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 Is the “Eggshell Skull Rule?”
July 17, 2018 |
Some accidents are just that – mistakes that can have grievous consequences. Unfortunately, the fact that a person’s injury or damages arose from a mistake does little to compensate the victim for the harm he or she suffered. The civil justice system exists to provide an important avenue of recourse for victims of negligence, no… read more
How Do You Fight A Malicious Lawsuit?
July 17, 2018 |
Did someone wrongfully accuse you of a crime or civil negligence? If so, you may be able to file a countersuit on the basis of malicious prosecution. In these types of claims, if you faced a previous criminal charge or civil suit that arose from an illegitimate or ulterior motive, you can file your own… read more
Most Dangerous Pool Toys of 2018
July 17, 2018 |
One thing you can count on during summer in Florida is heat – and lots of it. Floridians often spend the summer cooling off in both private and public pools and lakes. Though this can bring a welcome reprieve from the summer swelter, pool toys can present safety risks to the average consumer. According to… read more
Firework Laws in Florida
July 17, 2018 |
The Fourth of July holiday may have come and gone, but that doesn’t stop the fun of fireworks. Throughout the summer months, Floridians purchase and set off fireworks on their property. But is it legal? Can you face legal action for setting off illegal fireworks? An understanding of applicable Florida law regarding fireworks use is… read more
Why Distracted Walking Is More Dangerous Than You Think
June 18, 2018 |
When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, people are quick to assume that the motorist was at fault. While this might be the case, it is not always the driver who is guilty of distraction at the time of the accident. Distracted walking has become more of a problem in the last several years as cell… read more