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
Justice for All
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.
How to Protect Teens From Football Injuries
October 23, 2018 |
Football is one of the most popular sports in America – and it’s the leading cause for school related sports injuries. While all sports carry some form of risk, football can be especially dangerous for players. Joint injuries and concussions are common, and over-exertion and dehydration can lead to serious medical complications. However, it’s possible… read more
Common Types of Senior Citizen Money Scams & How to Avoid Them
October 22, 2018 |
Technology has brought the world many good things, but it has also allowed for new types of scams to develop, and many Americans are at risk. As senior citizens become increasingly technologically equipped, their use of computers, smartphones, and social media put them at risk for scams. The best way to avoid succumbing to a… read more
Could Interlock Laws Reduce Fatal DUI Crashes?
October 21, 2018 |
DUI crashes can lead to extensive damages for those involved – including death. These accidents are particularly unfortunate, as they are preventable by having drivers make smart driving decisions and not operate vehicles while intoxicated. Interlock laws that restrict the use of vehicles for DUI offenders can help reduce the chances of such fatal accidents… read more
How Can Immunity Protections Affect Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?
October 20, 2018 |
When negligence by a medical professional results in injury, it’s possible to file a medical malpractice claim. These cases involve a plaintiff who establishes proof that a medical professional acted negligently during care, violating his or her duty of care and causing damages. Victims can then receive financial compensation to recover from their injuries. However,… read more
Most Dangerous Times to Drive on Florida Roads
October 19, 2018 |
The most recent accident statistics found that 395,785 traffic crashes occurred throughout the state of Florida in just one year– with 2,935 of them involving fatal incidents according to a Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles report. These numbers have been increasing over the past few years, up from 344,170 crashes in 2014. While car crashes… read more