The Road to Recovery

Navigating Your Successful Personal Injury Case in Ontario

Richard Auger and Brenda Hollingsworth

A personal injury claim shouldn’t add to your pain.

If you’re dealing with the aftermath of a serious accident in Ontario, it’s hard to know where to turn, and which route to go. Not only are you dealing with your physical and psychological trauma, but the stress and confusion of navigating a personal injury claim is only adding to your pain and suffering. The personal injury broker companies that have moved into the province, with questionable promises of instant gratification through fast settlement awards, are making things even more difficult to understand.

The Road to Recovery is your guidebook through this maze, with behind-the-curtain insights into all aspects of personal injury law that matter most to you—the injured person, family and loved ones, caregivers, lawyers, and professionals from different areas of practice who are there to support you. Written as part of Richard and Brenda’s mission to be “a different kind” of personal injury law firm, this empowering guide takes you through every step of the way in clear, simple language that’s free of heavy legal jargon. We’ve also tried to make the reading somewhat enjoyable—something that can’t always be said about the personal injury process!

You can’t change the accident, or what has happened since. But knowing what to expect and why certain things happen the way they do can help bring you clarity and, more importantly, confidence. We’re only a phone call away. While you’re thinking of calling, or if you’ve already started the process, we hope this book becomes your roadmap.

Richard Auger BA (Hons.) LLB is an Ontario lawyer with a unique perspective, having practiced both criminal and civil litigation, and having represented both injured people and defendants. Richard has effectively handled more than 100 trials and has secured millions of dollars in settlements for his clients. He is known for his tireless preparation and fierce cross-examination, skills he has used to examine doctors, police officers, negligent drivers, property owners, and even a former prime minister. Richard is the managing partner at Auger Hollingsworth Professional Corporation, a firm he co-founded in 2005.

Brenda Hollingsworth MA, LLB started her law career on Bay Street but knew very early that her calling was to help injured Ontarians get the compensation they deserve after suffering serious injuries. Brenda’s personal commitment to her clients’ well-being—financial, physical, and psychological—drives Auger Hollingsworth’s approach to litigation and client service. Well known in Ontario’s personal injury bar, Brenda is frequently called upon to speak at educational events for other lawyers. A co-founder of Auger Hollingsworth, Brenda is the practice leader of the firm, responsible for designing, implementing, and supervising the firm’s legal services. Under her leadership, the firm has garnered more than $105 million for its clients since its inception.

Richard and Brenda were called to the Ontario Bar in 1997. They are married to each other and have two grown sons.

ISBN 978-1-77458-235-0
$19.95 CAD $16.95 USD
Published January 24, 2022
5.5 × 8.5 238 Pages
Paperback, ebook