Category: Wrongful Death

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…
12 May 2023 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath

U.S. company creates bulletproof shelters for classrooms

Mass shootings aren't just getting more common, they're also getting deadlier, and it appears that schools have become a more frequent target of these attacks. Is it time for a more drastic approach to protecting children? Many people worry…
cda technical institute lawsuit
10 Nov 2022 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath

Troubled waters: CDA Technical Institute lawsuits

CDA Technical Institute, a Jacksonville diving school, is under intense scrutiny after several of their students have died. Family members of the victims have taken action against the school by filing wrongful death lawsuits, claiming that CDA…
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…
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…
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…
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…
at fault driver dies
10 Mar 2022 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath

Can I still file a claim if the at-fault driver dies in the accident?

If you have been injured in a car accident, you expect to be able to sue the at-fault driver for damages to help cover your medical costs and lost wages. But what happens if the driver who caused the accident dies in the accident? This can…
Woman mourning the wrongful death of a spouse.
07 Mar 2022 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath

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…
Construction of a home
07 Mar 2022 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath

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 prove loss of enjoyment of life
14 Jan 2022 by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, lvey & Fronrath

How to Prove Loss of Enjoyment of Life

In a wrongful death lawsuit, loss of enjoyment of life is an important damage to include. Loss of enjoyment of life is a type of non-economic damages that can be filed by the surviving family of the deceased. It is one of the many damages that…