$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.

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Types of Injury Claims We Handle

Our Indiana injury lawyers have been successfully litigating injury cases in Indiana since 1982. Our lives today expose us to more risks than ever before. We spend twice as much time in our cars than we did 25 years ago. While workplace safety regulations have greatly expanded over the years, so too have the number of companies willing to skirt those regulations to enhance their profit margins. The volume of goods shipped across our highways continues to grow, increasing the risk of truck wrecks. Changes in our healthcare field have created medical miracles while also encouraging dynamics that can lead to medical malpractice. And, in too many tragedies (for example, drunk driving crashes), fatalities occur.

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Our Indiana injury lawyers have been successfully litigating injury cases in Indiana since 1982. With more than 30 years of experience working with families across Indiana, our Indianapolis personal injury lawyers have handled litigation in 18 states and served as lead trial counsel in more than 100 civil jury trials. As you look for information online, consider the results our attorneys were able to secure.

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Vehicle Accidents in Indiana

We rely on our vehicles and our roads to carry us between destinations. But sometimes something goes wrong. We were defense attorneys … now we use what we learned to help our clients prove their cases. It seems we are always on the move. Our daily commute, picking the kids up from basketball practice, then a quick stop at the grocery – and by the end of the day it can feel like we’ve not left our cars. A financial recovery cannot always heal all wounds or restore life to be exactly the way it was before the car accident — but it can help you discover and enjoy a hopeful new normal. We handle car accident cases and ensure our clients get the compensation they deserve for their injuries.

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Brain Injury

Many times, the impact of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is obvious. The victim is left in a coma or otherwise permanently incapacitated. Other times, however, the impact is not quite as obvious, but it is, nevertheless, just as life changing. The person may suffer brain damage that causes memory loss, change in attitude, depression, headaches, change in performance at school or work, increased aggression and diminished functioning from a head injury.

Workplace Injuries in Indiana

Our country was built on the backs of past generations. Americans have always taken pride in hard work and a job well done. We understand there are hazards in our workplaces. Accidents happen – but could it have been prevented? Over 100 workers are killed in Indiana each year due to workplace accidents. In addition to these preventable worker deaths, Indiana also reported an illness and injury rate of 3.9 per 100 workers.

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Spinal Injuries

Traveling from the base of the skull down to the tailbone, the spine is one of the most vital parts of the human body. When it is damaged — in a motor vehicle collision, a fall, or a sports-related accident — the consequences can be life-altering… and life-ending. We help those whose spinal injuries were caused by neglectful actions of others to ensure victims get the most compensation possible.

Defective Products / Class Actions

The opponents in these cases are often huge corporations with large amounts of money. We have resources too. With more than 30 years experience, our product liability attorneys know how to secure positive results. 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.

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Wrongful Death

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The loss of a parent, child or spouse leaves a family changed forever. With time, there can be healing in the grief process and a small measure of justice and peace through the legal process. Some of your first questions might be: Have you helped others like me before? What types of financial recovery can be secured? It is important to the memory of your lost family member and the future of the remaining family members to pursue a legal investigation to fully understand what happened.

Wrongful Death Claims

Medical Malpractice

As patients, we rely on the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship. We operate with the assumption that our physician has exercised the most reasonable care in their duties. In most cases this is true – but, regrettably, not in all cases. When healthcare professionals breach their duty, we keep ours. An Indianapolis personal injury lawyer in our investigative team will go to work immediately to uncover the ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘when’, ‘where’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of medical injuries caused by malpractice. We are committed to bringing together the most qualified experts available (irrespective of cost) to uncover what happened.

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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

How Mike Stephenson Can Help You

Mike Stephenson believes justice matters – justice for those who have been harmed and have to endure pain and medical expenses due to a driver’s negligence and for families who have lost a loved one. We will put our resources to work for you to advocate for your rights as a pedestrian. Cars, trucks, buses and other motor vehicles do not own the road: pedestrians have rights, too. For instance, if a sidewalk is not available, pedestrians may walk along the shoulder of the road.

Aggressive courtroom advocates and tenacious settlement negotiators, our Indiana pedestrian accident lawyers will fight for your rights. When others breach their duty, we keep ours. Call 317-825-5200 or use our online contact form to arrange a free consultation.

Updates
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March 29, 2019 / Premises Liability, Wrongful Death
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