Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

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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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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