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.
Indiana Product Injury Lawyer
A trusted advisor and proven advocate since 1982, we have witnessed firsthand the devastating impact consumer injuries can have upon victims and how these injuries affect the lives of our clients. Our entire legal team is dedicated to investigating what happened, what went wrong and securing the best possible outcome for each client. Our attorneys bring the full weight of our 30+ years of experience and substantial financial resources to bear for each case we handle.
Our Cases Are Important to Us, Because We Believe Justice Matters.
If you think you might need an attorney, chances are you probably do. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation that will allow us to provide guidance that will be valuable to you. Regardless of whether you ultimately decide to work with us, we are available now to explain your rights under the law. Simply call Mike Stephenson: 317-680-2501.
Our attorneys have had the profound privilege to advocate on behalf of:
- a 14-year-old young lady injured in an SUV accident caused by a defective tire;
- a 55-year-old father who sustained crushing injuries due to a design defect found in a piece of work equipment;
- the family and friends of four killed in a vehicle accident due to a tire separation;
- a 34-year-old pipe fitter who sustained a severe brain injury caused by a malfunctioning lift at work;
- and many others injured through a defective product. Click here to read their stories.
We have helped victims who have suffered serious personal injuries, including paralysis, brain and spinal cord injuries, head trauma and other catastrophic injury.
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.
Indiana Medical Device Replacements & Recalls
Medical devices save thousands of lives each year; many, many more lives are improved through the use of equipment which eases pain, enhances mobility or improves surgical outcomes. Unfortunately, many thousands are injured when something goes wrong in the design, manufacture or implantation of defective medical devices. Medical device manufacturers have a responsibility, imposed both by law and by ethics, to make products which are safe and which will provide the intended benefit. [List of Commonly Recalled Devices]
Companies Can Fail to Protect the Very Customers Their Business Depends on
Most consumers are surprised to learn of the frequent and extreme injuries caused by products we use on a daily basis. Products we assume are safe, properly engineered, and meticulously constructed too often fail and leave lives damaged, sometimes beyond repair.
$2.25 million secured from a national home kitchen appliance company for burns our client suffered.
Stephenson Rife secured a settlement for $2,250,000 from a national home kitchen appliance company for a client who suffered scald burns to her body because of a defective product. At the first settlement conference, the defense claimed it would never pay Stephenson Rife’s client anywhere close to $1,000,000. After meticulously combing through over 200,000 documents produced by the company and conducting depositions in six different states, the team at Stephenson Rife was able to establish that key upper management knew about the defective nature of the product causing the same type of scald injuries to other consumers at least two years before the incident involving Stephenson Rife’s client. The team at Stephenson Rife resolved the case a week before trial for more than double what the defense claimed it would never pay their client.
What Makes Our Indiana Product Attorneys Different?
Lives can be altered in a millisecond when an accident happens. Serious injuries can quickly leave the victim drowning under the pressure of unpaid medical bills, with the uncertain future of lost income and disability. As devastating as these circumstances are to families, we have also been at the side of families who have lost a mother, father or child to catastrophic events – the greatest loss.
One consideration that sets us apart is our team approach to litigating your claim. We are committed to bringing together the most qualified experts available (irrespective of cost) to uncover what happened. Your experts will come from around the world if necessary. Consumer product claims can be complex, and the proficiency of your experts is crucial in both the investigation and litigation phases of your claim.
Getting the Right Experts on Your Side Is Critical
The opponents in product liability cases are often huge corporations with large amounts of money set aside to fight these claims. These companies have resources, and they are willing to use them to protect their bottom lines and their reputations. We have resources, too.
When you hire our attorneys, you are enlisting the help necessary to take on large corporations and insurance companies. We offer free consultations, and there is no fee for any of our work if we don’t win your case. Contact us at 317-680-2501.
You can be assured that our lawyers, and our financial resources, are willing to go the distance on your behalf.