Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

Why is Florida’s Texting While Driving Law So Rarely Enforced?

In 2020, there were 48,488 distracted driving crashes in Florida. That means, on average in 2020, there were more than 932 distracted driving crashes every week. Just 3,174 first offense texting citations were issued in the state of Florida all year though. Why?

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What to do After an E- Scooter Accident

Last spring, electronic scooters, commonly referred to as e-scooters, began popping up for rental in cities across the nation, and with their popularity, injuries from electronic scooter accidents rose. Currently the two largest manufacturers of e-scooters are Lime and Bird. Accidents can happen when e-scooters collide with cars, pedestrians or stationary objects; hit uneven payment […]

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Ford Issues Another Airbag Recall

Ford issues another airbag recall due to Takata inflators.

Takata inflators have resulted in the deaths of at least 27 people worldwide and 18 in the United States, and over 400 reported injuries.

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Ford to Recall 3 Million Vehicles with Takata Airbags

The ammonium nitrate propellant used to inflate the driver’s airbags is showing signs of decay. This could lead to the airbag deploying slowly during a crash and it failing to protect you as it’s designed. It could also lead to the inflator exploding. The metal shrapnel from an exploding inflator could cause serious injury or death.

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GM Recalls for Suspension and Safety Belt Trouble

The front-row center seat-belt brackets may not be properly secured to the seat frame. If the seat-belt bracket is not secured, the safety belt may not properly restrain an occupant in the front-row center seat position, increasing the risk of injury in a crash or braking event.

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295,000 Kias Recalled for Fire Risk

Kia is recalling six models 2011-2015 due to engine compartment fire risk. Engine compartment fires may occur. Kia currently has not identified the cause of these fires, though is recalling vehicles as a preventive measure to mitigate any unreasonable fire risk to oil or fuel leaks, or engine damage.

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Electric Vehicle Battery Fire Risks

In the last few months, electric vehicles have been recalled due to battery fire dangers. At Terrell Hogan, we know that it’s best to try to find ways to prevent injury and loss before it happens, but until there’s a solution to this dangerous defect, we will continue to repeat infor­mation electric car battery fire defects.

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