Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

Folio Interviews Angelo Patacca About Motorcycle Safety

The number of motorcyclists on the road in Florida has steadily increased every year for the past decade. In addition to our resident riders, Florida is a popular tourist destination and a host to a number of motorcycle events. Unfortunately, as the number of motorcycles on the road has increased, the likelihood and frequency of […]

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Government Shutdown Halts NHTSA’s Car Recalls and Crash Tests

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it will not be posting any new recall notices as of October 1, 2014 due to the government shutdown. Until the funding for NHTSA is restored, the recall notices and investigation of defect complaints will cease. NHTSA’s website states: “Due to a lapse of Federal Government […]

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Nissan Recalling Infiniti M35 and M45 for Accelerator Problems

Nissan is recalling two of its Infiniti model cars as they may stall while in motion. Model years 2006 to 2010 of the M35 and M45 could have accelerator pedal sensors that deteriorate. The sensor could send incorrect signals to the engine, causing it to stall while the vehicle comes to a stop or is […]

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Mazda Recalling Over 160,000 Sedans for Door Problems

Mazda is recalling Mazda6 sedans because the doors could open while the cars are in motion. Mazda said the door latching screws used in model years 2009 through 2013 are at fault and the repairs would consist of applying a thread-locking adhesive, replace any missing screws and tighten them. For the complete NHTSA Recall, click here.

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Wireless Giants Launch Texting While Driving Documentary

The nation’s four wireless giants -AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon – joined forces to launch the documentary From One Second to the Next, an anti-texting while driving film by acclaimed director Werner Herzog. The hard-hitting 35 minute documentary focuses on four people – victims and perpetrators of serious accidents caused by texting and driving, and […]

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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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