Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

BMW is Recalling 91,000 Mini Coopers Over Air Bag Problem

BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers fix a defective sensor that could prevent the front passenger seat air bag from deploying in a crash. BMW said the recall will start on May 1.  The problem is that the the front passenger seat air bag may not deploy because of a defect in the occupant detection […]

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Wayne Hogan Helps City of Jacksonville Curb Distracted Driving

Backed by safety advocates from around Jacksonville, Mayor Alvin Brown and Terrell Hogan President Wayne Hogan, a distracted driving prevention advocate, announced new actions on Friday to curb distracted driving in Jacksonville. “I commend Mayor Brown and the City of Jacksonville for adopting and implementing a new distracted driving policy to help keep city employees […]

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Distracted Driving Deaths Down, Still Much Work to Do

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the latest numbers from the National Highway Transportation Administration are in: in 2013, 3,154 people died and 424,000 were injured in car crashes nationwide involving distracted driving. This represents a 6.7% decrease in the fatalities from 2012. That’s good news, and a lot of people and organizations have […]

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New Technology Can Wreck Your Car and Your Life

The latest in-dash technology makes it easy for drivers to make hands-free calls, dictate text messages, access the internet and many other functions. While some say that’s convenience, the National Safety Council (NSC) is very concerned. David Teater, senior director at NSC said “The auto industry and the consumer electronics industry are really in an […]

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Nissan recalling 625,000 Altimas

Nissan is recalling 625,000 Altima mid-size sedans for faulty hood latches – the third time the automaker has dealt with problem latches. This latest recall brings the total number of Nissans and Infinitis recalled for hood latch problems to nearly 1.1 million. The Altimas may have secondary latches that don’t hold properly. If the latch […]

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Chrysler Recalls Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos For Fuel Pump Issues

Chrysler is recalling nearly 338,216 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos for fuel pump issues that could lead to a vehicle stall. Chrysler said that a condition in a 2014 investigation may now extend to later model vehicles. The issue centers on a pattern of repairs to fuel-pump relays that are susceptible to deformation, and […]

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End Distracted Driving

This year at the American Association for Justice 2015 Winter Convention, the Injury Board is raising awareness and recruiting new speakers for the “Safe Driving Policy” in conjunction with Joel Feldman and End Distracted Driving (EndDD). Pennsylvania trial lawyer, Joel Feldman, and his wife, Dianne, established EndDD aimed at changing driving habits to honor the […]

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176,749 Jeep Cherokees Recalled for Unintended Air Bag Deployment

Chrysler is recalling 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokees because the curtain and seat air bags could deploy while the vehicle is in motion, causing a crash. According to Chrysler, the “vehicles can achieve vehicle angles during off-road driving events which may exceed the Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) module rollover calibration thresholds,” which means that the […]

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