Dog Bites

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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Rottweiler on leash

Rottweilers, over the last fifteen years, are responsible for the second highest number of serious dog attacks in the country. The number of serious injuries caused by this breed is highly disproportionate to the number of Rottweilers in the United States. Over a twelve-year period, Rottweilers were responsible for over 10% of fatal dog attacks even though they are less ...

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Dog posing

The O’Hara Law Firm has handled many dog bite cases, and the overwhelming majority of claims are Pit bull bites. Pit bulls and Pit bull mixes have a reputation for being aggressive because of the disproportionate number of catastrophic dog attacks involving Pit bulls. Historically, Pit bulls were selected and bred for their fighting ability. This selective breeding increased their ...

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Dog snarling

A homeowner association may be liable for a dog attack that occurs on its property. An attorney experienced in handling dog bite cases will consider HOA responsibility if the dog bite occurs on HOA property. The O’Hara Law Firm has successfully resolved cases against HOAs for clients who were members of an HOA and attacked on HOA common property. There ...

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