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
Opposing and Negotiating Confidentiality Orders
September 17, 2019 |
Kelley | Uustal attorney Catherine Darlson was featured in the Fall 2019 edition of Paralegal Voice. In her article, Tips, Tricks and Reminders for Opposing and Negotiating Confidentiality Orders, Catherine shares her insights on Confidentiality Orders, how to determine when one is needed, and how to oppose them when necessary. Her advice addresses common issues… read more
Types of Road Markings You Should Know
September 16, 2019 |
Recognizing and obeying road markings are two responsibilities you have as a driver in Florida. Drivers who ignore road markings can put everyone else in danger by making unsafe or illegal lane changes or other maneuvers. Trying to pass a car across a solid yellow line, for example, could cause a head-on collision with an… read more
Can I Sue if I Was Hit by a Foul Ball at an MLB Game?
September 13, 2019 |
Attending a Major League Baseball (MLB) game could be the time of your life…until a foul ball strikes you hard enough to cause a serious injury. Foul and fly balls at baseball games have caused bone fractures, eye injuries, broken teeth, lacerations, skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries. Victims often try to file claims for… read more
5 School Zone Safety Driving Tips
September 12, 2019 |
According to pedestrian accident statistics, Florida has one of the highest rate of pedestrian deaths. School zones in particular, contain the road’s most vulnerable road users: child pedestrians. School zones are designated areas with higher populations of child pedestrians at certain times of the day. School zones in Florida have special rules all drivers must… read more
Can I Travel With CBD Oil?
September 11, 2019 |
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in a marijuana plant. CBD does not contain the active ingredient that gives cannabis its psychoactive properties: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It is a nonintoxicating cannabis plant extract that many people use to treat a variety of medical conditions. Rubbing CBD oil on the body, for example, could… read more