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21 Apr 2014

Welcome to the Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath Blog

The Accidents Safe blog was set up to help keep our clients and the public informed of important safety information that potentially could effect their every day lives.  Auto recalls, defective tires, car seats and many other products or medications…
16 Sep 2014

How does a Recall impact your Product Liability Case?

Graco recently recalled 3.7 million child car seats and the U.S. government has requested the recall of another 1.8 million, in one of the biggest car seat recalls in U.S. history. Although the defect does not affect the ability of the seat…
16 Sep 2014

Accident Recovery: Future Damages for Promising Student Athletes

In 2010, one of our clients was involved in a major auto accident in Palm Beach County in which she sustained severe injuries to her wrist and lower extremities.  Multiple surgeries were partially successful, but she sustained extensive and…
16 Sep 2014

The Pros and Cons of Class Action Lawsuits

In 2011, the Florida Department of Agriculture was ordered to pay nearly $14 million, plus interest, to more than 40,000 Palm Beach County homeowners as compensation for the destruction of more than 66,000 healthy residential citrus trees in…
16 Sep 2014

Beware of Mismanaged Medications

The Daytona Beach Health and Rehabilitation Center has again been cited for a medication error, this time for a giving a patient double the medication he was supposed to take.  One of the Center’s previous citations was for giving a medication…
16 Sep 2014

$70 Million NCAA Concussion Settlement for College Athletes

As part of an agreement to settle several consolidated class action head-injury lawsuits filed by its former players, the NCAA is paying $70 million for a medical monitoring program that will include medical testing and evaluation of current…
16 Sep 2014

Risk Factors for Child Auto Accident Injury and Death

A new Florida law has just raised the age for child restraint device use in motor vehicles.  Once a child outgrows their infant car seat, they must ride either in a larger seat with a 5-point harness or a booster seat—until their sixth birthday.…
16 Sep 2014

Vehicle Defects That May Lead To Big Wins Or Settlements

Since 1968, our firm has handled thousands of cases involving vehicle defects.  Following are the types of defects that we have found often lead to big wins in court, or substantial settlements: Unintended Acceleration Beginning in 2009,…
16 Sep 2014

How a Catastrophic Injury Can Turn Into a Potential Products Liability Class Action Suit

Although school busses are widely acknowledged to be among the safest vehicles on the road, this is no consolation for the family of Aaron Beauchamp or for the more than 50 other children who over the past 11 years have been killed while riding…
16 Sep 2014

Florida Traffic Accident Statistics Show a Surge in Crashes

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that approximately 2,400 people die in Florida crashes each year – 6 or 7 lives lost on average per day.  While many of the more than 200,000 crash investigations are accidents,…
16 Sep 2014

Common Categories of Medical Negligence

A properly managed medical negligence case not only serves to assure that the victim and their loved ones are fairly compensated, but may also have far-reaching implications for other victims of medical malpractice. The recent case McCall v.…