Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

534,000 Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Recalled for Engine Fire

Hyundai and Kia recalled another 534,000 vehicles engine failures and fires. This most recent recall brings the total of recalled vehicles to about 2.4 million since September 2015. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also investigating the companies for being slow to fix the defective vehicles. The recall covers 379,000 Kia Soul SUVs from […]

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Is Your Lyft or Uber Vehicle Under a Recall?

According to CarFax, in 2018 there were 57 million vehicles on the road with open safety recalls. That equates to one in five cars in the U.S. If you travel using ride-sharing from Uber or Lyft, you may be riding in one of those recalled vehicles. Your driver may be safe, but their car may not […]

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Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign for the Workforce

Distracted driving is a national epidemic. It’s become  more widespread than the flu. We are working to get the word out through the Terrell Hogan Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign for the Workforce.  Our hope is to end the dangers of distracted driving in Northeast Florida work places and help make our roadways safer. The Workforce Campaign […]

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Bills Would Make Cell Phone and Driving Laws Tougher in Florida

Florida’s legislative session is just weeks away and two bills have already been filed that would limit cell phone use while driving. We need stronger laws to protect drivers. It’s an undisputable fact: distracted drivers injure and kill. They are as dangerous as drunk drivers. Right now, it’s illegal to text and drive in Florida, but […]

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Florida’s Emergency Contact Information System

Florida’s Emergency Contact Infor­mation System will allow you to provide emergency contact information to law enforcement in the event of an emergency. This infor­mation may save crucial time if ever it becomes necessary to contact family members, or other loved ones. This service is only available to individuals holding a current Florida Driver License or […]

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Toyota Recalling 1.7 Million Vehicles for Defective Air Bags

Toyota recalled 1.7 million more vehicles for defective Takata air bags. Several automakers are recalling around 10 million vehicles. The Takata recall is the the largest recall campaign in history.  To date, 23 deaths worldwide have been blamed on the rupturing of defective Takata air bag inflators. Vehicles Included in Recall This latest recall includes certain 2010-2016 […]

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What to do After Electronic Scooter Accidents

Last spring, electronic scooters, commonly referred to as e-scooters, began popping up for rental in cities across the nation, and with their popularity, injuries from electronic scooter accidents rose. Currently the two largest manufacturers of e-scooters are Lime and Bird. Accidents can happen when e-scooters collide with cars, pedestrians or stationary objects; hit uneven payment […]

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Reducing Injuries from Rear-end Collisions

Rear-end collisions happen in Jacksonville every day. You could be sitting in your car at a red light, looking into your rearview mirror as a distracted driver is about to plow into you. How you prepare for a rear-end car crash could help reduce the severity of your injuries. Rear-end crashes represent one third of […]

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Child Passenger Safety Week – Car Seat Safety

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. Many times, deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts. On average, two children younger than 13 were killed per day in 2016 while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups or vans. Car seats […]

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Ford Recalls F-150 Pickups for Fire Risk

Ford is recalling almost 2 million of its popular F–150 pickup trucks to fix a seat belt defect which can cause vehicle fires. At issue: an internal component of the seat belt, the pretensioner, that can ignite fires. According to USA Today, the recall applies to the 2015–2018 model year Ford F-150 made from March […]

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