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Houston Leads in Dog Bite Claims

Houston Leads the Country with Most Postal Workers Bit by Dogs

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 and El Paso all made the top twenty list nationwide. Texas has a dog attack problem.

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Truck Accident Attorney

O’Hara Law Firm Brings Wrongful Death Claim Against 18-Wheeler Driver and His Employer

The O’Hara Law Firm represents a family in their wrongful death claims against the driver of an 18-wheeler and his employer. A young man was driving on a highway in Eastern Texas to visit his fiancé and their young daughter when he died in a head on collision with semi-truck. The truck was speeding down the highway moments before the collision occurred. The daughter and parents of the deceased have wrongful death claims under Texas law.

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Broken Arm

Loose Dog Causes Elderly Woman to Fall and Fracture Bones

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 ordinance in Montgomery County, Texas. As the dogs interacted, the leash wrapped around the elderly woman’s legs and caused her to fall. She suffered a concussion, fractured her arm, and fractured her toes as a result of the fall. The elderly woman was transported to a local hospital for her injuries. The dog owner’s insurance provider paid the insurance policy limits to settle the lawsuit.

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Homeowner Insurance

Homeowner Insurance Considerations When Buying or Adopting a Dog

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 owner at a great deal of liability risk. If you own a dog, you should pay close attention to any exclusions for coverage relating to dog bites. Otherwise, you might have a lawsuit filed against you with no insurance coverage if your dog injures someone.

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Police Officer

O’Hara Law Firm Represents Police Officer Bit by Dog

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 finally restrained by the owner. The police officer’s wounds required stitches and surgery. The police officer has permanent scars from the attack.

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Overtime Pay

Are You Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Many employees are not aware that they may be eligible to receive overtime pay for any extra period of hours worked during a workweek. Simply speaking, overtime pay means than an employee, if eligible, is entitled to additional pay for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a particular workweek. The key source of overtime pay requirement is the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – which is a federal law.

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Boxer

Are Boxers a Dangerous Dog Breed?

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.

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Pamper Party

Millionaires Throw “Pamper Parties” to Rape Teenagers

Several multi-millionaires in California are known for throwing “pamper parties” to attract young women, aspiring models and impoverished minors to their homes in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and other locations. The female guests are indulged with beauty and massage treatments.

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Coronavirus

O’Hara Law Firm Represents Multiple Families of Deceased Employees of Meat Processing Plants

The O’Hara Law Firm filed a lawsuit in Texas against Tyson Foods for the death of an employee from Coronavirus. The O’Hara Law Firm represents families of deceased workers from different meatpacking plants around Texas.

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Employment Discrimination

Family and Medical Leave during COVID-19 Outbreak: Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA)

On March 18, 2020, a new law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was passed to address current pandemic situations caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Shortly thereafter, on April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) posted a temporary rule offering additional guidance on the new legislation.

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