Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth’s Book “Crash Course: A Savvy Woman’s Guide to Ontario Accident Claims” Helps Women Through the Settlement and Legal Process


May 12, 2009, Ottawa, ON –  Ottawa lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth has authored a new book written to help women protect their legal rights, and those of their loved ones, after injury in a preventable motor vehicle accident.  The book, “Crash Course: A Savvy Woman’s Guide to Ontario Accident Claims”, offers information to the busy mother/ wife/ daughter/ career woman/ homemaker and retiree on how to deal with the aftermath of an accident while also juggling all of the demands in her busy life.  Far from the usual stodgy lawyer- speak, the book is written in language that is plain but never boring.

“When a woman is injured, very often her rehabilitation and compensation are sidelined by the demands on her time that don’t stop just because she is hurting,” says Hollingsworth. “I see injured women every day in my practice who are struggling to meet their family’s needs in the face of pain and disability. Add the impact of the legal process and insurance claims and it quickly becomes a recipe for disaster.”

Nationally thousands of Canadians are injured or killed each year in preventable accidents.  For example, the Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics for 2006 reports that 199,337 Canadians were injured in collisions that year, including 2,889 deaths. The same data indicates that in Ontario, there are 772.3 injuries annually from motor vehicles for each 100,000 drivers. Accident statistics by gender are not available.

In “Crash Course: A Savvy Woman’s Guide to Ontario Accident Claims”, Hollingsworth offers the basic facts about typical insurance claims available after an accident; outlines the steps an accident victim should take to protect her claim; gives tips on how to deal with insurance adjusters; offers insight into how to negotiate a settlement and provides suggestions on how and when to hire a lawyer.  Real life examples from her law practice, and a healthly dose of humour round out this easy read.

“The world of car accident claims is so frustrating – so many doubts and questions, and where do you turn for trusted information and advice?  Brenda Hollingsworth, a very savvy lawyer, has written a valuable and comprehensive guide to car accident claims for savvy women, available as a public service, free of charge.  Amazing!  I am an injury lawyer myself and wish I had written this book.  Get one, and get another for a friend!” says Ches Crosbie, Newfoundland and Labrador Personal Injury Lawyer.

“As a disability lawyer for 29 years, I have seen first hand the impact accidents have on my clients’ lives. As wife and mother of 2 teenagers, I know that women take care of their family first and themselves later. Unfortunately, injuries and disability can prevent you from taking care of the people that matter most in your life.  Brenda Hollingsworth has written a new book called Crash Course: A Savvy Woman’s Guide to Ontario Car Accident Claims to help you and your family through this difficult time. Brenda provides you with a guide to help you be smart and savvy about your car accident claim so you can get back to what matters most in your life,” says Nancy Cavey, Florida Attorney.

Crash Course: A Savvy Woman’s Guide to Ontario Car Accident Claims is the second book in a series written by Hollingsworth and designed to educate the public on issues related to in accident injury cases.  The first book of the series is Injured Victim’s Guide to Fair Compensation.

Crash Course: A Savvy Woman’s Guide to Ontario Car Accident Claims is published by First Choice Books and is available in hardcopy at  As a public service to residents in Ontario, Ms. Hollingsworth will provide a free copy of the book to motor vehicle accident victims or their families for a limited time.  Visit for more information.


About Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth is a personal injury lawyer based in Ottawa and is a founding partner in the law firm of Auger Hollingsworth. Brenda helps clients who have been injured or whose loved ones have died as the result of an accidental injury, a slip and fall, a dangerous or defective product, nursing home abuse or neglect, or a crime. She was a recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award in 2008.

Book Details

Price: $14.95

About the Author: Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda was named an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and took home the Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category. She was also recognized as one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital.” She is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications.

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