Join Ottawa Lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth on CTV Morning Live On Monday!

Ottawa personal injury lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth will be answering viewers’ questions about what happens during your personal injury accident case after the personal injury lawyer is hired.    The segment airs on CTV Morning Live after 9 am on Monday, October 29, 2012.

Get answers to your personal injury questions such as:

  • How long is my Ottawa personal injury case going to take?
  • What is the lawyer doing with my personal injury case during that time?
  • Are there things I can do to enhance my accident case?
  • Are there things I can do to wreck my accident case?
  • What happens if I get better while my case is working its way through the system?
  • Why is my injury lawyer asking me to sign so many forms?
  • What is examination for discovery?
  • What is mediation?
  • When do I get a pre-trial?

Interested viewers can call in, email or Facebook CTV Morning live to get their Ottawa personal injury accident questions answered live on the show.  Let us know if you watch our show!!  Tweet @Ottawalawyers or email [email protected] with your comments or feedback.

Ottawa personal injury lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth represents people in Eastern Ontario who have been injured in serious Ontario accidents.  Her practice has a focus on slip and fall and motor vehicle accidents.  If you have a potential claim you would like to have evaluated by an Ontario personal injury lawyer, please contact us at 613 860-4529.   For qualified callers, we offer a free consultation, either on the telephone or in person.

Our Ottawa personal injury law firm offers contingency fees retainer agreements for serious accident cases.  That means our clients do not pay legal fees if there is no settlement or judgment!  There is no upfront fee for expenses. 

 

 

 

Brenda Hollingsworth on CTV’s Ask the Expert

Have questions about your Ottawa personal injury case?  Watch Ottawa personal injury lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth’s interview with Kurt Stoodley on CTV Momrning Live to find our more about the personal injury process and what to do after an accident.

Ottawa Lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth on CTV Live Segment 1

Ottawa Lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth on CTV Live Segment 2

Ottawa Lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth on CTV Live Segment 3

Watch Brenda live on October 16, 2012 on CTV 2 at 9:30 am for more answers to your personal injury questions.

Driving Anxiety After My Ottawa Car Accident

The screech of tires, the sound of metal hitting metal, the echo of shattering glass, the smell of burnt rubber from hastily braked tires… the aftermath of your Ottawa car accident involves much more than just the physical scars. The memories of a traumatic collision can haunt victims leaving them fearful or even unable to drive. Even being a passenger in a car can cause physical reactions and mental stress. Overcoming accident-related anxiety depends on your ability to recognize the signs, get help, and receive treatment that will allow you to live your life to the fullest once again.

Feeling depressed, lost, and jumpy are all signs of anxiety, as are insomnia, irritability, and flashbacks. When these symptoms are triggered or exacerbated whenever the patient thinks about being in a vehicle or attempts to drive, it’s easy to pinpoint what’s causing the stress. People with driving anxiety may experience a rapid pulse rate along with sweating and trembling at the thought of driving or being in a moving car. To avoid a future filled with fear and public transportation, seeing a qualified neuropsychologist or psychiatrist who can properly assess your disability and help formulate a treatment plan is absolutely essential.

Different kinds of therapy can be effective in treating anxiety disorders:

  • Behavioral therapy focuses on reinforcing positive behaviors and eliminating negative ones in order to achieve a lasting change in behavior.
  • Exposure therapy introduces patients to the source of their anxiety in a controlled, safe manner. The goal is to change the perception of danger that activity holds for the patient. For those with driving anxiety, this could mean driving classes or relaxation techniques.
  • Virtual reality therapy is an emerging technique using virtual imaging devices to expose the patient to relevant stimuli and gauge the subsequent reactions. For example, a movie that emulates a driver’s view of the road could reacclimatize them to the sights and sounds of the road – in a safe and controlled manner.

 

As scary and debilitating as driving anxiety after your Ottawa car accident can initially be, there is help. You can drive again, and without the fear you may be currently experiencing.

An experienced accident lawyer knows how to help you achieve the best outcome after your accident. Reach out to the experienced personal injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth.  In addition to providing legal expertise, we can help connect you with the person in our network of professionals best suited to helping you and your case.  Call our law firm today 613 233-4529.