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JR was offered a settlement of $35,000. The jury returned a verdict in her favor for $157,000, a net verdict over two times the amount offered by the RTB’s insurance company.

our client results

In the legal world, the term “personal injury” doesn’t just mean that an individual has been hurt. It means that the harm was caused by the negligence or carelessness of another. The key issue is whether or not they were negligent, and Indiana personal injury attorney Mike Stephenson can help sort out the facts.

Call McNeely Stephenson at 1-855-206-2555 to schedule a free consultation. For more than 30 years we have been helping injured people across Indiana recover compensation for their medical bills, lost income, and other expenses incurred through no fault of their own.

Types of Indiana Personal Injury Lawsuits

Our personal injury lawyers have experience handling many types of claims, including:

Our lives today expose us to more risks than ever before. We spend twice as much time in our cars than we did 25 years ago [Accident Cases]. While workplace safety regulations have greatly expanded over the years, so too have the number of companies willing to skirt those regulations to enhance their profit margins [Worker Injury]. The volume of goods shipped across our highways continues to grow, increasing the risk of truck wrecks. Changes in our healthcare field have created medical miracles while also encouraging dynamics that can lead to medical malpractice. And, in too many tragedies (for example, Drunk Driving Crashes), fatalities occur.

Example Indiana Personal Injury Clients & Results

With more than 30 years of experience working with families across Indiana, our Indianapolis personal injury lawyers have handled litigation in 18 states and served as lead trial counsel in more than 100 civil jury trials. As you look for information online, consider the results our attorneys were able to secure in each of these complex personal injury claims:

  • Read about the death of D.P. due to medical negligence and the $8.6 million recovery Attorney Mike Stephenson secured for the family. Medical Malpractice Recovery.
  • Read about our client, B.Z., involved in a truck accident where the driver had illegally altered his semi to routinely overload the vehicle. Truck Accident Case Details.
  • Read about our client, D.W., who was severely injured in a truck accident. Before trial, the defendant’s company stated that a jury in a small southern county in Indiana would never return a verdict for $1 million in this case. The defendant was correct; the verdict was twice that amount. Truck Accident Jury Verdict
  • Read the story of J.P., a four-year-old child who died due to loss of blood following a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy. Malpractice Lawsuit Summary.
  • Read about the family (“C.W” [mother] and “Z.M.” [son]) whose motor home was struck by a tractor trailer while Mom and son were asleep in the back. Truck Accident Lawsuit Recovery.

You can be assured that our Indiana personal injury lawyers, and our financial resources, are willing to go the distance on your behalf. Our Indianapolis injury attorneys offer free consultations, and there is no fee for any of our work if we don’t win your case. Contact Us.

Lawyer Mike Stephenson is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney, the highest possible attorney peer rating. When you call Mike, you can have complete confidence — you are talking with an attorney who has more than 30 years’ experience offering compassionate and successful representation for his clients.

real-life cases

“B.K.” was driving on a two-lane road one Sunday afternoon with his mother in the front seat and his brother and sister-in-law in the back seat when his life was forever changed. B.K. was struck head on by D.C.

D.C. had spent the day drinking with a friend and had stopped at a restaurant less than five miles from the point of the accident where D.C. had been served several drinks. D.C.’s blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

As a result of the terrible wreck, B.K. received devastating injuries, which included multiple broken bones, facial fractures, and loss of vision. B.K.’s mother, brother, and sister-in-law were all killed in the accident.

As one would anticipate, D.C. had virtually no insurance. Stephenson, through his thorough and detailed investigation, was able to prepare claims against the restaurant and those that provided the alcohol.

Stephenson pursued dram shop claims against those responsible CASE SUMMARY

D.H. was a competitive bicyclist who was riding in preparation for a cross-country fundraising ride. In the spring of 2010, D.H. was riding across an old steel-grated deck bridge in Shelby County when he hit a hole in the bridge and flipped over the handlebars of his bike. The impact to the bridge decking caused severe injuries to his face, teeth, tongue, and elbow.

Through the investigation, they were able to learn as early as 1998, the bridge inspection reports showed the bridge in question needed to be replaced. The county never authorized additional inspections. The county obtained $844,000 in funding for the replacement of the bridge in 2000, but the Historical Society and adjacent property owners wanted the bridge repaired rather than replaced.

This crash could have been avoided if the inspectors and county had done their jobs. CASE SUMMARY

Our client (“D.W.”) was a front-seat passenger in a vehicle that was struck by a UDF truck making deliveries. D.W. received broken arms and legs, as well as internal injuries. Stephenson was retained by D.W.’s personal counsel to prepare and try the case. Discovery determined that the UDF driver had multiple driving violations. Stephenson retained numerous experts to show the jury the devastating effects of the injuries. Before trial, the defendant’s company stated that a jury in a small southern county in Indiana would never return a verdict for $1 million in this case.

The defendant was correct; the verdict was twice that amount. CASE SUMMARY

What is your next step?

As you contemplate filing a personal injury lawsuit, keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations – or a deadline – for filing personal injury claims, so it is unwise to delay. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation.

Don’t lose the opportunity to obtain the money you need to put your life back on track and to make your family’s future financially secure. Call today.

Contact McNeely Stephenson today using our contact form, or call 1-855-206-2555.

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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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