• Daniel D. Horowitz, III Selected as Super Lawyer

    Posted By The Law Office of DDH || 31-Oct-2017

    Daniel D. Horowitz, III has been selected to the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this honor. In addition, Mr. Horowitz has been named to Houston’s Top 100 for the second year in a row. He has been selected as […]

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  • Don’t Let Insurance Companies Fool You

    Posted By The Law Office of DDH || 14-Sep-2017

    While the rain has stopped and we are trying to rebuild, many of our clients, friends, and family are still out of their homes and businesses, and will be for a while. Below is some information about the insurance claims process for various types of coverage. If you have questions about your claim, don’t hesitate […]

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  • New Takata Airbag Death Reported in Texas

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 12-Apr-2016

    Last month, a 17-year-old driver of a recalled 2002 Honda Civic was killed after a Takata airbag ruptured during a rear-end collision in Fort Bend County, Texas. According to U.S. regulators, this accident marks the tenth fatality linked to an airbag defect that has prompted a worldwide recall of millions of vehicles. Nine of these […]

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  • New Federal Safety Rules Could Mean Less Road Time for Truckers

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 05-Apr-2016

    In spite of FMCSA regulations, many truck drivers resort to deceptive tactics in order to clock hours of illegal overtime or hide violations of rules means to reduce their risk of getting into an accident. Because most drivers log their hours on paper, it is not difficult to conceal extra time on the road by […]

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  • Faulty Air Bags Behind Mercedes-Benz Recall

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 04-Feb-2016

    Mercedes-Benz is the latest in a list of auto manufacturers recalling vehicles over airbag malfunctions. According to a report posted by the company on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, the automaker has recalled 126,000 vehicles in the U.S. over a defect in the airbag control unit. The malfunction either causes the airbags […]

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  • Pasadena Chemical Plant Explosion is Latest in String of Houston Accidents

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 21-Jan-2016

    A deadly explosion at a Pasadena chemical plant last week is just one of at least ten other tragedies that have occurred since the DuPont chemical explosion 14 months ago in La Porte. The explosion occurred early in the afternoon at the PeroxyChem plant, and is believed to have been caused by an over-pressurized tank […]

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  • Texas Woman Killed in Head-On Collision with 18-Wheeler

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 15-Jan-2016

    A 43-year-old Mexia woman was tragically killed last Friday night in a head-on collision with an 18-wheeler driven by a state prison inmate. The accident occurred on Highway 7 at County Road 181, east of Marlin, at approximately 5:10 p.m. The woman was travelling eastbound in a 2015 Nissan Versa when she was struck by […]

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  • Northeast Ohio House Explosion Kills Family of 4

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 14-Jan-2016

    An explosion at a home in northeast Ohio has led to the tragic loss of a family of four. The bodies of a couple and their two daughters were found on the first floor of the Northfield Center Township home, approximately 20 miles south of downtown Cleveland. Investigators from the fire marshal’s office are working […]

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  • Gas Main Leak Causes House Explosion in Oklahoma City

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 08-Jan-2016

    Last week, a house explosion in Oklahoma City injured three people and resulted in damage to at least 50 homes. Approximately two dozen people had to be evacuated from the scene, with two suffering from smoke inhalation injuries and one man suffering from first- and second-degree burns. A preliminary report conducted by Oklahoma Natural Gas, […]

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  • Downtown Houston Scaffolding Accident Leaves Several Trapped and Injured

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 16-Oct-2015

    A major scaffolding collapse at 500 Crawford in downtown Houston just after 11 a.m. this morning has resulted in injury to at least six construction workers. The accident occurred just outside of a luxury apartment building under construction near Minute Maid Park. The Houston Fire Department responded to the scene within minutes of the initial […]

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  • Recaro Recalls Car Seats After Battle with Safety Regulators

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 24-Sep-2015

    After more than a year and a half of resistance, child safety seat manufacturer Recaro has finally decided to recall more than 173,000 unsafe car seats. The National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration (NHSTA) discovered the problem in late 2013 during a series of routine crash tests. The tests revealed that a part that helps […]

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  • Texas Big-Rig Change Proposals

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 18-Sep-2015

    Truck accidents have become one of the most dangerous types of accidents on roads everywhere, especially in large states like Texas. In fact, in 2013, 493 truck accidents occurred in Texas. Studies indicate that this is more than 12 percent of the 3,906 truck accident fatalities that occurred nationwide in the same year. With the […]

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  • Repeat Offender Poultry Processor Fined $861K for Numerous Safety Violations

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 03-Sep-2015

    OSHA has recently fined an Ohio poultry processing facility $861,500 for 55 safety violations. The company allegedly knew about the dangerous conditions, but ignored the problem and continued to expose workers to serious and potentially deadly injuries. Case Farms Processing Inc. is a repeat OSHA offender and has been described by OSHA’s assistant secretary of […]

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  • Illinois Construction Companies Fined $2M for Knowingly Exposing Foreign Workers to Asbestos

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 27-Aug-2015

    A recent investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) determined that the owner of two Illinois construction companies knowingly exposed at least eight foreign workers to deadly asbestos fibers. Joseph Kehrer, of Kehrer Brothers Construction and D7 Roofing, was found in violation of several OSHA safety standards and has been fined nearly $2 […]

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  • Are High-Tech Dashboards the New Distracted Driving Threat?

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 21-Jul-2015

    Dashboard displays have brought about a new wave of concern among safety experts, who liken the high-tech displays to smartphones. According to The New York Times, automakers are more than willing to accommodate consumers’ appetites for flashy dashboard displays, but a former California lawmaker says they’re dangerous. Joe Simitian, the lawmaker who spearheaded California’s campaign […]

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  • Silica Exposure Threatens Millions of Americans

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 08-Jul-2015

    In 1974, the United States government warned consumers of a dangerous substance, silica. Forty-one years later, silica still threatens the lives of many American construction workers. When crushed, crystalline silica turns to small, shard-like particles. When workers inhale silica dust, they develop a medical condition called silicosis (lung fibrosis). In short, silicosis occurs when the […]

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  • Government Audit Finds Gaps in NHTSA Process

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 01-Jul-2015

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the nation’s top auto-safety regulator, but it may have serious problems collecting information about potential automobile defects. According to The Wall Street Journal, NHTSA procedure failed to identify the General Motors Co. faulty ignition switches. This defect may be responsible for more than 100 fatalities. A recent […]

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  • Chinese Companies Use Legal Firewalls to Avoid U.S. Lawsuits

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 05-May-2015

    How Chinese-Based Companies Fend Off Lawsuits from American Plaintiffs A report from the U.S. – China Economic Security Commission says that Chinese companies are shielding themselves from lawsuits in the United States, denying potential plaintiffs the ability to pursue justice in the courtroom. The report said the companies use complex corporate structures to create a […]

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  • How the Oil Industry Ignored the Threat of Hydrocarbon Chemicals

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 29-Apr-2015

    A string of at least ten oil field worker deaths may be linked to dangerous hydrocarbon exposure, not natural causes. One of these workers, Trent Vigus, died suddenly while performing routine maintenance on a Montana well site. Now, industry experts acknowledge a common thread between Trent’s death and the deaths of nine other workers: each […]

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  • Nissan Plans to Expand U.S. Airbag Defect Recall

    Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC || 22-Apr-2015

    Nissan announced its plans to expand an airbag defect recall after a woman claimed she suffered injuries from shrapnel caused by a Takata Corp. airbag in her 2006 Nissan Sentra. In a recent announcement, a spokesperson for Nissan Motor Co. said the automaker would file an incident report with the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety […]

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