For the second year in a row, the firm of Inserra & Kelley has been named a Readers’ Choice Best Personal Injury Attorney.
“Being honored two years in a row by people that have either used us or know of our reputation for handling the healing and damage claims of our clients is something that makes us proud,” said partner Craig Kelley. “The firm has been around over 60 years and (Managing Partner) John Inserra and I have been together 27 years. That pays dividends in our team concept of helping people getting healed up and then properly compensated for their injuries, medical bills and lost wages.”
Things change in any business or industry, especially over 27 years. Personal injury litigation is no different.
“The insurance companies definitely are more bottom-line oriented than they once were and that makes it more difficult to work with them,” said Kelley. “Which means that now more than ever, it’s important that a person hires a personal injury law firm to handle their claims. Insurance companies really don’t deal fairly with people who don’t have legal representation anymore.”
“Our paralegals work on specific areas of the claim,” he explains. “We have one that handles medical treatments, then another who takes over the claim when our clients reach the healing stage, then another paralegal that handles litigation with the negligent parties. That’s different because most firms have paralegals working with specific attorneys, rather than each area of their claim. Our paralegals are specialized in certain areas of our clients’ claims. That helps our clients get the best attention possible.”
There are no shortage of lawyers in the world, particularly in Iowa and Nebraska. The quality interactions and successful legal representation offered by Inserra & Kelley is what separates and defines them.
“I think we have a lot of happy clients. When they have a friend or relative hurt due to someone’s negligence, they send them our way. Also, my partner and I have done nothing but personal injury law. The reason we don’t do anything else is because to be the best, you really can’t be practicing other areas of law.”
Inserra & Kelley are also active members of the community. “On Tuesday Nov. 22nd we’re having our second annual ‘Lawyers Against Hunger’ benefit,” Says Kelley, “where we give out 500 turkeys so families in need can have a Thanksgiving dinner. Our firm is involved with motorcycle and bicycle charities because I am an avid motorcycle rider. I spend a lot of time in advocacy groups that are involved with bicycling and motorcycling to help make those sports bigger and safer.”
With 2014 just a few weeks away, the firm is expanding its approach to personal injury and integrating a larger base of people who need their help.
“The biggest thing for next year is that we’ve expanded our personal injury practice to include representation of people who were injured by bad medical devices or pharmaceutical drugs,” said Kelley. “Since 2012, we’ve been working with other firms outside of Nebraska on DePuy ASR hips and bad knee replacements, and with women across the nation on transvaginal mesh implants and Yasmin birth control.
“We are also starting an anti-bullying campaign next year,” said Kelley in closing. “We think it’s important to give back and preach safety to try and prevent accidents before they occur, as well as handling accidents after they occur.”