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
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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.
Keyless Ignition Linked to Two Dozen Deaths in USA
June 1, 2018 |
Attorney John Uustal is quoted in this story in the New York Times, and in this May 18, 2018 story from New Zealand. The New York Times article details cases handled by John Uustal, and the evidence he discovered. The Times story surveys 17 car companies regarding their compliance with voluntary standards recommended by the… read more
What is Emotional Distress and Can Someone Be Sued for Causing It?
May 23, 2018 |
You may be familiar with the notion that a personal injury claim can compensate for both economic and non-economic damages. The former involves the material losses associated with your experience – such as medical bills, lost wages, and any loss in income. The latter seeks to address intangible losses such as pain, suffering, and emotional… read more
Can You Sue the City After Hitting a Pothole?
May 23, 2018 |
Potholes are a mainstay this time of year, especially as spring brings torrential rainfall to the area. Unfortunately, potholes can cause extensive damage to cars and may even cause injuries if your vehicle hits them with enough force. Who is responsible if you hit a pothole and sustain property damage or injuries? Can you file… read more
Can You Sue After Getting Food Poisoning at a Restaurant?
May 23, 2018 |
It seems that food-borne illnesses make the headlines every couple of months. From listeria outbreaks in lettuce to E. coli in burritos, contaminated food sickens Americans and leads to life-threatening complications every year. If you recently suffered an illness from food poisoning, you may be wondering if you can sue the restaurant that made you… read more
What Happens if a Police Officer Causes a Car Accident and Injury? Can I Sue?
May 23, 2018 |
Police officers have a duty to protect and serve the communities they patrol. They’re also human, which means they’re capable of negligence that might lead to a car accident. So, what happens when a police officer causes a car accident? Can you sue the department for damages? Shouldn’t a police officer be accountable for any… read more