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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…
27 Jul 2016

Product Liability: Florida Resident Sues for Birth Defects Caused by Zofran

Florida resident Robin Zgurski began taking Zofran in 2006 after her doctor prescribed it for the morning sickness that accompanied her pregnancy. When Zgurski’s son was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate she did not connect the birth…
27 Jul 2016

UCF Football Uses Statutory Caps to Play Defense in Student Death Lawsuit

In 2008, Erick Plancher, a student and football player at the University of Central Florida (UCF) collapsed and died on the field during an offseason condition practice held by the coaching staff.  As a state run university, UCF enjoys sovereign…
20 Jul 2016

Lawsuits Reveal Volkswagen Clean Diesel Playing Dirty with Consumers

Volkswagen “clean diesel” had been a staple in the green culture for years. Now it seems the car wasn’t so green. Federal reports estimate that 11 million VW “clean diesel” vehicles had actually been polluting the air at rates 40 times…
20 Jul 2016

Silent Killers in Your Garage: Keyless Ignition Deaths Surge in Florida

Keyless ignition devices allow drivers to start and shut off their cars with the click of a button on their keychain. A recent study reveals this convenient feature can be a killer, and the Florida seems to be the place it strikes most. According…
13 Jul 2016

Does Baby Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer? Jury Says ‘Yes’

While consumers have been speculating for a decade that baby powders containing talc cause cancer, a recent tort case once again reinforced the rumor with a $55 million award. The St. Louis jury recently awarded a 62-year-old woman $55…
13 Jul 2016

Prevent Medical Errors During your Child’s Treatment

There may be nothing more difficult for a parent than watching their child suffer. When a child is ill or injured and requires medical care, a parent’s vigilance during and after treatment can be instrumental in the outcome. Here are seven…
11 Jul 2016

Tire Tread Separation – Is Your Vehicle at Risk?

If you drive a car, light truck, SUV or mini-van, there is a good possibility your tires are steel belted radial tires.  The most common defect in this type of tire is tread separation, which occurs when the tread becomes separated from the…
06 Jul 2016

Trouble at the Dog Park? Check Out Florida Dog Bite Laws

In the state of Florida, dog owners are wholly and fully responsible for the behavior of their dogs, with very few exceptions. This responsibility includes instances when a person is on the property of the dog owner, especially if that person…
06 Jul 2016

Seat Belt Injuries — Still the Better Alternative

Seat belts are designed for one purpose — to save lives. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that seat belts save 13,000 lives every year. Since the 1970’s, seat belt use has skyrocketed, and the recent addition…