Our Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of our website’s users. This notice is intended to inform users of our practices regarding information collection, security, third parties and other related topics. This notice applies only to this website.

Our practices are in keeping with industry standards. We take issues of privacy and security seriously. We also caution users that all online correspondence should be done with caution, as these forms of communication are to some degree inherently unsecure. When corresponding with our team through  email or any other form of online communication, do not disclose sensitive or confidential information.

While no website, including our own, can guarantee the absolute security and privacy of user information, we strive to ensure that any information we collect will be protected and kept private.

Information Collection and Use

The information we collect from users will not be sold or traded with untrusted third parties. We are the sole owners of the information we collect. While we use Internet protocol (IP) addresses from your device to help customize our services and optimize our website, we do not automatically gather personally identifiable information. Your IP address is collected for the improvement and optimization of our website and does not include your name or other specific personally identifiable information.

The information you submit to us voluntarily through contact forms, emails or any other form of correspondence through this website will be kept private to best of our abilities. Though some general information might be requested for these interactions, such as your e-mail address, name, phone number and state, we will not ask for, nor should you submit, sensitive information, such as your Social Security Number, date of birth, driver’s license number or financial information.

The only instances in which we will share personal information submitted to our website would involve official governmental requests or situations involving site policy enforcement, compliance with the law or the safety and security of others.

The Security of Information We Collect

Any information we collect or receive from users is stored in a secure database. Our site takes measures to ensure the information we collect isn’t misused, altered or lost. No database or information is completely secure or impenetrable, so users must proceed with the use of the site and submission of information at their own risk. We use encryption methods to keep communication between our firm and our users private and secure. We will continue to prioritize the strength and security of all the information we collect.

The Use of Cookies

Cookies are small bits of data placed on your hard drive that enable us to identify repeat visitors and improve user engagement. Cookies can also track users’ interests to help us cater our content and site usability to enhance your experience. The use of cookies is a standard practice on many websites. However, if you wish to disable cookies at any time, you can do so by changing the settings in your browser.

Third-Party Access to Your Information

We reserve the right to disclose information obtained through this site to third-party contractors and standard services to ensure the quality of our site and enhance user experience. This information is disclosed anonymously and used primarily for tracking and analytical purposes. You can opt out of cookies by customizing your browser at any time. We use third parties only to customize and improve our online services, and we do not sell or trade sensitive or personal information with untrusted third parties.

Links to Other Sites

This site contains links to other websites. Our firm has no control over the privacy policies of these websites. Any site you visit by clicking on a link will have its own set of privacy policies that dictate how your information will be used, stored and shared. Thus, we suggest you review those websites’ policies if you are concerned about how your information will be used and shared.

Opting Out of Correspondence from Our Firm

If you provide us with contact information, we might use that information to contact you with news about our firm or content we believe you will find useful. However, you can opt out of correspondence with us at any time by contacting our firm.

If you have any questions about our website’s privacy policy that are not addressed on this page, we encourage you to contact us to learn more. We make the security of our site and the privacy of our visitors a top priority, and we will continue to maintain security measures and implement updates to make sure your privacy is protected.

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
Updates
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