Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

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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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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