Category: Product Liability

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…
defective gift
09 May 2022

I received a defective gift. What do I do?

An item you received as a gift could be broken or defective, or even recalled by the company that produced it.  In 2021 alone, there were over 400 recalls of food, medical, and cosmetic products reported by FDA-regulated companies. The Consumer…
Doctor using medical devices in a lab
05 Apr 2022

5 Types of Defective Medical Products

Are you suffering from a defective medical product? If so, you’re not alone. The Food and Drug Administration estimates that more than one million people are injured by defective products every year.  Defective medical products can be…
Close up customer hand choose smiley face and sad face icon on wood cube
04 Apr 2022

Why It’s Important to Report Unsafe Products

Why It’s Important to Report Unsafe Products Reporting an unsafe product can help prevent other people from being injured. All it takes to report a dangerous product is a phone call, and that small action can save lives. If you were injured…
Manufacturer with products in warehouse
07 Mar 2022

What is a latent defect?

A latent defect is a defect that existed at the time of purchase or construction, but it was not detectable by reasonable inspection methods. Latent defects can result in product liability cases, but they are not always easy to prove. The…
What is the best way to handle recalled food items
04 Feb 2022

What is the best way to handle recalled food items?

We hear about food item recalls on the news frequently, yet most people have no idea what to do about them. A recall can happen at any time and does not necessarily mean the food you have is tainted. In some cases, what triggers a recall…
flammable clothing material
24 Dec 2021

Defective Products: Flammable Clothing Material

Companies may use flammable clothing materials to save money. But what you may not know is that the United States does not require all clothing to be completely flame resistant. That means that many items of clothing in our closets right now…
Consumers Sue Fiat Chrysler for Defective Fuel Pump in Dodge Trucks
26 Nov 2021

Consumers Sue Fiat Chrysler for Defective Fuel Pump in Dodge Trucks

  When companies fail to provide functional and safe products they put the consumer at risk and ruin their trust. This is what happened with Fiat Chrysler and the defective fuel pump in their Dodge trucks. Issues with the 2018-2020…
Inadequate warning labels can lead to product liability lawsuits.
24 Sep 2021

Common Types of Product Liability Claims

If you or a loved one have been injured or suffered damages due to a product you used, you may have a product liability claim. Every product has the potential to be defective. That’s why there are laws in place to protect consumers. When…
Woman injured by defective product considers whether her claim will be considered personal injury or product liability
26 Aug 2021

Understanding the Difference Between Personal Injury and Product Liability

What is personal injury? Florida law defines personal injury lawsuits as cases where a person is injured due to another entity’s negligence, wrongful act, or breach of contract or warranty. This umbrella lawsuit category gives way to more…
defective tires
04 Aug 2021

Can I sue for defective tires causing an accident?

When you’re injured in a car accident caused by defective tires, can you hold someone else responsible for your pain and suffering? Yes, with a defective product liability lawsuit. For many, this answer leads to more questions. What is…