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By Natalie White Shortly after a Florida jury hit Ford Motor Co. with a $12.9 million verdict, paraplegic Tami Martin said she would give half her award back if the automobile company agrees to forgo an appeal and start warning people not to use reclining seats while driving. Ford rejected the offer, saying it will […]

On December 7, 2005, the life of Christine Olson was changed forever. Christine´s daughter Tiffiany Olson was involved in a traffic crash on U.S. 19 in Manatee County, Florida. Tiffiany received fatal injuries when the motor­cycle she was a passenger on collided with another vehicle. Mrs. Olson was not notified of Tiffiany’s passing for several […]

With the tremendous growth in population and commerce experi­enced in Florida has come a signif­icant growth in the amount of commercial traffic on our roadways. With this increased traffic comes the increased risk of accidents involving trucks and other commercial vehicles. Besides the physical pain and injuries, property loss, costly repairs and potential loss of […]

Florida´s Move Over law requires drivers to move over away from stopped emergency vehicles where ever possible or to slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit or to five mph when the speed limit is 20 mph or less. The “Move Over Act”, passed during the 2002 session of the Florida Legis­lature, was […]

Hogan first Ehrlich Award recipient

Kevin Brown knew he had problems. He had just been rear-ended by an elderly man in a small sedan. Only eight months before, Brown had undergone neck surgery for injuries from another rear-end collision. Now, his neck was hurting again, and he felt numbness and tingling in his fingers. The new crash caused no damage […]

Wesley “Wes” Tucker was driving his tractor-trailer on I-95 from his home in Walterboro, S.C., to his final stop in Rockledge, Fla. As he was approaching the Little Cedar Creek Bridge in Jacksonville, he pulled into the left lane to pass a slower-moving garbage truck. At the same time, a street sweeper was cleaning the […]

Holding Manufac­turers Respon­sibleProducts liability law involves injuries from defective or unsafe products. A product is defective when it contains a manufac­turing flaw, a design defect, or an inade­quate warning. A manufac­turing flaw occurs when a mistake in the manufac­turing process causes the product to fail to operate as the consumer expected. A product can also […]

Terrell, Hogan, Ellis, McClamma and Yegelwel repre­sented Faunce Mac McCully for injuries he sustained when a driver pulled out in front of his motor­cycle. Mac suffered several broken bones and underwent two surgeries requiring the use of hardware to correct the fractures. However, like a surprising number of drivers on the road, the at-fault driver […]

Rollover crashes kill 10,000 people each year, accounting for one-third of all occupant deaths in vehicle crashes. Many deaths and injuries that stem from rollover crashes occur when the roofs of vehicles crush in, killing or paralyzing the occupants of the vehicles. In many cases when the roof crushes, the windows of the vehicle crush […]