North York Personal Injury Lawyers

North York Personal Injury Lawyers

Getting in an accident can make for very stressful times. While your priority should be recovering, it is also important not to delay starting a claim against the at-fault party. Many types of claims have strict timelines which you do not want to miss. Recovering from an injury can bear immense physical, emotional, and financial costs. If the injury was due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation.

Our team always stresses the importance of acting fast! To get a fair settlement from a North York personal injury claim, you need to collect witness testimony while they still remember events, photograph the accident site while it remains intact and collect other timely evidence pieces. Without prompt legal action, it may be challenging to prove negligence, and you may not be able to get full compensation for your injuries.

There is no need to go about your claim alone. Navigation of a personal injury claim can be complex and confusing. Insurance companies will try to defend themselves by building a case against you. You need an experienced North York personal injury lawyer who will fight for your interests.

The lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth are skilled in dealing with insurance companies and helping you build the strongest case possible to maximize your settlement. We know the ins and outs of the personal injury laws and the lawsuit process and never settle for under what is fair.

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury is any physical or mental harm caused directly by someone else’s actions or inactions. Personal injuries of all kinds are severe. You deserve a settlement for your losses to help you recover.

With a wide variety of case laws and moving parts, the personal injury claim process can be complicated to navigate. Our North York personal injury lawyers are always available to guide you through the litigation process and help you maximize your claim.

Types of Personal Injuries we Handle

With personal injury claims, every case is different. When choosing your lawyer, you should pick someone with experience dealing with your specific type of case. At Auger Hollingsworth, we have helped thousands of clients with many different types of injuries from various types of accidents receive a settlement. Here are some examples of the types of claims we have dealt with:

  • Slip and falls
  • Car accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Broken bones
  • Chronic pain
  • Dog bites
  • Pedestrian accident
  • Cyclist accidents

All types of accidents have the potential to severely impact your life physically, emotionally and financially. However, some injuries are classified as “catastrophic impairment” injuries, which are the most serious. These types of injuries have unique rules and can be more complicated.


Proving Liability After an Injury

While it may seem obvious that you were not at fault for your injury, the insurance company will likely try and contest it. They may try to build a case against you, trying to shift the blame onto other parties, including you. Our North York personal injury lawyers are familiar with the insurance companies’ tactics and strategies to defend themselves. If you let Auger Hollingsworth handle your claim, we will help you prove liability which will help you receive the most amount of money possible.

Proving liability is complicated. It involves more than simply establishing what the at-fault party did. You must also be able to prove:

  • The other party owed you a duty of care
  • The other party breached their duty of care to you
  • You suffered injuries as a result of their failure of duty
  • You incurred damages because of your injuries

After your initial consultation with us, we will gather and examine all the evidence available, including witness testimony, photos, your injuries, to prove liability. Occasionally, we will need to ask you for additional information to help prove liability, but our team looks after all the critical legal steps so you can focus on your recovery.

In this second part of a 3-part interview personal injury lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth describes what steps to take after an Ontario motor vehicle accident.

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Are you looking for expert advice after an accident? The smartest step you can take after any accident is to connect with a personal injury lawyer for a FREE consultation.

In Ontario, Canada, Personal injury lawyers Brenda Hollingsworth and Richard Auger with their team of experienced lawyers offer FREE, no-pressure, advice about your rights and entitlements when you have been hurt.

For more information on whether you have a claim for car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, any other road accidents, accidents at work, slips and falls, etc, go to

The interview also discusses what information you should collect at the accident scene before you leave.  Get the other driver’s name, address and driver’s license. Wait for the police if they have been called.

It is also important to get medical attention as quickly as possible.  It is easier to prove your injury was caused by the accident if you see a medical doctor as soon as possible after the accident.


To determine the claim amount, the amount of your damages and the extent of your injuries will be considered.

 A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help you negotiate the best settlement or fight for a higher claim amount in court.

Personal Injury vs. Bodily Injury

Many of our clients ask us about the difference between a personal injury and a bodily injury. While a bodily injury falls under the umbrella of a personal injury, the two terms are different. A personal injury can be physical or non-physical harm caused by someone else’s negligence. However, a bodily injury is strictly physical.

To get more answers about your personal injury law questions, contact our experienced team at Auger Hollingsworth.

What Compensation Can You Claim?

After an injury, you may be left with expensive medication and treatment bills, time off work, and future reduced earning capacity. While it is difficult to put an exact dollar value on what you can expect to receive from your claim before reviewing all the facts, you may be able to claim for the following:

  • All medical costs from your injuries-this includes medication, ambulances, surgeries, etc.
  • Rehab care and therapy costs- including physiotherapy, chiropractic, psychological care, among others.
  • Replacing the cost of damaged property
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earnings (past and present)
  • Future loss of earnings

We always tell new clients to keep all medical receipts, photographs of damaged property, and employment documents since we can incorporate them into your claim and get them reimbursed.

How well your legal case is built will determine the likelihood of successfully claiming the above damages. In addition to the money you can receive from the at-fault party’s insurance company, your own insurance can also compensate you in many cases. Their degree of compensation will depend on if your injury is deemed “catastrophic”.

What Our Clients Say:

“I contacted Auger Hollingsworth after being a victim of a dog attack. Having had no experience with personal injury lawyers I had some questions. The process was explained in a clear and pressure free manner. Once the lawsuit was started any actions required by me were made very easy. I felt very well advised on any decisions I had to make before an eventual successful outcome. I would definitely recommend Gillian Mactaggart to friends and family who find themselves in an unfortunate situation.”

Marc Williams

Rating: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Contact our North York Personal Injury Lawyers Today

You should not have to bear the impact of someone else’s negligence. If someone else is at fault for your injuries, you should not have to pay the price. While nothing can completely repay you for an injury’s emotional and physical trauma, you should hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions.

The costs of recovering completely from your injury can be higher than you initially anticipated since treatments and time off work may go on longer than you had hoped. It is vital to receive a fair settlement to maintain your quality of life and move on from your injury. However, fair settlements rarely come automatically. Having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side will make you more likely to get what you deserve. Contact Auger Hollingsworth today for a free consultation!

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