Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth… I strongly urge everyone, children and adults to wear a helmet. It really could save your life. I meet daily with people involved in accidents and in some cases they are severely injured, but alive thanks to a helmet. Please celebrate Helmet Day tomorrow by purchasing a new helmet. 46 Ontario retailers across the region have agreed to participate in this event. The following locations are offering discounts tomorrow. Simply visit a participating store and purchase your helmet for helmet day discount,
This event is for everyone (children, youth, adults, and seniors) and all kinds of helmets will be available., whether you bike, rollerblade, skateboard, ski, or play hockey.
The following retailers are supporting this very important initiative and are offering discounts:
Store: Top of the World Location: 158 Rideau Street Discount: 15% off all Helmets and Safety Gear (Knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards)
Store: Antique Skate Location: 9 Florence Street Discount: 15% off all skateboard helmets and equipment
Store: Bushtukah Locations (2 locations): 5607 Hazeldean Road, 203 Richmond Road Discount: 25% off in stock helmets, customer must mention that it is Helmet Day
Store: The Cyclery Location: 115 Bank Street Discount: 20% off all Helmets and Safety Equipment (Bells, Lights, and Reflective Tape)
Store: Dinardo’s Skis & Wheels Location: 44 Northside Road Discount: Will pay the taxes on all helmets purchased on Helmet Day
Store: Euro Sports Location: 13 Bullman Street Discount: 25% off all helmets
Store: Joe Mamma Location: 767 Bank Street Discount: 25% off all helmets in stock
Store: Foster’s Sports Centre Location: 305 Bank Street Discount: 15% off all helmets
Store: Fresh Air Experience Location:1291 Wellington Street Discount: 15% off all helmets
Store: Full Cycle Location: 401 Saint Laurent Boulevard Discount: 15% off in stock helmets, customer must mention that it is Helmet Day
Store: Kunstadt Locations (3 locations): 680 Bank Street, 1583 Bank Street, 463 Hazeldea Discount: 30% of all helmets
Store: Lacroix Source for Sports Location: 2062 St. Joseph Blvd Discount: 20% discount on all hockey helmets
Store: McCranks Location: 889 Bank Street Discount: 10% off all in-store helmets
Store: Mountain Equipment Coop Location: 366 Richmond Road Discount: 10% off all in-store helmets
Store: On Deck Skateboard Shop Location: 141 Bentley Avenue Discount: 15% off all helmets
Store: Orleans Cycles Location: 2404 St.Joseph Boulevard Discount: 10% off all in-store helmets
Store: Pecco’s Location (2 locations): 86 Murray Street, 85 Du Portage (Gatineau, QC) Discount: 25% off all helmets
Store: Phat Moose Cycles Location: 98 Hawthorne Avenue Discount: 15% off all helmets
Store: Rebec and Kroes Location: 2679 Alta Vista Drive Discount: 10% off all in-store helmets
Store: Sport Chek Location (12 locations): Ottawa: Kanata Centrum: 785 Kanata Av, Merivale Mall : 1642 Merivale Rd, Place D’Orléans: 110 Place D’Orleans Dr, Riocan Marketplace: 125 Riocan Av, St.Laurent: 1200 St Laurent Blvd, Surrounding Areas: Belleville, ON: 390 North Front Street #200, Cobourg, ON: 1111 Elgin Street West , Cornwall, ON: 501 Tollgate W, Lindsay, ON: 401 Kent Street West, Kingston, ON: 945 Gardiners Road, Pembroke, ON: 1100 Pembroke Street East #503
Peterborough, ON: 645 Lansdowne Street West Discount: 20% off last ticketed price on all bike helmets
Store: Sportek Location: 1020 Pleasant Park Road Discount: 20% off helmets if customer mentions “Helmet Day”
Store: Sports Experts Location: 100 Bayshore Drive, 4338 Innes Road, 50 Rideau Street , 1226 Saint Laurent Boulevard Discount: 25% off all regular priced helmet
Store: Tall Tree Cycles Location: 255 Richmond Road Discount: 20 % off all helmets
Store: Tommy and Lefebvre Location: 464 Bank Street, 250 Centrum Boulevard
499 Terry Fox Drive , 2525 Lancaster Road, 3777 Strandherd Discount: 20% off any Helmet purchase or a BUY one receive the second helmet FREE (equal or lesser value)
Please , please , please take care of your head and brain. A brain injury and head injury can happen to anyone and can change your life forever. Be a good role model for your children and strap a helmet on !
Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth www.ottawainjury.ca Hopefully that gorgeous warm Ottawa weather we had last week will be back very soon. When the warm weather comes back so will the many children on their bicycles. It’s important to remember that these little ones haven’t formally been taught the “rules of the road”. I have a few reminders here for you to read and discuss with your child. I also wanted to remind us all to slow down when approaching these little guys on back. some of them are just learning to drive a bicycle and could veer off the sidewalk at any time. Some cyclists are also just learning the rules when it comes to sharing the road. Please be patient and extra cautious…Enjoy this upcoming spring Ottawa !
Child Cycling Safety :
–Always obey all street signs and signals.
-Always walk your bicycle while crossing the street.
-Cross the street at the corners only
-Do not drive a bicycle after dark or in dangerous weather.
-Check carefully..STOP and look to the left, to the right and then the left again before entering traffic
-Use the right-hand side of the road, and ride in the same direction as traffic. don’t double up with your friend. —Ride your bicycle single file.
-Use bicycle safety hand signals.
-Always wear bright coloured clothing and reflective clothing and accessories so cars can see you.
-Always wear a helmet and make sure it fits well.
Most of all use common safe and cycle safely !
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Ontario Bicycle Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Cycling Safety
Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyer, Cycling Accidents Ottawa .We all want to be out on our bicycles cycling around Ottawa. There is much to see and do and getting out on a bicycle is one of the best ways of seeing our city. Of course, it is part of a healthy lifestyle, but bicycling also helps the environment. It’s important, as a cyclist in Ottawa, to be always be aware of your surroundings. Make sure your are visible and take all necessary safety precautions. As an Ottawa bicycle accident lawyer, I meet regularly with people involved in bicycle accidents who suffer very serious personal injury such as brain injury, head injury and broken bones.
In 2009, according to Transport Canada, there were a total of 41 bicycle accident fatalities, and 435 serious personal injuries related to bicycle accidents. The Canada Safety Council recommends for all bicyclists to wear an approved bicycle helmet, which can prevent up to 88 % of brain injuries. Simply put: A bicycle helmet can save your life, so why wouldn’t you wear one? There are many bicycle safety measures you can take to help keep yourself and your children safe:
1. Always wear a helmet.
2. Pay attention and avoid distractions.
3. Obey the laws and road safety rules. Cyclists have the same rights and duties as other drivers and need to follow the same traffic laws.
4. Be predictable — ride in a straight line, don’t swerve over sewers or bumps in the road, this will increase your chances of a collision with a vehicle.
5. Properly signal all turns and check behind you before completing a turn or changing lanes.
6. Come to a complete stop at stop signs and red lights.
7. Stay visible. Be careful around parked cars and ride where drivers can see you.
8. Use lights at night and wear bright colored clothing.
9. Be alert -Try to watch for the next move of drivers, pedestrians and other cyclists.
10. Watch for debris, potholes, grates or any road obstacles.
11. Make sure your bicycle is in good working order. Make sure your tires don’t need air, brakes must work, chains should run smoothly, and quick release wheel levers must be closed.
As a driver, there are many steps you can take to avoid a bicycle accident
1. Respect cyclists’ right to share the road and responsibilities as motorists.
2. Obey the speed limits.
3. Come to a complete stop at stop signs and red lights.
4. Do shoulder checks, and always check blind spots for cyclist.
5. Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and bicycles.
6. Yield to pedestrians and cyclists in crossways.
7. If you plan to turn right or pull into a parking space shortly ahead of a bicycle in front of you, do not pass. Allow the cyclist to pass first.
8. Signal all turns and lane changes well 30 in advance.
10. Only pass cyclists when it is safe to do so.
These cycling safety tips may seem basic but serve as a great reminder to us all. Ottawa is a wonderful city to cycle in, let’s keep it safe ! We all need to focus more on cycling safety. There are far too many very serious head injuries and other very serious personal injuries in Ottawa each year as the result of an Ottawa bicycle accidents. As one of the top Ottawa bicycle accident lawyers, I encourage everyone to have a safe and accident free summer.
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ?
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (“CFS”) is a real disorder affecting hundreds of thousands of people in North America. We have our fair share of chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers here in Ottawa as well. Often the syndrome can present itself to a victim after an accident or injury. The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is not perfectly understood, though the World Health Organization classifies it as a Disease of the Nervous System. Secondary to an accident, clients will often describe to their injury lawyer levels of fatigue they are experiencing. It is important for a person to also consult with their medical team to ensure that they are receiving the best attention possible to ensure for the best possible health. Your injury lawyer can help you with your recovery to ensure that you do not lose out on what accident benefits you may be rightfully entitled to. The classification of CFS will involve several factors. Notably, a classification of CFS will entail (1) ruling out other conditions that you may suffer from and (2) it must be shown to be otherwise unexplained, relapsing fatigue that is new (i.e. you have not had this condition all your life, it is not predated fatigue); (3) that the fatigue is not the result of ongoing exertion; (4) that the fatigue is not relieved by rest; (5) and that the condition results in substantial decreases in your levels of occupational, social, educational, or personal activities.
Furthermore, to prove Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the patient must exhibit at least four of the following enumerated symptoms, which must persist for at least six months: (1) Difficulty with memory or concentration; (2) Sore throat; (3) Tender cervical (neck area) or axillary (underarm area) nodes; (4) Sleeping but not feeling rested; (5) Arthralgias (pain along the nerve of the joint) – no redness or swelling; (6) Headaches; (7) Muscle pain; (8) Post-exertional malaise, lasting more than one day. Our Ottawa injury lawyers work closely with medical professionals who specialize in chronic fatigue syndrome. We understand how difficult life can be living with this syndrome and are here to help.