Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

Move Over Law: A Message About Those Who Protect Us

Our dedicated law enforcement officers, firefighters, and all first responders, risk life and limb to protect and serve the public. That’s why since 2002 we have supported the Move Over Law by promoting public awareness of this life-saving law. Drivers know to make room when you’re headed to an accident scene, but too few know […]

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Florida’s New Law Banning Texting Goes Into Effect October 1st

On October 1, 2013, Florida Statute 316.305, the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law,” goes into effect, making Florida the 41st state to ban texting while driving. The law bans texting, instant messaging (tweeting) and emailing while driving. It does not ban talking on the phone while driving. A violation is  a secondary offense – […]

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BMW Recalling 134,100 5 Series Sedans

BMW is recalling a 134,100 2008-20010 5 series sedans ( 528i, 535i, 550i, and M5) because the taillights can go on the fritz. The problem is due to “increased resistance” at electrical contact points in the taillight housings that can cause the taillights to go out. If the resistance becomes a problem, drivers could lose the ability […]

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Honda Recalls 374,000 Vehicles Because Airbags Might Unexpectedly Inflate

Honda is recalling over 374,000 vehicles to fix an electrical problem might cause the car’s  airbag systems to inflate. The recall includes about 318,000 Honda Odyssey minivans from 2003 and 2004, and 56,000 Acura MDX sport-utility vehicles from 2003.  Honda has received complaints in recent months of inadvertent airbag deployment but has not received any reports […]

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Distracted Walking is Dangerous Too

Terrell Hogan has been educating about the dangers of Distracted Driving. However, cell phone usage is not only dangerous when driving. It is also dangerous when walking. A new nationwide study coauthored by Professor Jack Nasar of The Ohio State University shows that the number of injuries related to cell phone use while walking has […]

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Suzuki Recalling Over 190,000 Grand Vitara SUVs for Air Bag Defect

Suzuki is recalling 193,936 cars and SUVs because of a defective air bag sensor in the front passenger seat. Grand Vitara SUVs (2006-2011) and SX4 (2007-2011) are are involved.  The sensor mats that measure passengers’ weight and determine if the air bag should deploy can stop working after repeated flexing.  If that happens, the bag will […]

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Toyota is Recalling over 780,000 Vehicles

Toyota is recalling Highlander and Lexus Hybrids and Rav4s and Lexus Sedans. The recall of the 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid vehicles and 2006-2008 Lexus RX400h vehicles is due to problems with the hybrid propulsion system.  The Intelligent Power Module (IPM) inside the inverter module may contain transistors that have higher operating temperatures than the solder can […]

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A Text or Call To A Driver Who Causes an Accident Can Mean Liability. For the Driver? Yes; but also the Texter/Caller

We have informing high school students and civic and business groups public that there is liability for personal injuries and wrongful deaths for a person who drives distracted and causes an accident. Part of the focus has been the epidemic of mobile device use while driving, and perhaps the most dangerous part of that is […]

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Red Lights, Cameras and Dangerous Jacksonville Intersections

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO)’s Red Light Enforcement Program called “Respect the Red” came from JSO traffic studies to identify the Jacksonville intersections that would benefit most from red light cameras.  What’s the frequency of Jacksonville drivers running red lights, even with all the publicity about red light cameras?  In the first 3 months at […]

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Ford is Recalling Over 350,000 Cars for Steering Column Separation Problems

Ford has issued a recall for 2005 to 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and the Lincoln Town Cars because of possible rust on the steering shafts which could result in a loss of steering. The recall follows an investigation this year by NHTSA after customers complained about steering loss in some models.  To […]

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