Too Injured to Cook? No Worries! Top 4 Healthy Delivery Spots in Ottawa

Spice up your home recovery with these 4 healthy delivery options.

Most food delivery options look pretty similar – usually fried, usually delicious, usually not so good for you! Here are four local options in Ottawa that are reinventing delivery with healthy, local and organic options. And guess what? They’re delicious too! 🙂

1. Eating Well Ottawa

They have organic produce with delivery available to all homes and offices in the Ottawa region. What could be better?! To order from Eating Well Ottawa all you have to do is pick the quantity of food you’ll need for the week, and they handle the rest.

Bonus: Each week is a different variety of produce so you’ll never get bored.

Find out more at eatingwellottawa.ca

2. Scratch Kitchen

Scratch Kitchen is a family-owned and operated business that prepares gourmet frozen meals and delivers them to your home. Scratch Kitchen is known for using loads of locally-sourced and organic ingredients.

Bonus: All their meals are prepared without preservatives and are low in sodium.

Find out more at scratchkitchen.com

3) Red Apron

Red Apron has weekly menus that you can sign up to receive through email. Open your inbox, choose the days of the week you want to order and how much, and then dinner will be prepared.

Bonus: All their menus are based around what foods are fresh and in season.

Find out more at redapron.ca

4) Vegan Cuts

So your meals are covered, but now you ask, “what about some snacks?!” Vegan Cuts is a company based in Ottawa that delivers a different variety of snacks each month. So you get to try all different types of healthy treats, and discover some new favourites along the way.

Find out more at vegancuts.com

Have a favourite delivery service? Let us know! We’d love to share new recommendations with our clients [email protected]

Important Update! Auger Hollingsworth Launches Recovery Mag for Injured Victims

Recovery Magazine
If you’re wondering about getting legal advice, you need this free resource!

Last week Auger Hollingsworth Law Firm launched our own Recovery Mag, a magazine that covers everything you need to know before you get legal advice.
Inside this magazine, you will find information on:

  1.  Auger Hollingsworth and our focus on accident and injury law
  2. The types of cases we handle and past results
  3. Answers to frequently asked questions on personal injury law
  4. What to expect if you become a client and our 13 promises
  5. 10 things we love about being personal injury lawyers
  6. What to look for in a firm
  7. What our clients say – real reviews from real clients!

So stop wondering! Get the information you need to move forward with Recovery Mag. Order your copy here.

Ready to take the next step? Call our offices today at 613-233-4529 to book a free consultation with one of the personal injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth.

Injured? Don’t wonder if you need a lawyer. Ask!

 

A lot of injured people come into my office for a free consultation and tell me they had been pondering calling in for months before finally making the decision to call. All that wondering …why not act?

If you are injured and have been thinking about speaking to a lawyer, take the step, stop worrying, and get the information you need today.

Our personal injury team is highly experienced and can usually tell you right on the phone whether you should come into our offices to talk to us. The initial consultation is free. The worst thing that can happen is that you find out you don’t have a case.

When it comes to injury claims, time is of the essence. Get the information you need right away. Don’t miss important deadlines!

Why Get a Free Consultation?

Knowledge really is power. It is our personal mission to level the playing field between accident victims and insurance companies. We believe that you can maximize your financial recovery if you start with a good understanding of the personal injury process. The more you know, the less likely it is that an insurance company can take advantage of you.

After the consultation, if we agree to work together, then there will be no more:

  • worrying if you are making a mistake in your case;
  • wondering if the insurance company is treating you fairly;
  • dealing with the insurance adjuster; or
  • tracking down your records.

You don’t have to deal with the insurance companies alone, we are here to help! 

If you’re injured, don’t wonder if you need a personal injury lawyer, call us today at 613-233-4529 to ask about our free, no-obligation consultations. 

 

 

4 Key Skills for Bike Safety

Tips for Teaching Your Kids How to Stay Safe on the Road

You are the key to your child’s bike safety. Make sure your children are properly trained and skilled enough to handle a bicycle before giving them free reign of the road. Here are 4 key skills that they need to learn.

1) Riding in a Straight Line: This seems like common-sense, but too often children are allowed to ride on streets before they have the ability to ride in a straight line. Take your child to a park or empty parking lot and have him or her practice riding on the striped parking lines.

2) Turning: This skill can be very difficult for beginner cyclists to master. Without this skill, children risk losing control on a turn and sustaining an injury. To really master this skill, bring your child out to practice riding “figure eights”. As turning skills improve, have him or her ride in smaller and tighter formations that will closely resemble turning out of an emergency situation.

3) Looking Back Without Swerving: Once your child possesses basic cycling skills, it is time to teach more advanced riding maneuvers. Cyclists must practice looking behind their bicycles before making left turns. To practice this, take your child to an empty parking lot or park and have him or her ride past you. As they do so, either hold up your hand or hold it behind your back. Shout “look!” and have your child look back and tell you if they saw your hand up.

4) Braking Control: To practice proper braking draw a line on your driveway and have your child practice driving towards the line and braking right in front of it. Make sure your child brakes in a fluid manner, as sudden braking can lead to skidding.

Learning basic biking skills isn’t always enough. Teach your child about 10 Bike Laws You Need to Know. The best way to keep safe on the road is by following the rules!

If you were injured as a cyclists, get the information you need to receive the compensation you deserve ordering our book Spinning Out of Control: The Ontario Bicycle Accident Handbook. In this book, learn about safety tips; the legal and insurance issues that surround cycling in Ontario; and how to make an insurance claim if you have been badly injured

10 Bicycle Laws You Need to Know!

Bicycles are considered vehicles and are therefore subject to Ontario traffic law. Understanding bicycle laws, and thinking of your bicycle as a vehicle will help you to avoid an accident.

Here are some facts you need to know:

  1. Bicycles must stop for red lights and stop signs.
  2. Cyclists must always signal when turning.
  3. Cyclists must stop for school buses, streetcars, pedestrians and crosswalks.
  4. Bicycles must have a white front light and a red rear light half an hour before sunset and after sunrise.
  5. Bikes must have white reflector tape on the front forks and reflective tape on the rear forks.
  6. Your bike must have a bell or a horn as well as at least one brake system on the rear wheel.
  7. Bikes made for one are not allowed to carry passengers. That means no one is allowed to be sitting on your handlebars!
  8. All cyclists under the age of 18 must wear a bicycle helmet. Parents and guardians shall not knowingly permit cyclists under 16 to ride without a helmet.
  9. You must be able to have both hands on your handlebars. This means no carrying purses, packages or groceries if they prevent you from having both hands on your bike.
  10. You’re not allowed to ride your bike on the sidewalk or curb. As a vehicle, you have to make sure to stick to the road or designated cycling paths.

Learn more about my tips for cyclists in my Ask the Expert segment on CTV Ottawa Morning Live with Lianne Liang – “How do I keep my children safe during bicycle season?”

If you were injured as a cyclists, get the information you need to receive the compensation you deserve ordering our book Spinning Out of Control: The Ontario Bicycle Accident Handbook. In this book, learn about safety tips; the legal and insurance issues that surround cycling in Ontario; and how to make an insurance claim if you have been badly injured.

Personal Injury Pro Tip: Get Clear Umbrellas for Your Kids!

It probably comes as no surprise that a high majority of my clients in pedestrian accidents get injured during periods of high rain or snow. The first thing we think about when we see a rainy forecast ahead is reaching for that umbrella, but did you know that the type of umbrella you choose can play a role in your safety?

Whether you are a pedestrian crossing the road, or a driver dashing through the parking lot to get to your vehicle, being able to see the traffic ahead of you can mean the difference between reaching your destination and ending up in the hospital. One key way to avoid this problem is by using any means necessary to increase your visibility.

The type of umbrella you choose may not seem like a big deal, but when you think about it, what is the first thing you do when you go out in the rain? Most likely, you pull your umbrella close to you to cover as much of you as possible. I haven’t seen one person yet keep their umbrella up high for the sake of visibility.

As a personal injury lawyer, I recommend that you seriously consider purchasing clear umbrellas for your family. They are extremely practical when it comes to seeing what is ahead of you and currently quite stylish!

Learn more about my tips for pedestrians in my Ask the Expert segment on CTV Ottawa Morning Live with Lianne Liang – “How Can I Stay Safe as a Pedestrian in Ontario?“

If you were injured as a pedestrian, get the information you need to receive the compensation you deserve ordering our Injured Victim’s Guide to Fair Compensation.