DON’T LET AN INJURY DICTATE YOUR FUTURE
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Attorney Patrick O’Hara recently resolved a case on behalf of a young woman who was injured when she fell off a bridge that was built in violation of the International Building Code a few miles south of Spring, Texas. The footbridge was designed and built without guardrails despite the fact that the top of the bridge was suspended over three feet above boulders in a park. Plaintiff accidentally stepped off the bridge and injured her neck.
Attorney Patrick O’Hara recently settled a case on behalf of a man who was injured by a negligent driver who collided into the rear of Plaintiff’s vehicle while stopped at a red light in Spring, Texas. The Plaintiff was in a left turn only lane with several cars behind him. The light turned green for the lanes of traffic to the right but remained red for the left turn only lane.
If you have been recently injured by a driver insured with PURE Insurance, you might be frustrated by the adjustor’s low offer to settle your claim. The PURE Insurance adjustor might even deny you compensation by claiming that you were not injured despite receiving medical treatment for your injuries. The O’Hara law firm has represented clients who were injured by negligent drivers insured by PURE.
On Sunday morning, a car ran a red light and then left the roadway. The car drove over a curb and struck a pedestrian before crashing into the side of an apartment building. The car accident occurred near the intersection of Congress and La Branch. The pedestrian was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center where he passed away.
Harris County has passed regulations regarding the ownership and treatment of animals. These regulations address topics such as the sale of animals, vaccinations, restraint, licenses and dangerous dogs. Several of the regulations specifically address dog owner responsibilities.
Earlier this month an elderly woman was attacked by two Rottweilers in Pearland, Texas. A neighbor spotted her with the two dogs on top of her. A neighbor was able to chase the dogs away by waiving a stick and yelling. The dogs ran away to a yard nearby. The elderly woman was admitted to a hospital with serious injuries.
The City of Houston Municipal Code contains ordinances regarding animal ownership in Houston. Chapter 6 of the Code of Ordinances contains seven articles that address different aspects of ownership such as animals at large, care of animals, livestock, disease control and enforcement. Several of the chapters address dog owner responsibilities.
Coastal Health and Wellness Center in Texas City and in Galveston violated 11 different health codes by staff not sterilizing or cleaning instruments used during dental procedures. Patients may have been exposed to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. As many as 9,500 different patients are being tested who might have been exposed to infectious diseases.
April 8-14 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States. The Insurance Information Institute estimates that one third of all compensation paid for homeowners liability claims were dog-related injuries in 2017. Approximately $700 million was paid for dog-related injuries by insurance companies for homeowners liability claims relating to injuries caused by dogs.
Earlier this week, a two-year old child was struck by an air conditioning repair company van. The boy was riding his bike in the apartment complex when he was struck by the vehicle. Police responded to the scene at Streamside Place Apartments. The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene of the accident and answered questions by the police.