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Adrenaline Mob bassist killed in 3-vehicle crash in Florida

If you're a fan of rock, then you may have followed the band Adrenaline Mob. If so, there is some bad news. The bassist for the metal band has passed away in Florida following a serious car crash.

A July 17 news report indicated that the accident involved three vehicles. The band had pulled over to the side of the road to repair a flat tire alongside the highway when a tractor-trailer drove off the highway and into the parked RV.

Are medical malpractice claims limited in Florida?

In Florida, there were caps on the awards that could be given for medical malpractice claims. As of a report from June 28, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled these caps as unconstitutional. The court ruled them as unconstitutional because they limit the rights of patients to recover compensation for medical negligence.

As a patient who may need to recover damages, this is good news for you. Here are a few things you need to know about the ruling.

Man sentenced to 20 years for DUI crash that killed 1

When a person drives after drinking, he or she can cause serious accidents. The driver doesn't have full control of his or her faculties, which means that he or she may be unable to stop quickly or make split-second decisions like he or she may have when sober.

Unfortunately, driving while intoxicated caused a serious crash in this case, and the driver now has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. According to the June 15 news report, the man was traveling at over 100 mph when he hit a delivery truck as it attempted to turn a corner.

What should I know if I want to file a product liability claim?

If you are injured by a product in Florida, you may be able to seek compensation from the party responsible for creating, designing or manufacturing the product. Remember that if you wish to file a lawsuit against someone for a dangerous product, you need to do so within the state's statute of limitations. In Florida, the statute of limitation is four years for an injury and two years for a wrongful death.

Since there is a statute of limitations, it's a good idea to start your claim as soon as possible. For example, if your child suffers burns from a toy oven that catches on fire, you may think it's fine to wait to file the claim until your child has grown older and been through all the necessary surgeries or medical treatments.

Driver seeks out $15,000 in damages after rear-end crash

After being involved in an accident, you likely want to make sure you get compensated. You know you'll have many medical bills and expenses related to your vehicle, and there's also the issue of lost wages and other financial losses.

After a personal injury, it's a good idea to start a claim right away. Then, you can provide your attorney with information about your injuries and financial losses as they become available. Your attorney can negotiate with the other party's insurance carrier or help you sue the individual who caused the accident.

How can you stay safe on Florida's roads when you're a cyclist?

As a bicyclist, you're sure to be happy about rising temperatures and better weather conditions. Those changes mean you can be on the roads and enjoying your daily rides again. Of course, with daily riding comes the danger of being hit by a driver.

Summer is a time where tourists make their way to Florida, so you're in particular danger then. People who are unfamiliar with the roads could strike you, causing you serious injuries. What can you do to stay safe? Here are a few tips.

The impact of texting and driving and what can be done about it

In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that more than 3,477 individuals lost their lives as a result of accidents that could be later attributed to distracted driving. Another 391,000 others were injured as a result of this type of driver negligence. Teens are among the population that has the highest rates of distracted driving of all demographic groups.

Of the many different ways in which a driver can become distracted, they include talking on a cellphone, messing with the stereo, eating, texting or engaging with someone else riding in your vehicle. All share a common end result in that they take a driver's attention off of road, putting both yourself and others at risk for injury or death.

Know what to consider when offered a car crash injury settlement

When you are involved in a car accident that isn't your fault, you might start to think about why you should be responsible to pay the costs associated with the crash. Sure, your insurance might pick up some of the expenses but that is likely the only insurance that will come into the picture since Florida is a no-fault state. But your expenses might be greater than what your insurance will pay.

You have the option to seek compensation for the injuries you suffered and the damages you are dealing with because of the accident. If the driver who hit you was drunk, consider these points if you are working toward resolving your case.

Know your responsibilities in a workers' compensation case

People who are injured at work face the possibility of having to take time off work while they heal. This is frightening for many people because they just don't have the funds available to take months or even weeks off of work and still cover the bills. Workers' compensation is one option for these workers.

Workers' compensation coverage helps to ensure that medical bills are covered; however, these benefits also help to cover living expenses while you are off work. Other benefits might apply in certain cases.

What is workers' compensation for injured workers?

When you are injured at work, there are several things that you have to think about. One of these is how you are going to get medical care for your injury. Another concern is how you are going to pay your bills if you have to take time off work. When this occurs, you might turn to the workers' compensation system to get benefits that will help you during this time.

What is workers' compensation?

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