Kelly Law Office - Fall Winter 2019

Fight ing For You Not too long ago, I took on a case that perfectly illustrates why we do the work we do at Kelly Law. One day, a gentleman calledmy office. He and his wife had been involved in a brutal motorcycle accident — through no fault of their own— that would change their lives forever. Before he began telling his story, it was evident his wife suffered devastating injuries and would be fighting an uphill battle for years. As he elaborated on this situation, he painted an all-too-familiar picture. The person who caused the crash only had $100,000 inmotor vehicle accident coverage. This seems like a generous sumuntil you realize his wife owed over $594,000 in liens frommedical bills. One hundred grand would barely be a drop in the bucket. Understandably, he was hesitant to hire a lawyer because he was worried the fee would take toomuch of any compensation he and his wife made. He was already almost $500,000 in the hole, so why add a bunch of attorney fees? Amid the crushing debt, it’s easy to see a lawyer as nothingmore than an additional expense. But what many clients don’t realize is that this is the exact scenario in which an experienced and compassionate personal injury attorney can have the greatest impact. As you could imagine, it can be difficult to convince these dispirited clients to invest in an attorney. Often, they’ve been jerked around by insurance companies and bogged down with seemingly insurmountable obstacles, so they find it difficult to determine who they can trust.

How Kelly Law Stands Up for Riders

But in this case, I assured himwe’d do everything we could tomake sure they didn’t have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars they simply didn’t have. Over the next year, we fought tooth and nail to reduce the liens filed against these clients. Through our dedicated efforts, we reduced the medical liens from a whopping $594,000 to just $10,000. To further help their situation, we also substantially reduced our fees for the case, leaving themwith quite a bit of money in their pockets. A lawyer reducing their fee is far from common practice in the industry. We may not always be able to get such tremendous reductions on our clients’medical bills and liens or slash our fees to such a degree, but inmy 17 years of practicing law, no client who has ever settled their case with us has walked away empty-handed, regardless of the magnitude of their medical bills or the lack of adequate insurance coverage. Most law firms run their practice like a business; at Kelly Law, we consider it more of a service. It means a lot to know none of our clients end up shortchanged and to know I work with a firm that ensures we never end up withmore money than the people we serve. To be able to have such a tangible, positive impact on the lives of injured people in desperate situations makes for consistently rewarding andmeaningful work.

–Michael Massucci

Paleo Breakfast CASSEROLE

This easy-to-make, protein-packed casserole is a killer way to start the day, and it’s easy to make in bulk and reheat. Make it on Sunday and enjoy healthy breakfasts throughout the week.


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1/2 cup onion, diced 1 red pepper, diced

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2 cups spinach

1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth (optional: substitute with water)

2 strips bacon, cut into squares 1 large sweet potato, spiralized or grated

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1 tsp paprika

6 eggs

2 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Heat oven to 375 F. 2. In a large pan over medium heat, sauté onion, peppers, bacon, and sweet potatoes until bacon is completely rendered and onions are translucent. Then, add garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes. Finally, add spinach and continue cooking for another 3–5 minutes. 3. Transfer to a greased casserole dish. 4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and pour them over casserole. 5. Bake for 20–30 minutes, let stand for 5 minutes, and serve.

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