David Hollingsworth featured in Ottawa’s Top Ten Magazine as top Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers

Our very own David Hollingsworth was recently featured in Ottawa’s Top Ten Magazine as one of the go to personal injury lawyers in Ottawa. In case you missed the publication, here was his feature. If you would like a copy of the magazine , contact us and we will mail you a copy free of charge.

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   David Hollingsworth,  Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer is very important. David Hollingsworth and his team understand that when you are seriously injured, your world is turned upside down. The physical and emotional injuries can leave you feeling vulnerable. Since 1999, David and his team have developed a wealth of experience and expertise in the law of personal injury to ensure that you get maximum compensation and top-notch rehabilitative care. They care about you and your family. David Hollingsworth and his team get excellent results and you don’t pay them until you receive financial compensation. They are here to help. 

 

 

“We understand, we care and we’re here to help…”

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Best Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth, works with established Ottawa law firm of 60 + years helping people throughout Ottawa and eastern Ontario get maximum compensation for their injuries and insurance claims.

“We often meet in our clients’ homes. We sit down at the kitchen table and we listen.  It’s important for us to fully understand what our clients and their families are going through. Sometimes we not only need to be listening to our clients’ needs but also the needs of their families. We understand, we care and we’re to help.  Being in an accident can be devastating and can change everyone’s lives.  It’s important to not only make sure our client’s receive maximum compensation, it’s important that we put a proper support and recovery plan in place. Fortunately, we have the experience and resources to access some of Ontario’s top medical and rehabilitative professionals. “                                       -David Hollingsworth

 

While a personal injury settlement does not reverse the effects of an injury, it may help to provide and compensate for the much-needed care and expenses facing the injured party and their families. David provides his personal phone number to ensure that he is available to address the ongoing needs of his clients. No case is too big or small. David and his personal injury team serve the Eastern Ontario region and will travel to you. David Hollingsworth offers free consultations at 613-978-9549 or  www.ottawainjury.ca .

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Ottawa Police aiming to reduce personal injuries by focussing on unsafe lane changes

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Ottawa Police and the City of Ottawa’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) are targetting  Ottawa motorists performing  unsafe lane changes and those who inappropriately use reserved lanes to help keep Ottawa’s roads safe. This will be the focus for April.

Ottawa Accidents and Unsafe Lane changes

Unsafe lane changes caused 1,130  accidents  reported in 2010, resulting in one wrongful death and 111 personal injuries. 

Ottawa Accidents and Ottawa Drivers Driving in Reserved Lanes

In 2010, Ottawa motorists traveling in the reserved transit lanes caused 27 accidents which resulted  in  personal injuries. 

The  Safer Roads Ottawa Program is a partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Public Works Department.  They are all dedicated to preventing or eliminating road deaths and serious personal injuries for all Ottawa people , through culture change, community engagement, and development of a sustainable safe transportation environment. 

I commend them on their efforts and support these amazing initiatives.  Let’s all do whatever we can to help reduce the number of Ottawa accidents and personal injuries.

—-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 David Hollingsworth:What are income replacement benefits ( IRB ) ?

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ontario Injury Lawyers, Income Replacement Benefits..Often times  after suffering a personal injury in a  motor vehicle accident you may not be able to return to work right away. You also may not be able to provide for yourself and your family. Depending on the severity of your personal injuries, you may not be able to work for a few days, maybe a few months or perhaps even longer.  This is very stressful and this is where income replacement benefits comes in.

What are Income Replacement Benefits?

Income Replacement benefits are available to Ontario personal injury victims who were employed or self employed at the time of the motor vehicle accident in Ontario  and who, as a result of the personal injuries sustained in the Ontario accident, “suffer a substantial inability to perform the essential tasks of their employment”. This is the definition that applies for the first 2 years following a car accident in Ontario. 

Following 2 years after an Ontario accident, it changes and becomes much more difficult to qualify for income replacement benefits. To continue to qualify for income replacement benefits, Ontario accident victims must  have “a complete inability to engage in any employment or self-employment for which they are reasonably suited by education, training or experience.”

How much do Ontario accident victims get for Income Replacement Benefits?

The amount of income replacement benefits received depends on a number of different factors such as one’s income before the accident.  As well as whether or not you opted to purchase additional accident benefits.

  • For motor vehicle accidents occurring after September 1, 2010, the amount of the weekly income replacement benefits is based on 70% of your gross weekly income before the accident, subject to the maximum amounts.
  • Under the standard accident benefits limits, the maximum weekly amount payable for the first 2 years following the accident in Ontario is $400 per week
  • No income replacement benefits are payable in the first 7 days following an Ontario accident
  • Optional accident benefits limits increase the maximum weekly amount to $600, $800 or $1,000 per week 

How to apply for income replacement benefits…

In order to receive income replacement benefits,  Ontario accident victims  need to submit a completed 

  • Application for Accident Benefits.
    •  OCF-10  Election of Income Replacement, Non-Earner or Caregiver Benefit
    • OCF-3 Disability Certificate
    • OCF-2 Employer’s Confirmation

    If you have been involved in an Ontario car accident and are unable to work, you most likely qualify for income replacement benefits. It is important that before you fill out the associated accident benefits forms that you contact an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer .  The best Ontario personal injury lawyers not only will help you fill out these forms, they will ensure that it is done in a manner that  gets you maximum benefits support.

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    The  Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ottawa Ontario injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Since 1999, David has been an Ontario personal injury lawyer representing Ontario accident victims who have suffered a personal  injury and the families of accident victims who have 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 question, feel free to call or email david@ottawainjury.ca  (613) 978-9549 

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    Ontario Accident Benefits: Definition Minor Injury Guidelines, Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth

    Ontario Minor Injury Guidelines. Insurance Claims. Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Have you recently been involved in an Ontario car accident and your insurance company has told you that your injury is classified as a “minor injury”? Unfortunately that means you will only receive $3500 in medical rehabilitation benefits available, regardless of whether or not you opted to pay for enhanced Ontario accident benefits.  Insurance companies have also determined that a minor injury does not qualify for housekeeping benefits or attendant care benefits. This causes a lot of problems for many Ontario accident victims, who require these benefits. Not everyone is seriously injured in an accident , so the minor injury guidelines are acceptable to them.  What’s really becoming a crisis situation in the vast majority of people who suffer serious injury in an accident and accept what their insurance company gives them in limited accident benefits, leaving them without enough support and benefits , which generally results in them not recovering. The Minor Injury Guidelines typically includes the following personal injuries resulting from an Ontario motor vehicle accident:

    • Sprains
    • Tears/ partial tears
    • Strains
    • Whiplash (unless there are neurological symptoms)
    • Cuts, contusions, and abrasions
    • Subluxations  (unless it is a complete dislocation of a joint)
    As an experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I urge anyone whose personal injuries have been classified as a minor injury and who feel that their injuries should not be in the minor injury guidelines to consult with an experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer.  They can help you by filing an application for mediation with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario  (FSCO) and ensure you meet the limitation period for making  an application . Experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyers have helped countless numbers of Ontario accident victims not only get diagnosed properly, but get maximum compensation and rehabilitation.  These injuries may affect the rest of your life and you need to ensure that you receive what you need to live your life as best as possible. Don’t sell yourself or your family short ! Consult with  an experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer.

    ———————- The  Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Since 1999, David has been an Ottawa personal injury lawyer representing Ontario accident victims and the families of accident victims who have 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 question, feel free to call or email david@ottawainjury.ca  (613) 978-9549 

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    Ontario motorcycle accidents : Compensation and your rights, Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth

    Ottawa Ontario motorcycle accident lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ottawa bike accident lawyer David Hollingsworth…I came across this information on a related website and found it very valuable. I have changed some of the information to make it relevant to Ontario accident victims. Did you know that one of the most common causes of motorcycle and bike accidents is when a car turns left in front of a motorcycle. Did you know that turning left is one of the most common types of car accidents for motorcyclists, often resulting in serious personal injury. As an experienced Ottawa Ontario personal injury attorney, I have seen similar Ontario motorcycle accidents resulting in serious personal injury for the motorcycle rider occur repeatedly. Often times the driver of the car does not see the motorcyclist.  Motorcyclists simply do not have the same protection and therefore are ususally the ones with the more serious personal injury after the accident.  Hiring the best Ontario accident injury lawyer  after any motorcycle crash or accident resulting in serious personal injury is crucial. The best Ontario personal injury lawyers, are experienced in Ontario motorcycle accident law and know how best to represent you with your insurance compnay to get you maximum compensation after your motorcycle accident.  The best Ontario personal injury lawyers can not only get you financial compensation, they can help get you housekeeping, caregiving, medical expenses, lost time at work, out of  pocket expenses and many other accident benefits you may be entitled to.

    An experienced Ottawa Ontario motorcycle accident attorney can help explain your rights and give you a free consultations to help you get started with your Ontario insurance claim. In any motorcycle accident lawsuit or insurance claim, it is extremely important to document these cases properly, ensuring that evidence is gathered efficiently and completely. Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth and his personal injury team can help with accidents and personal injuries throughout Ontario and if needed will travel to you.

     

     


    Maximum Compensation Ontario Accident Benefits : Ottawa Lawyer David Hollingsworth shares…

    Calculating Accident Benefits Compensation

    What is the maximum amount of Accident Benefits Compensation?

    ACCIDENT BENEFITS SETTLEMENT

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    Experienced injury lawyers in Ottawa and top Ontario personal injury lawyers can help you navigate your insurance claim and calculate your accident benefits. Among other things, you need to consider the type of damages you are entitled to. If the personal injury or the accident you have gone through has made you miss work, then you are most likely entitled to claim your lost wages or compensation, including long-term disability.

    Lost wages, however, are one among a variety of factors that need to be considered in the calculation of your accident benefits settlement. For example, you also need to consider any property damages incurred, family or social expenses, emotional or psychological trauma, as well as any medical expenses incurred due to your physical injury and trauma. A top Ottawa or Ontario personal injury lawyer will have the experience to help you maximize your prospective accident benefits settlement.

    Experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyers have the knowledge, “know-how” and experience to help you calculate the highest amount of accident benefits compensation that you deserve. Your top Ottawa injury lawyer will make sure that you receive as much as possible, with the least amount of hassle. It is not wise for a victim of personal injury to attempt to manage his or her own claim. The potential to lose out on what you deserve is too high. Most important of all, however, is your physical and psychological health, which can be affected by the stress and fatigue of a legal battle on your own. Let an experienced Ottawa injury lawyer help you to get what you rightfully deserve.

    PERCENTAGE OF LIABILITY

    The “computation of settlement” is the percentage of fault. This is another important element of the legal process to consider. Basically, your top Ottawa personal injury lawyer will need to prove that 100% of the accident was caused by the negligence of the other accident victim. In some cases, however, the victim has played some part in the accident and if this is the case, each party is responsible for some percentage of fault. Your top personal injury lawyer will ensure the protection of your interests to safeguard against losing what you deserve.

    NUMBERS

    The fault percentage influences the ultimate “numbers” of the financial settlement. When the percentage of fault is settled, then it is possible to begin computation of the accident benefits settlement. For example, if the amount of damage, including disability, lost wages, and so, amounts to $1000 and the fault of the victim is 30%, then the accident settlement will be $700 (the $300 or the 30% would be deducted from the total damage since it would be deemed to be the fault of the victim). A top Ottawa personal injury lawyer will be able to get you the least amount of fault percentage as possible.

    HOW TO GET THE HELP YOU NEED

    If you have suffered a personal injury as the result of an accident or if you know someone who is, it is best that you consult a personal injury lawyer in Ottawa or a Ontario personal injury lawyer as you are likely entitled to accident benefits that you are not currently receiving. Unfortunately your insurance company may tell you.