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Ford is Being Investigated by Federal Agency Concerning Doors that Will Not Close

On January 20, 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it will conduct an investigation on 2012-2013 Ford Focus cars, which have been reported to have faulty latches on the car doors. There have been complaints on over 400,000 Ford Focus cars. A Ford spokesman has stated that Ford will cooperate and assist the NHTSA on finding out how the issue occurred and how to fix the problem. Currently, the NHTSA is just investigating the complaints regarding the 2012-2013 Ford Focus cars; no recalls have been issued by either Ford or the NHTSA.

GM's Safety Record Marred Again, This Time From Fiery Oil Leak

General Motors announced earlier this week that the company is recalling 1.4 million of its vehicles due to increased susceptibility to catch fire from oil leaks. All the vehicles covered by the recall contain 3.8 liter V6 engines and model dates range between 1997 to 2004. GM has previously recalled these vehicles twice before. Consumers are encouraged to check if their vehicles are covered at recalls.gm.com.

Toyota to Recall Nearly 3 Million Cars for Defective Takata Airbags

Last month, Toyota issued another recall on various vehicle models due to defective front passenger airbag inflators. The defect has been linked to a number of reported injuries and deaths, heightening pressure on auto manufacturers of cars that use the offending airbags, as well as on government regulators to press for industry action.

2015 Ford Motor Company Vehicle Recalls

Ford Motor Company (Ford) released a report July 8, 2015 recalling 432,096 of its vehicles because of an engine defect. The 2015 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured between April 1, 2014 and June 12, 2015, 2015, the Ford Focus vehicles manufactured between June 17, 2014 and June 12, 2015, and the 2015 Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured between April 22, 2015 and June 12, 2015 fail to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) requirements in the "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention" section. Specifically, the engine defect in these vehicles causes the cars to continue running after the key is removed or the start/stop button is switched off.

Honda Vehicles Recalled Due to Defective Air Bags

On October 20, 2014, Toyota Motor Corporation recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United States due to potentially defective air bags manufactured by Takata Corporation. Since 2008, more than 16 million vehicles have been recalled globally because of defective Takata air bags.

GT Bike Recall

Houston Texas is home to many bike trails. Memorial Park, located inside the 610 loop, has some of the best. Riders of most skill levels can find a trail they find changeling and enjoyable. While trail rides can be a great form of entertainment, they can also be dangerous. Injuries can occur when a rider attacks a trail that is beyond their skill level. But not all mishaps are the result of rider error. Many times faulty equipment is the cause of a rider's injury.

GM Fined Over Safety Lapses

Federal regulators recently imposed the biggest punishment they could on General Motors and condemned it over its failure to promptly report a defect that has been linked to 13 deaths. GM will pay a $35 million dollar penalty, which is the maximum allowed and the largest fine ever imposed on an automaker. GM will be required to make a wide range of changes to its safety practices that will be supervised by the government, which is another first for the automaker. David Friedman of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that the investigation of GM found "deeply disturbing" evidence over how GM treated safety concerns. Friedman also cited an internal presentation from 2008 that was used to train employees to obscure some problems.

General Motors Issues Recall

In 2004, ten years before a recall was issued, General Motors knew that its Chevrolet Cobalt's ignition switch could inadvertently shut off the engine while driving. Additionally, the driver's power steering and brakes, along with other safety systems such as airbags and anti-lock brakes, would be cut off.

22 Million Vehicles Recalled in 2013

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a report on Monday indicating almost 22 million vehicles were recalled in the United States last year by automakers. Of those 22 million vehicles Toyota topped the list, recalling more than 5 million of its vehicles in 15 different recalls in 2013. Chrysler Group came in a close second, with about 4.6 million vehicles recalled in 36 different recalls. Rounding out the top five spots on the list were Honda, Hyundai-Kia, and Ford. The number of vehicles involved in a 2013 safety recall increased by more than 5 million from 2012.

Software Malfunction Leads to Truck Recall

A Houston wrestling coach received a recall notice on his 2014 Chevy Silverado recently. Within an hour of receiving the General Motors/Chevrolet recall notice, his Chevy Silverado burst into flames. He is convinced the two are related, and the defect described in the recall matches the problems he encountered with his truck.

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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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