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.
Safety on School Buses: Are Seat Belts Required?
November 20, 2018 |
Sending your children to school on a bus shouldn’t mean putting their lives in danger. Yet in many states, school buses are missing one important safety device: the seatbelt. Only six states (Florida included) mandate the installation of seat belts for passengers in school buses. Other states may choose whether to install seat belts in… read more
Do You Need a License to Drive a Motorized Scooter?
November 19, 2018 |
Motorized scooters have become a popular topic of conversation in the last year due to a budding rideshare industry. Rideshare scooters such as those from Bird and LimeBike are available in many states, where riders can rent them for low prices and drop them off anywhere. Rideshare scooters are technically electric, not motorized; however, Florida… read more
Lawsuit Settlement Payment Time Frame
November 18, 2018 |
Your lawsuit settlement payment time frame will depend on the factors involved in your case. Some claimants receive their checks in just two weeks, while others may have to wait until the defendant appeals process or other potential hang-ups conclude. Only your injury attorney can give you a precise estimate on when you’ll receive your… read more
Dealing With Truck Company Insurance Policies After an Accident
November 16, 2018 |
Florida sees some of the largest truck activity in the country as a major port for the commercial trucking industry. As a passenger vehicle driver in the Sunshine State, you most likely encounter big rigs every time you hit the road. Unfortunately, proximity to 18-wheelers puts other drivers at risk of serious and fatal truck… read more
What You Should Know About Class Action Lawsuits
November 15, 2018 |
A class action lawsuit isn’t the same as a typical personal injury lawsuit. It involves multiple plaintiffs, or injured parties, going up against a common defendant, instead of a one-on-one legal battle. The point of a class action lawsuit is to eliminate redundant litigation and save courts time and resources. It also facilitates faster settlements… read more