Category: Wrongful Death

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…
Woman who has slipped and fallen on ice
05 Apr 2022

What to do when you slip and fall on ice?

Florida isn’t known for ice, which makes it all the more surprising when you come across a patch and lose your footing.  You may be so shocked or embarrassed that you try to downplay your injuries. And some people think they can tough…
Giving a helping hand
04 Apr 2022

Wrongful Death Claims for Suicide in Florida

If you are struggling with negative feelings or suicidal thoughts, resources are available to help. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Suicide is typically considered a personal choice, and as such, is generally…
Woman mourning the wrongful death of a spouse.
07 Mar 2022

Are wrongful death settlements taxable?

Wrongful death lawsuits are often settled out of court for a sum of money. This article discusses what happens to the settlement if it is not part of a larger estate. These settlements are given to bereaved family members who are mourning…
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

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

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…