Posts tagged with 'dog-bite'

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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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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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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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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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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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