Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

Honda Has Been Fined $70 Million for Not Reporting Deaths and Injuries

Honda has agreed to pay a record $70 million fine for failing to report over 1,700 deaths and injuries to consumers in its vehicles. Federal officials made clear that “The announcement sends a very clear message to the entire industry that manufacturers have responsibility for the complete and timely reporting of this critical safety information. […]

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More Cars Added to the Takata Air Bag Recall

As of today, almost 8 million Takata airbags have been recalled from 10 different automakers because of airbag defects due to the possibility for flying metal shards when they deploy. Hundreds of injuries and at least five deaths have been reported as a result of the airbag defects. Takata claimed the airbag problems were only […]

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Hogan Consulted on Story: Minivan’s Airbags Deploy Without Impact

When a Jacksonville woman put her 14 year-old minivan in reverse, the side airbags deployed, so she called First Coast News On Your Side Reporter, Ken Amaro, for help. She bought the vehicle five years ago and says that when, she took it the Mazda dealer, she was disappointed to learn the airbags were not […]

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VW Recalling 442,000 Cars to Repair Suspension Problem

Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren’t fixed properly after a crash.  The reduced durability of the trailing arm may result in its sudden fracture, possibly causing loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash. The recall covers […]

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Toyota Recalling 422,509 Lexus Models for Fuel Leak

Toyota will recall 422,509 of its luxury brand Lexus vehicles in the United States because of a possible fuel leak that increases the risk of fire. The recall is for 2007 to 2010 Lexus LS models, 2006 to 2011 Lexus GS models and 2006 to 2011 from  and Lexus IS models. The National Highway Traffic […]

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Takata Under Criminal Investigation for Air Bag Defects

A federal grand jury is currently investigating Takata Corp.’s defective airbags under a criminal investigation. Takata and some automakers are settling injury complaints so that details of what happened is kept from the public. These settlements which are common in defective product liability complaints are the reasons or cause for the defect or the degree […]

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Chrysler is Recalling Over 570,000 SUVs and Trucks for Defects

Chrysler is recalling over 570,000 SUVs and trucks for defective airbags, stability control problems and leaking diesel fuel.  The following are being recalled: 126,772 – 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos are being recalled for a defect within a circuit board that can cause the frontal air bags, seat belts tension and side air […]

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US Government Makes Urgent Plea: Get Defective Airbags Fixed

The National Highway Safety Administration issued an urgent plea to millions of vehicle owners with defective recalled Takata airbags to take immediate action and get them replaced. The urgent warning comes because the inflator mechanism in the airbags can rupture, causing shrapnel to fly out when they deploy in crashes, which could injure or kill […]

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New AAA Study confirms Hands-Free Calling is Just as Dangerous as Hand-Held Phone Calls and Texts

Two new AAA studies again prove that voice-only command systems (hands-free), whether in the smart phone or the car itself, cause drivers to be distracted. The studies’ author, Professor David Strayer of the University of Utah, has conducted previous research on distracted driving. These studies focused on how distracted drivers get using voice commands. The […]

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Leslie Scott Jean-Bart Joins Terrell Hogan

Terrell Hogan is excited to have Leslie Scott Jean-Bart join our firm. “Leslie is a dedicated advocate for her clients and she is committed to serving our community through many civic and volunteer endeavors,” said Wayne Hogan, Terrell Hogan President. “She will be a valuable member of our team.” After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from […]

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