Blogs By K Ryan

Lax in Driving Safety Laws May Explain Spike in Traffic Fatalities

Recent studies indicate a possible and surprising reason for an increase in traffic fatalities.  According to a “2017 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws” report that rank effectiveness of roadway laws nationwide, unenforced or inadequate safety regulations may be directly related to the rising number of motor vehicular accidents and deaths.  In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 28,000 people died in traffic accidents in the first nine months of 2016. This represents an 8% increase from 2015 and the greatest surge in vehicular deaths in at least fifty years.   Read more

How to Be Compensated for Injuries Sustained in a “Low-Impact” Collision

Millions of people are injured every year in vehicles that sustain zero or minimal property damage. That means there is little or no “visible” damage to the vehicle. A common trend by insurance companies is to dispute or undermine injuries sustained in these low impact collisions.  As a result, most accident victims are usually marginally compensated or receive no reimbursement for medical bills, care services or lost wages resulting from these injuries. Read more

Are Nursing Homes Ready For Hurricane Season

The Hurricane season will be upon us very shortly.  We all recall the devastation and loss of life last year, specifically with the elderly left alone or in an ill prepared nursing facility.  We will lose power, that’s a given.  So, if you have a loved one that lives alone or is in a nursing facility, how certain are you of their safety?  Have you visited the facility to make sure that all their safety assets like generators are working properly?  Do they even have a generator?   Is there an exit plan for those confined to wheel chairs or bed stricken?  Now is the time to check these and other safety measures out before it’s too late.  Ask the management if there is a protocol for staff that is on duty during these severe weather conditions?  How much staff will be on duty and what’s the plan for their safety and that of their families?


We do not want a repeat of the horrible scene that played out last year in Hollywood, Florida.  Yet everyday there are atrocities being committed to our elderly loved ones in nursing home facilities or medical care units.

Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath have handled these cases around the State of Florida and the country.  We have information that help you make the right decision for your family or investigate a situation where a loved one has been injured or died due to the negligence of their care givers.  Call us today if you have questions, need information or a free consultation about the care of your loved ones who maybe currently in one of these facilities.

The law firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath is located at 515 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach, Fl.  Contact us at 561-655-1990 or

For more information click here Nursing Home Negligence.

Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath
515 N Flagler Dr, 10th Floor
West Palm Beach
Florida, FL 33401
(561) 655-1990

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