Jennifer Amy St. Clair Case Investigation
Posted on December 14, 2018 in General
Kelley/Uustal attorney, Todd R. Falzone is representing the family of Jennifer Amy St. Clair who’s body was found last week on Interstate 95 in Pompano Beach. She was last seen going on a first date with a man she met online, investigators say she went on a motorcycle ride with two other couples in downtown… read more
Notable Cases for John Uustal
Posted on December 11, 2018 in General
Longest Trial in General Motors History A jury found General Motors (GM) guilty of negligently designing the fuel tank in a family station wagon that exploded after a low-speed crash. 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… read more
Kelley/Uustal Lawyers Reach $27M Deal In Exploding Pressure Cooker Suit
Posted on November 30, 2018 in Catherine C. Darlson, Firm News, General, John J. Uustal, Michael A. Hersh
A $27 Million dollar settlement has been reached, after Fort Lauderdale product liability attorneys prove a pressure cooker caused a 3 year-old devastating burns. It’s been three years since the Gonzales family filed a claim against pressure cooker maker, Lifetime Brands. The company claimed the accident was caused by the family, but lawyers were able… read more
Safety on School Buses: Are Seat Belts Required?
Posted on November 20, 2018 in General
Sending your children to school on a bus shouldn’t mean putting their lives in danger. Yet in many states, school buses are missing one important safety device: the seatbelt. Only six states (Florida included) mandate the installation of seat belts for passengers in school buses. Other states may choose whether to install seat belts in… read more
Do You Need a License to Drive a Motorized Scooter?
Posted on November 19, 2018 in General
Motorized scooters have become a popular topic of conversation in the last year due to a budding rideshare industry. Rideshare scooters such as those from Bird and LimeBike are available in many states, where riders can rent them for low prices and drop them off anywhere. Rideshare scooters are technically electric, not motorized; however, Florida… read more
Lawsuit Settlement Payment Time Frame
Posted on November 18, 2018 in General
Your lawsuit settlement payment time frame will depend on the factors involved in your case. Some claimants receive their checks in just two weeks, while others may have to wait until the defendant appeals process or other potential hang-ups conclude. Only your injury attorney can give you a precise estimate on when you’ll receive your… read more
Dealing With Truck Company Insurance Policies After an Accident
Posted on November 16, 2018 in General
Florida sees some of the largest truck activity in the country as a major port for the commercial trucking industry. As a passenger vehicle driver in the Sunshine State, you most likely encounter big rigs every time you hit the road. Unfortunately, proximity to 18-wheelers puts other drivers at risk of serious and fatal truck… read more
What You Should Know About Class Action Lawsuits
Posted on November 15, 2018 in General
A class action lawsuit isn’t the same as a typical personal injury lawsuit. It involves multiple plaintiffs, or injured parties, going up against a common defendant, instead of a one-on-one legal battle. The point of a class action lawsuit is to eliminate redundant litigation and save courts time and resources. It also facilitates faster settlements… read more
Is Florida a No-Fault State?
Posted on November 13, 2018 in General
Florida is a no-fault state in terms of auto insurance and collision recovery. After a car accident in Florida, victims must navigate the insurance system to obtain compensation for their medical bills and property damages. Florida is one of just 12 states that abides by a no-fault auto insurance system. This means crash victims will… read more
Can You Sue for an Opioid Overdose?
Posted on October 24, 2018 in General
Opioid addiction and overdose are growing problems in America – and they can lead to serious health consequences and even death. While many experience overdoses with illicit opioids, just as many suffer from the effects of legally obtained drugs. Prescription opioids can serve as powerful painkillers for those who have suffered from severe pain, and… read more