» Auto Accidents
Can They Really Do That?
January 26th, 2023
I get inquiries all the time from people who were involved in motor vehicle crashes for which they were responsible. The common theme goes something like this: I was involved in a crash a number of (months/years) ago and now I got this letter from a (collection agency/insurance company/the Secretary…Read More
We Will See You in Court…Or Zoom…Or Settle It!
October 20th, 2022
I blogged previously about my client C, who was rear ended at high speed, which resulted in a fractured cervical vertebra. She spent several months immobilized in a hard neck collar (which is extremely uncomfortable). Although her doctor determined she did not require surgery to repair the fracture,…Read More
Bike Path Etiquette
August 17th, 2022
The pandemic has made owning a bike shop a lucrative business. Bikes were nearly impossible to get early in the COVID lockdown, as shut-in people with time on their hands decided there was only so much Tiger King they could watch without doing something outside. There is a sense of freedom when ridi…Read More
Categories: Auto Accidents, Bicycle Accidents
The Long Road to Yes (Part 2)
March 15th, 2022
If you read my last blog post, you remember the story of my client A, who suffered injury from having his car rear-ended and then problems from a botched surgery. Unfortunately, as his physical injuries were getting under control, his insurer continued to resist paying his claim. UM, Why Does Your O…Read More
Categories: Auto Accidents, Legal Process, Personal Injury
The Long Road to Yes (Part 1)
February 25th, 2022
One question clients and others always ask me is, “How long does it take to settle a case?” My standard lawyer answer is, “it depends.” There are dozens, if not hundreds, of factors that affect both the value and the timeline of a personal injury case. When my client A got rear ended in Augu…Read More
Unsafe at Any Speed
January 5th, 2022
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…Read More
Categories: Auto Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury
October 21st, 2021
The most danger for pedestrians occurs when drivers are not paying attention, most often vehicles turning left. Stephen Hoffman can help.Read More
It’s All About Me
October 7th, 2021
Increasingly, there are numerous examples of vehicle operators behaving as if no one else is important. Contact Hofflawyer today.Read More
You, I, Me?
August 18th, 2021
Underinsured Motorist (UIM) Insurance Is a Lifesaver When the Other party Did Not Have Enough Insurance. Stephen Hoffman Helps You Understand UIM Claims.Read More
UM, What Does That Mean Again?
June 23rd, 2021
Uninsured Motorist Insurance Can Be a Lifesaver, but Hiring an Experienced Lawyer Shows the Insurance Company That You're Serious About Your Claim.Read More