The Automobile is nearly 100 years old and certainly Karl Benz, founder of Mercedes Benz automobiles, the first gas powered cars on the road, would roll over in his grave if he knew how bad a shape the auto industry is in today.

The Law Firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath is located in West Palm Beach, Florida and was established in 1985 as a personal injury law firm for the plaintiff.

At no time in history has there been so many recalls in the auto industry.   Defective Airbags, Ignition switches, transmission coming out of gear and now, the doors are flying open.  Of all things, Ford Motor co. has issued a recall because the doors won’t stay closed!

Millions of cars on the road today are simply not safe to drive!  Now the auto industry wants us to believe that autonomous cars will rule the road.  They can’t even keep the door on and they want the public to believe the car will drive by itself?   Defective auto parts are injuring and killing people.  We see this at our firm every day.

So what should you do to protect yourself in the event that the car you own or are driving happens to be one of these defective cars.

Here are a few tips.

First, if you have received a recall notice from an auto manufacture for your car, schedule the maintenance immediately, don’t wait.  The service is unusually free so there is no reason to postpone the service.

Second, if you have not received a notice but want to know if your car has any issued recalls, go to  Look up your car and see if it is listed and what the recalls were issued for, if any.  Very easy!  Depending on the defective part, you may want to call your dealer and get it scheduled right away even if you have not received the official recall notice.

Third, you may want to see if your vehicle is listed in a class action law suit, similar to the one Volkswagen is now engaged in.  Look up  Should you find a class action on your car, don’t go it alone.  These are tricky waters to navigate.  Call attorney or give us a call and we will help you or offer and excellent referral.

Finally, if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, auto or otherwise, call our firm.  We will answer any questions you have and provide legal representation if you have a case.

Call Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath at 561-655-1990 or visit our web site at