Florida’s Wrongful Death Act presents doctors and insurance companies liable for wrongdoing with a massive loophole leaving victim’s families without hope for justice The Wrongful Death Act makes Florida the only state in the US where a lawful death grievance for medical negligence can only be filed by the deceased’s spouse or dependents under the age of 25. Statute § 768.21(8) – otherwise known as the “Free Kill” law – denies thousands of loved ones the right to seek restitution in cases where liability is at the hands of caretakers. This also draws unscrupulous practitioners who’ve experienced malpractice suits or have had their licenses stripped elsewhere to come practice in Florida. The “Free Kill” law affects seniors, college students, unmarried couples – over half of Florida’s population – and even visitors from other parts of the country. Critics claim it incentivizes allowing a patient to die as opposed to getting them healthy and risking a lawsuit. This backlash has left several families distraught and petitioning […]
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You were hurt… but do you have a lawsuit? Most of us experience some kind of injury in our lives – occasionally because of someone else’s negligence. Thankfully, our legal system looks out for you should something of this nature should happen and provides a mechanism to hold the careless party accountable. Civil suits, unlike a criminal case, can give the support necessary when hit with the impact of an accident where there’s liability. But can The Civil Justice System help you? Were you or a loved one injured? Bodily harm, psychological trauma, financial burden, time consumption, inconvenience; if the damage is demonstrable, it’s time to move on to the next step. Make sure you really analyze the ways you’ve been affected and determine how crucial it is to continue – or keep what happened to you from happening again. Was it caused by negligence? If responsibility for your harms and losses can be attributed to the fault of another person or party, you have […]
In Florida, all drivers are required to carry a minimum of $10,000.00 in Personal Injury Protection insurance benefits (PIP) and $10,000.00 in Property Damage liability. Back in 2017, the law was amended for UBER and LYFT drivers- they have to carry more insurance coverages. Ride share drivers that are logged on but not providing a ride have to carry at-least $50,000 of Bodily Injury Liability per person and up to $100,000.00 per incident. They also have to carry $25,000 of Property Damage insurance. PIP coverage is still required – however, most individual policies specifically exclude PIP when a vehicle is being used for commercial purposes. Many drivers do not disclose to their personal insurance company that they are operating a ride share vehicle. When an UBER or LYFT driver is actually providing a ride to a passenger, the insurance law requires coverage of $1,000,000 for Bodily Injury liability however, PIP and Underinsured Motorist are not addressed under the law except that PIP is mandatory. Again, […]
What do you ask the Defendant’s medical examiner? What are good questions to commit the Defendant’s doctor to positions and opinions for use at trial? How can you get ready to take the deposition of an experienced and seasoned medical expert? The answer is simple: preparation, more preparation and then even more preparation. The easy answer is there is never enough preparation to get ready for this type of witness. These doctors often know more about medicine than you could ever imagine. They have testified many times – sometimes, thousands of times in depositions and trial appearances. They know all the tricks, know exactly how to present themselves and how to answer every single question you could possibly ask. What’s a lawyer to do? Beginning the preparation. It does not matter if you represent the Plaintiff or Defendant in an injury case – each side will have their own medical witnesses. Oftentimes their opinions are diametrically opposed. The Plaintiff’s lawyer has one advantage – the […]
ABOTA is the American Board of Trial Advocates who, for years, have dedicated themselves to promoting the right to trial by jury in civil cases. Their mission is to encourage improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of legal advocacy . Every member that has been invited to join ABOTA has a reputation for excellence in the practice of law. Jeffrey R. Davis is a member of ABOTA that continuously strives to uphold the principles of ethical conduct, cooperation, and professionalism. Today, Jeffrey R. Davis is proud to announce that he has recently concluded an injury action that was defended by fellow ABOTA member, Dean Nickas. Jeffrey R. Davis Constantine “Dean” Nickas After more than two years of litigation, the injury suit was set for trial five separate times; the parties retained four liability experts, eleven medical experts, and four damage experts. While there were multiple hearings throughout the litigation, all of them were substantive – none of them […]
Assaults are physical attacks or threats to inflict bodily harm to an individual. Victims of assault may have been pushed, shoved, slapped, punched or kicked. It can leave a victim with numerous injuries such as bruises, black eyes, and broken bones. Even if the victim has no physical injuries, they may suffer from PTSD . Being assaulted can be one of the most life-changing moments: it can make you afraid of your own shadow and it happens daily. In the year 2016, the number of U.S. residents age 12 or older who reported that they had experienced one or more violent criminal victimizations during the prior 6 months increased from 2.7 million in 2015 to 2.9 million in 2016. Things aren’t getting better, they’re getting worse and Jeffrey R Davis Law wants you to know that if you’ve been a victim of assault, you have rights : and you should know what they are. You have a right to dignity, respect, and sensitivity You have […]
A personal injury lawyer is a lawyer who provides legal services to those who have been damaged, physically , psychologically and financially because of the negligence of another person, company, or any entity. A Personal Injury Lawyer represents victims of all types of accidents such as medical malpractice,dangerous products,negligent security,defective automotive tires,pharmacy errors, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, wrongful deaths, transportation accidents and many more. These lawyers need to specialize in numerous types of cases because personal injury can happen anytime and for many reasons. Personal Injury Lawyers are the ones many victims turn to lean to when they or a loved one has suffered physical or emotional injury due to another’s carelessness.. While injury claims make follow a criminal act,they are made under civil law. Civil Law is a side of the legal system that is concerned with private rights and remedies and governs disputes.. Civil law attorneys handling injury cases must be effective and competent in understanding what their client’s harms, […]
Every day almost 29 people die in the United States because of an impaired drunk driver. That’s one person every 50 minutes. Drinking and driving with a BAC level of 0.08 is illegal for a reason and that is because alcohol, depending on how much you drink, can dramatically impair your motor abilities. You will have some loss of judgment, muscle control, slurred speech, poor coordination, and impaired perception. With a BAC 0.02 in your system, you will already start feeling impairment. You will have a lack of judgment, increased relaxation, slightly increased body temperature, mood swings, decreased visual functionality, and inability to multitask. The legal limit for drunk driving is at 0.08 but that does not mean that it’s safe to drive even below that…
Voting is important but educating yourself about who you’re voting for is even more so. There are plenty of people who vote that don’t know why they’re voting for a particular candidate. Some people choose to listen to their family, pick a candidate that is in the same political party like them, or watch the advertisements on tv that discredit certain candidates or build them up. Informing yourself about the candidates on the ballet is the only way to truly make the best decision that aligns with the change you want to see in the world. This year, the Federal Midterm and State elections are going to take place on November 6th; it is one of the most important voting days for Floridians who will elect a new Federal Senator and State Governor!. Most people think that the presidential election is really all that matters – it’s not. It’s at the state level that you feel the effect of what your Governor and State officials […]
The U.S Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Administration (USDOT) released fatal traffic crash date for the year of 2016. According to NHTSA, the data collected was from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In the year of 2016, approximately 37,000 lives were lost because of road accidents. This data showed that traffic-related fatalities had increased 5.6 percent from the year previously. Motorcyclists and pedestrians accounted for more than a third of these deaths. NHTSA found that distracted driving and drowsy driving fatalities declined, while deaths related to reckless driving increased. What is reckless driving? Reckless driving is when you are operating a motor vehicle with indifference to the safety or property of others. This can mean fleeing from a police officer, being intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol while behind the wheel, aggressively driving or speeding at very high levels. Reckless driving is a major moving traffic violation in the United States and is often punishable by fines, imprisonment, or […]
Jeff Davis Law P.A.
Personal injury law is our main practice. Personal injury cases arise when the tortious action or inaction of a person or corporate entity causes harm to another individual. “Tortious” acts may be based on negligence, recklessness, intentional acts, or even strict liability in certain cases (such as abnormally dangerous activities and defective products).
Accordingly, the firm handles a wide range of cases involving accidents, medical malpractice, insurance disputes, products liability, and premises defects. For specific areas please browse our complete list of practice areas.
- “Free Kill” Law Affects Over Half of FloridiansOctober 18, 2019 - 11:11 am
- You were injured… but do you have a lawsuit?June 26, 2019 - 11:02 am
- UBER and LYFT DRIVERS Beware – Your PIP insurance may not cover you in a crash!March 20, 2019 - 3:03 pm
- The Deposition of the Defense Medical ExpertJanuary 19, 2019 - 11:31 am
- Jeffrey R. Davis resolves significant injury suitDecember 6, 2018 - 10:43 am
- Rights Of The VictimDecember 3, 2018 - 5:29 pm
- The Making of A Great Personal Injury LawyerNovember 24, 2018 - 10:23 am