The dictionary defines hypocritical as behaving in a way that suggests one has higher standards or more noble beliefs then is the case. When it comes to protecting the rights of the unborn, Florida is hypocritical. Following the recent abortion legislation in Texas, Florida republicans plan to take up their own anti-abortion legislation early next year. Recently, Florida Senate President Wilton Simson reported to the media that Florida lawmakers are working on a so-called heartbeat bill. States like Ohio and Texas have banned abortion as early as 6-weeks into a pregnancy. House Speaker Chris Sprowles has said, “in Florida, we agree that killing an innocent human being with a beating heart is wrong. It is why we have worked every session to strengthen protections for unborn babies…
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Coral Gables has a city code requirement that requires homeowners to clean and maintain the sidewalks adjacent to their homes*. We represent a woman who sustained multiple injuries requiring surgeries due to a fall while walking on a sidewalk coated with black/green slime. The litigation was instituted against both the City of Coral Gables and the homeowner. The homeowner defended by claiming the city of Coral Gables owns the sidewalks and it is their responsibility to maintain them. The City of Coral Gables defended the suit by claiming it was the pedestrian’s fault for walking on a dangerous sidewalk. After a series of hearings and the filing of multiple briefs and memorandum of law, the Court granted the Plaintiff’s limited motion for summary judgment. The Judge has ruled, that as a matter of law, the homeowner undertook a duty to maintain the sidewalks in front of his home by voluntarily pressure cleaning, brushing and hosing. The jury will now decide if the homeowner breached that duty by failing to reasonably maintain the sidewalks. This important ruling basically means that if you are going to undertake a job or project, you have a responsibility to do it correctly. This case is being co-counseled with Michael Lotto, Esq. of The Ward Law Group.
I remember as a young lawyer, a wise, seasoned senior partner told me, “Never represent a family member – you can’t be objective”. Over the years, I have ignored this advice and helped family members and close friends with claims, including injury claims. I never really had a problem doing so nor did I feel that I had lost my objectivity or ability to see the case for its true value. That all changed a year ago.
Florida has some of the least protective automobile insurance laws in the nation. To register a car in Florida, you only need to purchase insurance that has personal injury protection (PIP) benefits and property damage liability. If your policy has these two basic elements of coverage you are deemed to have the required coverage under Florida law. This is not full coverage.
In response to a recent letter “Court Disorder”, a Miami resident dutifully responding for jury service was forced to endure an entire day of waiting without sufficient accommodations for food or basic courtesies. First, as a trial lawyer that recognizes the critical necessity of jury service; this citizen’s important message must be heard by the officials, judges and other court personnel responsible for management of the jury system. I have forwarded the letter to the Chief Judge and Office of the Court Clerk so that they are aware of this situation.
At the end of the 2021 legislative session, Governor DeSantis signed into law an act relating to bicycle and pedestrian safety. The general terms of the new bicycle laws are important for motor-vehicle drivers and bicyclists to understand.
Florida has some of the least protective automobile insurance laws in the nation. To register a car in Florida, you only need to purchaseinsurance that has personal injuryprotection (PIP) benefits and property damage liability. If your policy has these two basic elements of coverage you are deemed to have the requiredcoverage under Florida law. This is not full coverage
A recent Letter to the Editor concerning Premises Liability contained incorrect information. The letter stated that the law in Florida was unfair since owners of property are liable for injuries caused to trespassers. This is wrong.
The Florida House has passed HB 719, a bill which repeals provisions relating to Florida Motor-Vehicle No-Fault Law. This is great news! Personal Injury Protection benefits are a required type of motor-vehicle insurance that provides minimal protection and has led to an incredible amount of litigation and confusion. Florida motor-vehicle laws must require mandatory bodily injury insurance for all registered vehicles. Bodily injury insurance pays for the damage to a person that a careless driver causes. Florida is one of the few states in the entire nation that do not require this vital insurance protection. Thankfully, the Florida House has passed a law that repeals this ancient and obsolete PIP coverage in favor of true financial responsibility. Drivers will now be required to carry $25,000 worth of insurance coverage per person and $50,000 per policy in order to register their car in Florida. This is positive and helps all Floridians. Finally!
According to a March 17, 2021 article in The Miami Herald by Linda Robertson, Florida is the most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians. It ranks #1 as the state where a person walking is most likely to be struck and killed by a motor-vehicle according to the “Dangerous by Design” report. This report from the National Non-Profit Smart Growth America and its National Complete Streets Coalition Program has identified Florida as the most dangerous state in the nation for people walking on streets.
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.
- Letter to the Editor Miami HeraldSeptember 15, 2021 - 11:21 am
- Homeowner has Duty to Maintain City Sidewalk in Front of their HouseAugust 24, 2021 - 2:39 pm
- My Most Difficult CaseAugust 14, 2021 - 11:02 am
- The Myth of Full CoverageJuly 22, 2021 - 5:00 am
- Court DisdorderJuly 13, 2021 - 1:14 pm
- Florida’s New Bicycle LawsJuly 7, 2021 - 6:05 pm
- “DON”T WORRY–I HAVE FULL COVERAGE”! MYTH vs. TRUTHJuly 4, 2021 - 6:32 pm