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.
eScooter Fatality, April 11, 2019
April 14, 2019 |
Late in the evening of Thursday, April 11th, a group of friends were out in Fort Lauderdale, and decided to make their way to their next destination by way of eScooters. After initiating their individual eScooters by way of the proprietary Smartphone apps, one of these young men was tragically hit and killed by a… read more
What Is Personal Injury Protection Coverage in Florida?
July 18, 2019 |
To operate a vehicle in Florida, you first must purchase enough automobile insurance. Under state law, you must obtain at least the minimum amount of coverage in certain insurance categories. Driving without enough coverage – including the required personal injury protection insurance – could result in traffic infractions and fines, as well as personal liability… read more
Is it Legal to Have a Child on a Motorcycle in Florida?
July 17, 2019 |
Motorcycling is a common activity in Florida, where clear, sunny weather more than 100 days of the year makes for perfect motorcycling conditions. If you want to bring the kids along for the ride, however, make sure to do so within the state’s traffic and transportation laws. Otherwise, you could risk a ticket or even… read more
Dental Malpractice vs. Medical Malpractice
July 15, 2019 |
Malpractice refers to the negligence of a professional in fulfilling his or her duties of care to clients, resulting in harm to the latter. Any type of malpractice that causes personal injuries to the victim could be grounds for filing a civil lawsuit in Florida. Medical malpractice and dental malpractice are both serious acts of… read more
Firework Safety 101
June 28, 2019 |
As you gather with your friends and families to celebrate this Fourth of July, remember to be extra careful around fireworks. This can be a great day for pool parties, barbecues, and summer fun, but if handled incorrectly, fireworks can cause serious and life-threatening injuries. Emergency departments treated over 9,000 fireworks-related injuries last year. 5,600… read more
K|U Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2019
June 28, 2019 |
We are thrilled to announce that Kristin E. Bianculli, Eric S. Rosen, Peter K. Spillis, and both of our founding partners, Robert W. Kelley and John J. Uustal have been selected to the 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the… read more