Category: Premise Liability Law

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…
trespassing in gated community
03 Aug 2022

Who Could Be Liable for Trespassing in Your Gated Community

If you live in a gated community and someone who doesn’t live there trespasses and commits a crime, there may be some question as to who can be held responsible. If a trespasser breaks in and steals something or assaults a resident, who…
can I sue gym for injury
26 Jul 2022

Workout Woes: Can I sue the gym for my injury?

During the nationwide COVID-19 lockdowns, many gyms were closed, but as things opened back up, people got back to working out at exercise facilities. In 2021, there were more than 409,000 reported injuries that occurred as a result of exercise…
what is an attractive nuisance
09 May 2022

What is an “attractive nuisance?”

If a child is injured due to certain features or objects on the property that were not effectively safeguarded against the potential of wandering children, the property owner can be liable due to a concept known as an “attractive nuisance.” An…
Construction of a home
07 Mar 2022

Does homeowners insurance cover wrongful death?

One of the more difficult situations homeowners face is if an individual dies on their property. Depending on how this happens, insurance companies could refuse to pay for the loss because it was a result of negligence. Some rules determine…
how to charge someone with trespassing
11 Feb 2022

Premises Liability: How to Charge Someone With Trespassing

It’s frightening to know that someone was on your property or in your home without your permission, and with good reason. Many crimes, particularly robberies and assaults, begin with the simple act of trespassing.  Pressing charges against…
who is responsible for road maintenance
07 Jan 2022

Who is responsible for road maintenance?

Major car accidents occur every day in the United States. While many are due to driver negligence, some are due to a lack of proper road maintenance. Who is responsible for road maintenance? That is a question that many drivers have asked…
Who is responsible for car damage from road debris?
03 Dec 2021

Who is responsible for car damage from road debris?

If you’ve driven on a road cluttered with debris, you might be wondering who is responsible for car damage from road debris. Who’s responsible depends on whether or not the driver had adequate warning of the debris. Was the driver aware…
negligent security
29 Oct 2021

How to prove negligent security?

When citizens visit a business or property, they have a reasonable expectation of safety. They don’t assume that getting their morning coffee, going grocery shopping, or visiting a friend will lead to them being harmed due to premises liability.…
Warning signs are one way to prevent premises liability lawsuits.
08 Oct 2021

Can you sue for inadequate maintenance?

When you visit a personal residence or retail establishment, you expect a reasonable level of safety. When that is violated, you can suffer serious consequences. Slip-and-falls can cause lifelong injuries, such as broken bones, spinal issues,…
property owners rights against trespassers
09 Aug 2021

Property Owners Rights Against Trespassers

Spotting an uninvited guest on your Florida property is scary. The initial shock of the intrusion might give you pause, so we’ve created a list of property owner rights against trespassers to help you handle what happens next.   Who…