Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

Thank You! 10,000 Have Heard our Distracted Driving Message, but That’s Not Enough

In 2011, I met fellow personal injury and wrongful death attorney, Joel Feldman, and learned about EndDD.org.  Joel and his wife Dianne created it in memory of their daughter, Casey, who died when hit by a distracted driver. Soon we began giving EndDD presentations to students and, because there are more adult distracted drivers than […]

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Auto Accidents Happen Every Day – Helpful Information if It Happens to You

Most accidents are minor, or at least they may seem minor at first.  Post-accident, adrenaline is high and one may not experience the immediate onset of symptoms as the property damage is being assessed, insurance companies are being notified and the investigating officer is taking statements and assessing who is at-fault for the accident. When an accident […]

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Distracted Driving: New Law Discussed on First Coast Connect

Until now texting while driving in Florida has been illegal, but that was hard to enforce. The Florida Legislature decided to help law enforcement officers prevent highway injuries and deaths caused by drivers using cell phones. I discussed the new law with Melissa Ross on First Coast Connect. What the New Anti-Texting Law Means The […]

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First Coast Connect: Hogan Discusses Distracted Driving and Pedestrian Deaths

America’s pedestrians are dying at the highest rate in 30 years – killing over 6000 last year – with distracted driving being a key factor, and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reports the growing sales and design of SUVs and trucks and poor infrastructure also contributed to the death spike. Wayne Hogan appeared on […]

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Jury Awards Auto Accident Victim $197,500 in Challenging Case

In January, our firm received a $197,500 jury verdict for our client, Tommy, in a challenging auto accident case. The at-fault party’s insurance company, Geico, offered $35,000 to settle the case before trial. Auto Accident Rollover Crash On April 2, 2016, 33-year-old Tommy was heading Northbound on US 1 in St. Augustine on a rainy […]

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Parking Lot Accidents: More Frequent Than You Think

Accidents don’t just happen on roads. According to the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association, 1 in 5 accidents takes place in a parking lot. And during the holiday seasons when the amount of shopping increases, that number jumps to 2 out 5 accidents occur in parking lots. Why?: unpredictable traffic patterns and distracted drivers. […]

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534,000 Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Recalld for Engine Fire

Hyundai and Kia recalled another 534,000 vehicles engine failures and fires. This most recent recall brings the total of recalled vehicles to about 2.4 million since September 2015. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also investigating the companies for being slow to fix the defective vehicles. The recall covers 379,000 Kia Soul SUVs from […]

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Is Your Lyft or Uber Vehicle Under a Recall?

According to CarFax, in 2018 there were 57 million vehicles on the road with open safety recalls. That equates to one in five cars in the U.S. If you travel using ride-sharing from Uber or Lyft, you may be riding in one of those recalled vehicles. Your driver may be safe, but their car may not […]

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Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign for the Workforce

Distracted driving is a national epidemic. It’s become  more widespread than the flu. We are working to get the word out through the Terrell Hogan Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign for the Workforce.  Our hope is to end the dangers of distracted driving in Northeast Florida work places and help make our roadways safer. The Workforce Campaign […]

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Bills Would Make Cell Phone and Driving Laws Tougher in Florida

Florida’s legislative session is just weeks away and two bills have already been filed that would limit cell phone use while driving. We need stronger laws to protect drivers. It’s an undisputable fact: distracted drivers injure and kill. They are as dangerous as drunk drivers. Right now, it’s illegal to text and drive in Florida, but […]

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