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.
What Should I Do if I’m in an Accident While Pregnant?
January 20, 2019 |
A car accident as a pregnant mother can be dangerous for you and your infant’s health. Although the womb protects an infant somewhat in an impact, complications can occur. The physical and emotional traumas involved in a vehicle wreck could be enough to cause hemorrhaging, premature labor, traumatic injuries to the infant, or a miscarriage…. read more
How to Avoid Semi-Truck Blind Spots
January 19, 2019 |
The average semi-truck is 70 to 80 feet long, including cab and trailer. The long length of an 18-wheeler severely limits the truck driver’s visibility of the surrounding roadway. Semi-trucks end up with what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) calls No-Zones, or large blind spots located on all four sides of the truck…. read more
Who is Liable for Mold in a Rental?
January 18, 2019 |
Mold is toxic and can have serious negative effects on human health. Mold in the air, in the walls, and on surfaces within a home can cause respiratory problems, allergies, and chronic illnesses. Many homes in Florida have ideal environments for mold, which thrives in moist and humid atmospheres. Rental properties with mold could expose… read more
Does Insurance Cover Car Fires?
January 17, 2019 |
A car fire can be a disastrous event that causes serious personal injuries and expensive property damage. After surviving a car fire, it is up to you to call your insurance company to file a claim. Florida is a no-fault insurance state, meaning all parties involved in a vehicle accident will seek benefits from their… read more
Claims Based on Road Construction Negligence
January 16, 2019 |
The average drive through South Florida will involve passing through at least one road construction zone. Fort Lauderdale always has active construction projects attempting to improve, repair, or maintain the city’s roadways. The Transportation Division may have drivers’ best interests in mind, but road construction projects do not always bode well for those on the… read more