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Some unsafe toys might be on Santa's naughty list

Many residents of Tampa, Florida, who have children will probably be giving at least one toy to a child or even a baby this holiday season. While they should of course keep in mind what sort of toy the child might enjoy, they also need to keep in mind how safe the product is for the child to use in the first place.

In this respect, at least according to the opinion expressed in one report, there are several toys on the market that miss the mark for safety, and thus might be best left off one's Christmas list.

Rehabilitation likely necessary after brain injuries

After a serious incident that results in a traumatic brain injury, victims and their families often need a great deal of information. This information may include how the injury will affect the health of the injured person, whether the person will recover and what family members can do to help. You may be in this type of situation after a recent car accident.

Unfortunately, severe car accidents can cause a myriad of injuries, and if your brain suffers damage, the road to recovery can be long and frustrating. Still, you know that going through the medical treatments and rehabilitation programs are necessary for your or your family member's well-being.

Young girl struck by car, critically injured

A young girl from St. Petersburg was critically injured and taken to the hospital after getting hit by a car. Authorities say that the person who hit the girl remained at the scene and cooperated with police, who say they are continuing to investigate the accident.

The girl who got hit was only six years old. According to police, she was with another girl, who was 13. The police were not able to determine whether the teen also got hit by the car.

Doctors must be careful when diagnosing conditions

Lots of people from all walks of life rely on their physicians to give them correct advice about their medical conditions and to prescribe the proper course of treatment for them.

Sometimes, Tampa, Florida residents and their families can rightly be said to entrust their lives to their doctors, as their mistaken diagnoses, and the improper or ineffective treatment that flows from such errors, can literally lead to the patient's premature or even unnecessary death.

Preparing for the open road by researching safe riding procedures

As winter weather sets in, the change in temperature may force many avid motorcycle riders to store their bikes for the holidays. However, with warmer climates year-round in many areas of Florida, you may enjoy the excitement of riding your motorcycle throughout the holiday season.

Unfortunately, this freedom may also come with its inherent risks, as you may face a variety of hazards while riding your bike. Since motorcycle accidents run the unfortunate risk of ending in disaster, you could be in search of ways to stay safe as you take to the open road.

Florida being hard hit by deadly hit and run epidemic

If one believes recent analysis of traffic safety statistics, the country is facing an epidemic of fatal hit and run accidents, and Florida happens to be one of the states hardest hit by it.

Specifically, the number of fatalities due to hit and run accidents has risen significantly over the past decade. From 2012 to 2016, the last year statistics were available, the number of fatalities increased from 1,512 to 2,046, which marks a 35 percent increase. The problem has arguably been ongoing since 2009, as the number of fatalities is 60 percent higher now than it was in 2009.

Distributer recalling scooters over safety concerns

As a previous post discussed, Tampa residents will soon be able to rent an electric scooter to go from place to place downtown or in other areas where people congregate. This latest transportation fad has already taken hold in several other cities across the country.

However, there are concerns about how safe these vehicles are to operate. On the heels of those concerns, which we reported in our previous post, one of the distributers of these scooters, Limes, has had to recall two different models of their scooters for two different reasons.

Electric scooter craze coming to Tampa

Tampa will join the growing number of cities that allow pedestrians to rent electric scooters in downtown and other crowded areas here in the coming months. The city was until recently accepting applications from scooter distributers who want to participate in the city's pilot program, which is scheduled to start in February 2018.

The beauty of these devices is that they are environmentally friendly and much faster than walking. As they can be left just about anywhere, a would-be pedestrian, or motorist, can, for example, get off at a nearby bus stop and use a scooter to quickly get to where he wants to go.

Mind your step when shopping this holiday season

Heading into the busy holiday season, business owners in Florida will need to pay more attention to the safety of their premises than at any other time of the year. Any uneven or slippery floors, potholes in a parking lot, assaults or robbery threats could harm consumers and lead to premises liability lawsuits. The list of potential public safety hazards is endless.

As a consumer, you probably expect business owners to consider the safety of you and other members of the public. You will likely trust them to ensure that you will be safe in and around their buildings. Although slip-and-fall accidents are typical causes of injuries that could lead to civil lawsuits, the potential liability is everywhere.

Several children hurt while at school bus stop

Tampa police are investigating a pedestrian accident in which a driver of a passenger car allegedly struck five children who were at a school bus stop, presumably waiting for a ride to their nearby school. The children along the side of the road when the accident happened.

While reports suggested that the driver who hit these 5 children was driving very fast for the conditions, police have to this point refused to say that the driver was legally speeding. The driver reportedly remained at the scene of the incident, and police have yet to file any sort of charge or traffic citation against the driver.

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