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Our West Palm Beach personal injury firm is nationally recognized as a Best Law Firm in America, and several of our Florida personal injury lawyers have been recognized for their success as Super Lawyers. Check out our extensive list of successful case results to find out how we’ve helped victims like you recover damages in full after a catastrophic accident.

If you or a loved one has been hurt, injured, or even killed in an accident such as a truck accident, car accident, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, premises liability, or products liability, our winning West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer is ready to meet with you. They will help you plan your best path forward and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your suffering and losses.

Schedule a free consultation with a top personal injury lawyer at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath to analyze your case. You don’t pay until we win justice on your behalf. Call 561-655-1990 or send us a message to get in touch today!

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Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath’s renowned personal injury attorney team takes on a wide range of cases with help from 14 paralegals, two seasoned accident investigators, and one registered nurse paralegal. We have helped recover billions of dollars for our West Palm Beach clients who have experienced severe injury or death as a result of another party’s wrongful action or negligence.

No matter what type of case you are involved in, we can help you win the compensation you are entitled to by law.


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Determining fault in a West Palm Beach personal injury accident


When a case involves multiple people or several factors involved in the accident, determining fault in a West Palm Beach personal injury can be tricky.

At Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, our experienced West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer will examine your case from every angle to ensure you are not blamed for an accident that wasn’t your fault. Our lawyers also consider that even if you were partially responsible for your accident, you can still legally claim damages against those who shared responsibility.

In West Palm Beach, we pursue cases of all kinds, including:


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  • Chain reaction accidents involving several vehicles
  • Careless construction foreman who put subcontractors at risk
  • Product defect cases that hurt your family
  • Malpractice claims
  • Premises liability
  • Trucking companies

Reasons to choose Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath as your personal injury attorneys


1. We only get paid if you win.

We work on a contingency fee structure. That means that we pay the costs and court fees upfront, so you don’t have to pay them, and we only take our costs and payment out of the amount awarded to our clients. You pay nothing upfront and only pay us after we win your case.


2. We treat clients like family.

We understand that our clients are people and not just case numbers. When you choose Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath as your personal injury attorneys, you become part of our family. And we take care of our family. No stone will go unturned in your case, and you can rest assured that we will treat you with respect and compassion while we litigate your personal injury case.


3. We prepare every case for trial.

We hope the insurance company involved in your case will do the honorable thing and pay for your injuries without incident, but we know this is not the case in many instances. That is why we initially prepare every personal injury case for trial. This saves time and money, and it allows us to expedite the process by not having to go back and gather evidence months or even years later.


4. We earn maximum compensation for your personal injuries.

When we win a client, we ensure that every injury, pain, and emotional turmoil is considered when we demand compensation. We know that pain is not quantifiable, but we also know that you deserve compensation for the pain and mental anguish caused by the negligent party.


What is the Florida’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims?


Suppose you are pursuing a personal injury, property damage, wrongful death, or medical malpractice claim. In that case, you must file each type of claim within a certain period set forth by the statute of limitations in Florida.

Outside of the designated period, you will most likely not be able to receive compensation for damages that you’ve incurred through a lawsuit.

You must file a personal injury, personal property injury, or damage claim within two years of the date of the accident. The plaintiff must also file a claim within two years of the date of the accident for medical malpractice and wrongful death.


You’ll need to file a legal claim within the period specified by West Palm Beach statute of limitations

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Common injuries in personal injury cases


1. Broken bones

When enough force is exerted on a bone, it can crack and break. Broken bones can be simple or very complicated to heal. Some severe fractures may even require rebreaking the bone to set it correctly. Broken bones can also cause long-term damage, requiring lifestyle changes.


2. Burns

Burns can take many forms. Chemical, friction, cold, thermal, radiation, and electrical burns are all different forms of burns that can be claimed in a personal injury case. Once again, burns come in different degrees and require varying medical care. More severe burns can require skin grafts and extra surgery.


3. Traumatic brain injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can cause severe side effects. Headaches, seizures, loss of speech or communication skills, loss of memory, being left comatose, or even death can result from severe TBIs. Permanent brain damage and changes in quality of life are not uncommon.


4. Neck and back injuries

Neck and back injuries are caused by overextension and stress on the spine and neck. Once the swelling goes down, these injuries can easily become much more severe than originally thought. If you are experiencing pain in your neck and back after a personal injury, see a doctor. Neck and back injuries may lead to limited mobility and paralysis, so don’t delay.


5. Soft tissue damage

Soft tissue damage occurs when ligaments and tendons are stretched beyond their elasticity. This type of injury can cause lasting and lingering pain for years that may become permanent. It’s important to see a doctor for any pain you’re experiencing.


6. Dog bites

When dog owners don’t properly restrain or control their animals, it can lead to a dog biting out of fear, aggression, or agitation. A dog bite can lead to torn tissue, infection, and even death if someone does not regain control of the animal. Dog attacks can quickly lead to more severe repercussions, so never approach a dog you don’t know.


How our West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys can help


If insurance companies would be honest and pay out reasonable and fair amounts to the people hurt by their policyholders, personal injury lawyers wouldn’t exist. But insurance companies are only concerned with their bottom line. That’s why an excellent personal injury lawyer is pivotal in making sure those who hurt you are held responsible for their actions and negligence.

A West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer from Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath can give you the effective representation you need to collect evidence and pursue litigation against those responsible. This way, you can focus on healing from your injuries. Let us take care of it.



What are the potential damages in a West Palm Beach personal injury lawsuit?

Several types of damages can be claimed in a personal injury lawsuit. These vary from case to case, but generally, the more severe and lingering a personal injury is, the more damages can be claimed for medical and individual costs and intangible damage like pain and suffering.

Economic damages

Economic damages are quantifiable damages. These damages have a price tag, a receipt, or some form of payment or charge record that can be reimbursed. These damages also include damage to personal property, any medical costs accrued because of the incident, and lost wages that can be proven.

Economic damages can include:

Medical costs

  • Follow-up appointments
  • Emergency room costs
  • Medications and pharmaceuticals
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Therapy and counseling services
  • Ambulance fees

Property damages and costs

  • Vehicles
  • Animals
  • Personal belongings
  • Costs of lost property like rental cars or repairs

Lost income

  • Missed wages

Non-economic damages

Non-economic damages refer to intangible damage to people resulting from personal injuries. These can include PTSD, emotional damage, pain, or loss of consortium. Although non-economic damages may be more complicated to prove in court, a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer with Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath knows what it takes to ensure those who hurt you are held accountable.

Non-economic damages may include:

  • Emotional trauma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Loss of consortium or companionship
  • Humiliation
  • Fear, shock, or anxiety

Examples of non-economic damages

  • The persistent lingering fear of dogs after a dog attack causes panic attacks.
  • A father is unable to coach his child’s sports team after a severe injury.
  • A woman who once enjoyed a very active lifestyle was confined to a wheelchair.
  • A newlywed spouse coping with the wrongful death of their companion.

What is comparative fault in Florida?

Florida’s pure comparative negligence law can be a little confusing to understand. This law illustrates that no matter how much responsibility you share in an accident, you can sue for damages by subtracting the amount you were responsible for.

So, if a person was 90% responsible for an accident, they can sue for 10% of the damages gained. Just because you can sue doesn’t mean you should.


How do you choose the best personal injury lawyer for your needs?

The best personal injury lawyer for your needs is the one who prioritizes you as a person and not just a case number. Ask any personal injury lawyer these questions.

How many cases do you handle at one time?

This question will give you an idea of how much time a personal injury lawyer can devote to your case. You don’t want a lawyer with many active cases, as their attention may be pulled in several directions while trying to work on your case.

How many cases have you won that are similar to mine?

This question lets you know if they are familiar with a case like yours. While each case is different, your lawyer must have experience in the type of personal injury case you need representation.

Typically, how long does it take to resolve a case like mine?

This question should give you an estimate of how long it may take to earn compensation for your injuries. Depending on the insurance company’s cooperation in your payout, this loose timeline may take longer or be much shorter.

What is your success rate at trial?

Success rates tell you if your injury lawyer is good at their job. Some cases are complex to win, but if you are looking for a personal injury lawyer to earn you compensation, you should find one with a decent success rate.

Who will I be talking with?

It is essential who you interact with and talk to throughout the process. Giant law firms use an army of paralegals and assistants to communicate and keep you and the lawyer as distant as possible. It would help if you chose a lawyer willing to speak and communicate directly with their clients.

May I speak with any of your former clients?

Client testimonials will be one of the most essential pieces in choosing a lawyer to represent you. If a lawyer refuses to give former clients, be wary of choosing them. This is a severe choice that may change your life. Don’t choose just anyone to represent you.


Get in touch with a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer


Ready to discuss your case with a leading personal injury attorney in West Palm Beach? Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to find out your best path forward today – you won’t pay until we win.

Lytal Reiter – Personal Injury Lawyers

515 N Flagler Dr 10th floor, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 867-4439


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