Stephen Laurence Hoffman’s Guides

Stephen Laurence Hoffman

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Auto Insurance Terms Explained

    Written by attorney Stephen Hoffman, 11 months ago.

    What you need to know about auto insurance in case you're injured. Liability Limits Liability limits are the amounts or caps that can be paid out per person or per incident in case you cause damage o

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  2. Why Do I Need a Lawyer to Handle My Personal Injury Case?

    Written by attorney Stephen Hoffman, almost 2 years ago.

    Insurance companies make money by settling claims for less than they are worth and for taking longer than it should to do this. This seems obvious, but so often many people think they are "saving" money that they would pay a lawyer by trying to negotiate a case on their own. The ...

    4 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  3. My case is filed so now what?

    Written by attorney Stephen Hoffman, over 3 years ago.

    We all kind of understand how if we get injured a lawsuit is filed to pursue damages from the person responsible. What many of us don't "get"is why it takes so long and what takes so much time.

    3 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  4. How to Choose a Personal Injury or Workers' Compensation Lawyer

    Written by attorney Stephen Hoffman, almost 4 years ago.

    One thing all individuals should be prepared for is what to do in the event of an emergency. We usually have some sort of system devised for what to do if there is a serious storm, medical emergency, or something of that nature. Schools have been preparing children for this bac...

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  5. Do I Have a Personal Injury or Workers' Compensation Case in Illinois?

    Written by attorney Stephen Hoffman, almost 5 years ago.

    DO YOU HAVE A PERSONAL INJURY OR WORKERS' COMPENSATION CASE IN ILLINOIS? PERSONAL INJURY Who are the parties? What is the statute of limitations? Two years exception for minors and other situations. Basically, you need to know when did it happen, to whom, and by whom. Be car...

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  6. Condominiums--Why do I need a lawyer?

    Written by attorney Stephen Hoffman, almost 5 years ago.

    Read The Documents Nothing exists in the English language more boring than the Declarations and Bylaws of a condominium! They are written in legalese and contain seemingly dozens of subparagraphs an

    2 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  7. Revisit Your Insurance Liability Limits

    Written by attorney Stephen Hoffman, about 5 years ago.

    Review Your Liablity Limits Take a look at the Declarations Page of your automobile insurance policy. It may say "$50,000.00 per person/$100,000.00 per incident. This amount could be higher or lowe

    4 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  8. Work Injuries in Illinois

    Written by attorney Stephen Hoffman, over 5 years ago.

    Report The Injury Report to your immediate supervisor either orally or in writing as soon as possible. You have a limited number of days under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act to report an acc

    3 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  9. Advance Planning: When to Consult an Attorney on Estate Planning

    Written by attorney Stephen Hoffman, over 5 years ago.

    Talk to an attorney about your assets, liabilities, plans, and wishes If you get sick, who pays your bills? If you are in a coma, who makes the call on when (or if) to "pull the plug?" Do you even

    5 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  10. What to Do in a Traffic Stop

    Written by attorney Stephen Hoffman, over 5 years ago.

    Be polite Police don't like smart alecks. Be polite without being officious or condescending. Remember, Mr. or Mrs. Police Officer is doing his or her job and is not trying to make your life diffic

    1 person found this Legal Guide helpful

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