Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

Florida No-Fault Auto Insurance Under Annual Review

The decision to change Florida’s current No-Fault system, which requires Florida vehicle owners  to carry personal injury protection (PIP), has been debated each recent year in the Florida legislature. View Senate Bill 1052 Florida’s No-Fault system means that people use their own insurance to pay for personal injuries caused in an accident, regardless of who is at […]

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Volvo recalls over 120,000 vehicles to fix automatic braking malfunction

Almost every Volvo car built between November 2018 and March 2020 is affected. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) documents Safety Recall Report 20V-144 reporting recalls on 7 models of 2019 -2020: Volvo S60 and S90 sedans; V60, V60 Cross Country, V90, and V90 Cross Country station wagons; and XC40, XC60, and XC90 SUVs. […]

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Reminder to Check Your Vehicle for Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued 881 auto recalls in 2019, applying to a total of over 38 million vehicles. Vehicle defects can result in injuries and death to drivers. Despite the danger presented, many people are either unaware that their vehicle has been recalled or do not take measures to have the […]

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Toyota and Lexus Recall for Fuel Pump Issue

Over 1 million Toyota and Lexus models from 2013-2014 are being recalled due to a fuel pump issue, according to Consumer Reports.   The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) documents Safety Recall Report 20V-012, reporting recalls on 20 models of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. They cannot estimate the percentage that will have the defect. […]

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Hyundai Sonata Recall

2013-2014 Hyundai Sonatas to begin in April, 2020. Investigation Launched in 2019 The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) began investigating non-crash related fires of Kia and Hyundai vehicles in April 2019, according to The Center for Auto Safety. The petition to investigate was granted after Kia and Hyundai reached a $760 million dollar settlement […]

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Don’t Take a Chance if Your Car has Takata Airbags

Takata Airbags are defective and now there are MORE recalls you need to be aware of. A recent article in the Miami Herald says that there are over 900,000 vehicles in Florida with the defective airbags and 17 million in the U.S. How to See if Your Vehicle Has Takata Airbags Go to the National […]

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Post-Crash Fire Risk Spurs Recall of Over 490,000 Ford Super Duty SuperCrew Trucks

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2017-19 Ford Super Duty SuperCrew vehicles with carpet flooring due to the risk of a post-crash interior fire. In affected vehicles, a front seat belt pretensioner that deploys during a crash can generate excessive sparks. In some cases, this could ignite the carpet or carpet insulation in the area […]

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Parking Lot Accident Victim Receives $115,000 Settlement

Firm founder Jim Terrell and I were successful in an automobile/pedestrian parking lot accident case, obtaining a $115,000 settlement for our client’s injuries. As our 70-year-old client was walking to her car, she was was struck and knocked down by a distracted driver, who was looking at the wallet he dropped. Our client sustained a fractured […]

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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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