Our Injury Lawyers have been recognized as Ottawa’s Top Injury Law Firm.

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Our Ottawa injury lawyers are very proud of the work we do and the ways we help people. We are excellent at what we do and have a great track record of helping people in Ontario who have been seriously injured in an accident.  We regularly receive feedback from our clients and their families thanking us for our help and support .  This is feedback we value.  Often times we are also recognized in our community for helping others or supporting charities and events.  Another type of recognition we receive is when our clients and community nominate us for an award.  For the past 2 years we have  been nominated for and won the “Top Injury Law Firm in Ottawa” and we have been nominated again.  We are thrilled that we receive this type of recognition each year.

How can you nominate our Ottawa Injury Lawyers?

Each year, the Top Choice Award conducts a survey that allows  people  to choose the Top Choice Award winners in Ottawa. The survey is designed to provide anonymous feedback to the organization with a goal of determining the top businesses in each city.  Each nomination is screened to ensure it is a reputable and trustworthy business. The nomination process is also a way to thank  those who proudly serve you and the Ottawa community each and every day.

Vote for us as Ottawa Top Injury Law Firm

We are hoping we can count on your support again this year. Please vote for us as your Top Ottawa Injury Law  Firm for 2016.  Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers would be honored once again to serve you and our community. Since 1999, our Ottawa injury lawyers have prided themselves on a high success rate and working in the Ottawa community. David Hollingsworth was born and raised in Ottawa and more than considers Ottawa home.  Please consider taking a moment and casting your vote.

Thank you for your continued support. Our Ottawa injury law firm has become one of the top Ottawa injury Law firms in all of eastern Ontario  with your support.

 


Does the Highway Traffic Act apply to private property?

Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth….Can you be fined for failing to stop in a private parking lot? Can you be fined for speeding in a private parking lot ? What happens when there is an accident on private property? Should the police be contacted? Should a police report be made?

If this parking lot was in Ontario,  the rules of the road don’t apply on private property.  The  Ontario Highway Traffic Act cannot be enforced  on private property such as parking lots.  In Ontario, motorists are still required under the Highway Traffic Act to report collisions involving personal injury, or having property damage exceeding $1000, or if there is a dangerous condition resulting from the accident.  (eg. a broken gas line) under Section 199 of the HTA .

For insurance purposes, the IBC (Insurance Bureau of Canada has specific rules and guidelines when it comes to “Rules for Automobiles in Parking Lots”  ( O. Reg. 276/90, s. 16.) Insurance companies use the Fault Determination Rules to determine fault. What this means is that you may not be “at-fault” according to police; however depending on the nature of the accident on private property, you may be 50% responsible for insurance purposes.

Regardless of whether you are on private or public property, it’s important to obey all rules of the road for safety purposes. If you have a question regarding your accident on private property, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to provide you with the information you need.

 


“Thank you very much for advocating on my behalf” . An Ottawa injury lawyer review from a personal injury client.

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We are so lucky to be able to be in a profession where we are able to help make people’s lives better. Most of our clients have had traumatic accidents in their lives and we are able to help them rebuild their lives following their accident.  Often times, it is not just our clients that we are taking care of, it’s also their family.  A family can be hugely impacted by an injury and family members also need support and compensation.

This week Denis Alisic, one of our  Ottawa personal injury lawyers received this email:

“Thank you very much for advocating on my behalf. During the past 2 years I have come to appreciate your amazing work and what you and your colleagues do to help people during a very vulnerable time in their lives. “

GC, Ottawa

Here is another testimonial from a personal injury client:

“I would like to say thank you ! You have an incredible team of professionals working along your side who provided help, support and advised me when I needed it most.”

CC, Ottawa

We work tirelessly for our clients and we know the difference we can make in their lives.  It’s what motivates us to help in every way we can and fight for maximum compensation for our clients. We understand, we care, we’re here to help and our track record proves it.

David Hollingsworth and our Ottawa personal injury lawyers are here for you. We love to hear from you.  The feedback we receive motivates us to continue striving for the very best for the families we work with .

If we have helped you in the past, we would love to hear from you.  Please provide our Ottawa personal injury lawyers with feedback and help us serve the Ottawa community as best as possible. We would really appreciate it. Email or call us and we would love to chat.

 


Ottawa injury lawyer David Hollingsworth shares client feedback and reviews.

Best Ottawa Injury Lawyer reviews

We often get emails from clients when we settle their cases.  Here is one that I just received and thought I would share. It is always our pleasure to help and we feel very blessed that we are in a position to truly help people and make a difference in their lives.

“Good evening, David.

I just wanted to thank you for all you did for us. We are so pleased with  the total amounts of the cheques you left for us. You fought a good fight and the relief that both ****** and I feel at the present moment is hard to put into words.  I’m sorry if I proved to be such a challenge in all this. I’m taking *****  for a little trip to the States for her birthday this year. We’ll raise a glass to you. To you and to your team who played such a vital part in this journey of recovery and returning to near-normal.”

Again, many thanks. From both of us. Most sincerely,

PP , Orleans, ON

Here is another testimonial from one of our Ottawa personal injury clients this week:

“Again, thank you very much for advocating on my behalf. During the past 2 years I have come to appreciate the amazing work you and your colleagues do to help people during a very vulnerable time in their lives”.

GC, Ottawa Ontario

Here is another testimonial :

“I knew when I met David that he would be the one; the right one.  I can honestly say I’ve never made a better choice.  Thank you for everything you have done and given me and my children”.

BB, Ottawa, ON

Our personal injury lawyers , law clerks and accident benefit specialists are truly proud of what we do together to help our clients. We hope we have the opportunity to help you in some way.

 

 

 

 

 


Steps Ontario personal injury lawsuits :What is an examination for discovery ?

Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth www.ottawainjury.ca  Steps of an Ontario Personal Injury Lawsuit : Examination for Discovery

What is an Examination for Discovery in an Ontario personal injury lawsuit?    An examination for discovery is a very important step of an Ontario personal injury lawsuit.  It allows for questions to be asked under oath. It also allows both sides to share documents that relate to the Ontario personal injury lawsuit. All parties in an Ontario law suit have an obligation to list and give copies of all documents that are relevant to the Ontario personal injury law suit in a sworn affidavit. This is often the time when additional evidence will surface. This is also the stage in an Ontario personal injury lawsuit when the insurance company will be able to ask the accident victim questions.  Not to worry, your Ontario personal injury lawyer will be there to ensure that all the questions being asked are fair. Your Ontario personal injury lawyer will also prepare you for an examination for discovery ahead of time so you know what to expect. A court reporter will also be present to record the examination for discovery.

Sometimes in an examination for discovery, a question may be asked and the witness does not know the answer. Often times the Ontario personal injury lawyer and the lawyer for the insurance company will agree that the question can be answered later in writing as an undertaking.  Your Ontario personal injury lawyer will help prepare the undertaking and assist you in answering any undertakings.

An examination for discovery often “gets all the cards out on the table”.  The examination for discovery gives both sides a clear picture of all the facts in the Ontario personal injury law suit and allows for better communication and better chances of settling the Ontario personal injury lawsuit before it goes to court.

If you have any questions at all about your Ontario accident or your Ontario personal injury lawsuit, fell free to contact us.

—-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  www.ottawainjury.ca 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: david@ottawainjury.ca (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  www.ottawainjury.ca 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: david@ottawainjury.ca (613) 978-9549

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Ottawa personal injury lawyers who can help with support and maximum compensation for injury.

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Since 1999, our experienced personal injury lawyers  at www.ottawainjury.ca 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….


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Top 5 Reasons to work with an Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer legal agreement

Firstly, it goes without saying that the best Ottawa personal injury lawyers can not only help you get the compensation you need, they can help take care of you.  They can help you get the medical and specialized treatments you need for your injury.  They understand that your life has been turned upside down and you are in a very stressful situation.  The best Ottawa personal injury lawyers understand that they need to put a plan in place and execute it for you, to allow you to focus on your recovery.  That’s their job- the job of an Ottawa personal injury lawyer. You owe it to yourself to get the help you need…

Out of the vast amount of personal injury claims made every day, there are several general reasons behind the claims.  No one case is the same, but certain circumstances will often be familiar to your Ottawa personal injury lawyer.  Choosing a lawyer who is experienced in dealing with these more common personal injuries is a smart move.  They will be better able to argue your case with the insurance companies because they are used to your sort of case.

  1. Ottawa personal injury lawyer: Car Accidents

    When you get into a car accident that is not your fault, the results can be frustrating.  Personal injury can put you out of work for days, or even months, adding further economic distress to your woes.  If someone is driving negligently and hits you or your car, they are at fault for the accident, and they are responsible for paying your damages.  An experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer will stand beside you during your case and help prove the other driver’s negligence as well as the extent of your damages.  Although you may end up living with the injuries you received in the accident, you can be properly compensated for your pain and mental anguish.

  2. Slip and Fall Accidents-

    Top Ottawa Personal Injury lawyers can help you get compensation when you slip or fall on private property or a business property.  You may not think it, but slip and fall accidents often result in very serious personal injury. Often times, these injuries last for years and require serious rehabilitation and compensation

  3. Workplace Accident/Illness –

    Any Ottawa personal injury lawyer can tell you that your workplace can be dangerous.  Injuries sustained at work often stem from negligence on the part of your employer.  If proper safety protocol was not being practiced by every employee, or if being around certain chemicals led to a potentially deadly illness like cancer, asbestos, or mesothelioma, you are entitled to just compensation for your damages.  Your lawyer can work with both your company and the insurance company to ensure that you get what you deserve.

  4. Medical Malpractice –

    We all go to doctors to get better, but doctors are fallible and as a result, they can sometimes mess up big time.  When the negligence of your doctor, dentist, surgeon, or anesthesiologist results in personal injury, your Ottawa personal injury lawyer can help.  Recovery from medical malpractice is physical, but also psychological.   When you instill trust into your medical caregiver and they are negligent, it is not uncommon to feel vulnerable and anxious.  An Ottawa personal injury lawyer can assist in recovering compensation for physical and psychological damages due to your injury.

  5. Defective Products –

    Companies are liable for making their products safe for general use.  If you have sustained injury from a faulty product, the company is liable for your damages.  Hiring an Ottawa personal injury lawyer can ensure that the company compensates you for the injury that resulted from their negligence.

  6. Intentional Injury

    Classified under this category would, first and foremost, be charges of assault.  If someone intentionally strikes you, that is assault, and they are liable for any damage that they may cause.  If a store wrongfully holds you for shoplifting, they also can be charged with intentional injury.  Your basic rights are being violated when you are held against your will with no just cause, and the store would be at fault for holding you.  Your Ottawa personal injury lawyer will be able to tell you if your issue merits taking the store, or someone who has purposefully assaulted you, to trial.