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You can file a lawsuit if a tree falls, injuring you

On July 27, a spokesperson with the Omond Beach Police Department reported that one of the two furniture deliverymen who had been struck by a tree in a customer's yard earlier in the week had lost his life.

According to witness statements taken at the scene, the two workers, one of which was 56-years-old, had been working to move furniture into an Arroyo Parkway home during a thunderstorm one Sunday afternoon.

A moped driver is grasping for his life after crashing near I-275

An early morning rush hour crash left a moped operator fighting for his life on Thursday, July 26. The incident occurred in St. Petersburg, right off Interstate 275's Fifth Avenue North exit just before 7:48 a.m.

Witnesses to the crash reported seeing the driver of a Toyota Prius getting off of the exit ramp in front of a 56-year-old moped operator right before the crash occurred. As the two continued to the end of the ramp, the moped collided with the rear of the vehicle.

Peripheral artery disease patients have unnecessary amputations

Each year, as many as 185,000 Americans have at least one of their limbs amputated. While you may think that these incidents occur as the result of car or workplace accidents, they don't. Instead, a large percentage of amputations happen because of poor management of vascular conditions such as peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Plaque tends to build up in a patient's arteries when they're smokers, have high blood pressure are older than 60 or have diabetes. This blocking of their arteries in their limbs makes it difficult for blood to flow freely as it needs to, making it necessary to amputate their limbs.

Three local resources for children with cerebral palsy

After noticing that your baby does not move as fluently or frequently as other children at that age, your doctor refers you to a disability specialist. The specialist performs diagnoses your child with cerebral palsy, a movement disorder that is a result of abnormal brain development. Your child could have stiff muscles with uncontrollable movements and balance that impairs walking, speaking, hearing, or vision among many other potential side effects. There is no cure for this.

However, there are plenty of places in Florida that can provide treatment to ensure that your child can still excel at life. Here are a few locations that can provide the services your child requires:

Holding a property owner liable for injuries isn't guaranteed

If you've experienced a slip and fall or other type of injury on someone else's premises, then you may be wondering who you can go after to cover your medical bills. That greatly depends on a variety of factors including why you were on the property when you were hurt, how well it was maintained and the actions both you and the owner took before and following your injury.

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A deadly drag race ends up with a Tampa teen charged as an adult

A 17-year-old Tampa teen was arrested and booked into a juvenile detention center on May 23 after a drag racing crash that killed a young mom and her daughter. In a Hillsboro County courtroom on June 8, though, a judge decided that prosecutors will now be allowed to try him on two counts of vehicular homicide as an adult. The driver of the other car involved faces the same charges.

Witnesses to the crash reported seeing the young man driving his Nissan Altima at a fast rate of speed down Bayshore Boulevard prior to the crash. They apparently told police that he appeared to be racing the 18-year-old driver of a 2018 Ford Mustang immediately before it occurred.

What types of doctors are most likely to be sued for malpractice?

During the course of their careers, at least one-half of all physicians will face a medical malpractice case, according to the health care research firm Medscape. The rate at which doctors will face medical liability lawsuits will vary greatly depending on speciality though.

The research group conducted a 2017 survey among both primary care physicians (PCP) and specialists. They found that only 11 percent of all PCPs admitted to having been sued as the sole defendant in a medical malpractice case. At least 13 percent of specialists said that the same had happened to them.

Don't believe these 3 myths about premises liability claims

Getting hurt on another person's property can be a painful experience in more ways than one. Not only can victims have injuries, but they might not know how they are going to pay for medical care or whether they can hold the property owner accountable.

Too often, people assume there is nothing they can do in such situations. They might think so because there are many myths about premises liability claims that lead victims to think that pursuing a legal case is either unnecessary or unjustified. In this post, we will clear up a few of these myths.

Florida: one of the deadliest states for motorcyclists

Florida is one of the country's leaders in a troubling category: motorcycle accidents. Every year, more riders are in wrecks in the Sunshine State than just about any other state.

Last year was no exception. As News4Jax reports, there were a total of 9,535 motorcycle crashes in Florida in 2017, along with 6,521 collisions with bicycles. Sadly, 611 people were killed in those wrecks - nearly 12 victims per week.

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