Truck Accident Case
We took more than 60 depositions in five different states. Because of Stephenson’s tireless advocacy, shortly before the trial was to commence, the defendants settled the case for $48.5 million.
Stephenson Rife offers an attractive attorney referral program to lawyers who bring a case to our firm. We understand that sometimes you’re not sure if you have the resources to handle a complex case, but your client desperately needs aggressive and experienced representation.
When you have a personal injury case involving complicated liability and/or damages issues, Mike Stephenson and his staff have the knowledge, tools, experience, financial resources, and dedication to help you. We would welcome the opportunity to work with you as co-counsel or as primary litigation counsel.
Why Choose Us?
Stephenson Rife knows how to win high-dollar personal claims. Some of the firm’s most successful cases include winning a $48 million settlement against a large corporation in a fatal truck crash in New Mexico and a $14 million settlement against a national trucking company in Illinois.
Attorney Mike Stephenson has 40 years of legal experience and has won many large personal injury claims totaling millions of dollars. Recently named a Super Lawyer in Indiana, Attorney Mike Stephenson is one of the most experienced trial lawyers in the state. He has served as lead trial counsel in more than 100 civil jury trials and has handled litigation in 18 states around the country. State and local polls by peers have listed Mike as one of Indiana’s top lawyers. The legal team at Stephenson Rife also includes Attorney Brady Rife, who takes case preparation seriously and prepares each case as though it’s going to trial. Our outstanding client testimonials and case results speak volumes about the quality of our legal services.
How We Can Help
Our skilled legal team can help you build a strong case on behalf of your client by bringing substantial resources to the following:
- Gathering evidence
- Interviewing accident witnesses
- Conducting crash scene investigations
- Evaluating police reports
- Reviewing video from security cameras
- Researching applicable legal statutes
- Examining medical records and tests to prove client’s injury
- Crafting a compelling legal strategy
- Constructing and filing all legal documents
- Hiring expert witnesses, if needed
- Negotiating aggressively with insurance companies
- Arguing a case forcefully in court.
At Stephenson Rife, we will walk beside you and your client every step of the way throughout the legal process, from start to finish, to achieve the best outcome possible. We keep co-counsel informed about all developments and are always available for meetings and phone calls. To learn more about referring a case to Stephenson Rife, call us at (317) 680-2501 or (888) 991-8278.
A Brain Injury from Unsafe Machinery. A Spouse’s Death from a Rollover Accident. A Debilitating Illness from Exposure to Toxic Chemicals.
This Will Be a Difficult and Complicated Case.
Stephenson Rife can provide the depth of resources, experience, and tools you need to go toe-to-toe with defense counsel and achieve optimal results.
A Case Study: Our Work for Attorney Joe Johnson
Attorney Joseph Johnson II of Decatur, Indiana, found himself representing four children whose parents and three siblings were killed in a single-vehicle rollover collision. Having no experience with tread separation cases and knowing that the children’s best interests required that he find someone who did, he hired a well-known tread separation litigation attorney. This attorney withdrew from the case only ten months prior to the trial date. Fortunately, he suggested that Joe contact Mike Stephenson in Shelbyville, Indiana.
Joe took this advice and Mike agreed to take lead with only ten months to put the case together. Johnson describes his experience with Mike and his staff:
“Fortunately for the four children, I was blessed with circumstances that led me to Mike Stephenson. When he got involved there had been very little done, but within a few months he had the case put together and ready to be tried. Mike was extremely thorough and conscientious throughout. He earned the respect of his adversaries who, a short while before trial, made a settlement offer we were very comfortable recommending to the bank that served as guardian over the children’s estates. It was Mike’s hard work, commitment to the case, knowing and doing what had to be done, that brought about this settlement that the children needed and deserved.
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
If you have a case in your office that has potential but needs attention, call us and let our legal team move it forward. We welcome the opportunity to act as co-counsel or primary litigation counsel. Call us now and let us get started on your case.
We are committed to doing what others have not done before if that is what it takes to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients and yours. Please call Stephenson Rife at (888) 991-8278 or (317) 680-2501.