At Kelley/Uustal, we probe beneath the surface to find the often-overlooked
clues that make the difference between victory and defeat in court. Forensic
science techniques can be of great help to victims, but too often the
victim’s attorney has neither the resources nor the expertise to
effectively utilize forensic science.
We built our Forensic Discovery Methodology over decades of courtroom battles.
Our Forensic Discovery Process seeks out evidence that others often miss,
and finds proof in evidence that means nothing to attorneys without forensic
experience. This process is built on the following key pillars:
- Preserve & Document
- Research & Analyze
- Reverse Engineer
- Challenge the Assumptions
- Engage World Class Experts
- Utilize Evidence
In automobile cases, for example, there are often two collisions; the first
collision is a car hitting something—another car, a tree, a road
sign. The second collision involves riders in the car hitting parts of
the car’s interior. Second collision claims typically address automobile
safety and stability features that fail to provide an occupant reasonable
protection from injury, regardless of the cause of the crash.
Tire track impressions, airbag residues, accident scene reconstruction,
and similar techniques have long been used to establish the cause of an
auto accident or other personal injury accidents. While these techniques
have value in establishing the cause of a personal injury case, they alone,
do not identify the underlying design defects.
To prove these types of product liabilities, material failure analysis,
accident simulation, product design documents and more advanced forensic
tools are needed. Auto manufacturers, consumer products companies, insurance
companies, and big business have been using these techniques to aggressively
defend themselves against product liability claims. While forensic science
techniques can often be great help to the victims, too often the victim’s
attorney has neither the resources nor experience to effectively leverage
America’s legal system is based on the belief that the legal process
results in justice. Sometimes, however, large corporations, insurance
companies, and medical conglomerates have been able to effectively use
their superior resources to unfairly defend themselves against families
and consumers who have been victimized by dangerous products, medical
devices and drugs, as well as bad-faith from the insurance companies.
In leveraging the science and technology that was, until recently, unavailable
to these victims, Kelley/Uustal is able to pursue justice for all. We
won’t settle for anything less.