$48.5 MILLION

Truck Accident Multimillion-Dollar Settlement.

"M.A.," a 30-year-old man, was driving to work in New Mexico. Suddenly a commercial truck veered across the center line and struck his vehicle head on. M.A. died at the scene. The McNeely Stephenson firm was hired shortly after the crash to represent the family of the deceased.

our client results

The most common cause of motorcycle accidents is negligence by the other driver. Drivers who should be paying attention to the road are instead texting on a cell phone, distracted by talking to a passenger, or operating their vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. You won’t know the causes until we investigate!

Traffic Accident

A thorough motorcycle accident investigation is necessary to secure the best possible outcome for any injury claim. While the police department will conduct its own investigation, be aware that law enforcement is primarily concerned with criminality – not liability. You need an motorcycle accident attorney and investigative team on your side working to secure the evidence needed to prove your claim.

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?

Read more about how our crash investigation team and lawyers were able to discover critical evidence initially overlooked by law enforcement and even other attorneys.
Accident Case Summaries

You won’t know unless a motorcycle accident attorney takes a closer look.

We were defense attorneys… now we use what we learned to help our clients prove their cases. We know that expert witnesses matter. Attorney Mike Stephenson is committed to bringing together the most qualified experts available (irrespective of cost) to uncover what happened. Knowing the truth and being able to prove it are not the same thing. We put the experts, our experience, and financial resources to work to prove your case.

If you are online researching the legal rights and resources available in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, consider reaching out to us and call attorney Mike Stephenson to talk about your questions, 855-206-2555. In his career spanning more than 30 years, Mike has litigated accident claims in 18 states and served as lead trial counsel in more than 100 civil jury trials.

Motorcycle Injuries in Indiana

Motorcycle Rider Injury

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 80,000 motorcyclists are injured annually, while over 4,500 are killed in accidents.

Although any vehicular accident has the potential to be serious, those involving motorcycles can result in particularly devastating injuries. Motorcyclists are especially at risk due to the lack of protection inherent in motorcycle design and the size of other vehicles on the road. Additionally, a motorcyclist may be thrown to the ground or into traffic.

It is common for accidents to leave the motorcyclist with severe or life-threatening injuries, including:

  • Broken bones / fractures
  • Severe burns
  • Severe skin abrasions (road rash)
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Spinal cord & neck injuries
  • Closed head injury / traumatic brain injury.

And Remember – the Other Driver is Usually at Fault.

We appreciate the freedom and spirit of the motorcycle community. Let’s keep it going by being certain to practice safety first:

  • Wear a helmet and safety gear.
  • Wear brightly colored or reflective clothing.
  • Don’t operate your motorcycle after drinking alcohol.
  • Avoid the blind spots of other vehicles.
  • Ride with your headlight on.
  • Take a safety course and encourage others to as well.

Even the most cautious motorcyclist cannot control other drivers.

When considering hiring an Indiana motorcycle accident lawyer, you should receive 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.

Contact McNeely Stephenson today by calling 855-206-2555 for a free accident consultation.

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

Trusted advisors. Proven advocates.

Even the most cautious motorcyclist cannot control what others do on the road. If you believe your motorcycle accident was caused by another party or parties, consider hiring an Indiana motorcycle accident lawyer who will provide you with competent and compassionate representation with a “client first” approach. That’s exactly what you’ll get with attorney Mike Stephenson. His entire legal team is committed to doing whatever is necessary to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Mike and his team will help you recover the funds you need for medical bills, repair costs, lost wages, as well as compensation for disability and for pain and suffering.

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. Contact Mike Stephenson today by calling 1-855-206-2555 for a free accident consultation, or use our online contact form. At McNeely Stephenson, we believe justice matters.

Updates
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Mike Stephenson is a Super Lawyer in Indiana along with many of his peers at McNeely Stephenson. This is one of the highest honors an attorney can achieve

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Attorney Mike Stephenson is a proud member of The Litigation Counsel of America’s Honorary Society. A close-knit, peer-selected, and aggressively diverse honorary society of 3,500 of the “best trial lawyers” in the country. Less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, vigorously vetted for skills, expertise, and service; an invitation-only collegial network.

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The American Board of Trial Advocates is an invitation-only organization for attorneys of “high personal character and honorable reputation.” ABOTA works for the preservation of the civil jury trial, “Justice by the People,” and supports the right of a jury trial.

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Our attorneys are proven advocates and trial attorneys. They have served as lead trial counsel in more than 100 civil jury trials, and have handled litigation in 18 states