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Law Firm of Kelly & West

We have built our firm and our reputation by providing prompt, professional service to our clients in a friendly and courteous manner. It has not occurred by accident, but upon years of hard work, dedication, and planning. We want to be a law firm of which our clients are proud. For more information, please choose one of the following links.

Reasons To Choose Kelly & West

Today there are more attorneys than ever to choose from, and we want our clients to know why they should choose us rather than some other attorney. In short, we try to treat clients the way we would want to be treated if we were the client and not the attorney.

We start with a free consultation. Call us toll-free to discuss your situation with an attorney. If we think we can help, we will make an appointment for you to continue talking about your case with an attorney at no charge. When you discuss your case with an attorney, you are under no obligation to hire us, and we are under no obligation to take your case.

If we accept your case, we will discuss our fee and the schedule for payment. We accept accident and injury cases on a contingent fee basis so that we are paid only from the recovery that we obtain.

We try to keep our clients well informed by sending them copies of all papers we receive on their case. We have designed and implemented computer software that helps us to complete each day all the things that need to be done in each case. We also use computers for legal research; medical research; faxing documents; scanning and storing images and documents, and production of letters and documents on laser printers.

We constantly strive to improve our services by sending an evaluation form to our client upon the closing of the case. You, our clients, have helped make our continued growth possible. As a result, we are able to continue providing efficient and effective service so necessary in today’s ever-changing, competitive legal environment.

Fees

Initial Consultation

We do not charge a fee for our first consultation with you.

Fee Policy

We continuously strive to keep our fees as fair and reasonable as possible.

It is our practice to discuss fees with you at the initial interview and to confirm these fee discussions in writing.

We have two types of fee arrangements: fixed fees and contingent fees.

These are explained below:

Fixed Fees

Fixed fees are fees that are determined and paid upon acceptance of your case, do not change regardless of the time required to handle your case, and regardless of the outcome of your case. The amount of a fixed fee is determined by the task that you engage us to undertake, by the time we expect to spend on your case, its complexity and our experience in handling similar matters.

We also consider such other factors as:

  • Time constraints: Is your matter of an urgent nature which will require us to place it before other matters already pending? The amount of risk, the effort required, and the responsibility of the firm.
  • Exclusivity: Will your matter prohibit us from being retained by others due to present or future potential conflicts of interest?
  • Contingent Fees: Contingent fees are fees that are determined by the result we obtain for you. The advantage of a contingent fee is that you are not required to pay anything upon our acceptance of your case and there is no fee charged if we are not successful. In addition, it encourages us to do the best job possible since the amount of our fee depends upon the result that we obtain for you.
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Separate from our charges for legal services are the disbursements of funds made by us on your behalf. Expenses include such items as filing fees, court costs, court reporter charges, certified copies of documents, and Sheriff fees. These charges are billed to you in the same amount as the cost to our firm.

Referrals and Confidentiality

Referrals

We are proud that the majority of our cases come from repeat clients and referrals from our clients, our friends, and other attorneys. If you know of someone that may need to talk to an attorney, please refer them to us. Referring a new client is the greatest compliment that you could pay us.

Confidentiality

We assure you that all information you give any member of this firm will remain confidential. To completely understand your situation and formulate a sound legal solution, we must have certain information from you. Effective communication between us is the keystone to our relationship.

Appointments & Phone Calls

We do not charge a fee for our first consultation with you.

We recognize the value of our clients’ time and therefore we strive to avoid making you wait when you come in to see your attorney. To assist in this effort, we ask that you arrange an appointment prior to visiting the office.

Of course, if circumstances do not permit you to schedule an appointment in advance, we will see you as soon as possible.

Should you call your attorney while he is out of the office or is otherwise unable to talk to you, your call will be returned promptly as soon as he is available.

What Our Clients

Have Said...

Personal injury is a fancy way of saying you got hurt — and it’s something someone else caused or could have prevented. Accidents happen every single day, but if you get hurt in one, you may feel concerned or worried about paying for your medical bills or time you missed from work. That’s why people may choose to file a personal injury claim, a way of seeking monetary benefits for an injury caused by another person or company. 

personal injury termsIn 2017 alone, Nationwide insurance company paid $18.7 billion in claims to its members. Here are the top personal injury claims that affect most people:

Car Accidents

Yearly, there is estimated to be more than 6 million vehicle-related accidents in the United States. While this number is only increasing, drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists are in danger. Distractions such as smartphones, navigation systems or car-related functions might be the reason. Regardless, if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible for compensation. Make it a priority always to always visit a doctor after an accident, even if you feel fine. There are many cases where victims did not suffer physical injuries but sustained many internal injuries.

Slip and Fall

Slip and fall claims are a common personal injury claim. A slip and fall can occur anywhere, at work, home, in a restaurant. Elderly people are more likely to sustain a severe injury after a fall. Damage to the hip, head, back, and neck are very common. It may be difficult to prove a slip and fall claim. Contacting a lawyer after a slip and fall incident is crucial.

Product Liability

There is an average of 20,000 product liability claims that are filed in the United States each year alone. Many cases of product liability claims are defective toys, dangerous pet products, unsafe medical devices. Product liability typically has one of the highest average compensation values.

Workplace-Related Injuries

Have you fallen on the job? Work-related injuries are very common and can happen to anyone. Work-related injuries are often unreported due to fear of termination, but that means someone else may get hurt later in the same way. If you have been injured at work, report it immediately and contact a lawyer.

Medical Negligence

Medical negligence is another very commontype of personal injury claim. Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare provider doesn’t meet an adequate level of standard care required for a patient. This malpractice causes injury or harm as a result. There are many ways to prove medical negligence has occurred. Some examples are, failing to tell a patient of known risks, failure to diagnose, doctors negligence caused the injury and improper treatment was administered. Medical negligence is among one of the hardest and complex claims to prove and win; it requires many witnesses that must be willing to testify. However, that shouldn’t scare you off if you feel something wasn’t right with your medical care.

If you have questions about a personal injury, contact us for a free consultation.