Dog Bites

Houston Leads in Dog Bite Claims

For several years, Houston has maintained the record for most postal workers bit by a dog. In 2019, eighty-five postal workers were attacked in Houston, Texas. The next highest number of attacks with seventy-four is Los Angeles. Five of the top twenty cities with the most dog attacks of postal workers are in Texas. Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Fort Worth ...

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Broken Arm

The O’Hara Law Firm settled a lawsuit on behalf of an elderly woman who fell and fractured several bones as a result of a loose dog in an assisted living complex. A small dog escaped from an apartment and approached the elderly woman and her dog. The elderly woman had her dog on a leash as required by a local ...

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Homeowner Insurance

When buying a new home or switching insurance providers, it is important to review the details of the insurance policy for the home. Often, homeowners only pay attention to the yearly premium, amount of coverage for possible damage to the home and deductible amount. These are important considerations when purchasing an insurance policy, but ignoring exclusions may place a home ...

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Police Officer

The O’Hara Law Firm represents a police officer that was bit while on duty in Katy, Texas. The officer was checking on a parolee that was living with a relative. After the officer knocked on the front door, a German Shepherd escaped when someone answered the door. The dog bit the officer on her arms and chest before it was ...

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Boxer

The Boxer is a popular dog in the United States. Their broad, short skull, square muzzle and underbite make them easily recognizable. Many organizations and websites list the Boxer as one of the ten most dangerous dog breeds in the United States. Whether or not the Boxer deserves to be on that list, it is a powerful dog that can ...

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Tiger

Texas likely has the second highest tiger population after India. However, most of the tigers in Texas are illegally undocumented. The New York Times estimates that there are more tigers in captivity in Texas than in the wild globally.

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Man in suit holding almost empty hourglass

While some states have specific laws regarding injuries caused by dog bites, most states also permit an injured person to recover compensation for injuries caused by a dog bite through the theory of negligence. Common fact scenarios where dog owners are found liable for a bite include: dog escapes from yard, dog on walk without a leash, dog escapes through ...

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growling mutt

If you have been injured by a dog, there are important steps to take to address the physical injury. Obviously, the very first thing a dog bite victim must do is escape from the dog to a safe location where the dog cannot attack again. After the person is safe from further attack, he or she can address the wound. ...

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German Shepherd

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) conducted a study and concluded that German Shepherds were one of the most dangerous breeds based on bite severity and frequency of biting. This is not surprising given the fact that German Shepherds have one of the most powerful bites of all breeds. The study also concluded that large dogs with short, wide heads ...

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