Pembroke Personal Injury Lawyers

Pembroke Personal Injury Lawyers

After an injury in Pembroke, your priority is probably recovering. Such an overwhelming experience can cause a significant emotional, physical and financial burden. Recovering completely from an injury requires compensation against the negligent party.

We always stress the importance of acting quickly when making a claim. To get a fair settlement, you must be able to prove that you were injured due to someone else’s negligence. This can involve collecting witness statements and photographing the accident site, both time-sensitive tasks. Your case may be difficult to prove without promptly contacting a personal injury lawyer in Pembroke, and you may have to accept less compensation than you deserve.

The claim process is complex and stressful to deal with on your own. The insurance companies will try to defend themselves by blaming other parties, including you. To get the most out of your settlement, you need an experienced lawyer who will fight for your interests and push for a fair settlement.

At Auger Hollingsworth, our seasoned team of litigators understand the ins and out of the personal injury law. We know how to deal with the insurance companies and will never settle for less than what is fair.

Negligence or wrongful acts of a third party

If you were injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, why should you have to bear the financial burden? Even if the other party did not explicitly break any laws of the road, the at-fault driver could still be held legally accountable for causing your injury.

Compensation from your personal injury claim will be vital in helping you fully recover. A settlement provides money to help you pay for treatments, medication, lost earnings, and your pain and suffering.

Being well represented by a knowledgeable lawyer can help you maximize your settlement.

Ontario Personal Injury Compensation Process

The personal injury claim process is complicated. You need to hire a lawyer to guide you through the process. Here is a general outline of the process:

  1. Research

The first step in the case is to meet with the client and review all the facts. We will go over precisely what happened, your injuries, and future losses. Next, we will gather all the necessary documentation, including medical and employment records, track down witnesses and conduct legal research to determine a potential dollar value for your claim.

  1. Pleadings

The first document in a lawsuit is a Statement of Claims which outlines the injuries, how the accident occurred and demands compensation. The defendant’s insurance company will typically reply with a Statement of Defence which provides the insurance company’s version of the events. We will respond to the Statement of Defence, defending our side.

  1. Mediation

We will usually schedule a 3-hour mediation early in the process for personal injuries in Pembroke. The mediation is designed to offer a chance for the parties to settle before going to court. Our team will prepare all the necessary documents, meet with you to explain the process and represent you at the mediation.

  1. Discovery

If the case does not settle in mediation, we will set a date for discovery. During a discovery, the goal is to examine witnesses to get a complete picture of what happened. You will be asked to produce requested documents and answer questions under oath. We will schedule, prepare you for and attend your discovery. While this process can seem intimidating, our experienced lawyers will guide you through the entire process.

  1. Trial preparation

All the above steps are a build-up to your trial. We may also hire experts or other witnesses to evaluate your case and build you a better claim before a judge hears it.

  1. Settlement conference

This will likely be the first time a judge or court official reviews your case. Your Pembroke personal injury lawyer will schedule the conference, draft a conference brief, and attend the conference with you.


Services Overview

Our team of litigation lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth provides a variety of high-quality legal services to clients injured in various ways. Some examples include:

  • Bicycle accident
  • Brain injury
  • Car accident
  • Pedestrian accident
  • Long term disability
  • Slip and fall
  • Truck accident

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.

Proving Liability after a Personal Injury Claim

Although it may seem obvious to you that your accident was caused by someone else, proving liability in the legal sense can be difficult. The defendant’s insurance company will try to contest liability and shift the blame off their client. Proving liability for the accident and the resulting injuries will allow you to submit a more substantial claim for damages. If you appoint us as your lawyers, we take care of the claim process, including proving liability and dealing with the insurance company.

What compensation can you receive?

It is impossible to fully make up for an injury’s emotional and physical trauma. However, getting a settlement can make your recovery less stressful and quicker. While we cannot give you an exact value your claim before reviewing all the documents, you may be able to claim some of the following:

  • All medical costs resulting from your injuries – including emergency care, ambulance, surgical costs, prescribed medicine, hospital visits, etc.
  • Rehabilitative care or therapy required
  • The costs of repairing or replacing damaged property
  • Pain and suffering resulting from your injuries
  • Loss of earnings (past and present)
  • Future loss of earnings

What Our Clients Say:

“I was very pleased with the professional legal services provided by Auger Hollingsworth and lawyer Calla Rose. For 3 years they guided me through the process of my injury claim. All team members that I worked with were professional, knowledgeable, courteous and patient. I would highly recommend this company.”

Leonard Cregan

Rating: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Trusted Legal Representation

If you let a Pembroke personal injury lawyer handle your claim, you can let us handle the lawsuit while you focus on getting better. Having an experienced litigation lawyer fighting for your interests will give you peace of mind during what is often a stressful time. Our experience dealing with personal injury cases like yours allows us to move the claim along without unnecessary delays. If you were injured in the Pembroke area, contact our team for a free case evaluation. We can answer your questions and explain the process to you in-depth. If both parties wish to proceed with legal action, we work on a contingency basis (we only get paid if you win compensation).

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