Michael Davis

Michael Davis

Boone & Davis, P.A.

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What Makes a Product Defective?

Many consumer products harbor hidden dangers the average person may be unable to anticipate. While these dangers may not be immediately apparent, manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe for...more

7/29/2014 - Bodily Injury Damages

What Not to Do After an Accident

The hours and days following an accident in which you suffer injury can be confusing and stressful. Nevertheless, mistakes made during this time period can affect the entire life of your civil case. Since it is common for a...more

7/25/2014 - Bodily Injury

What You Need to Know if You Were Injured by a Public Vehicle

It may be tempting to assume — or hope — that public employees and civil servants are always careful, conscientious and meticulously trained. Nevertheless, serious accidents involving government operated vehicles occur on a...more

7/22/2014 - Car Accident Governmental Immunity Immunity Public Employees Public Employers Public Entities

Are Employers Liable for Intentionally Harmful Acts by Their Employees?

It is well established that employers are legally responsible for injuries their employees cause within the course and scope of their employment. The theory behind this is that the employer enjoys the financial advantage from...more

7/18/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Intentional Torts Vicarious Liability

What If You Were Partially at Fault?

There is a common misconception that in order to receive compensation for a personal injury, the injured person must be completely blameless. Under this line of thinking, a person injured by a drunk driver running a stop sign...more

7/15/2014 - Car Accident Negligence

Why You May Want to Fight That Ticket

When issued traffic tickets — even ones they believe to be unfounded — people often elect to plead guilty and simply pay the fine. This is understandable given that the cost of taking a day off for traffic court can exceed...more

7/11/2014 - Traffic Laws

Cyclists Have Rights on Florida Roads

Many drivers view cyclists as an unwelcome intrusion on the road. Others simply do not know how to react or share the road safely. Unfortunately, motorists are often responsible for collisions with bicycles due to their...more

7/8/2014 - Bicycles Bike Accidents Cars

Automotive Tires: The Forgotten Safety Device

Tires take on a tremendous amount of wear and tear and are one of the most important safety features on modern vehicles. Yet, they are also one of the most overlooked maintenance issues. People are apt to push their tires far...more

7/7/2014 - Safety Precautions

New Toyota Recalls Affect Millions of Vehicles

It seems that massive vehicle recalls have become commonplace over the last several months and years. Mere months after General Motors recalled more than 2.6 million vehicles over its infamous and deadly ignition switch...more

6/25/2014 - Automobile Recall Automotive Industry Toyota

Product Recall Information for Consumers

A recall is the process of addressing defects found in specific products. In most cases, the decision to issue a recall is voluntarily made by the manufacturer of the defective product. However, a government agency can...more

5/30/2014 - Coast Guard CPSC EPA FDA NHTSA Product Recalls USDA

Children’s Summer Camps and Liability Waivers

The school year is swiftly coming to an end. If you are like many parents, you are scrambling to find entertaining, enriching activities for your children during the long summer months. Most children’s summer camps require...more

5/27/2014 - Bodily Injury Liability Insurance Limitation of Liability Clause Waivers

What to Do if You Are Involved in a Hit-and-Run Accident

A driver may flee a motor vehicle accident for a variety of reasons. She or he may have an outstanding arrest warrant, have a suspended driver’s license, have no insurance or be impaired by drugs or alcohol. Leaving the scene...more

5/23/2014 - Auto Insurance Car Accident Hit-and-Run Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorists

Graco Children’s Products Recalls 3.7 Million Child Restraint Seats

Graco Children’s Products recently recalled 3.7 million child restraint seats because of problems with the buckle design. In February of this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a special...more

5/16/2014 - Car Seats Children's Products Graco NHTSA Product Recalls

Commercial Vehicle Drivers Banned from Using Handheld Mobile Devices

Smartphone technology has greatly benefited commercial drivers. Mobile devices allow long-haul drivers to stay connected to loved ones during extended absences. In some cases, the job requires truck drivers to remain in...more

5/13/2014 - Cell Phones Mobile Devices Smartphones Trucking Industry

Can Injury Victims Prevail When the Drunk Drivers Who Injured Them Are Judged Not Guilty in Criminal Court?

Anyone who sustains injuries from the actions of a drunk driver must deal with the complexities of taking civil action against a person who also faces criminal charges. Since the two cases involve separate and distinct...more

5/6/2014 - Bodily Injury Car Accident Drunk Driving

Texting While Driving — A Dangerous Combination

In a video caught by a Fort Myers police dashboard camera, a car is seen swerving, veering over the divider lane, travelling at unsteady slow to quicker speeds, unnecessarily applying the brakes, running over the curb, and...more

5/2/2014 - Distracted Driving NHTSA Texting

GM Ignition Switch Recalls — Did the Company Conceal Known Dangers?

In March of 2010, Atlanta pediatric nurse Brooke Melton was driving to her boyfriend’s home to celebrate her 29th birthday when she was killed in a tragic automobile accident. The vehicle’s black box indicated that the...more

4/22/2014 - Automobile Recall Automotive Industry Bodily Injury General Motors

The Black Box in Your Car

The world waits for an answer to what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a jet that disappeared during its March 8th, 2014 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Investigators believe that the key to unraveling the...more

4/18/2014 - Car Accident NHTSA

Who is Liable When Patrons Slip and Fall in Water Parks?

Water parks provide refreshing entertainment for families enjoying the hot Florida sunshine. Although rides and other attractions that involve bodies of water have an inherent risk of drowning, these accidents are actually...more

4/15/2014 - Amusement Parks Liability Slip and Fall

Is it Possible to Extend the Statute of Limitations for Florida Personal Injury Cases?

The term statute of limitations refers to the time within which lawsuits can be filed for any civil or criminal matter. When it comes to Florida civil law, the number of years plaintiffs have to file a case can vary greatly....more

4/11/2014 - Statute of Limitations Tolling

Talking Cars May Reduce Occurrences of Motor Vehicle Accidents in the Future

For years, federal and state governments have worked to protect drivers and passengers by requiring seat belt use, mandating air bag installation and taking other legislative measures to reduce the severity of auto accident...more

4/8/2014 - Automotive Industry Car Accident

Does Florida Law Prevent Injured Robbery Victims from Filing Claims Against Convenience Stores?

The law does offer some exemptions for convenience stores when robbery victims suffer injuries on the premises. However, there is no universal convenience store exemption. If a store does not meet strict security...more

4/1/2014 - Bodily Injury Crime Victims Robbery

Are Rides at Traveling Theme Parks Safe Enough?

Although Florida has only about 16 well-known theme and water parks, an impressive number of additional permanent theme parks are scattered throughout the state. In addition, many fairs and carnivals travel throughout the...more

3/28/2014 - Amusement Parks

Does an Auto Accident Claim Cover Accidents Caused by Vehicle Malfunctions?

When a car malfunctions because of negligent maintenance practices on the part of the owner — such as holding off on the replacement of brakes that are clearly starting to fail — and causes an accident, victims can hold the...more

3/25/2014 - Auto Insurance Car Accident

Finding Expert Witnesses in Florida Medical Malpractice Cases Presents Significant Challenges

Individuals who sustain injury because of medical negligence naturally face challenges because of the technical nature of their cases. First, local medical practitioners are reluctant to testify against others in their field....more

3/18/2014 - Evidence Expert Witness Medical Liability Medical Malpractice

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