Turning Tragedy to Triumph
Helping Personal Injury Victims Recover
Hopefully you will never find yourself in a scenario like this, but imagine
yourself driving down a long straight road listening to your favorite
song, or on the way to make a delivery or visit a job site for your boss.
Everything seems to be going right when all of a sudden you look up to
see a car headed straight at you as they swerve out of their lane and
You wake up in the hospital as you are being wheeled into the operating
room and you overhear the nurses say that you have multiple broken bones
and will be in surgery for quite awhile. Then you wake up what seems like
moments later, but hours have passed and you are in a hospital recovery
room. The surgeon tells you that you suffered substantial injuries, but
you are going to be alright after a three to four month recovery period.
If you have ever found yourself in this situation, then you have felt the
fear, anger, sadness and helplessness that every personal injury victim
feels after a serious accident. It is very difficult to pick yourself
back up after being knocked down like this, and many times people do not
even know where to begin. Injury victims face the fears of steep medical
bills and the financial hit that they may take for having to miss work
during their recovery; that is, if they can even return to the job that
they had before. On top of that, they begin thinking about haggling with
the insurance companies and how difficult it could be to get fair compensation
for all of their injuries and damages.
No one should ever have to go through this alone. That is where we come in.
We Are Passionate About Standing Up for Injury Victims
At Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C., we handle serious
workers' compensation and
personal injury claims for real people on a daily basis, and we see the hurt and pain
that our clients are going through. It is this very thing that drives
us to get up and come into the office every morning. We take great pride
and satisfaction in helping serious injury victims and their families,
not just in recovering from the injuries they have suffered, but in turning
their current tragic circumstances around entirely.
While money from settlement of a workers' compensation or personal
injury claim cannot erase the original injuries, excellent medical care
combined with a generous settlement can and does serve as a platform upon
which to build a new life, a new career, a new set of hopes and dreams.
We are passionate and driven to help people in their time of need to rise
up again, to not only rebuild their lives, but to make them even better
Nothing brings us more satisfaction than taking a client from suffering
to a happy ending and a new beginning. Nothing satisfies us more than
bringing a client successfully through his or her medical care to realize
a new career; a new pathway in life; or, perhaps, a return to a path or
career once dreamed of or postponed, but now able to be realized. What
sets our firm apart is we don't view clients as case numbers or billable
hours; they are all individual people we can help. It is our mission to
do so, and we put in the effort to care for clients and ultimately end
up building lasting friendships with many of them. At our office, we have
a long list of "favorite past clients."
We Know When to Fight
& When to Negotiate
When it comes to your case, we do what is right for you—not our egos.
How We Get Results
This Is Our Inspiration for the Work We Do
We have a picture that hangs in my office, just to the right of my desk.
In the picture, which Doug Kaleita took himself, you see a cannon in Gothenburg,
Sweden, in a fort that was built in the 1600's. This antique cannon
does not fire cannon balls anymore, though. This one has daisies growing
out of the muzzle, perhaps after being planted there by someone. When
Attorney Kaleita started his own law practice as a workers' compensation
and personal injury attorney, he framed this picture and put it up next
to his desk. He enjoys looking up at this picture as a daily reminder
of the positive impact our work has on the lives of our clients and their
families. To put in plainly, this picture of a long silent cannon with
daisies growing from the muzzle is a perfect representation of turning
tragedy into triumph; of taking something bad and making it into something good.
This is how we view our law practice. We take great pride in helping people
recover from whatever accident or tragedy has befallen them and creating
a positive outcome and an opportunity for them to grow in a new direction.
If you or someone you love has been injured in some type of accident,
please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss retaining us as your workers'
compensation and personal injury attorney. You will be better off for it.
That is our commitment, and our privilege.