Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

Unsafe Rental Cars and Used Cars with Recalls on our Roadways

Recently I appeared on WJCT’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross to alert drivers to a big loophole in consumer safety: unrepaired rental cars and used cars that are recalled but not repaired before being rented or sold to unsuspecting consumers. With recalls grabbing the headlines every week over the past couple of years – […]

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Florida Woman Awarded $4.3 Million in Distracted Driving Accident.

In our Distracted Driving presentations, we talk about the risks of distracted driving and other serious consequences such as: civil liability for personal injury or wrongful death, criminal charges, property damage, loss of a license, insurance rate hikes and productivity loss. The judge in this case held Mr. O’Guin responsible for injuring Ms. Carter. With […]

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See if Your Vehicle has Been Recalled with NHTSA VIN Search Tool

You can now use a vehicle’s identification number to detect open or unrepaired safety recalls with a new search tool created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released by the starting today. We previously reported that NHTSA was working on this last year and are pleased to announce that it is now up and […]

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Jury Awards Auto Accident Victim $450,000 After State Farm Made Lowball Offer

A federal jury awarded our client, a 71 year-old semi-retired produce worker, $450,000 for injuries and damages stemming from a wreck on I-95 in September 2010 that left the Vietnam veteran and father of four unable to work, with a torn right rotator cuff and neck injury. The injured man was a passenger in a […]

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Sadly, Adults Do Most Distracted Driving

Many teens use phones when they drive, but millions more adults are behind the wheel on America’s roadways, and a recent Harris poll found that high numbers of adults text and phone and drive despite knowing the danger. Dangers are known More than 90 percent of adults surveyed said they believed sending and reading texts […]

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GM is Recalling Over 400,000 Vehicles for Power Seat Failure

GM is recalling the following 414,333 vehicles: 2011-2012 Chevrolet Camaro, 2010-2012 Chevrolet Equinox, 2010-2012 GMC Terrain, 2011-2012 Buick Regal, 2011-2012 Buick LaCrosse and 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX models. The cars are being recalled for defects in the height adjustment for the driver and passenger seat. The bolt that keeps the height adjuster actuator may become loose, […]

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Hyundai is Recalling Over 1.3 Million Vehicles for Defects

Hyundai Motor Co is recalling over 1.3 million vehicles on four models for separate problems in the United States. No personal injuries or accidents have been reported in the recalls according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. The following vehicles are being recalled: 225,000 2001-2006 Santa Fe vehicles manufactured from March 31, 2000, […]

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Has Your Rental Car Been Recalled?

Did you know that when you rent a car, the car rental company is not under a statutory obligation to fix their rental vehicles or to inform consumers who rent those vehicles that they have been recalled? Some rental companies can be slow to repair recalled vehicles yet continue to rent unrepaired, recalled vehicles. Before […]

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Buying a Used Car? Be Sure to Check for Recalls!

Almost daily you see something in the news about another vehicle recall. One big concern that gets little publicity is that used car dealers continue to pass-off dangerous recalled cars on consumers. It is against the law for car dealers to sell or lease recalled new cars unless they have been fixed, but that is […]

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Chrysler Recalls More Than 643,000 Jeeps Over Ignition Switches

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokees manufactured February 11, 2004 to July 5, 2007 and 2006-2007 Jeep Commander vehicles made between January 31, 2005 to July 5, 2007 over the ignition key, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The reason: if the driver accidentally hits the ignition key […]

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