Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

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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Jury Awards Woman $171,000 After Man Drives Into Her

A St. Johns County jury awarded Patricia Reiter, a 77-year-old female security guard, $171,000 plus attorney’s fees and costs for injuries and damages after a man drove his car into her at the entrance of a security gate, injuring her right knee. On September 17, 2013, the man drove a Honda Civic into our client after she […]

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New Car Technology and Distracted Driving

One text or call can wreck it all. For years, we’ve addressed the dangers of cell phone distractions. Now there’s another concern, many new cars and trucks have technology such as text messaging and internet searches which have nothing to do with driving a car. The auto industry should focus on reducing distractions not creating […]

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Lawsuit in Hit-and-Run Case Filed

Four years ago, 15-year-old Haley Smith was killed by a hit-and-run driver while walking on the side of Kenton Morrison Road in St. Augustine. The hit-and-run driver, Tiffany Higginbotham, is now serving 17 years in prison after being sentenced in September. She wasn’t arrested until almost three years after this tragedy because she fled the […]

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Car Seats Offer Protection for Kids on the Move

Keeping children safe in vehicles requires deliberate steps every day. The “little people” in particular climb aboard trusting that their transport will get them safely home from the hospital nursery, to grandma’s, auntie’s, a fun outing, and every place in between. Studies have shown for years that car seats save the lives of children and, […]

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We Are All Working for You!

Our firm recently celebrated Wayne Hogan receiving the American Association for Justice 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Our firm is like family and what matters at Terrell Hogan is that everyone here shares a passion for the mission to represent our clients as they seek justice. At Terrell, Hogan we’re surrounded by many of the brightest […]

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Apple Feature to Help Stop Distracted Driving

Apple announced a major update to its Do Not Disturb feature. The iOS 11 update will enhance the Do Not Disturb feature to help users stay more focused on the road. The iPhone can detect when users may be driving and will automatically silence notifications to keep the screen dark. Users will have an option […]

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Be Sure to Move Over Florida!

Florida’s “Move Over” law went into effect in 2002, and it was expanded in 2014 to protect operators of sanitation, utility service vehicles and wreckers. The law requires drivers to move over one lane or slow down to 20 miles per hour below the speed limit when approaching any authorized vehicle or wrecker displaying rotating […]

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Investigating Trucking Accidents

By Joseph Jones Semi-trucks and trailers are often referred to in the industry as “Land Locomotives.” Their operators have a duty to the public to operate their rigs in a safe manner. Like most events we call “accidents” in life, it is the exception to the rule that results in tragic injuries and/or death, and this […]

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