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Todd McPharlin Sworn in as the New President of the BCJA

Todd McPharlin of Kelley/Uustal was sworn in as President of the Broward County Justice Association at their annual Judges’ Night celebration on Thursday, December 13th. In addition to honoring ...
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Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim: What You Need to Know

Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations Generally you have a deadline of two years to file a medical malpractice suit. You can, alternatively, file suit within two years of when the malpractice ...
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Can I Still File a Lawsuit for a Tobacco-Related Illness?

In Florida, the Engle class action lawsuit, Engle v. Liggett Group was decided in favor of smokers, and punitive damages of $145 billion were awarded. However, the Florida Supreme Court decertified ...
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Answers to Your Car Accident Questions

If you’ve been in an auto accident, here’s a list of some of the most common questions and the answers from our Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers: Question: I recently had a minor ...
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4 Things Your Car Accident Attorney Needs to Know

If you are injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence or impaired driving, your Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer will want to see the police report. This can give valuable ...
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Dealing with the Insurance Company After a Car Accident

As if auto accidents themselves weren’t stressful enough, dealing with car insurance and health insurance companies tends to add to the stress after an accident. Their goals are clear: they want ...
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Seven Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America®

Seven lawyers from Kelley/Uustal were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for their work in plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, including: ...
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Breaking Down the Different Types of Stock Fraud

Many people take a chance with their money and feel like investing in stocks is a good way to multiply their savings. Investing can be tricky to maneuver, however, and stocks can plummet losing you ...
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Understanding Georgia's Product Liability Laws

When you purchase a product from a store or online, you expect the product to have passed certain tests and checkpoints to make sure it is up to par for being sold to the public. When a product does ...
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Filing a Lawsuit for a Tobacco-Related Illness or Condition

For decades, big tobacco companies lied to the American public, hid evidence that smoking cigarettes and using tobacco products causes cancer and intentionally addicted people to their products for ...
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Your Rights Under Florida's Medical Malpractice Laws

When you or a family member entrusts your care to a medical professional, you expect that you will receive medical care that meets certain professional standards. Unfortunately, that doesn’t ...
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Jury Awards $80,000 to Victim in Auto Accident Case

This action arose from a collision to the back of the plaintiff’s car by a vehicle driven by the defendant. The court directed a verdict against the defendant on liability and the case continued ...
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What to Do If You Were Scammed, Cheated or Defrauded

In today’s world there have been many cases of unfair business practices, which is sometimes known as fraud. With the many different businesses around, both online and off, you as a consumer can ...
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Suing the Local Government for Dangerous Road Conditions

Motor vehicle accidents are never simple. There are usually mitigating circumstances and a variety of factors to consider. One of those factors is the quality and condition of the road and areas ...
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I Was Hurt in a Car Accident - Should I Hire a Lawyer?

When you are in an auto accident, you may not know where to turn. Sure, you may have insurance, but when you have a claim and have to deal with an insurance company, many problems can arise. Many ...
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Attorney Jordan Lewis Joins the Kelley/Uustal Team

The Kelley/Uustal Trial Attorneys are pleased to announce the addition of Florida class action lawyer, Jordan Lewis, to our legal team. Jordan Lewis joins our group from Minnesota, where he ...
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Protect Yourself Against Possible Fraud

Fraud is defined as unfair or deceptive business practices used by companies in order to get money from people. There are many types of fraud, including securities and financial fraud, consumer fraud ...
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Attorney Bonnie Navin Joins the Kelley/Uustal Team

Kelley/Uustal is pleased to announce the addition of medical malpractice attorney, Bonnie Navin, to our legal team. Bonnie Navin joins our firm after an already impressive career in risk management ...
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Attorney Eric Rosen Elected to YLS Board of Directors

On Thursday, April 19, 2012, Eric S. Rosen was elected to the Board of Directors of the Broward County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section. Eric currently is co-chair for the trial section of the ...
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Injured By a Defective Auto Part? Here's What to Do Next

There are many reasons that you might find yourself in need of a lawyer. And one of the important reasons to contact one is if you have been injured because of a defective product. Unfortunately, ...
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4 Reasons Why You Should Call a Personal Injury Lawyer

You may loathe the idea of calling on a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney for some minor slip or slight injury you suffer on the job, and certainly some personal injury cases can be overblown ...
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How to Recover Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries

Medical care today is expensive, even for those with full health insurance coverage. Top personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale understand how insurance companies work and how to make sure clients ...
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Kelley/Uustal Handles All Types of Accident Claims

When people think of “accidents” they tend to think of automobile accidents first. Most people have at least been in a fender bender, and many people have experienced far worse. The ...
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Why You Should Seek the Advice of an Injury Attorney

Visiting a personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale shouldn’t be a difficult ordeal, although some people are not certain what to expect and don’t know how to work with an attorney. But ...
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How You Can Benefit from Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

It’s easy to think that the injuries you suffered in a car accident or other incident shouldn’t require the services of a lawyer, and often insurance companies are quick to offer ...
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