Personal Injury

When an accident occurs, we can help

If you are injured in an accident, you may need someone to help you deal with the insurance companies.

Attorney Steven Parkman has more than 30 years of experience in handling various types of injuries caused by the negligence of others, including:

  • Head Injury

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Spinal Cord Injury

  • Whiplash Injuries

  • Neck and Back Injuries

  • Limb Amputations

  • Quadriplegic and Paraplegic Injuries

  • Wrongful Death


Steven Parkman and his associate, Peter Ladwein, will take your case to trial if necessary.  We will:

  • Gather the evidence

  • Conduct an investigation

  • Contact witnesses

  • Negotiate with the insurance companies

  • Present your case to the jury.


We work closely with you to ensure that your rights are protected, and you receive proper compensation for your injuries and economic losses.

One of the most important aspects of your personal injury case will be what your doctors will say about your injuries.  Our law practice focuses on dealing with doctors in a variety of injury, illness, and disability situations. We know your doctors and we know how to work with them to get you the best possible result.

Another important aspect of your personal injury case is what members of a jury will think about your case.  Mr. Parkman has 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer.  Mr. Parkman worked in a coke oven in a steel factory and grew up in Michigan City, Indiana.  Mr. Ladwein has lived in South Bend since 2006.  We are local, and we know the hearts and minds of your peers who will be sitting on your jury panel.  

People often wonder why a case can take a long time to complete. Sometimes, it takes a while before doctors can be sure how well a person will or will not recover from injuries.  We will not compromise your claim or your rights. We will be sure your doctors are comfortable with your diagnoses and prognosis before settling your claim.  If the insurance companies will not treat you fairly, we will take your case to trial.

We will advance expenses.  It costs money to gather your medical records and get explanations from your doctors.  It costs money to pay for your doctors to come to trial.  Many injured persons do not have the money to pay for these types of costs up front.  If you are in need, we will advance these expenses so that you have every opportunity to obtain the just compensation owed to you. 

No fees are paid unless we are successful for you.

Learn more about personal injury law.

  • Car and motorcycle accidents

  • Slip and fall injuries

  • Dog bites and other injuries


Read our Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury

Have more questions? Contact us