5.0 stars 30 totalReview Stephen Hoffman
Posted by Mike
Stephen Hoffman is a fantastic Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation lawyer and his efforts led to a great result in my car crash case!
While on a business trip to Chicago from my native Florida, I was involved in an auto crash where I was hit from behind. Unfortunately for me, just days before I'd left for Chicago, I had consulted with a back surgeon about neck and back issues and whether surgery was warranted. While the crash definitely made these problems worse, there is no question that some of the problems existed beforehand.
I had no real idea where to turn or what to do. After some research on the Internet, I found Stephen Hoffman, as a Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation lawyer who could assist me. He immediately relaxed me, both reassuring me and explaining every step of the way what was happening and why, as well as what the overall strategy would be.
Potentially, I had "two cases in one," with a workers' compensation claim against my employer and a personal injury claim against the car that struck me. Added to this complexity, there were issues about what my insurance would and would not cover (I was in a rental car, on business, out of state; suffice it to say my personal auto carrier refused to pay my medical bills because of this--a cautionary tale for any traveling businesspeople!). Additionally, workers' compensation had a lien on the personal injury case and was entitled to recover what it had paid out in the event I settled the injury case. Stephen Hoffman patiently explained all of this and did his best to discover all possible avenues through which I could seek recovery.
Ultimately, I was able to avoid surgery. While the auto carrier leaned heavily on its theory that much of my injuries were pre-existing, the more-or-less "no fault" nature of workers' compensation allowed me to maximize my recovery in that arena.
Stephen walked me through every offer and demand, explaining his strategy and offering me input to the process. In the end, we decided to pursue the workers' compensation case only. The settlement achieved exceeded my wildest expectations.
Stephen did a phenomenal job in persuading the employer's insurance carrier to continue increasing the offer. At one point, I had provided my okay to accept the offer. He then got them to increase that by over 50% more. I could not be happier with the job he did for me or the way he worked with me and for me, allowing me to participate fully as a partner in the process.
Without hesitation, I recommend Stephen Hoffman!
Posted by Quinn
I was injured in a car vs. pedestrian accident. Stephen was recommended to me by a family member, and never having used a lawyer, I was glad to be given his name as a great reference. The results of my accident involved an extended period of time lost from work, navigating the medical process of having surgery through completing physical therapy, and, of course, the legal case against the driver who hit me. I was under-insured at the time of the accident and so was the driver, which is unfortunate. In addition to making sure that the driver’s insurance company paid out the maximum amount, Stephen also encouraged me to examine my insured status further. It turns out I was also covered under a family member’s auto insurance policy as I was staying under their roof at the time of the accident. Stephen managed to win for me a far greater sum than if I had only relied on the driver’s insurance. It’s a good thing that I had Stephen in my corner. Stephen showed patience in answering my questions promptly at all times during the legal process. Trusting in his attention to every legal detail left me to focus on my recovery. He even provided encouragement when the pace of my recovery process seemed to lag. When it came time for the settlement to be handed over, Stephen and I met for breakfast and discussed how the legal proceedings went. Learning more about him, such as his previous career in education and his strong work ethic rounded out the picture for me. Stephen Hoffman was a great choice.
Posted by Mark
I had a very recent and very positive experience working with Stephen. He is an exceptional skilled attorney that is compassionate and cares about the well-being and needs of his clients. His experience and professionalism for success will yield the highest possible outcome. I am extremely happy with the results. Stephen is easy to get in touch with and responds in a timely manner. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer specializing in personal injury matters.
Posted by stefan
Got into an accident in August of 2014, got my ribs broken. called attorney Hoffman and he disposed of the whole case within 6 months! And got me a nice settlement! Other attorneys turned me down and said my case was worthless. Attorney Hoffman took me on as a client and won! Very good attorney with a great personable attitude
Posted by Anthony
His A plus rating and answer really impress me. I hope I did not irritate him with my two questions. I wish I had seen him four years ago....however my Work Comp case is still going on with (I can't afford to cut loose yet, present attorney. He filed an 8 a with Work Comp Commission to try and get insurance company to pay ball park 27,000 in back med bills. These bills were from between part one date of my settlement and the approval of an MSA. He had me sign away all rights to collection of med bills past, present and future thinking the MSA would pay all past bills . AIG, I feel will laugh us out of the hearing. Anthony
Posted by a client
My partner found Stephen online. He handled our case efficiently and quickly. We never had to hunt him down, on the contrary he reached out to us regularly. We are so grateful because he made the entire experience stress free. Use him! You will regret it if you don't.
Posted by Diana
After my accident, I found Stephen based on reviews. He really is as awesome as everyone says. I felt completely ar ease after our first meeting because Stephen was detailed, knowledgeable and forthright. He updated us frequently and got our case taken care of quickly. Though it's a small detail, we never waited longer than 24 hours for a response. Going with him was absolutely the right decision!
Posted by luxurylala
I think that my background played more of a part in my Settlement than anything... I have a felony yes , but its over 8 years old with no trouble since then .. On July 21 2013 my Bathroom ceiling fell on my head while I was 6 months pregnant... I suffered a concussion, and because I was pregnant had to live with the pain of the concussion... Headaches, nausea sleepless nights ... And a number of other issues... My landlord at the time felt guilty and elected not to accept rent ... So for the last 5 months of my Lease . wasn't allowed to pay ... Which ended in me being evicted... I'm saying all this to say ... That even tho I had Several pictures and Video of the actual ceiling falling ... I lost my case and only ended up with about 1,000 .. Because of my background and the eviction... Not on the fact that this incident ruined my life , and not on the fact I was really injured.. I feel as a attorney he didn't fight as hard as he could .. I feel I should have went with another attorney... I feel like I was pretty judged.. And he himself didn't believe that I deserve to win .... So No matter how much evidence you have if you have background don't go with him as a attorney... The settlement that he got me was a reflection to me of the energy and effort he put into my Case....
Posted by Erasmo
After interviewing several attorneys, Mr. Hoffman stood out from the rest. I came across him in reviews such as those on Avvo, Yelp, and Thumbtack. I didn't think I had a good case, but he assured me I had a very good case and he exceeded my expectations. Mr. Hoffman was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. He kept communication simple and understanding. Mr. Hoffman also did an excellent job in getting the maximum amount of money from the insurance company as well as paying for all hospital bills. He answered every call and replied to my emails in a timely manner. He kept me informed every step of the way. Mr. Hoffman became more of a friend than my attorney. I would definitely recommend Mr. Hoffman to all family and friends.
Posted by a client
Stephen set us at ease from the start and did a good job of relating to our situation. We had never gone to an injury lawyer before but he was excellent at explaining the process in simple non-legal terms as far as how things would likely work out. He went above and beyond and even did some detective work regarding our case. And he turned out to be correct and was able to do an amazing job to help us get back on our feet after a very scary incident.
From start to finish, he kept us in the loop and was very clear on what we needed to do and when, and was ultimately able to get us the maximum value based on our situation. We would absolutely recommend Stephen to anyone in need of an injury lawyer.