The Road to Recovery by Brenda Hollingsworth and Richard Auger (2022)
For too long, the process of resolving a personal injury claim after a serious accident has been a deep, dark secret. It’s only become even more perplexing in recent years, as so-called settlement mill firms have moved into Ontario and started promoting the instant gratification of fast settlements. [...]
Round of Applause!
Best Ottawa Business Awards & Top Choice Award It’s the end-of-the-year awards season and we’re thrilled to share some news with you! The Best Ottawa Business Awards (The BOBs) is an annual award ceremony that celebrates Ottawa's history of innovative, ethical, and profitable businesses, and recognizes its entrepreneurial spirit. For 2021, Auger Hollingsworth [...]
Meet the team!
Who makes Auger Hollingsworth the firm it is? Our people! Here are a few more we’d love you to meet. Kevan Wylie, Lawyer What attracted you to personal injury law? “Relatively early on, I developed a serious interest in pursuing a career as a lawyer. I had an academic interest [...]
Tune in and Ask the Expert (Brenda, that is!)
We’re continuing our Ask the Expert series on CTV going into the new year. Don’t forget to tune into CTV Ottawa on these days to ask Brenda a question and learn a little more about personal injury law. Ask the Expert Wednesday, December 1st 2021 Wednesday, December 22nd 2021 Wednesday, [...]
What Are Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Damages?
In civil lawsuits in Ontario, a claimant may seek various types of damages and it is important to understand the differences between them. Compensatory damages, which are often sought in personal injury cases, are intended to financially compensate a person for injuries caused by the wrongful or negligent act of [...]
Should you sign on the dotted line?
Personal injury claims attract a lot of paperwork – including an exit interview form for medical assessments. But before you sign off and give the assessor a good review, talk to us. Signing off on forms like these make it hard to dispute or argue against what the assessor writes. [...]
Removing the pain from claiming Long-Term Disability.
Having a long-term disability claim denied is a lot like adding insult to injury – especially when short-term disability runs outs. Yet, there are several ways to take the pain out of long-term disability (LTD), starting with how you gather information. According to Auger Hollingsworth co-founder Brenda Hollingsworth, clients can [...]
Putting Money Where Our Brains Are.
Auger Hollingsworth is a long-time supporter of the Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley because of its excellent advocacy and work in getting assistance for rehabilitation and reintegration for brain injury patients. Recently, we donated $1500 to this worthy cause. Learn more about this non-profit at https://biaov.org.
Meet the team!
Who makes Auger Hollingsworth the firm it is? Our people. Here are a few more we’d love you to meet. Rachel Drumm, Law Clerk Did the pandemic affect your work? “I never worked remotely prior to Covid-19. I miss the social aspect of the office although I [...]
Have you used all your rehab funding?
It’s an important question – and not just because it’s about money. In Ontario, the law requires anyone in an active personal injury case to use all their available rehab benefits through private insurance or employee coverage before they can receive funding from an insurance company handling an accidents benefits [...]