Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

A Wise and Easy New Year’s Resolution – Don’t Text and Drive

At this time of year we reflect and make resolutions to improve our lives. Here’s a resolution that could do more, it could save your life and the lives of others: Resolve in 2014 that you won’t text and drive. It is free, easy, does not require exercise or diet, and it’s the law. This […]

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Dangers from New Tires and Old Tires

Michelin is recalling 1.2 million tires because of potential tread separation and other dangers. This is a truly dangerous situation, and it is important a process is in place for recalls of defective products overseen by the NHTSA, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). American consumers have seen […]

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New 2012 Distracted Driving Data Released

The best way to end distracted driving is to educate about the real dangers it poses. As Jacksonville auto accident attorneys, we see in our clients’ cases the injuries and deaths distracted driving causes. (It is rare that someone intentionally causes a car crash, although some just fail to drive safely for the conditions; usually […]

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Chrysler Recalling 1.2 million Ram Trucks for Steering Problems

Chrysler is recalling certain model 2008-2012 RAM 2500 4X4 and 3500 4X4 trucks because the left tie rod assembly may break.  A failure of the tie rod assembly may result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.  Chrysler announced the recall after at least seven accidents related to problems in the […]

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Honda Recalls 344,000 Odyssey Minivans for Brake Problem

Honda is recalling 344,000 2007 and 2008 Odyssey minivans for a sensor malfunction that may cause the van to brake on its own.  Because the sensors won’t be available until the spring of 2014, Honda said customers should start their minivans with the wheels facing straight ahead, allowing the system to properly calibrate. Consumers who experience the unexpected braking […]

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Florida PIP Law Changes

When the Florida legislature amended the PIP car insurance law, it violated the Florida Constitution’s access to courts guarantee, so a circuit court judge issued an injunction against sections “which require a finding of an ‘Emergency Medical Condition’ as a prereq­uisite for payment of PIP benefits or that prohibit payments for services provided by acupunc­turists, […]

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Nissan Recalling Over 150,000 SUVs for Brake Problems

Nissan is recalling 151,695 2013 and 2014 Nissan Pathfinders, 2013 Infiniti JX35 SUVs and 2014 QX60 SUVs for faulty brake control software.   On rough or uneven roads, the software settings in the affected vehicles’ antilock braking system may lead to longer stopping distances than drivers expect.  For the full recall, click here.

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New Research on Texting and Driving

A recent study at King’s College, Wilkes Barre, PA found that male drivers are more likely to text while driving, under the false premise that they are less likely to endanger themselves or other while doing so because they believe themselves to be better drivers than others. This mentality, that use of an electronic device […]

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Toyota Recalls Over 800,000 Cars for Airbag Malfunction

Toyota is recalling 2012 and 2013 models of Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Venza for a problem with the air-conditioning condenser unit that can damage the airbag control module. Water from the condenser can drip down onto the airbag control module which could cause a short circuit. If the airbag does short circuit, the airbag warning […]

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Hogan Weighs In On Florida’s New Texting Law

Wayne Hogan appeared as a guest on WJCT’s First Coast Connect to discuss Florida’s new law that prohibits  texting-while-driving.  It went into effect October 1st. The new law makes it a secondary offense to text and drive and carries a $30 fine plus court costs.  While it’s a good first step, Hogan said much more needs […]

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