Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

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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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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