Category: Wrongful Death

21 Apr 2014
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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…
A bereft woman reaches for her missing loved one at sunset on the beach.
22 Oct 2021

The Relationship Between Wrongful Death and Negligence

The relationship between wrongful death and negligence can make the loss of a loved one more frustrating and difficult to accept than usual. Since personal injury lawsuits must be filed by the victim of the negligence, your loved one won’t…
Pregnant woman hospitalized holds her stomach apprehensively.
17 Sep 2021
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How common are pregnancy-related deaths?

Unfortunately, over 700 women die annually due to pregnancy-related complications in the United States. This statistic shows that it is far too common in our society. Pregnancy is a time of change for women’s bodies. Most of these changes…
who can file a wrongful death claim
01 Sep 2021

Who can file a wrongful death claim?

Losing a loved one is one of the most tragic things that can happen to a person. If that loss was due to someone else’s negligence, it can be more challenging to overcome your grief. When these tragic accidents happen, you need closure.…
wrongful death settlements
18 Aug 2021

5 Things to Consider When Negotiating Wrongful Death Settlements

When a person dies due to the negligence of another entity, their immediate family may be able to sue those responsible for the loss. Florida law limits who can file wrongful death lawsuits and how long individuals can file such claims, so it’s…
woman coping with grief and loss
12 Jul 2021

Emotional Responses to Losing a Loved One

Whether your loved one was taken from you suddenly or slowly over time, their absence is painful. The sudden empty dining room chair. Their forgotten half-full mug on the counter. The missed Sunday night phone call.  You are not alone in…
Doctor is worried and stressed after wrongful death suit.
23 Jun 2021
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Wrongful Death: Hospital Liability

Though surgeries and medical treatments come with inherent risks, it’s still a shock if a loved one dies in the care of qualified medical professionals. In Florida, the death of a loved one entrusted to the care of medical professionals…
04 May 2021

What to Do If Your Spouse Is a Victim of Wrongful Death

If your spouse died as a result of another person’s negligence, the feelings are overwhelming. On top of grieving a death that came too soon, you may also be dealing with hospital bills and other medical expenses. The last thing you should…
types-of-wrongful-death-cases
28 Apr 2021

4 Types of Wrongful Death Cases

If you’ve lost a loved one to someone’s negligent or reckless behavior, you may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Florida law states that a wrongful death lawsuit is created when someone succumbs to an injury…
25 Mar 2021

Proving Worth: How to Claim the Wrongful Death of the Elderly

Losing an elderly loved one is always a difficult experience. However, when the death was caused by negligence or wrongdoing by a nursing home or caretaking facility, it makes the death that much more painful. The wrongful death of an elder…
03 Mar 2021

Four Key Elements To Prove in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Has someone in your family died as a result of someone else's negligence or reckless actions? If so, a wrongful death lawsuit may be the necessary next step. However, there are specific challenges to proving wrongful death in court.  Fortunately,…