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The number of pedestrian intersection-related collisions in Houston rose 42% from 2012 to 2015. Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University conducted a study of Houston traffic fatalities to determine the most dangerous locations for pedestrian and bicyclists. The study concluded that intersections with traffic lights around downtown had the highest number of fatalities.
The number of pedestrian intersection-related collisions in Houston rose 42% from 2012 to 2015. Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University conducted a study of Houston traffic fatalities to determine the most dangerous locations for pedestrian and bicyclists. The study concluded that intersections with traffic lights around downtown had the highest number of fatalities.
A study compiling data from several doctors found an unusually high rate of failure in the ATTUNE system. The study was published this year in the Journal of Knee Surgery (Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.). There is a high rate of debonding at the tibial implant – cement interface. The MAUDE database revealed 21 reports of tibial loosening in a short two month period.
Slips, trips and falls cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicle as the cause of fatalities. Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury. Over one million Americans trip, slip or fall each year. Parking lots are a common location for falls.
The Postal Service released its annual figures this month for dog bites in 2016. Houston had the second highest number of dog bites of postal workers at 62. Los Angeles was the only city with more dog bites at 80. Dog attacks on postal workers across the country hit a three-decade high of 6,755 dog bites.
This week five students were bitten by a stray dog at YES Prep. The students were bitten during recess around noon. The stray dog approached the children, and then several students began petting and playing with the dog. The dog began biting shoes and then injured the children. A teacher intervened and placed the dog in her car until animal control officers arrived.
A person takes the risk that he or she might be seriously injured when attempting to rescue a pet from an attack by another animal. Many pet owners will not think twice before attempting to save their pet from an attack by another dog despite the risk of personal harm. The owner of the aggressive dog might blame the other dog owner for his own injuries when breaking up a dog fight or defending a dog from an attack.
Several studies over the past few decades have studied whether there are any common personality traits or characteristics for people who own vicious dogs. Of course, every dog owner is unique, but these studies found a statistically significant increased risk of certain types of behavior among owners of “high-risk” breeds of dogs for injuring people...
Homeowner associations (HOAs) also called property owner associations (POAs) may be liable when a dog bites a person in a common area owned by the association. A homeowner association may be found responsible for the attack under several different scenarios. The board of directors of the associations have a fiduciary duty to the members to maintain the property.
This year in a suburb of Atlanta, two loose dogs killed a six-year old child and critically wounded two other children. The dogs’ owner has been charged with reckless conduct. During the morning, parents and neighbors rushed outside after hearing children screaming. One resident rushed outside with his gun and found the mother of the dead child crying over the limp body of her child. The resident picked up the boy and carried him to the ambulance, but the child’s injuries were too severe...