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Stephen Hoffman leading discussion at Chicago Bar Association on the Lawyer’s Role in a Changing Society

I am proud to be moderating this CLE seminar for attorneys at the Chicago Bar Association later this month. The seminar will examine how society is changing, along with people’s legal needs, and where lawyers are finding new niches to help people. I invite you to join this dynamic panel of spe…
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Categories: For Attorneys

Settlement from Bad Accident with Very Limited Insurance

Veronica is a young woman who comes from immigrant parents and is working to maximize her own American dream. She is enrolled in nursing school and hopes to earn her masters degree soon. At the age of 25, she has her whole life in front of her. However, two years ago, in January of 2015, that life w…
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Categories: General

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Can I Sue My Doctor? People often ask me, “Can I sue my doctor?”  The answer, as with most legal matters, is that “it depends.”  Medical malpractice is a particularly nuanced and specific area of personal injury law.  The biggest difference between a “normal” personal injury case and…
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What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Case?

Types of Damages in a Personal Injury Case Medical Expenses Medical Expenses can be recovered.  However, there is more here than meets the eye.  The law says you are entitled the entire amount of the bill.  However, there must be some evidence the charges are fair and reasonable for this geograph…
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Why Are Vehicles Recalled?

Recently, Toyota recalled another 543,000 vehicles.  Just think about that for a moment; a half a million cars recalled solely because of malfunctioning airbags made by Takata.  This was just a week after it was announced that Takata plead guilty and would pay a one billion dollar fine.  For over…
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Horrible Car Crash With Horrific Injuries

  Jay is a young man with a good job as a train conductor, he works out with weights, lives a clean life, and still lives with his mom.  At 21, he is in the prime of his life with decades still ahead of him.  But if you took a closer look at his body, you couldn’t help but notice the sever…
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Categories: General

Go to Traffic Court

Traffic Court in Chicago is located on the lower level of the Daley Center.   When you’re in an accident and the other driver is at fault and given a citation for anything at your crash, always go to court for the ticket. And keep going if the case is continued (delayed). Why? A plea of guil…
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Soccer Mom Injured In Crash While Picking the Kids Up Leads to Settlement

  “Soccer moms.” We hear the term all the time and it conjures images of Lululemon-wearing SUV driving women in their 30s and 40s shuffling their children all over creation.  But what happens when a “soccer mom” gets involved in a car crash? How does it affect her, her…
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Who Pays Your Medical Bills In a Crash?

  Submit Your Medical Bills to Your Insurance One thing people are usually surprised at is that in a car accident, the “responsible party’s insurance company” does not pay the medical bills!  Granted, if the case is successful and liability established and medical documentation connects…
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An Injury Lawyer Means More Money in Your Pocket

Retain a Lawyer We live in a DIY (do it yourself) age.  You can simply go to YouTube and find dozens of videos explaining how to change a tire, stain your deck, replace a toilet, or get better abs, so why not how to handle your own personal injury or workers’ compensation case? The problem is th…
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