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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…
28 Sep 2016

Florida’s Motorcycle Fatality Problem

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle deaths comprise 15% of all highway deaths in America. In contrast to cars, which have seen a consistent national decline in fatal accidents over the last 20…
28 Sep 2016

Who is to Blame for Railroad Accidents?

Railroad accidents are not common, but when they happen they often involve serious injury or fatality. The family of a train accident victim has a right to pursue justice in the wake of any accident, and in some cases hold the responsible party…
21 Sep 2016

Dog Owner Gets Bitten by Dog Bite Law

In Florida, a dog owner is legally responsible for the dog’s behavior, especially if the dog harms another person. In a recent incident, a Riviera Beach resident was in the process of being pursued and arrested by police and ordered his Pitt…
21 Sep 2016

Suing Your Contractor for Wrongful Death

An accidental death of a loved one is always difficult. There are circumstances that are simply beyond our control, and the survivors are left to surrender to fate. When the negligence of one person directly causes the death of another, the…
16 Sep 2016

Wellington Regional Medical Center v. Giovanni Pillonato:  A Win for Newborns Who Suffer Brain Injury During Delivery. 

The Fourth District’s recent decision in Wellington Regional Medical Center v. Giovanni Pillonato, 2016 WL 4548485 (Fla. 4th DCA Sept. 1, 2016), strikes a blow against the assault on the right of recovery for obstetrical patients whose newborn…
14 Sep 2016

Who is Responsible for Faulty Playground Equipment?

When children go out to play, many dangers await. Parents can only do so much in teaching children to be careful, look both ways, don’t talk to strangers, don’t run on the pool deck. But when a child in injured due to an unsafe play structure…
14 Sep 2016

Can I Sue My Doctor for Prescribing Medical Marijuana?

In contrast to the love affair many US states are having with medical marijuana, Florida’s relationship to the versatile drug is lukewarm. As of 2014, the first wave of legalization enabled doctors to prescribe non-euphoric strains of marijuana…
08 Sep 2016

Samsung’s Massive Galaxy Note 7 Recall Brings Battery-Maker Into Focus

‘Minor flaw in the battery manufacturing process’ causes phones to explode; Samsung SDI supplied about 65% of batteries Read more: source Wall Street Journal http://www.wsj.com/articles/samsungs-massive-galaxy-note-7-recall-brings-battery-maker-into-focus-1473082175 If…
07 Sep 2016

Can A School District Makes a Vaccine Mandatory?

The vaccine debate might be loud and busy on the Internet, but it is relatively quiet in the public school system. In all 50 states, children must be fully vaccinated against certain diseases in order to attend public school. That policy, however,…
07 Sep 2016

Pedestrian Crossings Can Be Safer

Pedestrians have the right of way while in a crosswalk in every state in the nation. That does not, however, guarantee a safe journey from one curb to the other. In fact, 4500 pedestrians are killed crossing streets every year. The contest between…