Posts tagged with 'dog-bite-attorney'

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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Lazy Cop

Harris County and City of Houston law enforcement have a poor history when it comes to protecting citizens from dangerous dogs. On multiple occasions, I have observed government officials not protecting citizens from aggressive dogs. In my own neighborhood in Spring, Texas, a loose dog charged pedestrians as they walked in front of its owner’s home. I called the Harris ...

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The O’Hara Law Firm recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who was bit by a dog at a Petco location. While serving as a paid volunteer for Rural Dog Rescue, Inc. aka Texas Boston Terrier Rescue, Plaintiff was bit on the hand by a dog that Rural Dog Rescue knew had a history of biting. Rural Dog ...

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Off-leash dogs can be a major source of dog bite injuries in the United States. Even well-trained or friendly dogs can cause a number of issues if they aren't leashed. The real problems often arise as a result of the environment, not your dog; as such, it's important you take the correct precautions when you bring your dog outside, namely, ...

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Dog at Computer

Harris County has passed regulations regarding the ownership and treatment of animals. These regulations address topics such as the sale of animals, vaccinations, restraint, licenses and dangerous dogs. Several of the regulations specifically address dog owner responsibilities...

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Houston

The City of Houston Municipal Code contains ordinances regarding animal ownership in Houston. Chapter 6 of the Code of Ordinances contains seven articles that address different aspects of ownership such as animals at large, care of animals, livestock, disease control and enforcement. Several of the chapters address dog owner responsibilities...

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April 8-14 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States. The Insurance Information Institute estimates that one third of all compensation paid for homeowners liability claims were dog-related injuries in 2017. Approximately $700 million was paid for dog-related injuries by insurance ...

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This week in Spring, Texas, two children were bit by an animal that appears to be a wolf or wolf hybrid. The animal escaped from the owners’ backyard and attacked two boys aged 8 and 11 that lived nearby. Investigators with animal control stated that this is the fourth reported attack by the animal since December 2017. If the victims ...

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The O’Hara Law Firm is proud to announce the successful resolution of lawsuit filed on behalf of a woman who was severely injured by a dog. The dog escaped through a hole in a fence that was not properly maintained by the homeowners association. The dog attacked Plaintiff, fractured her arm and caused permanent nerve damage. Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome ...

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On Monday, two gray pit bulls attacked a family dog that was walking with its owners in Meyerland Park. A husband and wife were walking their dog and pushing their young child in a stroller when the dogs attacked. The mother tried to fend off the dogs with a scooter. Luckily, a person nearby chased the dogs off with an ...

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