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.
Every member of our team is committed to fighting for justice. With over 325+ years of combined experience in personal injury law, we examine every detail of each case we take in an effort to defend the rights and interests of the injured and the wronged.
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The personal injury attorneys at Kelley/Uustal have recovered over a quarter billion dollars on behalf of their clients
Cindy Naugle Wins $300 Million Against Tobacco Giant Philip Morris International Inc.
The verdict included $56.6 million for Ms. Naugle's pain and suffering and for her past and future medical expenses, along with $244 million in punitive damages to punish the company and discourage future misconduct. The jury attributed 10% fault to Ms. Naugle.
A jury found General Motors (GM) guilty of negligently designing the fuel tank in a family station wagon
Six people burned, and two died, including a young boy named Shane McGee. The McGee family sued GM for their horrible burn injuries and for the death of Shane. During the six-month trial, attorney Bob Kelley questioned a former GM engineer named Ronald Elwell. Elwell testified that GM knew of the problem with this fuel tank, and knew how to solve it with a fuel tank shield that cost approximately $4.50.
Local family man, football coach, and former United States Marine, had his neck broken
Devasting Car Wreck
He worked the night shift at the railroad for a friend, and was headed home early that morning for a Fourth of July Barbecue. He was hit by a car being driven by a man who had been out all night. The Defendant’s attorney argued that our client was speeding and ran a red light. John Uustal, proved that our client had a green light, and asked the jury to recognize our client's pain and suffering in their verdict. The jury found the Defendant negligent.
Alamo-Cruz, a tree trimmer, falls while on the job, sustaining permanent and severe injuries
Traumatic Workplace Fall
Attorneys Eric S. Rosen, Michael A. Hersh, and Kimberly L. Wald of Kelley/Uustal represented Efrain Alamo-Cruz and his wife, Maria Alamo, in a case that received a victory in excess of $23 million, which was handed down by a Broward County Jury. In the suit, the plaintiffs alleged that Affordable Treemen, Inc. and Robin Croce’s negligence caused Alamo-Cruz, a tree trimmer, to fall while on the job, sustaining permanent and severe injuries.
Vivian Wilkinson, a former bartender, passed away from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Kelley/Uustal attorney Eric Rosen has been representing Ms. Wilkinson’s children, who claim that Vivian Wilkinson’s fatal disease resulted from an addiction to cigarettes containing nicotine manufactured by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and other cigarette manufacturers. The Plaintiff also claimed that R.J. Reynolds engaged in a decades long conspiracy to conceal critical information about the health effects and addictive nature of their products.
Kelley/Uustal is recognized as one of the Nation’s Best Law Firms
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With over 325 years of combined experience, our lawyers are regularly recognized as the top in their field, including Lawyers USA’s recognition of Robert W. Kelley as one of the top ten attorneys in the nation.
Suing a Mechanic or Auto Shop for Negligence
April 18, 2018 |
If a mechanic has worked on your car recently, only to have it break down or have further issues following the so-called repair, you may wonder: can I sue the mechanic or auto shop that potentially ruined the fix? As with most personal injury cases, it depends on the situation. Talk to one of the… read more
Settlement vs. Trial in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
April 18, 2018 |
When a person is harmed or injured, a personal injury claim usually results. These types of claims, which mostly involve negligence, can take two paths. A settlement claim can occur outside of court, or it can go through a trial. The amount and type of money recovered in a personal injury settlement or trial can… read more
How to Report Legal Settlements on Your Taxes
April 18, 2018 |
If you have recently settled a lawsuit outside of the courts, whether personal or as a business, the government may consider your compensation as taxable income, and so you must report it on your tax return. Omitting or leaving out income from legal settlements can be a serious offense, so you want to make sure… read more
Fatal Florida Pedestrian Bridge Accident Shines Light on Construction Safety
April 18, 2018 |
It was supposed to be at the forefront of bridge-building technology – a glimpse into the future of bridge construction in the United States. What had begun as the centerpiece of urban development ended with six people dead and ten injured. Builders and designers intended the Florida International University (FIU) Sweetwater University City Bridge to… read more
How to Avoid Parking Lot Accidents
April 17, 2018 |
If you’ve suffered injuries after a parking lot accident, consider talking to an attorney about a personal injury case. Parking lots are usually full of parked and slow-moving vehicles. Even so, parking lots happen to be the site of a substantial number of accidents in the US. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that… read more