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
Who Else Can Give Medical Consent Besides the Patient?
May 21, 2019 |
Informed medical consent is every patient’s right according to the law. Informed consent means a physician has explained the procedure in enough detail to reasonably allow the patient to give his or her consent based on its potential risks and benefits. If a patient does not give his or her informed consent, performing the procedure… read more
Florida Bicycle Helmet Laws
May 20, 2019 |
Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of serious head injury by about 50%. Every year, helmet wearing prevents hundreds of bicyclist deaths. Wearing a helmet is the best way to protect yourself from potential injuries while biking in Fort Lauderdale. Riders over the age of 16, however, do not legally have to wear helmets in… read more
What Are Florida’s Pure Comparative Negligence Laws?
May 18, 2019 |
Every state in the U.S. has different laws pertaining to civil claims between private parties. When one party causes injuries and economic damages to another due to negligence or an intentional tort, the injured party can seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Most states follow some form of comparative negligence law, meaning that both… read more
What Happens If You Hit a Car That’s Illegally Parked?
May 17, 2019 |
All drivers have various responsibilities they must meet when it comes to proper use of their vehicles. Drivers have a duty of care to avoid hitting parked vehicles and to anticipate the actions of other nearby drivers to keep the flow of traffic moving safely. Drivers also have a duty of care to park their… read more
How to File for an Abandoned Car in Florida
May 16, 2019 |
Some vehicle owners abandon their vehicles for various reasons. The vehicle may need extensive repairs and the owner simply decides to leave it wherever it comes to a rest, and some simply no longer want their vehicles. Florida law allows anyone to claim an abandoned vehicle as long as he or she follows the state’s… read more