Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

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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Hogan Brings Distracted Driving Message to Northside

  “One text or call can wreck it all,” was the message Wayne Hogan conveyed to the Neighborhood Team Community Action organization on Monday night. Evelyn Coney, founder, invited him to give his Distracted Driving Presentation for the Workforce at its Gateway Mall meeting. Hogan discussed the dangers, consequences and science behind distracted driving. Despite […]

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Used Cars: Consumers Can Check Recalls

It’s a problem we identified years ago, no system to help protect consumers when they buy used cars that have been recalled. Now that’s changing. We are pleased to report that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced today that all major automakers and motorcycle manufacturers will be required to provide consumers with online […]

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Digital Billboards: Rotating Near You?

As cell phones and other digital devices exploded distracted driving into a national epidemic, we got busy and went to high schools and to non-profits and to company employers and employees to alert them about the dangers of distracted driving. Students are being educated and employers are adopting policies. Progress is being made. People are […]

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New Car Technologies: Seductive but Hidden Dangers

There are clear and present dangers to distracted driving; it multiplies the risk of car crashes and personal injuries and wrongful deaths. This stems from reduced perception and longer reaction times. It bears repeating that, contrary to what drivers might assume, research has shown that hands-free mobile device use is truly not safer than hand-held, […]

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