Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

Florida Lawmakers Pass Ban on Texting When Driving

On May 2, 2013, the Florida Legislature finally passed a bill, SB 52, making it illegal to text and drive in Florida. The bill awaits Gov. Scott’s signature and if signed, Florida will become the 40th state to have a texting while driving ban. However, the bill only makes texting while driving a secondary offense, […]

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Automobile Recalls are on the Rise

Though the total number of automobile recalls per year has been climbing for over two decades now, current data shows that both vehicle quality and reliability are showing steady improvement each year. Then why the continuous increase in recalls? The answer is simple, prime focus on consumer safety should be the goal. In 2000 the […]

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Honda Recalls 204,000 Cars to Repair Automatic Shifters

Honda is recalling over 204,000 2012 and 2013 Honda CR-Vs, Odyssey minivans and 2013 Acura RDX SUV to fix problems with the automatic shifter. The device that stops drivers from shifting out of park without a foot on the brake might not work properly.  The  problem happens in below-freezing temperatures. Click here for NHTSA’s full recall alert.

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Over 210,000 Chrysler Vehicles Being Recalled

Chrysler is recalling more than 214,000 vehicles for various problems:  119,000 – 2011-2012 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger vehicles for improperly sized terminal crimps on the seat side airbag wiring harness that could cause the airbags to malfunction and light up the airbag warning light. 61,409 – 2007-2008 Dodge Nitro 4X2 and 2008 […]

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Successful Distracted Driving Awareness Month Presentation

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. On April 10, 2013, Wayne Hogan was the presenter of “One Text of Call Can Wreck It All” to members of the Democratic Women’s Information Network (“DWIN”).  “One Text or Call Can Wreck It All” is a powerful Powerpoint presentation which explores the risks of driving distracted to both […]

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Millions of Airbags Recalled

Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Honda, BMW and GM are are recalling 3.4 million vehicles worldwide because airbags supplied by Takata Corp are at risk of catching fire or injuring passengers due to “over aggressive” propellants in canisters that inflate air bags and that could throw off shrapnel or cause bags to rip or tear. Owners of […]

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Repeal of PIP Car Insurance Bill Moving Forward

We feel it important to keep you advised of the changing landscape in motor vehicle insurance requirements in Florida. We previously wrote about the new Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) law that went into effect on January 1, 2013. Now, the 2013 Florida Legislative session may bring yet another change, a major one. Senate Bill SPB […]

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Terrell Hogan is offering two presentations to local high schools and employers focused on ending distracted driving.  With distracted driving claiming 3,331 lives and injuring 387,000 in 2011, the goal is to help make the roadways safer. Calling distracted driving an epidemic more common than the flu, Wayne […]

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Toyota Recalls More than 200,000 SUVS for Seatbelt Problems

Over 200,000 Toyota FJ Cruisers are being recalled due seat belt concerns. Model years from 2007 to 2013 are involved in the recall. The FJ Cruisers can, over time, develop cracks in the door panel around the seat belts due to the door being constantly opened and closed.   If cracks do occur around the door […]

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FDOT Announces New Safety Campaign: “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow”

The Florida Department of Transportation (“FDOT”) announced a new three month campaign focusing on traffic safety, “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow.” The campaign has been joined by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol. As part of the campaign is the slogan “Safety Doesn’t Happen By Accident.” The intent of the campaign is to […]

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