Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

Hyundai Recalling Over 300,000 Vehicles for Brake Light Problem

Hyundai is recalling over 300,000 2011 and 2012 Sonatas because the brake lights can stay on even when the driver isn’t using the brake. The defect is caused by the stopper pad between the brake pedal and the plunger that turns the lights on. The stopper pad can deteriorate which makes the plunger stick and […]

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VW Emission Scandal Continues to Worsen

Internal investigation has discovered massive inconsistencies and cover up of Volkswagen’s ability to cheat on emission tests. The company has been steadfast in its statement the devices used to “cheat” on emission tests were only on the 11 million cars worldwide that were previously disclosed. However the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources […]

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NHTSA Imposes Historic Fine on Takata for Defective Airbags

Takata has been fined $70 million as part of a consent order with U.S. safety regulators.  The company has also agreed to a federal safety monitor and will receive $130 million more in fines for failure to follow the agreement. The agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration imposes a total civil penalty of more […]

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Tire Recall System Overhauled/Over 500 Deaths a Year

Over the years, we, at Terrell Hogan, have emphasized the dangers of defective tires to consumers and their families. And, we’ve addressed how to check your tires for safety. (Be Aware of Your Aging Tires!). Since then, our law firm has highlighted recalls of dangerous tires and defective tire valves. This has become a rerun […]

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Fiat Chrysler to Pay Record $105 Million Penalty

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has penalized Fiat Chrysler because the company had significantly underreported the number of death and injury claims due to defective vehicles.  NHTSA said that there are serious flaws in Fiat Chrysler’s collecting and and reporting the claims data, as required by federal law. U.S. DOT announces Fiat Chrysler enforcement action  Fiat […]

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GM Settles for $900 Million Over Defective Ignition Switches

General Motors has agreed to pay $900 million as a settlement for misleading the government and concealing information from investigators on defective ignition switches that have been connected to at least 124 deaths. GM will be monitored for its safety practices over the next few years. GM’s CEO Mary Barra reportedly had 15 executives of […]

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Over 80% of Defective Takata Airbags Still Out There

According to a recent article in the Palm Beach Post, federal officials report that fewer than one in five recalled defective Takata airbags have been repaired according to federal officials. Senator Bill Nelson’s office is concerned; evidence suggests there is a higher risk in humid climates for airbag shrapnel to kill or injure drivers and their […]

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Takata Side Airbag Concern: More Vehicles May Be Recalled

U.S. Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal have urged an expanded recall of vehicles with Takata airbags. Investigators are scrutinizing whether the airbags could discharge shrapnel as happened with the older airbags. Almost 34 million vehicles have been recalled for defective airbags. Takata airbags have been blamed for eight deaths and over 100 injuries from […]

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Vollkswagen Recalling 420,000 Vehicles for Defective Airbags

Volkswagen is recalling 420,000 cars for a problem that stems from power cables that are meant to control the deployment of airbags in the case of a crash. In some cases, debris severed the cables, resulting in the airbag’s failure to deploy. Vehicles included are: 2010 to 2014 Volkswagen CC, Jetta, Passat, and Tiguran 2010-2013 […]

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Wayne Hogan Supports MADD

Organization Honors Florida Law Enforcement Officers Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) educates the public, changes laws and saves lives. That’s why we at Terrell Hogan were proud to again sponsor MADD Northeast Florida’s Recognition Dinner in June. MADD honored more than 40 law enforcement officers, prosecutors and volunteers who support MADD’s mission of drunk driving prevention, […]

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