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.
Our Client Testimonials
Kimberly E. – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I hired Stephenson Rife when my son was in a motorcycle accident and suffered brain trauma. I didn’t know who to turn to and took a chance with them. It was the best decision I could have made. I ended up working with Paul Belch who works for the firm. Paul never left me feeling like I didn’t understand what was going on he always explained everything and answered my calls or text the same day. When my son was able to come home from the hospital, Paul came to visit us at that time. My son was very agitated and aggressive. Didn’t really like that Paul was there. Paul was very respectful and remained calm with him. Paul would always check in just to see how my son was doing. I really felt that Paul and this law firm really had our backs and greatly appreciate the hard work they did for our son and our family. If we ever needed help again I would certainly call this law firm again.
Errin T. – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I can not go on how much I appreciate this team. They were upfront and honest and worked so hard for my son. Highly recommend this hard working team.
Attorney Jason Karmire – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
They are by far the most professional law firm I have ever seen. We work together as co-counsel on many cases and have had great results so far. Brady and Mike work tirelessly to get the best possible settlement for our clients. I highly recommend them and cannot say enough good words for their abilities. You hope to never need a personal injury attorney but if you do, they do a fantastic job!
Brian K. – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I would highly recommend Stephenson Rife as a great team of experienced professionals. In addition to their focus on specific details of your case, they advocate for you and explain what to expect as your case proceeds. I found Brady and Mike to be available and always willing to listen and explain the details of the case. In contrast to the heavy handed marketing you may see from other firms, Stephenson Rife stands on their reputation and they invest the time and resources required for the benefit of the client.
Sherry K. – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I never thought I would ever need to hire an attorney but two years ago I was struck by a vehicle while walking in a parking lot thankfully my injuries were not life threatening but they are definitely life changing and I will live with them for the rest of my life. Mike was very supportive and was able to get a settlement amount that exceeded my expectations. Mike and his team is incredibly passionate about what they do and genuinely care about their clients Mike was available anytime I needed him rather it be during the day, evening or on the weekend. I highly recommend Mike and his team to anyone and everyone that is in need of an attorney. I am sure thankful he was recommended to me. Thanks again Mike and staff!
Sarah L. – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
You never think that you yourself will need an injury lawyer, you hear about others needing or using one. But not YOU! One late night coming home from vacation that all changed for me and my husband, as we were hit head on within 10 miles of our home. First, we both survived, we had God watching over us we have no doubt. I endured 3 surgeries within the first couple of days in ICU, with a crushed small intestine that was causing me to bleed out (first surgery was lifesaving, but it took two surgeries to fix all the damage) and then I also had a broken back (L2 broken) which required 6 screws and 2 rods to repair. I left the hospital walking with a walker, in a back brace and a boot for broken toes. Truly the last thing I was thinking about was a lawyer. But luckily my husband, who looked beat up but was not injured to the point of any hospitalization, was able to see the whole picture and knew that yes God & doctors saved me but the injuries would have life long effects on my life, and he was able to secure Stephenson Rife as our lawyers. We were very happy with everything that Mike and Sean did for us, they made the process easier, they helped us understand the unchartered territory of a lawsuit, and even with all the moving parts of our case and Covid times they brought us to a settlement that we are happy with. If you are reading this, you or someone you love has been hurt, and needs legal help. I would not hesitate at all to use Stephenson Rife again if I had a need for them. I highly recommend giving them a call and talking to them, you won’t be disappointed! You never know what life may throw at you, having knowledgeable and kind lawyers makes all the difference in your case. We trust in them completely!
Susan H. – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is actually a THANK YOU to Brady. I was hit from behind 8 years ago turning into my neighborhood. (I saw the Jeep coming so I braced myself) My neck was the first to hurt so immediately went to a chiropractor As time went on new aches started that I thought odd such as wrists, hip, and ankle, but blew off. I moved through the pain and tears from my neck down, believing all would get better. I didn’t want to be “that person” who runs to a lawyer to sue someone. I was getting better with the two years of PPT. When the two year mark came up I was shocked of being offered, $1000. Brady came through for me with what short time he had. If I knew then what I know today, I would have gotten a lawyer immediately. Today 8 years later, I can hardly put my hands in a tight fist, take long walks, get out of a chair/car graciously due to my back or do light weight exercises. What I thought would pass, I didn’t dream what the “after” would be like. Thank you Brady, for taking on what became a case and backing me!!
Jerry W. – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We are lucky to have you guys. Your compassion and empathy for both sides in this emotional time is incredible. It’s nice to know we have a team that looks out for Summer and helps us go through this healing process with a good moral compass. In a time when right and wrong seems so blurry to us. Your like a light in the storm. We can’t thank you enough.
Shirley B. – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
On August 18, 2018, I was hit head-on by a driver high on drugs. My Toyota van was totaled and after spending 6 hours in the ER was sent home to have months and months of physical therapy. As a result of the collision, I was also diagnosed with PTSD. After trying for many months to deal with the other driver’s insurance company and as medical bills were continuing, I found out I could not deal with it emotionally. A former local judge recommended that I contact Mike Stephenson.
Mr. Stephenson and his associates totally took over for me. My stress was much relieved. All I had to do was forward ongoing bills and correspondence to them. Due to lack of cooperation from the other insurance company, we ultimately filed suit.
Mr. Stephenson and staff were with me all the way. They sat with me during the deposition, kept me informed of all activity and ultimately reached an excellent out of court settlement . I found their fee to be very reasonable.
Tracy W. – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Thank you and thanks for everything you guys have done. Couldn’t made it through it without you guys. Truly a blessing.
Peggy M. – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I highly recommend Mike Stephenson! The way he handled my case, made it less stressful. He truly cares about his clients…. I wasn’t just a client, I was a real person with a real crisis and Mike went way beyond his job to represent me. He is Amazingly Awesome!!!
George – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Great law firm! Highly recommended.
Nancy B. – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Mike and his team were kind and explained everything they did in terms I could understand. They are quick to respond and work incredibly hard for you. I was glad to have someone like him in my corner.
Peggy Q. – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Very professional, most of all they have heart! They truly care about the client. I highly recommend.
Cathy S. – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After I experienced a car accident, I wanted to find a lawyer that didn’t advertise on t.v. I was looking for someone who would handle my case, not pass it off. Stephenson Rife answered all my questions in a timely manner and kept me up-to-date on my case every step of the way. I would definitely recommend them. .
Kelly O. – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Works fast, very personable and went above and beyond! Thanks a lot guys!
Michael J. – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I had a very serious motorcycle accident 5 years ago. I lost my right leg above the knee in the accident. I was looking for the very best personal injury attorney in the country who represents plaintiffs in an accident. I found that in Mike Stephenson. He is the top managing partner in his law firm of about 38 attorneys. He has been recognized by his peers of personal injury attorneys as a Super Attorney in his specialty for years. His office was 2000 miles away from where the accident occurred. At the time I contacted him he had represented accident victims in 18 different states. My case now makes it 19 different states. I originally contacted him with an email describing the accident. He called me within 12 hours. He was on an airplane to meet me within a couple of weeks.
He was everything I was looking for in an attorney. He was very professional looking. Brief and to the point. It was a 2 day initial visit. He helped formulate a long term plan for my case. He spent the next 6 months gathering all the data and information to determine if I had a case. This included very extensive information from me. Accident reports. Hospital records. Motorcycle records. From the day he called me and said I had a case all the hard work on his side began. During the case he flew out about 7 times for motorcycle inspections, practice depositions, depositions and 2 mediation’s. Thru his hard work the case was settled in a second mediation 6 weeks before court.
Mike is honest, professional and relentless in the pursuit of justice for the plaintiff. He always returned phone calls, texts and emails. He was very honest in his opinions whether it was something I wanted to hear or not. He hired the very best expert witnesses. In my case a professional long term care doctor reporting my lifetime care needs. One of the countries best motorcycle experts to find the problems with the motorcycle. Specialty high tech companies to digitalize accident pictures, hospital emergency room pictures, and digitalize pictures of emergency room X-rays and MRIs. Digitalize pictures of all surgical operations. Mike did multiple power point presentations which included all this information from all the specialists he hired for the case. His presentations are POWERFUL visual tools.
He took the case to a settlement on the 2nd mediation 6 weeks before court. He had specialists from 4 different states to put the case together. He never missed missed an appointment, email, text or phone call in 3 years. On a scale of 1-10 in my book he is an 11. If you are a plaintiff in an accident I could not give a better recommendation for an attorney. He is the best attorney I have ever had.