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Drunk Driving

Houston has an epidemic of drunk driving. Over the past fifteen years, Houston had the highest number of fatal car crashes caused by alcohol or drugs when compared with the twelve largest metropolitan areas. Houston had 50% more fatal crashes involving drugs and alcohol than Los Angeles even though Los Angeles has approximately twice as many people...

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Dog

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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Ride share iPad

If you are involved in an accident with a rideshare driver, there are different policies applicable to your claim based upon the circumstances. Lyft and Uber provide insurance for their drivers. The coverage amounts vary based upon whether the rideshare driver is transporting a passenger, on his way to pick up a passenger or the app is on. Uber and ...

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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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Slip and Fall

After representing numerous clients injured at different stores, there are common patterns that emerge. Most people are familiar with slip and fall situations where a customer falls while stepping on a slippery surface. However, another common scenario is a customer tripping over an unexpected object on the floor. Often, the object is placed on the floor by an employee of ...

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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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Dog

Allowing employees to bring pets to work has increased in popularity over the last decade. Proponents of pets at the workplace contend that pets at the office lower stress levels, increase happiness and foster a more comfortable work environment. However, business owners should consider the risks associated with allowing pets at work or on the premises....

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Red Light

Millions upon millions of drivers pass through intersections with traffic lights every day. We often do not think about the dangers associated with intersections because driving through intersections is second nature. However, hundreds of people are killed every year by drivers running red lights. In 2017, 890 people were killed in car accidents involving someone running a red light. In ...

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Child drowning

On television and movies, when people are drowning, they wave their arms and call out for help. In real life, it often does not look like that. Usually a person that is drowning has decreased ability to breath, so it is hard for the person to call for help. When a child drowns, there is often no sign of struggle ...

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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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