Airbag Non-Deployment Leads to Catastrophic Injuries
Our client was involved in a severe accident at highway speeds involving four vehicles and significant damage to his vehicle. During the accident, his airbags did not deploy resulting in catastrophic life-changing injuries.

Attorney Shana P. Nogues investigated the crash and the airbags, and found that the airbags in the vehicle had been recalled and repaired by the vehicle dealer’s service center not long before the crash.

Attorney Nogues then consulted with experts to learn that the forces in the crash should have resulted in driver-side airbag deployment, and the negligent and improper installation of the new airbags resulted in their failure to deploy in the crash where our client required their protection. 

Mrs. Nogues was able to reach a confidential settlement on behalf of our client for the catastrophic and life-altering injuries he suffered.
Road Negligence Maintenance Results in Severe Injuries to Young Couple
Our clients’ vehicle overturned due to the incomplete construction of a highway. A rainstorm had caused the road to become slippery, causing significant injuries to both our client, a retired military veteran, and his wife.

Attorney Jennifer A. Dinetz investigated, discovering that her clients’ single-vehicle crash was the fifth of similar accidents that occurred throughout the day in that location. After conducting discovery with the Construction Company and asphalt sub-contracting company hired to work on the highway, she found that the company bypassed a sealant required after installing the new asphalt surface, and the mixture of rainwater and construction material created a slick and dangerous condition. 

Attorney Jennifer A. Dinetz was able to secure a confidential settlement with both companies for the severe injuries suffered by our clients.
Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin announces with pride that Executive Women of the Palm Beaches has awarded partner, Julie H. Littky-Rubin, one of its coveted 2022 Women in Leadership Awards in the Volunteer category.

The organization recognized Ms. Littky-Rubin for her efforts and dedication to Palm Beach County’s public schools, where both she and her children attended. Despite her busy career, she volunteered for the Timber Trace Elementary PTA, ultimately serving as its Co-President for three years. She volunteered at Bak Middle School of the Arts, and is the co-founder, and only chair of the “We Are Dwyer Foundation,” a non-profit 501(c)(3), founded in 2013 and dedicated to supporting the students and school community at William T. Dwyer High School. 

As a working mother, Julie combined her passion for volunteering and a desire to make a difference, with the chance to be involved with her children and their schools. While her youngest child graduated from Dwyer in 2019, she and her co-founder continue to tirelessly advocate for the students and faculty of William T. Dwyer High School. 

Issue: A rearview camera that displays a blank or distorted image may reduce the driver’s rear view, increasing the risk of a crash.
Issue: The front air bags do not deploy during a collision increasing risk of serious injuries.
Issue: The faulty hybrid propulsion system may trigger a vehicle fire when parked or when the ignition is in the “off” position. 
Hazard: The gas tubing can separate at the joint to the bake, broil and griddle burners, posing a risk of a gas leak and fire hazard when these burners are in use.
Hazard: The spray gun connector can break, causing the hose and/or parts of the connector to become dislodged during use, posing an impact injury hazard to the user.
Hazard: The metal hook fastening the ladder to the top bunk bed frame may detach from the bed frame when the ladder is lifted, posing serious entrapment and strangulation hazards.