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.
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 likelihood of attacking other dogs. When a Pit bull attacks another dog, there is a high risk of a person getting bit if someone attempts to protect a dog or separate the fight.
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 the business, consequently, making the business liable for the injuries caused by the object. This exact scenario has occurred in stores such as Wal-Mart, CVS, HEB, Sam’s Club and other retail stores.