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  • Brenda and her staff have been there with legal advice from beginning to end. They are fast and efficient in all areas of the claim. I would most certainly recommend this firm to anyone that needs their services after an accident.

    Linda Bimm, Motor Vehicle Accident Client
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    Auger Hollingsworth’s Personal Injury Lawyers have 4 Offices to Serve You!

    The personal injury lawyers at Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth Accident & Injury Lawyers are delighted to announce that we now have four personal injury law offices in the Ottawa-area to better serve our clients.  These are fully staffed offices with lawyers and other legal professionals ready to serve you at a time and location convenient to YOU.

    All of our personal injury law offices have free on-site parking.

    Need help with your motor vehicle collision case, your slip or trip or fall or a disability denial?  Let our team of excellent personal injury lawyers help you.

    • West End Ottawa / Nepean:  1443 Woodroffe Avenue, K2G 1W1

    The Woodroffe office is our mailing address.  It is south of Baseline, north of the Nepean Sportsplex on the East side of Woodroffe.  This is a barrier-free office.

    • Kanata / Stittsville: 737 Silver Seven Road, unit 10, K2V 0H3

    The Kanata / Stittsville office is at the Terry Fox exit off the 417.  It is directly across the street from Costco.  It is brand new and barrier-free.

    • Ottawa East: 2540 Lancaster Road, unit 1, K1B 4S5

    The Ottawa East office is close to the Museum of Science and Technology, at Lancaster and St. Laurent.  This office is barrier-free.

    • Downtown Ottawa: 304 O’Connor Street, K2P 1V7

    The Downtown office is just north of the 417, near Waverley.  The office is on the west side of the street.  There are three steps to enter this 100-year-old building.

    All offices are served by a single telephone number 613-233-4529.  As always, we will continue to come to our clients’ homes or hospital rooms as requested.

    How can I claim Ontario no-fault benefits in a motor vehicle accident?

    The Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Brenda Hollingsworth’s office are often asked about Ontario no-fault benefits and how they can be applied for after a motor vehicle accident.

    The best way for you to get an answer that applies to you specifically is to contact us directly by calling 613-860-4529.  The Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Brenda Hollingsworth’s office can help you reach your insurance company and get the needed forms sent to you.

    Victims of motor vehicle accidents often get confused about Ontario no-fault benefits because they can be called by various names:  accident benefits, statutory accident benefits, ABs, SABS…. However, these different names all mean the same thing. Everyone has Ontario no-fault benefits through their own car insurance. You can apply for them by contacting your insurance provider and reporting the accident. The insurance company will then send you an accident benefit application form.

    However, even if you do not have insurance, because you do not own a car, you are still able to claim Ontario no-fault benefits.  Contact our office and we will help you determine whose insurer will provide you with accident benefits. 

    Lianne Laing and Brenda Hollingsworth speak about what Ontario no-fault benefits are and the process to claim them on CTV Morning Live.

    If you have questions about Ontario no-fault benefits that you are entitled to and the steps to take to claim them call Brenda Hollingsworth Personal Injury Lawyers at 613-860-4529 to learn your rights.

    Ontario limitation periods. How long do I have to file my Ontario personal injury lawsuit?

    The Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Brenda Hollingsworth’s office are often asked about Ontario limitation periods. Victims of personal injury want to know how long they have to file a claim for their Ontario accident.

    The best way to get an answer specific to your case is to call us at 613-860-4529. Brenda Hollingsworth Personal Injury Lawyers can tell you who you need to notify after your accident and how long you have to do so.

    Majority of adults have two years to start the process of a lawsuit after their motor vehicle accident or slip and fall accident in Ontario. When children are injured in an accident the time restraints are usually longer. However, when giving notice of a potential claim the window for notification is much shorter. These time restraints are what we call limitation periods.

    Lianne Laing and Brenda Hollingsworth cover this topic and answer a caller’s question about Ontario limitation periods for her slip and fall accident on municipal property during CTV Morning Live.

    If you have questions after your Ontario motor vehicle accident or slip and fall accident call Brenda Hollingsworth Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation at 613-860-4529. We can advise you on the next step to take to file your claim and make sure you have filed all appropriate notifications within the Ontario limitation period.

    In an Eastern Ontario motor vehicle accident how am I compensated if I need to be retrained for work?

    If you are a victim of an Eastern Ontario motor vehicle accident and you are left unable to perform your work duties, you may need retraining or modified tasks in your job.  Any time your livelihood is impacted by an accident, you should look to a personal injury lawyer for advice. The Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Brenda Hollingsworth’s office often get asked what compensation accident victims have when they cannot return to work.

    After an Eastern Ontario personal injury where retraining is required, you may have funding under the Ottawa no-fault benefits.  These benefits are also called SABS, ABs or Statutory Accident Benefits.   Retraining can involve working with a vocational rehabilitation therapist, an occupational therapist and several other health care professionals.

    When your career is jeopardized and results in a loss of income,  you may also be able to claim the loss of income in a law suit against the at-fault driver, provided that you can provide adequate proof of the loss and job path.  An experienced personal injury lawyer knows how to build the income loss portion of your case.

    Kurt Stoodley and Brenda Hollingsworth talk about income loss and Ontario accident compensation when a victim needs retraining for work.

    For more information you can also request a copy of our book Injured Victim’s Guide to Fair Compensation.

    If you have been left unable to perform work duties due to an Eastern Ontario motor vehicle accident and want to have your case evaluated by a personal injury lawyer contact the Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Brenda Hollingsworth’s office at 613-860-4529 for a free consultation.

     

     

    6 steps you need to follow after you have been in an Eastern Ontario motor vehicle accident.

    Follow these 6  steps after your Eastern Ontario motor vehicle accident and you will significantly improve your case.

    As a victim of an Eastern Ontario motor vehicle accident you can be overwhelmed with the situation unfolding in front of you, and figuring out what you need to do next.  The Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Brenda Hollingsworth’s office often hear about accident victims not knowing the proper steps to take at the scene of the collision. Knowing these steps help clients move their case forward by providing supporting evidence for their claim.

    To best support your case follow the 6 steps below to ease your path towards the compensation you deserve.

    At The Scene

     

    1. Call the police to the scene because you need a police report.
    2. See a doctor as soon as possible, preferably in the same day.
    3. Try and obtain eyewitness names and contact info.

    During the case

     

    1. Keep going to the doctor and talking about your symptoms.
    2. Follow the doctor’s recommendations.
    3. Keep track of your injuries and how they are improving/ not improving

    Watch as Lianne Laing and Brenda Hollingsworth talk about what to do after your Eastern Ontario accident on scene and during your case on CTV Morning Live.  These steps will make the process easier on you while supporting your side of the claim.

    If you have been injured in an Eastern Ontario motor vehicle accident call Brenda Hollingsworth Personal Injury Lawyers at 613-860-4529 to learn your rights and your next step towards compensation.

     

     

     

    As a cyclist, how am I compensated for my bicycle loss in a motor vehicle-cyclist accident?

    As a cycling and fitness enthusiast I know all too well how much a well-maintained bike can cost annually, especially if it is used as a main mode of transportation.

    A  common question is, “ In the event of a motor vehicle – cyclist accident can I claim the expense of my bike if it a complete write off?”

    This was a topic question I was asked on CTV’s Ask The Expert. When it comes to bicycle claims it is a tricky area and your best bet is to contact an Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer. There are a lot of small details and fine print that a lawyer can sort through the average person does not have time for.

    A good resource to start with is our Compensation After An Ottawa Bike Accident article. You can also read our article 5 Factors That Affect The Value Of Your Ontario Accident Case and our book Spinning Out Of Control.

    If you are a cyclist and have been in an accident involving a motor vehicle you can contact Brenda Hollingsworth to have her help explain your rights and tell you if you have a claim.  Not only can you get advice on the status of your bike that has been damaged, you can receive advice on personal injuries you may have obtained and the steps to take to ensure those are correctly handled.

    You can contact Brenda at her office number 613-860-4529.

    Serious motor vehicle-pedestrian accident leaves at 13-year-old Ottawa boy in Hospital.

    June 25, 2013 –  A 13-year-old boy suffered head injuries and is in serious, but stable condition at  a local hospital after being struck by a van near Ogilvie and Montreal   Road. He was crossing the street.

    Paramedics said the boy was conscious on scene and was treated for head trauma and road rash before being transported to the hospital.

    After a pedestrian accident with a possible head injury, what do you do next and what rights do you have? 

    To answer these questions for you, we have compiled some great articles and reading material to help with guide you into the process of learning your rights and steps to take. I have listed them below for you.

    5 Factors That Affect The Value Of Your Claim

    After An Ottawa Car Accident You May Need a Neuropsychologist

    The best thing you can do is contact an Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer.  We know the law and how to get maximum compensation and help.

    If you have suffered an accident like this you can get advice and all your questions answered, with no obligation at all. Brenda Hollingsworth helps families after serious accidents and will visit you personally at home, at the hospital or at our office at a time convenient for you.  You can reach Brenda at  her office  number 613-860-4529.

    Unconscious at the Accident Scene?

    If you have suffered any type of car accident, a recurring quesion by the insurance company and your medical team will be about whether or not you were unconscious at the accident scene.  There are certainly many reasons from a medical standpoint why this is very important to know.

    From a legal perspective,  if you are unconscious at the accident scene, or in a period of time close to the accident, you may qualify for a higher level of accident benefits.

    If you have a Glasgow Coma Scale of 9 or below that is documented by the paramedics or other medical professionals, your accident may be termed “catastrophic”.  People who suffer catastrophic injuries are entitled to a higher level of accident benefits.  Glasgow Coma Scale is also referred to as “GCS”.

    For example, your medical / rehabilitation benefits increase from $50,000 to $1 Million.  Plus, they don’t expire after 10 years.  You will also be entitled to the services of a case manager to co-ordinate your rehabilitation.

    If you or a loved one has suffered a serious accident where you were unconscious at the scene of the accident or shortly after, Brenda will help you access this higher level of funding to facilitate the best recovery possible.

    Call Brenda at 613 860-4529 (office) or 613 851-4529 (cell).  We make home and hospital visits.

    Fatal Car Accident near Carleton Place

    A fatal car accident near Carleton Place on March 28, 2013 at 8:45 pm has claimed two lives.

    The Beckwith Township accident took place on Old Richmond Road near Crooked Side Road.  The collision involved a pick up truck and a small sedan.  Tragically, two occupants of the sedan, both in their very early 20s, died at the scene.

    A 21 year old passenger in the sedan has serious orthopedic injuries as well as head injuries.

    Several of the occupants of the pick up truck are also seriously injured.

    This is a devastating start to the Easter weekend for all families involved.

    What are your options after a serious car accident?

    Everyone involved in this heartbreaking accident near Carleton Place should consult with a personal injury lawyer.   The questions you should ask the lawyer are:

    • Am I entitled to accident benefits and what will they cover?  Most people in Ontario are entitled to coverage for medical and rehabilitation needs and income replacement if they have been injured in a car accident.  This is true regardless of who caused the accident.
    • Do I have a claim for pain and suffering, loss of income and future care costs? Passengers of either vehicle, as well as the driver who is not at fault for the accident, may have a claim against the at fault driver’s insurance company.  An experienced personal injury lawyer can tell you what your rights are and explain the likelihood of success in a claim for compensation.
    • Is there compensation for the families of the young people who died in the accident? There are death benefits, including help with funeral costs,  available through the accident benefits in most situations.  It is also possible to bring a claim for the loss of care, guidance and companionship of your loved one.  A personal injury lawyer can help you determine what your options are. 

    Brenda Hollingsworth helps families after serious tragedies like Thursday’s accident in Carleton Place.  We will come to the hospital or your home to answer your questions, with no obligation at all.  Call Brenda at 613 233-4529 or on her cell at 613 851-4529. 

    Serious Ottawa Car Accident After Winter Storm

    A tragic fatal car accident on the 401 near Prescott killed a 57 year old man this week, according to the Ottawa Citizen.   Early reports indicate that the severe winter weather is to blame for the motor vehicle accident which also injured other people.

     What Happens when Weather Causes an Accident?

    The truth is that weather itself is rarely considered the official cause of a collision, although it is frequently cited as a factor in an Ottawa car accident.  Driver error in light of the weather, improperly cleared roads and / or mechanical malfunction are far more likely to be the true causes  of serious winter Ottawa car accidents.

    What If I am injured in an Ottawa car accident in a snow storm?

    Regardless of who or what caused the Ottawa car accident, you will be able to access the statutory accident benefits.  These are the no fault benefits that are available to virtually everyone after an accident, including drivers, passengers, pedestrians and even those rugged winter cyclists if they have an accident involving a motor vehicle.  The statutory accident benefits also include certain death benefits in the unfortunate situation where the accident is fatal.

    If you are not at fault in the accident, you may also have a claim against the driver who was at fault.  In certain winter situations, there can also be a claim against the government responsible for clearing the roads if road conditions played a part in the accident and if the roads were not cleared to the appropriate standard.

    Speak to an Ottawa personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after a winter storm accident to get the information you need to determine if you have a claim for damages (compensation).  Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers are available at 613 860-4529.  We offer free no-obligation consultations in our convenient barrier-free Ottawa office.  If you prefer to meet by telephone, we offer that option as well.

     

     

     

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