Category: In the News

21 Apr 2014 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath

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…
31 Oct 2022 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath

Alcohol after brain injury: Safe amounts, complications, and more

There are a lot of terrible consequences of suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In many instances, victims will no longer be able to enjoy what they once loved, such as having a few drinks with their friends on the weekends because consuming…
28 Oct 2022 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath

Major Differences Between an Autopsy Report & Death Certificate in Florida

If you’ve lost a family member in an accident caused by someone else, especially if they were negligent, as a surviving family member, you might be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the liable person. In order to effectively prove…
halloween safety
27 Oct 2022 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath

Halloween Safety for Homeowners: Tips to Avoid Lawsuits in Spooky Season

Halloween should be a fun night for children and adults alike. Whether you go all out decorating your home or if you provide treats for the kids that go trick-or-treating, the last thing you want is for anyone – child or adult – to get hurt…
florida autopsy reports
19 Sep 2022 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath

Important Things to Consider About Autopsy in Florida

It’s normal to seek answers for questions surrounding a loved one’s death. Autopsy can provide some of those answers, especially the cause of death, but that’s not all an autopsy can do. The procedure can clear up inconsistencies in the…
older adult mental health
26 Aug 2022 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath

Mental Health Resources for Older Adults in Florida

Older adults can experience the same mental health challenges as younger people. So why does it seem like only young and middle-aged populations are targeted in campaigns for better access to mental health care? We don’t know either, but we…
talk and die syndrome
03 Aug 2022 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath
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Talk and Die Syndrome: When ‘Minor’ Head Injuries Turn Deadly

Talk and die syndrome is a term used to describe the phenomenon when someone sustains what seems to be a minor head injury, appears to be fine, and then suddenly dies.  Usually, it starts with someone hitting their head, and then they will…
elopement in nursing homes
03 Aug 2022 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath

Elopement in Nursing Homes: What it Means and What it Looks Like

“Elopement” is when a nursing home resident (typically someone with cognitive loss, like dementia) leaves the premises unsupervised. Elopement can be intentional or unintentional, but whatever the situation, it’s extremely dangerous for…
why you cant take a cab home after surgery
26 Jul 2022 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath

Here’s Why You Can’t Take a Cab Home After Surgery

Are you preparing for surgery? One preparation you need to make is planning your ride home. If you don’t have a family member or friend to drive you home, you may ask whether you can drive yourself or whether you can take a cab home after…
ada compliance in nursing homes
22 Jul 2022 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath

Americans With Disabilities Act 32nd Anniversary: Compliance in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are expressly covered under Title III regulations in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA was created to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in all areas of public life, including schools, transportation,…
Giving a helping hand
04 Apr 2022 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath

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…