Personal Injury Lawyers in Houston TX | O'Hara Law Firm

October 2016

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Father Killed in Hit and Run

Earlier this month in Harris County, Lendy Melton was hit by a car and killed while jogging less than a mile away from his home. The driver who fled the scene was driving a 2006 to 2013 four-door Chevrolet Impala that was silver or gray in color with rear damage. If anyone has scene this car, please call the Harris County Sheriff’s Hit and Run Division.

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I Tripped and Fell. Do I Have a Case?

Slips, trips and falls cause 15% of all accidental deaths. They are second to only motor vehicle collisions as a cause of fatalities. Every day people injure themselves by tripping and falling in retail stores. These injured people often wonder if the retailer is legally responsible for the injuries that occur as a result of the fall.

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What is Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a progressive pain syndrome that most often affects one of the limbs (arms, hands, legs or feet) after trauma or injury to the limb. Doctors believe that the syndrome is the result of damage or malfunction of the peripheral and central nervous systems. The key symptom is prolonged pain that often is described as burning, electrical, shooting or “pins and needles” sensation..

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Maritime Law Damages

Maritime law protects the rights of injured maritime laborers, including shipyard and harbor crews. Some of the laws and regulations covering sailors and laborers at sea have been around for hundreds of years. All claims must be filed in state or federal court. Seamen are allowed to sue employers and owners of vessels. Seamen have three remedies: (1) maintenance and cure; (2) damages for injuries caused by unseaworthiness of the vessel; and (3) and damages caused by negligence..

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