Indianapolis Auto Accident Attorney Wins Jury Trial for Injured Client

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Mike Stephenson, a partner with McNeely Stephenson Thopy & Harrold, scored a victory against an auto insurance company who refused to settle with their own employee injured in an automobile accident.

Indiana Attorney Mike Stephenson

State Farm refused to cooperate in any fashion and required that a civil case be filed and that a jury decide the damages.

On Tuesday, December 10, a jury verdict was returned for $200,000 against State Farm Insurance Company and in favor of a man who had been employed by State Farm for 25 years (Case No. 29C01-1110-CT-10795, Dennis L. Brady v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Hamilton County Circuit Court).

Plaintiff’s attorney, Mike Stephenson, said his client, a former Indiana Mr. Basketball (1964), was satisfied with the outcome. “Unfortunately, although the case took only two days to try, it was at significant expense to the plaintiff, who had been willing to settle for a reasonable amount,” Stephenson said.

According to the complaint, Stephenson’s client was in a car accident in 2007 and thereafter made an underinsured motorist claim under his policy; he requested that State Farm, his insurer as well as his employer, allow him to arbitrate the matter and not be required to take the matter to a jury. “This request was denied,” Stephenson said, “and so we filed a civil case and let a jury decide the damages.”

About the Attorney - Mike Stephenson is an Indianapolis area personal injury attorney who has been successfully litigating cases since 1981. Whether the injury occurred as a result of a motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice, workplace negligence, or a faulty product, and whether the case is resolved in conference room negotiations or before a jury in a courtroom, Stephenson employs his experience and perseverance to find justice for his injured clients. He can be reached at (855) 437-9405.

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