$157 THOUSAND

Personal Injury Claim

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.

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Indiana Personal Injury Claims

Our Indiana personal injury lawyers have been successfully litigating personal injury cases in Indiana since 1982. 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.

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Vehicle Accidents in Indiana

We rely on our vehicles and our roads to carry us between destinations. But sometimes something goes wrong. We were defense attorneys … now we use what we learned to help our clients prove their cases. It seems we are always on the move. Our daily commute, picking the kids up from basketball practice, then a quick stop at the grocery – and by the end of the day it can feel like we’ve not left our cars. A financial recovery cannot always heal all wounds or restore life to be exactly the way it was before the car accident — but it can help you discover and enjoy a hopeful new normal.

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Workplace Injuries in Indiana

Our country was built on the backs of past generations. Americans have always taken pride in hard work and a job well done. We understand there are hazards in our workplaces. Accidents happen – but could it have been prevented? Over 100 workers are killed in Indiana each year due to workplace accidents. In addition to these preventable worker deaths, Indiana also reported an illness and injury rate of 3.9 per 100 workers.

Types of Workplace Injuries Example Worker Cases

Defective Products / Class Actions

The opponents in these cases are often huge corporations with large amounts of money. We have resources too. With more than 30 years experience, our product liability attorneys know how to secure positive results. As consumers, we are exposed to danger every day when we get into our car, fly in an airplane, go swimming, use a power tool or simply walk across the street. We accept a certain level of risk and know it is unavoidable in our daily life. However, often that level of risk is greatly exacerbated by the failure of companies to protect the safety of people using their products.

Class Action Lawsuits

Fatality Lawsuits / Wrongful Death

The loss of a parent, child or spouse leaves a family changed forever. With time, there can be healing in the grief process and a small measure of justice and peace through the legal process. Some of your first questions might be: Have you helped others like me before? What types of financial recovery can be secured? It is important to the memory of your lost family member and the future of the remaining family members to pursue a legal investigation to fully understand what happened.

Wrongful Death Claims

Medical Malpractice

As patients, we rely on the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship. We operate with the assumption that our physician has exercised the most reasonable care in their duties. In most cases this is true – but, regrettably, not in all cases. When healthcare professionals breach their duty, we keep ours. An Indianapolis personal injury lawyer in our investigative team will go to work immediately to uncover the ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘when’, ‘where’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of medical injuries caused by malpractice. We are committed to bringing together the most qualified experts available (irrespective of cost) to uncover what happened.

About Malpractice Lawsuits Example Claims

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

Your Next Steps...

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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