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Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney

We Take the Hard Cases

If the defense believes that the trial lawyer only wants to settle, they will never pay the true value of the case.

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  • 85% OF ALL INSURANCE PAYOUTS GO TO THOSE WITH AN ATTORNEY.
  • 350% HIGHER SETTLEMENTS WHEN WORKING WITH AN ATTORNEY
  • 33% HIGHER RATE OF REIMBURSEMENT ON ECONOMIC LOSSES WITH ATTORNEY

AWARDED. CREDENTIALED. PROVEN.

Mike Stephenson is a Super Lawyer in Indiana along with many of his peers at McNeely Stephenson. This is one of the highest honors an attorney can achieve

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AWARDED. CREDENTIALED. PROVEN.

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.

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AWARDED. CREDENTIALED. PROVEN.

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.

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AWARDED. CREDENTIALED. PROVEN.

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.

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AWARDED. CREDENTIALED. PROVEN.

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.

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AWARDED. CREDENTIALED. PROVEN.

Our attorneys are proven advocates and trial attorneys. They have served as lead trial counsel in more than 100 civil jury trials, and have handled litigation in 18 states

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McNeely Stephenson 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…

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technology on your side

We are exceptionally proud of our use of cutting edge technology to help tell our clients’ stories and illustrate the impact of the damage for jurors.

After a settlement, A Fortune 100 company president asked to use our MEDIATION PRESENTATION to help educate his managers on the consequences of the failure to comply with safety protocols.

This, says Indianapolis personal injury lawyer Mike Stephenson, was “one of OUR best gold stars ever.”

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?

HERE IS WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US

Mike is an enormously experienced and skilled attorney with great instincts and talent.
It was an honor to work with him.

- Attorney Lauren Zabicki

An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend Mike to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.

- Attorney John O’Brien

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
Updates
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December 3, 2018 / Truck Accidents
What’s Driving the Increase in Truck Accident Fatalities?

Highway fatalities have become increasingly common in recent years, but deaths involving semi-trucks and other big trucks have become even more widespread. While death rates in all types of vehicles have gone up, trucking deaths have increased at a rate of almost three times the rate of other types of fatalities. More than 4,300 people died nationwide in 2016 from accidents involving big trucks. That figure is an increase of 28 percent since 2...

Frequently Asked Questions

If your injuries are serious, costly and stem from the fault of another person, you could very well have a successful injury claim. However, to be sure your claim has potential, contact an experienced Indianapolis personal injury lawyer and ask them to evaluate your case.
The answer to this question depends on the circumstances of your case. If your injuries are severe and the costs associated with them are high, it is likely that you have a case of higher value than someone with minor, less expensive injuries. In order to determine how much you should seek, consult a personal injury lawyer in Indianapolis for an evaluation.
A good attorney’s achievements speak for themselves. If you’re looking for an attorney that can handle your case, make sure they have a track record of success, particularly in cases that are similar to your own. An attorney’s reputation precedes them, so picking an attorney who is known for getting large settlements will be in your best interest.
An attorney working on a contingency fee is paid only if they win you compensation. This is an ideal arrangement for many clients, because they will not incur a financial loss if their case is unsuccessful.
If both sides agree to the amount the injured person should receive, a settlement is reached. If a settlement isn’t reached, the matter goes to trial. Either of these processes can be brief or lengthy, depending the circumstances of the case.
A settlement stems from an agreement between the two sides involved in a lawsuit. Your personal injury lawyer will argue on your behalf and advise on the preferred course of action, but it is ultimately up to you whether you choose to accept an offered amount.
If there is no agreement between the two sides in a lawsuit, then a trial will determine the outcome. In a trial, attorneys make a case on behalf of their clients and a jury decides who is right and how much compensation should be paid.
A successful lawsuit typically stems from a case where someone is clearly injured because of someone else’s negligence. While this sounds simple enough, demonstrating the extent of a client’s injuries and the fault of another person takes a great deal of effort and skill from an attorney. A successful lawsuit is the result of efforts from a thoroughly prepared, committed legal advocate who doesn’t rest until a client gets the compensation they deserve.
A personal injury claim covers the expenses stemming from an accident and injury. Typically, this includes the costs of medical treatment, property damage and lost income due to missed work or a reduced work capacity. In addition to these costs, a claim can also offer compensation for other, non-economic costs that are more difficult to quantify, such as pain, suffering and diminished quality of life. In some cases, a plaintiff (the person filing a lawsuit) is also awarded payment in the form of punitive damages. Punitive damages are best described as punishments against the responsible party.
When you are filing a personal injury lawsuit against someone, you are only asserting that they should compensate you for the role they played in your injuries. You should never feel guilty for asking someone to shoulder their share of the costs you are facing after a serious injury.
A skilled attorney doesn’t take this question lightly. While it is sometimes obvious who should be named in a lawsuit, a thorough litigator will not make any assumptions and, instead, conduct a thorough investigation to determine who was at fault. Fault is one of the most important factors attorneys consider when naming someone in a lawsuit.
When researching a client’s accident, attorneys look at several factors. There is often a primary contributing factor that leads to an injury. If someone’s negligence is to blame, then the attorney will allege in a claim that they are at fault. However, accident-related injuries often have many contributing factors, and an attorney will look at a case from all angles to make sure that all negligent parties are held accountable.
Negligence is carelessness. When someone fails to take a reasonable degree of care when doing something, they can be held liable when their carelessness causes another harm.
The time limit on a personal injury case is referred to as a statute of limitations. In Indiana, the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is two years from the time of injury.