Indianapolis Vehicle Accident Lawyer
We spend an average of 18 ½ hours in our cars each week – two months out of every year! We rely on our vehicles and our roads to carry us between destinations. But sometimes something goes wrong. Click here to read more about our clients and how our investigation team was able to discover critical evidence initially overlooked by law enforcement and even other attorneys.
When considering hiring an Indianapolis vehicle accident lawyer, you should look for an attorney who will give you competent and compassionate representation with a “client first” approach. That’s exactly what you’ll get with proven advocate Attorney Mike Stephenson. His entire legal team is committed to doing whatever is necessary to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
Drunk Driving Crashes in Indiana
In Indiana alone, drunk drivers kill almost 1,000 Hoosiers each year. Indiana has a “zero tolerance” policy for drivers under the age of 21 – We Have Zero Tolerance for Drunk Drivers of any Age. Period. While many lawyers refer to these claims as “drunk driving accidents,” we know otherwise. Drunk driving crashes aren’t accidents – they are caused by someone’s dangerous decision to drive under the influence. Drunk Drivers Think Only About Themselves. We Put You First.
Motorcycle Accidents & Injuries
Traffic accidents happen every day, everywhere. They can be minor inconveniences or life-altering traumatic events. People often blame the motorcyclist or point to the inherent risk of riding a bike, but the fact is that most injured motorcyclists are hurt by the negligence of other drivers. The motorcyclist is the victim – not the person at whom to point fingers. Our thorough investigative process includes securing the right experts for your bike wreck case. Did a traffic signal malfunction? Did all safety equipment perform up to standards? What was the other driver actually doing at the time of the accident? Did the engineering of the highway contribute to the motorcycle accident?
Truck Accidents / Trucking Negligence Claims
America’s roads are jammed with vehicles of varying sizes trying to keep people and products moving. Aggravating circumstances can increase the risk posed to the average driver by big rigs. We were defense attorneys … now we use what we learned to help our clients prove their cases. Truck accident cases can be complex legal claims that require thorough investigation and demand aggressive litigation to secure the best possible outcome for the plaintiff. Indianapolis vehicle accident lawyer Mike Stephenson has more than three decades of experience and substantial financial resources to commit to your case. We build a legal team specifically to handle your case.
Bicycle Injury Accidents in Indiana
Indiana has more than 3,021 miles of trails and bikeways and 301 miles of rails-trails open for public use. While this is a wonderful opportunity for pedalcyclists to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise, research statistics reveal that collisions between cars and bicycles happen most often around existing and proposed bicycle paths. The vast majority (96 percent) of collisions involving bicycles in Indianapolis occurred within one mile of bicycle paths. Bicycle accidents share many of the same causes as other accidents on the roads, including distracted drivers and drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol.
Indiana Interstate Accidents
Indiana is known as “The Crossroads of America” . . . and for good reason. More major highways intersect in Indiana than in any other state. With a total 1,190 miles of interstates traversing it – most of them converging in Indianapolis – Indiana leads the country in interstates per square mile. CarInsuranceComparison.com ranks Indiana in the top three of the states with the safest highways, outranked by only Iowa and Minnesota. And yet, we have become accustomed to hearing news reports of accidents on Indiana interstates, some of them deadly.
Indiana Bus Accidents and Injuries
As with all motor vehicle accidents, a number of things can cause or contribute to a bus accident, such as equipment that is inadequately maintained. Driver inattention is frequently cited in bus accidents, just as it is in car accidents. A number of different parties may be held liable in a bus crash, from the bus driver to the company he or she works for to the manufacturer of faulty equipment. The Indiana law firm of Stephenson Rife has been successfully litigating accident cases since 1982.