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When a dog fights with another dog, most owners attempt to break up the quarreling dogs. It is natural for a pet owner to want to protect his or her pet and prevent someone else’s pet from injury as well. However, all too often, a dog owner is bit while attempting to split up the fight. If a person is ...

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If you have a neighbor that routinely allows his or her dog to run loose, do not ignore the problem. A loose dog may harm others or become injured as well. As a good neighbor, you should notify your neighbor that the dog is loose and that you are concerned that it may get hit by a car or injured. ...

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The O’Hara Law Firm is proud to announce that it obtained a judgment against ACCC Insurance Company on behalf of a client. Patrick O’Hara’s client was hit by another driver insured by ACCC Insurance Company. The other driver was clearly at fault. The insurance company attempted to avoid coverage by claiming another person not insured by ACCC Insurance Company was ...

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The O’Hara Law Firm is proud to announce that Patrick O'Hara and Matthew Worrall obtained a verdict on behalf their client, Sherica Redrick for $191,000 against State Farm for breach of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act. State Farm refused to replace Ms. Redrick’s roof after it was damaged by hail and wind, and instead, estimated that the roof could be ...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the United States. Surprisingly, only 15,000 to 16,000 dog bite claims are made to insurance companies in a typical year. Thus, less than one percent of dog bites are reported to insurance companies. There are several reasons why such a low percentage ...

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A common carrier is held to a higher standard of care than an ordinary driver. Common carriers include airplanes, trains, trucks, taxis, buses, Uber drivers and Lyft drivers. Common carriers transport passengers and goods for compensation, so they are required to practice a higher standard of care than an ordinary driver transporting himself or a friend...

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Jessica Strawn was attacked by two pit bulls that escaped underneath a fence adjacent to a neighborhood park in Spring, Texas. According to witnesses, the dogs escaped on several occasions prior to January 2015. The HOA failed to provide any citations to the dog owners for the hole underneath the fence or warn residents about the danger. Mrs. Strawn’s husband ...

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Attorney Patrick O’Hara obtained a judgment for over $900,000 for a young girl that was attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull. The dog escaped through a broken window. The unprovoked dog charged the young girl and bit her on the legs in her own driveway. One of the dog owners eventually pulled the dog off the victim. The victim’s mother ...

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Punitive damages are damages awarded against a defendant as punishment for conduct such as fraud, malice or gross negligence. Occasionally, the news media publishes stories about large punitive damage verdicts. What is often not mentioned in these stories is the reduction of punitive damages by judges pursuant to state law. Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Chapter 41 caps punitive ...

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The United States Post Office suspended the delivery of mail to four homes in Rochelle Park, New Jersey after a mail carrier was attacked by a resident’s dog. The mailman was bit six times in the arm and required hospitalization. The dog had attacked postal carriers twice before in 2017. As a result of the dog’s behavior, innocent neighbors are ...

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