Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

Honoring the Important Work of Crossing Guards

School starts next week in Duval County and today I was honored to attend the 25th Annual School Crossing Guard & Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Crossing guards are amazing citizens from our community who keep our kids safe as they attend Duval County schools, and serve as role models for the children. Every day crossing guards […]

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Woman Injured in Go-Kart Crash Reaches Confidential Settlement

One mother’s trip to a go-kart track with her son for some summer fun ended after she was rammed from behind by a young driver. It happened when the teen failed to slow his speed when our client was stopped on the track at the end of the session, as she and the other drivers […]

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Why Does My Back or Neck Hurt After an Accident?

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. This is especially […]

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It’s Never Ok To Leave a Child in the Car

We live in a fast-paced world. The country is full of examples of people in haste, running into the store and leaving children in the car. Some are even forgetting a sleeping child is in the backseat.  This is more often the reason babies and toddlers are the likeliest victims of hot car deaths. A […]

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Don’t Rely Solely on Backup Cameras to Avoid Accidents

Backup cameras in vehicles have become a helpful tool. However, they shouldn’t be a driver’s only tool when backing up. Blind spots can hinder a driver’s ability to see something behind or alongside of them. Blind spots are especially hazardous when you back up. It Can Happen Anywhere Responsible drivers know where the blind spots […]

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Kia and Hyundai Vehicle Fires

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating complaints about spontaneous fires in Kia and Hyundai vehicles. Senator Bill Nelson and the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety had asked if the agency was investigating the fires.  NHTSA responded in a letter to Sen. Nelson stating there have been 402 complaints of vehicle fires and that the […]

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Albert Lechner Joins International Society of Barristers

Congratulations to Albert Lechner for selection into the International Society of Barristers The organization extends membership to trial attorneys who are outstanding in the field of advocacy and known for their integrity, honor and collegiality. Membership is by invitation after nomination from a peer and a rigorous screening process involving lawyers and judges. One of the […]

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Wayne Hogan on First Coast Connect: Georgia’s New Hands-free Law

With a record 46 million expected to take to the highways for the July 4th holiday, Wayne Hogan appeared on First Coast Connect on July 3rd to discuss safety on the roadways and distracted driving with Melissa Ross. Drivers in Georgia are now subject to its Hands-free Law that went into effect July 1. It […]

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Jury Awards Car Accident Victim $1.43 Million

A Duval County jury sided with my client, a 49-year-old immigration attorney, awarding him a $1.43 million verdict after the pickup truck in which he was a passenger was rear-ended and he was left with permanent neck injuries. The verdict is 11 times more than Geico’s final offer to settle the case. Rear-ended In 2011, […]

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Jury Awards Car Accident Victim Ten Times More Than Initial Offer

A Pinellas County jury awarded my client $267,000 – a verdict ten times more than the insurance company’s original offer – for neck injuries stemming from a 2014 auto accident. Attorney’s fees and costs were also awarded, making the verdict in excess of the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. My client, 43-year-old David Smith, was hit […]

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