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…
mcdonalds app glitch
14 Aug 2022

Customer Sues Over McDonald’s App Glitch

Products and services are meant to function as they’re sold and advertised, and when they don’t, consumers may have legal recourse to collect damages. A recent example through which customers asserted their legal rights against a company…
how to tell if a used car has flood damage
14 Aug 2022

How to Tell if Your Used Car Has Flood Damage

When it’s time to purchase a vehicle, many people opt for a used car. Everyone has their own list of things they’re looking for when car shopping, and maybe even a list of things they’re willing to compromise on. One thing they shouldn’t…
dangerous baby products
03 Aug 2022

5 Dangerous Baby Products That Are Most Likely to Cause Injuries

Parents want the best for their children, and when it comes to babies, they just want them to be safe and healthy more than anything.  Unfortunately, certain products on the market put your baby at a higher risk of injury. Keep reading to…
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

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 by an unsafe product, talk to a Florida product…
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
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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…