Injury in a car accident can have profound effects on a victim’s wellbeing and be permanently life changing for them and their family members. It goes without saying that death in a car accident can be a severe and shocking event for the victim’s family, with many difficult and lasting repercussions. Accidents can result in physical injuries, emotional and/or psychological trauma for the victim and their loved ones, and considerable financial strain. You and your family may have a right to compensation directly, or via the other driver’s insurance, from anyone whose negligent or reckless operation of a motor vehicle, or other negligence or recklessness, caused injury, death or other loss. The team at Hoffman Law have successfully represented hundreds of people whose lives have been affected by motor vehicle accidents, including in these situations:
Hoffman Law has the experience and expertise necessary to lead you and your family through the complexities of a personal injury claim with care and understanding, and ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
With increased awareness to environmental and health issues, bicycling activity is on the rise in Ontario. Unfortunately, there has also been an increase in car and bike collisions. It is typically the cyclist that suffers serious injuries, and sometimes even death.
If you have been injured as a cyclist due to someone else’s fault, or even partial fault, you have the right to sue the driver that caused or contributed to the accident. In Ontario, you are also entitled to accident benefits if a car or other motor vehicle was involved in the accident.
At Hoffman Law, we have the experience and expertise necessary to lead you and your family through the complexities of a bicyclist personal injury claim with care and understanding, and ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries, with or without paralysis, are serious and often permanent injuries that can occur along the spine, anywhere from the neck to the pelvis, from physical trauma. An injury could be complete, resulting in total loss of sensation and muscle function, or incomplete, with some nerve signals continuing past the injury site and allowing victims to retain some feeling and voluntary movement in certain parts of the body.
Spinal cord injuries can have a devastating impact on the lives of victims and their families. We work with a team of medical professionals to ensure our clients receive the fullest compensation for all foreseeable costs associated with their immediate and long-term medical and rehabilitation needs, including assistive devices and help with self-care. We work tirelessly to build the strongest case possible for our clients, and ensure our clients are thoroughly compensated for their pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost income and lost earning capacity.
Brain and Head Injuries
Brain injury is often called the “invisible injury”, since its victim can often appear normal on the outside. But the impact of a brain or head injury can be devastating to the injured person. Head injuries, including concussions, can result from impact that causes the brain to shake within the skull during a motor vehicle accident, fall, or any other type of trauma. Direct head contact is not always necessary to produce a concussion, especially in high-impact road collisions.
Concussions can result in major emotional, behavioural and cognitive changes, and also have more subtle but still consequential long-term effects. Jennifer Hoffman holds a Master of Science degree in Neuroscience, allowing her a specialized understanding of the physiological and neurological impact of brain injuries on an individual.
Early diagnosis and medical and rehabilitation treatment are critical to maximize recovery from these injuries. Hoffman Law works with a team of medical professionals to help ensure victims receive immediate, appropriate medical intervention. We also retain the best experts on each claim in order to educate insurance companies about this “invisible injury” and its impact on our clients’ lives.
Soft-tissue damage occurs with nearly every accident, and often resolves within a few weeks or months. However, a small percentage of soft-tissue injuries develop into persistent, severe pain that can last for years after an accident. Chronic pain can be challenging to tackle in a lawsuit, because there are fewer objective measures to diagnose it. Nonetheless, people suffering from chronic pain often face challenges and limitations in every aspect of their lives as a direct consequence of that pain, which may never have arisen but for an original injury sustained in a legally actionable accident.
Hoffman Law understands the daily struggles and frustrations of people suffering from chronic pain. It can involve debilitating physical suffering as well as psychological and cognitive consequences. It can arise from even seemingly minor trauma, but leave a devastating, permanent, effect on people’s lives.
At Hoffman Law we ensure that insurance companies do not dismiss your chronic pain. We pursue maximum recovery for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and income loss for our clients, also ensuring they receive appropriate medical and rehabilitation treatment to improve as much as possible and manage any ongoing pain and restrictions.
Amputations are serious and complex events to suffer and to litigate. They follow devastating injuries and have impacts on every aspect of a victim’s life. We engage a team of medical professionals to ensure our clients receive maximum compensation for the costs associated with immediate and long-term medical and rehabilitation needs, including prosthetic devices, assistive devices, and help with self-care.
We work tirelessly to build the strongest case possible for our clients, and ensure our clients are thoroughly compensated for their pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and their lost income and earning capacity.
Neck and Shoulder Injuries
Neck and shoulder injuries are often caused by whiplash. Even seemingly minor whiplash can result in serious injury that may develop into chronic pain over time. Hoffman Law understands the daily struggles and frustrations of people suffering from neck and shoulder injuries, and the myriad associated symptoms, such as headaches, referred pain and tension, sleep difficulties and emotional and cognitive complications.
At Hoffman Law, we pursue maximum recovery for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and income loss for our clients, and ensure they receive appropriate medical and rehabilitation treatment to improve as much as possible and to manage any ongoing pain and restrictions.
Wrongful Death and Fatality Claims
Coping with the untimely death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult and devastating events for any family to endure, especially in fatal accidents, when the loss is sudden and unexpected. The law recognizes that family members of the deceased are entitled to various forms of compensation, including loss of care, guidance and companionship, loss of financial contribution, and loss of income that the family may suffer as a result of the accident.
Each family relationship and circumstance of loss is unique, meaning no two cases or loss assessments are the same. While no amount of compensation can make up for a lost family member, at Hoffman Law our lawyers devote all of our energies and compassion to ensuring you and your loved ones receive as much financial compensation as possible for your otherwise immeasurable loss. No grieving family should have the added stress and hardship of navigating the complexities of our legal system, so we do it for you.
My partner and I were in a very serious accident that left me in the hospital’s ICU for several months. Shortly after, we met Jennifer. She was both compassionate and professional from our first meeting. It was reassuring to have her expertise as we proceeded with our accident claim. Following my partner’s tragic accident the following year, Jennifer continued to be supportive. I was happy to receive a great settlement in compensation for my injuries, and would not hesitate to recommend Jennifer to others in a similar situation. Jennifer’s support and guidance through this traumatic life experience made a world of difference.
I was extremely impressed with Jennifer’s work, organization skills and attention to detail. I love the way she works. She was a gift from God to us – an angel who came to our defense. She is unique and an inspiration. She helped our family out tremendously, and not just in relation to money she obtained for us (settling our case).
Jennifer was very professional and worked hard on my case. She took my over my file from a previous lawyer, and had limited time to sort everything out. She did not give up on my case, and moreover, did an excellent job! I was really fascinated by the outcome, and moreover, overwhelmed when I heard the final settlement. I want to thank Jennifer for her determination, analytical skills, and patience during the years she worked with me, and during the pre-trial, when she negotiated the final settlement. I am very grateful to have met Jennifer and to have her as my lawyer. I cannot imagine finding anyone better. I would not hesitate to recommend Jennifer to anyone in need of a sound, and highly professional lawyer.
Whether you have a question about us, trials, pricing, or anything else, our team is ready to answer all your questions