Steve Wagner

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About Steve Wagner

has been repeatedly selected by his peers as an "Indiana Super Lawyer" and was awarded "Trial Lawyer of the Year" in 2006 by the Trial Lawyers Association. Stephen's law expertise are in the areas of personal injury, worker's compensation, civil rights, class action litigation and medical malpractice.

Indiana University Research Helps TBI Survivors

Synopsis Car accidents or sports concussions can create lasting complications that eventually reveal a more serious brain injury. As many as 60 percent of individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) find it challenging to display empathy and respond with appropriate emotions in personal and professional relationships. The inability to recognize emotions puts [...]

Under What Circumstances Can You Sue the State of Indiana?

Synopsis Receiving compensation for an injury that occurs on government property is possible but not before facing several legal questions and time sensitive hurdles. Under the Indiana Tort Claims Act, specific rules related to injury date and accident fault apply to individuals who wish to bring a lawsuit against local and state governments. As the [...]

By | 2018-06-20T21:33:23+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Civil Rights Violations|0 Comments

Sheriffs Meet to Discuss Overcrowded Indiana Jails Problem

Synopsis In the past decade, over 10,000 inmates have had their human rights and personal freedoms stripped from them and lost their lives in both city and county jails. Many of these deaths were attributed to sickness because health care services are often abysmal and lead to needless suffering, mental distress, disability, and death while too many [...]

Bad Hoosier Drivers Part 2: Drunk Driving

Synopsis Indiana drivers are now navigating through a time period when statistics for traffic deaths skyrocket, a time slated by traffic safety officials as “the 100 deadliest days for motorists” between Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays. Not only are injuries from these car and truck wrecks both harmful and expensive, they often cause lifelong [...]

Head-On Crash Kills Man in Jackson County

Synopsis Indiana State Police are investigating after a man was killed and three others were injured in a head-on crash on US 31 in Seymour. A head-on crash typically occurs when a vehicle crosses a centerline or a median and crashes into an approaching vehicle or when a driver knowingly or unknowingly travels the wrong way [...]

By | 2018-06-18T13:46:29+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Indiana News, Tips|0 Comments

Bad Hoosier Drivers Part 1: Disobeying Traffic Laws

Synopsis Hoosiers generally rank in the middle compared to the rest of the country for good and bad drivers, except that they repeatedly score low on obeying traffic laws, which unfortunately can cause a significant number of deaths and lifelong injuries to themselves or others. Although most drivers were taught valuable skills that should carry [...]

The Most Dangerous Time of Year for Teen Drivers Has Begun

Synopsis The number of teen drivers involved in fatal crashes has been steadily increasing by more than 10 percent from previous years, according to the most recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) crash data. AAA deems the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day as “the 100 deadliest days” as statistics for traffic deaths caused [...]

Driver Dies After Rear-Ending Semi-Truck in Northwest Indiana

Synopsis A deadly crash between a passenger car and a semi-truck recently took the life of a young driver in northwest Indiana, adding to the 4,000 people who are killed in semi-truck accidents each year in the U.S. Most of these accidents are created by mistakes made by the passenger vehicle’s driver and include distracted [...]

By | 2018-05-31T07:59:52+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Auto Accidents, Truck Accident|0 Comments

Three Steps to Take if You Witness a Car Accident

Synopsis Whether minor or catastrophic, car accidents often involve some form of physical or emotional trauma to victims but can also be incredibly hard on innocent bystanders who witnessed the wreck. Some of these people feel nervous, confused and scared about how they might be involved after witnessing an accident so they do not stop [...]

By | 2018-05-18T16:48:03+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Tips|0 Comments

5 Mistakes Drivers Make That Lead to Pedestrian Accidents

 Synopsis The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) Traffic Safety Division’s (TSD) Annual Traffic Safety Report is reporting around 95 pedestrian fatalities across the state in previous years. Therefore, state safety targets of 57 or fewer pedestrian fatalities for the Hoosier state are not being met. Driver errors caused by inattentive, distracted, or inexperienced drivers remain major [...]