Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

Sample Company Policies Against Distracted Driving

In considering whether your company establishes a policy against your employees driving distracted, you may wish to view other sample policies to assist you in crafting the policy right for your company.  Here are some examples: National Safety Council Cell Phone Policy Kit South Dakota’s Safety Council’s Sample Company Policy About.com Human Resources’ Sample Company […]

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Honda is recalling 700,000 vehicles worldwide, 150,000 are in the U.S

Honda is recalling 2007 and 2008 model Fit subcompact hatchbacks. The recall is  because rain, snow or other moisture can seep threw the vehicle and damage the master switch located on the drivers door. This may cause the master switch to overheat and potentially start a fire. In July Honda will be notifying owners and […]

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Driving too Slow in Florida Can Get You Ticketed

It is not just speeding that can get you ticketed. Under a new Florida Transportation Bill, HB 7125, which goes into effect July 1, 2013, it is illegal for drivers in Florida to drive 10 mph slower than the posted speed limit, on all roadways with 2 or more lanes going in the same direction, […]

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Distracted Driving Message Shared with Southside Business Men’s Club

  Wayne Hogan had the audience’s full attention when he talked about the distracted driving epidemic and its liability implications for business owners. He was a special guest at the Southside Business Men’s Club in June. He discussed how texting isn’t the only culprit; talking on cell phones while driving is too, explaining that hands-free technology is no […]

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Chrysler Recalls 1.5 Million Jeeps at Risk for Fire

Chrysler is recalling 1.5 million vehicles.  The recall covers 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty.  It has been documented that these Jeeps are subject to the possibility of a fire in a rear-end collision.  To date, there have been at least 37 accidents that caused fires and resulted in 51 deaths. All of […]

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GM Recalling over 230,000 Vehicles

General Motors is adding 231,000 vehicles to a previous recall last August involving 249,000 SUV’s for a short circuit board in the driver’s door that could lead to a fire. Vehicles included in both recalls are the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL and the 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Saab […]

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Leslie A. Goller Named JWLA’s Woman Lawyer of the Year

The Jacksonville Women’s Lawyers Association (JWLA) chose Leslie Goller as its Woman Lawyer of the Year. The award was presented at JWLA’s 2013 Judicial Reception at the River Club in downtown Jacksonville. “JWLA chose a lawyer with caring, determination and heart, ” said Wayne Hogan.  JWLA’s Woman of the Year Award recognizes the honoree for significant contributions in […]

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Stay Safe Motorcycling This Summer

Summer is here which means motorcycle season is in full swing. Motorcycling can be extremely fun and can deliver many exciting memories. The beautiful scenery and weather here in Jacksonville provide motorcyclists with ideal conditions while riding. However, Safe motorcycling is great source of entertainment, unfortunately, accidents do occur. In fact, one out of every […]

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Distracted Driving is Not Cured with Hands-free Devices

An additional study has confirmed prior studies that even using hands-free technology with your cell phone to talk or text while driving causes you to drive distracted and increases your crash risk. Why? Because even a voice-activated system increases your mental workload and diverts cognitive resources needed for driving. Yet, according to AAA’s studies, more […]

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