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Winter Fall Spring Summer

Winter and fall go together. Not just in the above sentence, but in life too. In many parts of the country, winter means snow and ice, slippery sidewalks, floor aisles, parking lots, and roadways. I get questions all the time from people who have fallen and gotten hurt wondering whether they have gr…
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Categories: Premises Liability

Unsafe at Any Speed

It has been 55 years since Ralph Nader’s seminal book about auto safety, Unsafe at Any Speed, was published. Yes, it was about the car industry. Writ large, it was more of an indictment of the entire auto industry and the government agencies that were supposed to regulate it. The facts were that c…
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Ensure that Your Insurance Covers You

Everyone should have auto insurance. Yes, even if you don’t drive regularly. Everyone. I’ve blogged about how people who are passengers in other vehicles and find out the hard way the driver causing the crash is not insured sufficiently to compensate them for their injuries. Since I continue to…
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Categories: Insurance

As the Rotator Cuff Turns

Recently, I was able to resolve one of the older cases in my office. My client, M, a labor and delivery nurse at a south suburban hospital in her 50s, injured her dominant, right shoulder, when a patient’s leg inadvertently pushed her arm during delivery. This injury, way back in March of 2016, to…
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Categories: Personal Injury

Tell It to the Judge!

Some cases just cannot be resolved by the parties alone without the help of an impartial third party. That might mean filing a lawsuit and letting a judge or jury make the ultimate decision.
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Categories: General

Slipping on an Apple

Most people think of the banana as the fruit most likely to cause someone to slip. Perhaps banana peels really do cause falls due to their slickness. But what if you fall while working for Apple? That happened to my client, C, when she was working at a suburban Apple store. In addition to her job as…
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Categories: Personal Injury

Pedestrian Fare

The most danger for pedestrians occurs when drivers are not paying attention, most often vehicles turning left. Stephen Hoffman can help.
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Categories: Auto Accidents

It’s All About Me

Increasingly, there are numerous examples of vehicle operators behaving as if no one else is important. Contact Hofflawyer today.
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Categories: Auto Accidents

For Your Protection

Protected bike lanes are all the rage. Cyclists push for them, cities build them, and they are quickly becoming a way of life in many major cities across the country, just as they have been in Europe for decades. What are they? How do they work? Most importantly, do they make it safer for bicyclists…
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Categories: Bicycle Accidents

Are You (Looking) Through Turning?

One thing being a regular bicycle rider demonstrates to me is that probably nine out of ten drivers either are unaware, or don’t care, that they must look through their turn prior to beginning it, which can cause accidents. Read more.
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Categories: Bicycle Accidents

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