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Lawyer — Vernon J. Petri in Indianapolis, IN


For more than 40 years, the legal team of Vernon J. Petri and Associates P.C. have successfully represented thousands of accident victims suffering catastrophic injuries including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones. We handle Medical Malpractice, birth injury, truck crashes, construction machinery and equipment that causes injury or death. Our lawyers are dedicated to our clients. We strive to bring those that injure our clients to justice and make them pay what they owe. Making them accountable necessitates accumulating their secrets which they hold tight to their breast and refuse to divulge to those they have injured. Insurance companies void insurance policies of their policy holders admit to the wrongdoing. Obtaining justice is not easy, but Petri puts to good use what he learned as a CIA agent and Prosecuting Attorney and knows how to pry and obtain the needed incriminating information to prove their negligence and greed putting profits over safety. 
We have recovered hundreds of thousands and even millions for our clients. The facts and laws in every case are different and results will vary to be honest about it. WE RESTORE LIVES AS BEST WE CAN. Suffering a serious injury affects the whole family and creates physical, emotional, mental, and financial stress. We stick with our clients through the ordeal and guide them through the litigation, advising them of their rights, our fees, and what they can expect from us. Mr. Petri has won the hard cases, easy is not in his vocabulary. In fact he has been referred to by his peers, as an alchemist, because he has turned base metal into gold, see his Super Lawyer award. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence speak to Mr. Petri at 317 696 3680 or 317 780 6610. If long distance, call toll free from anywhere in the U.S.A. to 800 486 4450. We practice nationwide. Remember Time is of the Essence. Do not give your statement to adjusters. Our fee to trial only if we win is 33%.


GREAT Attorney!

I spoke with several attorneys prior to hiring Mr. Petri. Wow, I'm sure glad I selected him and his team. They did a great job and I feel I was very fairly compensated for my medical malpractice injury.
-  Anonymous
Wonderful and friendly staff!
- Alex H.
Our Hero!!!!!
We Can not explain how blessed we are to have found Mr Petri ! My husband has sustained a lifelong injury due to malpractice. Mr Petri worked extremely hard non stop getting all the evidence he needed to get the case handled. It was constantly evolving with roadbumps from the other end but he never gave up. He always stayed in touch even if it was to just call & see how we were doing. He has a sincere heart for helping people....We are beyond blessed with the outcome... We gained so much more than just a lawyer in Mr Petri. He is our blessing, our Hero!
- Ashley

Why Choose our Firm

No-Fee Promise

We don’t take a fee unless we acquire a settlement on your behalf. Please feel at ease speaking to one of our staff members by phone or in-person to see how we can further assist you with your case. If we are able to recover a settlement for you, our rate is 33% in addition to any costs that we incurred on your behalf. 

Positive Results

Since 1976 Vernon J. Petri has been recovering millions for injured clients. We will make sure you get the compensation you deserve no matter if it is worth millions or a few thousand dollars. We are experienced in several different personal injury cases including slip and falls, semi-truck accidents, auto accidents, medical malpractice, and tap water burn cases. 

Our Client Love Us

Our approach to personal injury law has earned us respect and appreciation from our clients for the past 50 years. We strive to treat you like family and look forward to relieving some of the stress that your case may cause. Our professional legal staff will be able to answer tough questions and assist you every step of the way so that we can make sure you get fully compensated. 

Our Results

Medical Malpractice

Our client tripped and fell over a stool while visiting her mother in the hospital and ended up breaking her wrist, injuring her shoulder and deeply gouging her leg. We settled her case before going through the panel process. 

Auto & Trucking Injury

Two separate clients were involved in the same car accident on their way to make a delivery when they were struck by another driver where they each sustained several injuries and broken bones. The road to recovery was long, but we were able get them fully compensated for their injuries. 

Personal & Construction Injury

Our client was walking through a poorly lit parking lot to head into a beauty store when she slipped on an oil patch and fell into an 8-inch deep crater and broke her leg. Video footage was very helpful in settling this case. 


What are your fees?

We do not charge clients unless we are able to recover a settlement on your behalf. If we recover a settlement, we charge 33% in addition to any expenses we incurred during the litigation process.

What’s my case worth?

It can be very challenging to know where to start after getting injured. Hiring an experienced attorney to negotiate with insurance companies or to file a lawsuit on your behalf is a great first step. The sooner, the better, otherwise your statute of limitations can run out time.

What is a statute of limitations?

Under Indiana law, a claim must be filed within two (2) years of the negligent act you complained about, or it will be forever barred. However, there are exceptions where the attorney has to decide during the consultation.

Get To Know Us

Vernon J. Petri & Associates has a combined experience of 50 years in providing clients, skillful, knowledgeable, and resourceful legal services. We handle each individual case comprehensively and efficiently. Our legal staff is committed to protecting our client's rights. We believe that every victim of a medical malpractice, auto or personal injury has a voice, and the attorney's at Vernon J. Petri & Associates want to help you use it.

Experienced & Knowledgeable Team

No-Fee Unless You Win

Receive The Results You Deserve

About Attorney Petri

Attorney — Auto Injury Assistance in Indianapolis, IN
Attorney Petri graduated from Indiana University School of law in 1966. Petri served as a Prosecuting Attorney for Owen County from 1966 to 1974. In 1974 he decided to venture out and start out his own legal practice. Since then, Attorney Petri earned the name to be a Million Dollar Forum, which is exclusively for attorneys who earn verdicts and settlements of $1,000.000 for clients.
Aside from his profession, attorney Petri loves to cook Italian food. In his free time, he developed recipes and made a cookbook from his childhood home in Lucca, Italy. To see his cookbook click here

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Million Dollar Forum
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Indiana Sate Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • The American Bar Association
Former National Chairman:

Litigation Against Medical Product Manufacturers Involving Defective Products

Litigation Involving Burn Injuries Due to Fault Products

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