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How an Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney can help
At Stephenson Rife LLP, our Indianapolis personal injury attorneys make it a priority to help you in every possible way. First, we stay on top of the day-to-day processes involved in handling your case, including preparing documents, corresponding with all parties involved and doing the general leg-work involved in a legal claim. But the reason most clients come to our firm is our commitment to going the extra mile.
There is only one path toward success in serious injury cases – hard work. Our personal injury lawyers in Indianapolis go into every situation thoroughly prepared. When we commit to your case, we spare no expense in getting you the compensation you deserve. This means consulting the most reputable experts, devoting hours of research before depositions and working with cutting-edge tech companies to prepare presentations for use in trial.
Don’t try to go it alone.
of all insurance payouts go to those with an attorney.
higher settlements when working with an attorney
higher rate of reimbursement on economic losses with attorney
As a recognized leader in his field, Mike Stephenson has received numerous awards and top honors from peer-reviewed groups and honorary societies. It’s almost impossible to capture the profound impact he has had as a personal injury attorney, winning tens of millions of dollars in awards for clients and helping families nationwide. He has successfully led legal teams in more than 100 civil jury trials in 18 states. From magazine covers to invitations as keynote speaker, Mike Stephenson has earned coveted recognition from the American Board of Trial Advocates and the National Association of Trial Lawyers.
The AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell is the HIGHEST RATING and considered a significant accomplishment. It is a peer-reviewed process reflecting that other attorneys rank Mike Stephenson at the highest possible level of professional excellence.
Attorney Mike Stephenson is a proud member of The Litigation Counsel of America’s Honorary Society. A close-knit, peer-selected, and aggressively diverse honorary society of 3,500 of the “best trial lawyers” in the country. Less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, vigorously vetted for skills, expertise, and service; an invitation-only collegial network.
The American Board of Trial Advocates is an invitation-only organization for attorneys of “high personal character and honorable reputation.” ABOTA works for the preservation of the civil jury trial, “Justice by the People,” and supports the right of a jury trial.
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys. Indiana attorney Mike Stephenson is proud to be included in this national organization of top trial lawyers.
Let us help you win the fight
Stephenson Rife LLP is proud to have the opportunity to fight for families across Indiana. For over 35 years our personal injury attorneys have won record-breaking victories for our clients.
Costs of an Indianapolis Personal Injury attorney
Attorneys can differ in their preferred method of payment. The Indianapolis personal injury lawyers at Stephenson Rife LLP do not take a fee unless we win your case.
Why you need an Indianapolis Personal Injury attorney
There is an adage quoted frequently in the legal field: The man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client. While this might seem like a harsh assessment, it makes perfect sense to attorneys. The task of handling an injury claim requires a significant amount of time, effort and money. By hiring a personal injury attorney in Indianapolis, you are handing over the task to a professional and maximizing your chances of a successful claim.
Tips for dealing with the insurance company
If you have an attorney representing you, then they will be able to help you correspond with an insurance company. You’ll generally want to cooperate fully with your own insurance company unless they offer you payment that is less than you deserve.
When it comes to another person’s insurance company, you aren’t obligated to give them a statement. They will use statements you make against you to lessen payments or deny them altogether. If you are contacted by another person’s insurance company, tell them to talk to your lawyer.
What other lawyers say about us
Other law firms highlight testimonials from their clients, but what do their competitors say? What opinion do their peers hold of how they perform for their clients? What do some of the top legal minds and skilled attorneys offer about the firm’s capabilities on behalf of their clients?
“Mike is an enormously experienced and skilled attorney with great instincts and talent. It was an honor to work with him.”
– Attorney Lauren Zabicki
“I have found Mike to be a smart and experienced, yet humble, lawyer, litigator. I have worked with him on three cases that posed some difficulties in reaching a near maximum settlement. I believe that Mike’s assistance in those cases, without a doubt, resulted in a substantially better outcome for the client.”
– Attorney John Ertel
“I would recommend Mike Stephenson to anyone in need of an attorney. He is skilled, knowledgeable, dedicated and persistent. Except as limited by his professional ethics, honesty, and integrity, he is committed to doing whatever work is needed to bring any case to the best possible conclusion. I have never written a letter such as this before but because of Mike’s extraordinary service to me and my clients,I felt compelled to share my experience with others.”
– Attorney Joseph Johnson II
Blog: Indiana Injuries & Accidents
March 23, 2022 / Vehicle Accidents
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March 9, 2022 / Personal Injury
You've received a blow to the head that resulted in an injury and left you with medical bills you didn't expect to deal with. Now you're asking, "Can I sue for a concussion?" The answer to the question is yes, you can sue for damages provided you can show proof of injury and that the blow to your head was the result of negligence, even if the concussion was mild. A concussion is caused by a blow to the head that results in your head [...]
February 26, 2022 / Car Accidents
About every 10 seconds someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This means a lot of motorists are getting hurt every day. While there are no exact figures available, the majority of car accident lawsuits – an estimated 95% -- are settled before trial. So, if you’re asking how often do car accident cases go to court, the answer is [...]
Common Personal Injury Concerns
What you should do after being injured
Always prioritize your health after suffering an injury. Seek immediate medical attention and notify someone of your injury. If you were involved in a crash, call the police immediately. If you were injured on the job, tell your employer or supervisor, in writing if possible.
If you suspect your injury might require legal action, consider contacting a personal injury lawyer in Indianapolis as soon as possible. Attorneys provide guidance about what you should and shouldn’t do in the days, weeks and months that follow your injury. They can help make smarter, well-informed decisions and help you avoid any potential mistakes.
Consider keeping a file containing copies of anything related to an accident or injury. This includes copies of medical bills, repair bills and correspondence with insurers or other attorneys.
Importance of seeking medical attention
It’s vital to see a doctor after your injury. The most important reason you should do this is your health. In any type of accident, you might be unaware how serious your injuries are. Your visits to the doctor will be important if you choose to file an injury claim. Seeking medical attention is proof that you were injured and that it was serious enough to warrant visits to the doctor.