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Harley Davidson Recall

Anyone who has driven or ridden a motorcycle knows just how exhilarating it is, especially in Texas, where we are free to ride without a helmet. Unfortunately with the great freedom that operating a motorcycle gives its riders comes the very real danger of an accident. Many times this danger presents itself by way of other carless drivers failing to see motorcyclists. Still other times accidents occur due to uncontrollable elements such as slick or wet roads or loose gravel. While these dangers are not in the control of the rider, some accidents occur simply because the rider's bike or equipment was not properly inspected before riding. These types of accidents can be greatly reduced by performing a pre-ride inspection of your bike and gear. Per-ride inspections should include inspecting the following: tiers, engine oil, fuel, turn signals, belts, sprockets, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to name a few areas to check.

Auto Recalls Expected to Reach Record Numbers in 2015

The new head of the U.S. Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently stated that recent attention on defective automobiles will likely result in over 60 million vehicles being recalled in 2015.

More Chevy Recalls Due to Unsafe Parts

Over the past several months, General Motors (GM) has recalled over 29 million vehicles. This staggering number is more than the total amount of vehicles GM has sold in the last seven model years. Most if not all of the recalls are related to safety issues such as faulty ignition switches. This problem dates as far back as 2003 and is potentially deadly.

Toyota Recalls Over 6 Million Vehicles Worldwide

A total of 6.39 million vehicles are being recalled by Toyota Motor Corp., a Japanese based car manufacturer. Roughly 30 models globally have been affected.

GM Recalls 1.8 Million SUVs

Still recuperating from controversy involving a faulty ignition switch, General Motors announced three new recalls recently involving another 1.8 million vehicles. The biggest of the recalls affects 1.2 million of its popular SUV models that need to have wiring for their seat-mounted airbags fixed. The models involved are the 2008-2013 Buick Enclave and the GMC Arcadia, along with the 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse. Those vehicles have a warning light that reads "Service Air Bag". If a costumer ignores the light it can eventually result in the non-deployment of the airbags and other safety features in case of a side impact collision.

General Motors Recalling Another 1.5 Million Vehicles

According to a recent article in USA Today, General Motors announced three new recalls involving nearly 1.5 million vehicles. GM said the trio of new recalls is "a result of (CEO) Mary Barra's request for a comprehensive internal safety review following the ignition switch recall." Last month's switch recall involves 1.37 million vehicles in the U.S. and has triggered lawsuits and federal investigations into why GM knew of a switch problem as early as 2001 but only recalled the cars last month GM says it knows of 31 crashes and 12 deaths linked to the switch recall and new probe in Canada could add a recent death there.

GM Knew About Defects Long Before Recalls

According to the New York Times, nearly nine years after the death of young girl, General Motors has recalled nearly 1.4 million cars in the United States, including Cobalts, saying that the ignition switch can shut off a car's engine and electrical system, and disable its air bags. Amber Rose's death was the first of 13 linked to the problem, and was an early warning in what would become a decade-long failure by G.M. and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to address a problem that engineers and regulators had been alerted to years ago.

GM Recalls Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5 after Fatal Accidents

General Motors Co. is recalling almost 800,000 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 compact cars to fix a problem that could prevent airbags from deploying in a crash. The automaker said it knows of 22 such accidents, including five in which six people died. Abraham Watkins is currently handling cases involving faulty airbag deployment.

Unintended Airbag Deployment Results in Honda Accord Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating a series of complaints regarding the unintended deployment of side air bags on the 2008 Honda Accord when the front doors are closed. Currently, it is estimated there are 363,000 of the popular midsize Accords on the roads, and the NHTSA reports it has received 28 complaints. At least two injuries have been reported as the force of an airbag deployment has the ability to cause serious injury.

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  • 2016-2017 Equal Access to Justice Champion

    The Equal Access to Justice Champions Program was started by the Houston Bar Association in 2006, to help ensure placement of Houston Volunteer Lawyers cases with pro bono volunteers. Originally, firms were tiered according to size, and firms within each tier committed to accept a certain number of pro bono cases from HVL each year for five years.

  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers America | Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz | 2017

    Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Their methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

  • Lead Counsel Rated

    In order to earn the Lead Counsel Rating, an attorney must not only demonstrate significant legal experience, but must also receive multiple peer recommendations advocating his or her ability. This is a key component in the screening process.

  • Texas Super Lawyers | Texas Monthly

    Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Texas via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The Texas lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Texas Super Lawyers Top Lists.

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