Thank you to all of our clients, friends, and family who donated to our Collection Drive to benefit Place of Hope. We successfully dropped off all of the donated items as well as the items we purchased for the end of year party to Place of Hope’s Northlake Campus. Our staff, including Attorneys Donald Smith and Brandon Smith hand delivered the items to be distributed to the children next week!To stay up to date with our latest news and events, please visit our website donsmithinjurylaw.com and follow us on social media @donsmithinjurylaw If you are interested in learning more about Place of Hope please visit their website www.placeofhope.com!
Donald R. Smith & Associates Donate to Place of Hope
Thank you to all of our clients, friends, and family who donated to our Collection Drive to benefit Place of Hope. We successfully dropped off all of the donated items as well as the items we purchased for the end of year party to Place of Hope’s Northlake Campus. Our staff, including Attorneys Donald Smith and Brandon Smith hand delivered the items to be distributed to the children next week! To stay up to date with our latest news and events, please visit our website donsmithinjurylaw.com and follow us on social media @donsmithinjurylaw If you are interested in learning more about Place of Hope please visit their website www.placeofhope.com!
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A Message of Thanks to our Healthcare and First Responder Community
On behalf of all of the attorneys and staff at Donald R. Smith & Associates, we wanted to take a moment to show our appreciation for the brave healthcare workers and first responders who have been sacrificing and saving lives during the pandemic and beyond. Your tireless acts of bravery will always be etched into our hearts and we are forever thankful for your dedication and service to keeping our country healthy and safe.
Donald R. Smith & Associates wanted to highlight members of our community who are working hard to support the courageous men and women on the front-lines combating Covid-19. Two of those community helpers are long time family friends of the Smith and Grogan families, Micah and Molly Kapp, who have set out to buy 50 Respirator Masks for healthcare workers in the ICUs of Palm Beach County.
Micah and Molly Kapp , who have established the fundraising, are 12 and 14 year old siblings and middle school students at The Palm Beach Day Academy. “We will purchase these Powered Air-Purifying Respirators or (PAPRs) to protect the nurses from contracting Covid 19 so they can provide the best care possible without the chance of contracting Covid 19,” said Micah Kapp, “We want the healthcare workers in Palm Beach County to have the proper protection they need to be able to stay safe and healthy while taking care of COVID 19 patients,” said Molly Kapp.
All proceeds will be used to buy Ford Motor/3M Scrappy PAPRs. PAPRs are Powered Air-Purifying
Respirators. They cost $700 each compared to N95 masks which cost $1-2 each. They are used by healthcare
workers caring for COVID 19 patients. They are designed by Ford Motor co working with 3M to jointly develop a new design leveraging parts from both companies. Using off-the-shelf parts like fans from the Ford F-150’s cooled seats for airflow, 3M HEPA air filters to filter airborne contaminants such as droplets that carry virus particles and portable tool battery packs to power these respirators for up to eight hours.
The Personal Injury attorneys and staff at Donald R. Smith & Associates care deeply about our community and want to help keep our front-line workers safe. We appreciate all of the sacrifices the medical community are making, they are true heroes. If you are interested in learning more about the Micah and Molly’s mission please visit their Micah and Molly’s gofundme page!
Piercing the Privilege Log
In every personal injury litigation case –well in advance of Trial– there is an exchange of information referred to as the “discovery period”. During the discovery period, both parties (Plaintiff and Defendant) exchange information/documents in an attempt to obtain evidence and information to support their case in chief. The discovery period happens in every single personal injury litigation case and is critical to establishing liability, causation, and damages. However, on frequent occasion, we, as Plaintiff attorneys, encounter an obstacle called the “Privilege Log”. The Privilege Log is a document filed by a Defendant that allows the Defendant to withhold certain requested document(s)/item(s), but requires disclosure of certain identifying information relating to the document(s)/item(s). Documents/items usually end up on the Privilege Log (and avoid disclosure) because a Defendant asserts an Objection, such as Work-Product Privilege. An example of a frequent item we see included on a Privilege Log include photographs taken by a Defendant in anticipation of litigation (Work-Product Privilege). However, a good attorney is able to review the Privilege Log for sufficiency and, after a fact-specific analysis, determine if a Motion to Compel Documents should be filed. Depending on the facts of each case, in various situations, documents/items disclosed on a Privilege Log end up being produced, usually after a showing of relevancy, need, and lack of reasonable alternatives. As each personal injury case is different, it is important to hire an attorney that is familiar with the case law relating to Privilege Logs, otherwise, relevant, critical information and documents can be withheld.
For an in-depth analysis of your personal injury claim, call Donald R. Smith & Associates at (561) 622-2700.
Donald R. Smith & Associates Easter Basket Donation to Riviera Beach Police Department
The Personal Injury Law Firm of Donald R. Smith & Associates in North Palm Beach, purchased and assembled 50 Easter baskets to donate to the Riviera Beach Police Department this afternoon. Senior Attorney Brooke Grogan coordinated the efforts with Officer Phillips and Officer Cherisma to bring light to the neighboring community in a time of darkness. With so much uncertainty and disruption in the lives of our children, they are hoping to bring stability and joy to the recipients of the baskets, so that the children can feel a sense of normalcy. Included in the baskets are bubbles, books, stuffed animals, pencils, toys, stickers, and messages of hope from the Easter Bunny himself. Chief Nathan Osgood, Sergeant Melvin Menard, and the officers were extremely grateful and will be distributing the Easter baskets Friday along with a food distribution supported by Sica, Coasi, and Johnny Longboats. The attorneys and staff of Donald R. Smith & Associates hope that this local act of charity will inspire other local businesses to think of creative ways to help their neighboring communities.
Foster Family Press Release
December 29, 2019, 11:59 AM
Prestano Family Press Release
November 26, 2019, 2:22 PM
Donald R. Smith & Associates has been retained to represent August Prestano and Kathryn Prestano, the Father and Step-Mother of Tristan and Skyler Prestano, who tragically lost their lives this past Saturday (11-23-19) near the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area. It is with heavy hearts that we offer our condolences to the family and friends of the Prestano Family. We ask that the public please respect the privacy of the Family during this difficult time of loss and grieving.