helping our accident clients and their families rebuild their lives following an accident in Ontario.  Here are just some of the latest notes we’ve received :thank-you-clothesline-752x483

” David is outstanding in his field. He truly understands the needs of those who have suffered a loss as a result of an accident and will do what is in is power to ensure that his clients are receiving the maximum compensation that is available.”   D.P.

” Mr. Hollingsworth is a dedicated personal injury lawyer who works hard to ensure his clients and their families are well taken care of in their time of need. He is a compassionate and caring individual who demonstrates these qualities in everything he does.” K.N.

” Because David is a conscientious and dedicated injury lawyer and professional, he not only works hard at his law firm but he also dedicates countless hours as a volunteer for his children’s sport teams.” A.M. 

” I feel he has the personal attribute I would appreciate: approachable, courteous, direct, hardworking, focused. I believe he cares about his clients and is fully prepared to represent them.   M.K. 

Our Ottawa injury lawyers truly appreciate the feedback and kind words from our clients. We strive to improve our clients’ lives and feedback such as his helps ensure we are always working our hardest and doing the very best for our clients.

Our Ottawa injury lawyers and our team thank you.

 


We are Ottawa personal injury lawyers and we can help.

What can our Ottawa personal injury lawyers  do for you ?

Fair question .  We receive calls from clients who are about to settle their insurance claim with their adjuster and simply want to know should they ?  It’s tough for our injury lawyers to answer this question without reviewing the file.  Typically, when we receive a call of this nature, we set up a meeting (no charge) and look through the facts of the case.  It’s important that everything be reviewing in case there have been areas of a personal injury file that were not discovered or covered by the insurance company. Almost every time, sure enough, our Ottawa injury lawyers are able to find many expenses that should have been covered or aspects of an accident benefits policy that were not being utilized .  That’s not to say that the insurance company was deliberately hiding such coverage, it’s just that often times unless the person injured knows to ask for all the right benefits and coverages, some simply do not come up.  ocf form

Ottawa injury lawyers analyze your case.  Are you getting maximum compensation for your injuries ?

Our personal injury lawyers can analyze your case and in some cases discover that the insurance claim is in fact double or triple what the insurance company is looking to settle for.  Thankfully, as long as you have not signed off on the settlement offer, there may still be time to recoup these amounts with the assistance of a personal injury lawyer.  This absolutely makes it worth while to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer.  All it will cost you is time; probably close to an hour for this initial consultation.  Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers make it even easier and will come to you.

If we think your case is worth more, we will advise you not to settle and we can step in to represent you and prepare a claim for you.  It may delay the settlement; however this delay is in our opinion worth it as typically the settlement amount is significantly higher. Not to mention, you will be receiving benefits and treatments you may not have been receiving before our personal injury lawyers stepped in.  This will hopefully speed up your recovery process.

This is a personal injury lawyer’s job…

You owe it to yourself to consult with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. It’s our job to ensure that our personal injury clients are receiving the best possible treatments, as well maximum compensation.  Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers understand what you are going through.  An accident can change in your life and your family’s life in many ways you never thought possible. Let us help.


Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth reports on snowmobile accident on Sharbot Lake and sad death of Robert Lee.

Snowmobile Accident Lawyer

Sadly a  50-year-old man died on his snowmobile late Saturday afternoon.  Robert Lee was riding his snowmobile  on Sharbot Lake. Robert Lee, from Central Frontenac Township was riding when he lost control of his snowmobile and  hit an embankment, close to 400 metres from the shore, where he had just been standing with friends. When Robert Lee’s snowmobile hit the embankment, he flew in the air and then hit the ice . Sadly, he was rushed to a nearby hospital in Perth but had already died.  Although he was wearing a helmet, sadly it was not enough to save his life. My thoughts go out to the friends and family of Robert Lee.

Snowmobile accidents often tend to be very serious accidents and often result in the most serious of injuries.  Like in this accident, wearing a snowmobile helmet and protective gear is often not enough to prevent serious injuries and often times snowmobile accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, including:

If you have been involved in a snowmobile accident  Ontario or have an Ontario driver’s licence, it’s important that you be informed of what you are entitled to. Regardless of who is at fault for the snowmobile accident, a snowmobile is considered to be a motor vehicle and therefore entitled to Ontario accident benefits compensation. Accident Benefits compensation can cover expenses such as housekeeping, income replacement benefits, caregiver benefits, rehabilitation benefits, attendant care benefits, death benefits and other related expenses.

Call our Ottawa personal injury lawyers for a free consultation to discuss your snowmobile accident and what your options are for starting a personal injury lawsuit and start receiving the benefits and accident compensation you need and are entitled to. We are highly experienced in snowmobile accidents.


Boy struck while standing beside his snowmobile resulting in severe head injury.

Snowmobile accident results in head injury

Metcalfe Accident

Sadly, a 16 year old male remains in critical condition in Ottawa’s CHEO trauma centre after a terrible accident on 8th Line Road and Glenwood drive, close to Metcalfe, Ontario. The accident happened last night around 10 pm. The teen had been standing beside his snowmobile at the side of the road when he was hit by another vehicle and thrown several feet away.  He suffered a severe head injury, as well as serious injuries to his body and legs.  He remains in critical condition at CHEO. What a terrible thing to have happened to this young boy.  My thoughts are with his family at this very stressful time and I hope he is able to recover fully from this awful accident.

It has been reported that the driver who hit this young boy fled the accident scene. He has since been tracked down but Ottawa police are still investigating. If you have any information that could help, please contact the Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 ext 2481.

A snowmobile is considered to be a motor vehicle when it comes to insurance claims and compensation. What this means is that in most cases, people injured in a snowmobile accident are entitled to Ontario accident benefits, regardless of who is at fault.  Our personal injury Ottawa lawyers work closely with people who have been injured in a snowmobile accident and who need support, medical specialists and compensation. Snowmobile accidents  often result in catastrophic injuries, leaving individuals unable to return to a quality of life they once had.  This may mean not returning to work or living a life of pain and suffering as a result of a snowmobile accident.

If you would like more information on how our personal injury Ottawa lawyers can help you rebuild after your accident, contact us for a free consultation and we would be happy to come and meet you .

 


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.

 


Clarence Rockland volunteer firefighter Nicholas Vachon died Saturday night.

Accident Clarence Rockland

Ontario Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth and Associates…I’m so sorry to share this terrible news of a volunteer firefighter who left a Clarence-Rockland Christmas party on foot and sadly was killed Saturday night.  Nicholas Vachon was 31 years old and was walking home when he was hit by a car on Landry Street , close to Baseline Road. The party was at Clarence Creek Arena and was a party to honour  150 Clarence-Rockland municipal employees and their guests.  Nicholas was described as an incredibly positive person, someone who wanted to make a difference and someone who wanted to help others.  Nicholas was walking along the side of the road when he was hit by a car. Sadly, he died on route to hospital. Nicholas was very close with his family and had recently spent quality time with his brother and sister. The details of the accident are still unknown and police are investigating. My thoughts go out to Nicholas’ family, friends and the community at his very tragic time.

Wrongful death lawyers who understand

When it comes to wrongful death accident cases, our personal injury lawyers understand.  We know what our families are going through and we know how we can help.  We wish we could turn back the clock but we can’t. Instead, we can help with the future.  Our families now have to pick up the pieces without their loved one. Our lawyers are able to help get compensation to send loves ones off and take away some of the financial stress by securing funds for funerals and expenses associated with losing a loved one in an accident.

Our personal injury lawyers are also able to take over most of the paperwork , allowing families to be together and focus on each other during difficult times.

If you have lost a loved one in an accident, we can help.

 


Ottawa accident Bank street results in personal injury. Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth shares report.

Ottawa Accident

Ottawa Accident Lawyers… An Ottawa accident on Bank Street yesterday morning has left 3 people with personal injuries. 2 of the accident victims were pregnant. The Ottawa accident occurred close to 11 am on Bank Street between Blais and Rideau road. One vehicle was carrying 2 women in their 20s and both suffered serious personal injury. One woman was treated for a possible broken pelvis and was rushed to an Ottawa hospital.

One car contained two women in their 20s. The passenger in that car was the most seriously injured. The woman, who was two months pregnant, was trapped in the vehicle and had to be freed by firefighters. Paramedics treated her for a possible broken pelvis, then took her to hospital where she was listed in stable condition. The driver of the car was 8 months pregnant and was also rushed to hospital for treatment. It was reported that she is in stable condition.  The driver of the other vehicle was an 80-year-old woman. She suffered severe chest injuries and remains in stable condition in an Ottawa hospital.

Ottawa Police need our help with this Ottawa accident

The cause of the accident is unknown and Ottawa police are investigating.  If you have any information that relates to this Ottawa accident, please contact the Ottawa Police.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to accident benefits and insurance compensation.  Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers offer free consultations in your home, where we give you the best free legal advice for a potential personal injury lawsuit, based on the facts surrounding your accident. Typically, most insurance companies will cover expenses such as rehabilitation, lost income, house keeping, caregiver etc…depending on your injuries.

You owe it to yourself to get informed so you can make the right decision and take care of your future.


Thank you Ottawa Police, Ottawa Pathway Program, Right bike and Citizens for Safe Cycling for trying to reduce Ottawa cycling accidents.

Bicycle Accident Lawyer Ottawa

I want to personally thank the Ottawa Police, the Ottawa Pathway Program, Right Bike and the Citizens for Safe Cycling. Yesterday they were involved in a fantastic Ottawa safety initiative. 200 bicycle lights were handed out yesterday to cyclists who did not have proper lighting on their bicycles. This is part of a bicycle safety awareness campaign that had Ottawa Police Traffic enforcement officers  stopping cyclists who do not have the proper lights on their bicycles.  Many volunteers from Citizens for Safe Cycling, Right Bike and the City of Ottawa Pathway Patrol Program provided the  free lights and bells and also went as far as showing cyclists how to install them properly.

Cyclists need to be visible when cycling. Cyclists share the road with other cyclists, drivers and pedestrians. Now that it is getting darker, these safety measures become much more important.

Common causes of Ottawa Cycling Accidents

Did you know that the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) states that all cyclists must have  a working front light and minimum  rear reflector,  as well as a working bell?   The lack of proper lights and bells are the two most common offences Ottawa Police have come across when they have ran enforcement blitzes with a focus on cyclists.  Seems to me, there is an easy fix here.

Do what it takes to avoid an Ottawa bicycle accident

Please, ensure that when you are cycling you have taken all precautions for a safe ride.  We have lost far too many cyclists here in Ottawa to preventable accidents.  On the flip side, to everyone sharing the roads, cyclists, drivers and pedestrians, please be aware that you are sharing the roads and remain in control. Any accident can happen in a split second and can be life-altering.  Ride, drive and walk safely.

 


Ottawa car accident Gladstone and Metcalfe results in personal injury: hip injury and chest injury.

Ottawa Accident Gladstone and Metcalfe

Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth

An Ottawa car accident early this morning resulted in an Ottawa young woman being rushed to a hospital. The Ottawa car accident occurred close to my office at Gladstone Avenue and Metcalfe Street. When the cars hit, they were both sent flying and wound up on the sidewalk on Gladstone, knocking out a utility pole which resulted in a loss of power at the that intersection.  A passenger, a woman in her 20s was freed by Ottawa paramedics and rushed to the Ottawa Hospital; thankfully she is in stable condition. She suffered personal injury, including a hip injury and chest injury. Both drivers were uninjured.

A hip injury is considered to be an orthopaedic injury and often times these injuries do not  heal perfectly.  Often times, after an accident, people who have suffered an orthopaedic injury will continue to suffer complications long after the initial broken bones have healed. When it comes to severe orthopaedic injuries, often times the broken bones will leas to a breakdown in the supporting tissue, which can result in complicated nerve damage that may require other medical treatments such as surgery.  Often times , orthopaedic injuries leave people with long-term damage, health complications, arthritis, and chronic pain to name a few.

If you have been injured in a car accident, it’s important you know your rights and what compensation you may be entitled to . Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for a free consultation so that you are informed and can make the best decision for yourself and your recovery.

If you would like to read about other orthopaedic injury lawsuits  and the amount of compensation associated with these injuries, visit our cases  page.  Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers can tell you that no two personal injury lawsuits are identical; however, there are often similar facts and outcomes.


Ottawa pedestrian accident Dalhousie and George results in serious personal injury.

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers:  Ottawa police need your help.  An Ottawa accident occurred and they are looking for anyone who may have any information. The Ottawa accident occurred early this morning on Dalhousie Street, close to George street.  Sadly, a  27 year old male crossing the street and was hit by a vehicle. He  was rushed  to an Ottawa hospital with serious personal injuries and remains in serious condition. Ottawa Police are  investigating the accident and are asking for anyone with any information to contact the Ottawa Police (613) 236-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (613) 233-8477. I hope for a full recovery for this man.

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers report. The Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer report  is written regularly by Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth.  David Hollingsworth has been an Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer since 1999, dedicated to helping Ontario accident victims with serious personal injuries such as head injury, wrongful deaths  and serious personal injuries. The Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer Blog reports on  eastern Ontario accidents such as Ottawa accidents, personal injury, Ontario accident benefits compensation, insurance in Ontario,  news in Ottawa and events and  news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury . Visit  www.ottawainjury.ca for more information.  

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