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Back-to-School Safety Tips for Kids and Adults

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by Tim O’Hare

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Summer has come to an end and kids in Dallas – Ft. Worth are preparing to head back to school. As a new school year begins, it’s important for drivers to review school zone laws and for parents to remind their children how to stay safe on their way to and from school.

In addition to lowering speed in school zone areas, Texas’ school zone laws limit cell phone use in active school zone crossings, including all school properties, parking lots and drop off lanes. Drivers who violate the cell phone ban face fines of up to $200. There are exceptions for hands-free devices, emergency calls and vehicles that are stopped.

Don’t just watch your speed when traveling through a school zone. Keep your eyes out for children who may be crossing the road and follow any signs held by school crossing guards.

No matter how late you may be on your way to work, speeding through a school zone is about more than fines and court costs — it’s about protecting our children. According to NHTSA, an average of 18 school-age children die in school transportation-related crashes each year. Of those, six are occupants of a school transportation vehicle, while the other 12 are pedestrians.

Before sending your child back to school, take a few minutes to review these school bus and school crossing safety tips from the NHTSA with your child:

1. Always get to the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is due to arrive.
2. Never run across the road to catch the bus.
3. If you have to walk on roads where there is no sidewalk, walk against traffic. Try to stay off the road as much as possible.
4. When crossing the street to get to the bus, always look left, then right, then left again. If cars or other objects are obstructing your view, go to the nearest corner crosswalk.
5. When the bus approaches, stand at least three large steps from the curb.
6. Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says it’s okay to board before stepping onto the bus.
7. Never walk behind the bus or close to the side of the bus. You could be in the driver’s blind spot.
8. If you drop something near the bus, don’t pick it up until you tell the bus driver or he or she may not see you.

As adults, we have the responsibility not only to teach our children to be safe, but to make a habit of always practicing safe driving, especially in school zones. Put away any hand-held devices when driving through school zones, observe the posted speed limit, and watch for children crossing the street. If you are unsure if a school zone is active, always assume it is.

If you or your child has been hurt as the result of a school transportation-related accident, contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a free consultation with a Dallas – Ft. Worth personal injury attorney.

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By : Tim O'Hare /August 22, 2016 /Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More
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Pokémon Go Tip: Don’t Chase Pokémon While Driving

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by Tim O’Hare

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The Pokémon Go craze has taken over this summer — kids, teens and adults alike are scouring businesses, parks and in some cases, private properties (which, as a reminder, is illegal) to capture all the characters.

Over the past few weeks, several people have found themselves in precarious and even dangerous circumstances due to the game, including one driver in Baltimore who crashed his car at a high speed into a parked Baltimore police cruiser last weekend. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured. In another incident, a driver in Auburn, New York received minor injuries after crashing his car into a tree while playing Pokémon Go.

Federal officials estimate that distracted driving of all kinds — Pokémon Go included — contributes to at least 16 percent of all fatal car crashes. That equates to about 5,000 deaths per year, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. After decades of declines, highway fatalities have been on the rise in recent years, due to distracted driving.

If you’re a Pokémon enthusiast, here are some safety rules to remember next time you’re out chasing Pikachu:

  • Never play the game while operating a motor vehicle or riding a bicycle.
    • Do not trespass on private property.
    • Always be aware of your surroundings, paying attention to potential hazards around you including roadways, waterways, drop-offs, etc.
    • Do not enter or stop traffic in an attempt to catch a Pokémon.
    • Travel in groups and only play in public locations that are well-lit.
    • Be cautious about sharing your location while playing the game as strangers can see this information.

There are some definite pros to this new Nintendo craze. Kids are playing with their parents and people are making new friends playing the game. It is also getting kids and adults off the couch and out of the house, getting some exercise and breathing in fresh air. But the safety concerns are also valid. If you play Pokémon Go, be smart while playing and pay attention to your safety and the safety of those around you. You could save a life.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a family member in a car accident, contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a free consultation with a Dallas personal injury attorney.

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By : Tim O'Hare /July 25, 2016 /Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More
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Do I Need an LLC?

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by J. Branden Snyder

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If you are in the process of launching a new business, there are many decisions to be made. One of which is whether you need an LLC, or if another type of legal business structure would better suit your company.

There are different kinds of legal entities for business owners to consider, each of which provides a different set of protections for the business owner’s interests and liabilities. So which is the best legal structure to protect your interests and assets? The answer to that question is dependent on a number of factors.

Here is a basic breakdown of the differences between an LLC and a Corporation (C-corp or S-corp).

LLC A Limited Liability Company (LLC) can protect your personal assets from lawsuits or debts that arise from your business. For example, if you own a business that has public traffic, an LLC can protect your personal assets from lawsuits in a potential slip-and-fall situation. Additionally, an LLC can protect you from being personally liable for business debts or unpaid bills.

LLCs are ideal for small businesses and businesses that hold property such as real estate that is expected to increase in value. Some businesses cannot operate as an LLC. For example, businesses in the banking, trust and insurance industry are generally prohibited from forming an LLC.

Corporation A corporation can also provide limited liability for the business owner while offering additional benefits. A corporation may be a better fit for your business if:

• You plan to have multiple investors in your business or plan to raise money from the public.
• You’d like to provide fringe benefits to owners, such as health insurance.
• You want to offer stock options and stock bonus incentives to employees.

Determining what type of business structure is best can be a difficult and complex decision. Need more help determining the best fit for your business? Hire a small business lawyer to help you make the right choice. Contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for help with your business formation decisions.

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By : Tim O'Hare /July 07, 2016 /Blog, Small Business Law /0 Comment Read More
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Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

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by Tim O’Hare

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If you have been injured as the result of a car accident, a defective or recalled product, a fall or injury at work or on someone else’s property, do you really need to hire a personal injury lawyer? Aren’t most personal injury attorneys just “ambulance chasers” trying to profit off the pain and suffering of others?

While personal injury attorneys have not always been portrayed in a positive light, the reality is, in most cases of injury, the victim can benefit significantly from hiring a trusted lawyer.

If you have been injured, you may face a long legal battle to receive any due compensation for your injury. Navigating the maze of insurance laws and dealing with insurance companies is often a frustrating and anxiety-filled ordeal, and yet, many people assume they can handle their injury claim on their own, without the help of an attorney.

There are many reasons one might need to hire a personal injury lawyer, here are a few examples of common personal injury claims:

Motor vehicle accident If you are injured or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident such as a car, bus, boat, or motorcycle accident that was caused by another person, perhaps due to drunk driving or distracted driving, you may be entitled to a personal injury claim. A lawsuit may help you recover compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and/or loss of companionship, for example.

Wrongful death Have you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person? If so, you may be entitled to make a wrongful death claim. Surviving beneficiaries of the deceased, including the surviving spouse, children and parents may be able to file a wrongful death claim.

Injury suffered on someone else’s property If you have suffered an injury while on someone else’s property, you may have grounds to make a premises liability claim. Premises liability cases, like many other personal injury cases, can be complicated, as it has to be proven that the property owner was negligent and the injury suffered was a result of that negligence.

Injury suffered by a defective or recalled product Products liability is another common category of personal injury cases, as thousands of product recalls are issued every year on items determined to be of potential danger to consumers.

How a personal injury lawyer can help you

Hiring a personal injury attorney for any of the reasons listed above should not be considered an unnecessary expense. Doing so can pay back multiple dividends, decreasing your stress level and helping you recover more money than you ever could on your own to help you pay for medical bills, recover your lost wages and be compensated for your pain, hassle and scarring.

There are many ways a personal injury lawyer can save you time, money and frustration, including:

Avoid the hassle of dealing with the insurance company. Insurance adjusters can be tricky. They often strive to get individuals to settle for far less than what they are entitled to. A personal injury attorney will work for you, dealing with insurance companies and the law, to ensure you are treated fairly and receive what the law says you are due.

A personal injury lawyer will be familiar with all the laws pertaining to your case. Laws often vary by state, but an experienced attorney will know your state’s laws and how the laws affect your case. They will also have the necessary knowledge to help you receive fair compensation. If your case for any reason needs to be disputed in court, a personal injury attorney will provide the best representation to handle your case.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer allows you to focus on your own healing rather than being consumed by your case. Being injured in a car accident or in a work-related accident can be life changing. Don’t take on the unnecessary burden of dealing with the insurance companies on your own. Hire an experienced personal injury attorney to focus on your case so that you can focus on yourself. While it may seem costly at first, it will pay off in the end when you receive the full amount owed to you, rather than only a portion of that, which is likely what you would receive if working without an attorney.

If you have been injured in a car accident, suffered injury on someone else’s property, or suffered an injury through no fault of your own in another manner, contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare. We will help you in your time of need and make sure you are not taken advantage of.

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By : Tim O'Hare /June 27, 2016 /Blog, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More
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Motorcycle Safety Month: Safety Tips for All Drivers

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by Tim O’Hare

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May is Motorcycle Safety Month. If you are out on the road, you are responsible to do your part to keep all motorists safe, including motorcyclists. Ninety-eight percent of motorcycle riders who are involved in accidents are injured. Of those, half of them suffer serious injuries.

No matter what kind of vehicle you drive, it is your responsibility to share the road with motorcyclists and other motorists and take certain precautions to avoid an accident that could otherwise be prevented.

Do your part to keep all drivers safe with these tips:

Check twice for traffic when changing lanes or turning at intersections. The profile of a motorcycle is much smaller than that of a car or truck. A motorcycle’s small size can not only make it more easily hidden from the sight of a vehicle driver, but it can also make it appear further away than it is. The smaller size of motorcycles can also make it difficult for other motorists to judge how fast a motorcycle is traveling.

Don’t follow motorcyclists at close distances. Some motorcyclists slow their speed by downshifting rather than breaking. Motorists should allow at least 3 to 4 seconds following distance, and predict when a motorcyclist in front of them may slow down. When roads are wet, motorcycles can have a difficult time stopping quickly, and should be allowed more space from other motorists.

Be aware that a motorcyclist may often change positions in a lane. Motorcycles do not respond to road hazards, such as debris and potholes as well as other vehicles might. Because of this, a motorcyclist might often be seen changing his or her position within a lane, to avoid potential hazards. Motorcyclists may also change positions in a lane to be seen more easily by other drivers.

Safety on the roads for all drivers is dependent on drivers being aware of their surroundings and others on the road. For more information on sharing the road with motorcyclists, read this list of tips from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a family member in a motorcycle accident, contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare, the Dallas personal injury attorney who has been riding motorcycles for most of his adult life. Hiring a lawyer who also rides to handle your motorcycle case is the right choice.

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By : Tim O'Hare /May 19, 2016 /Blog, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More
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Dangers of the Construction Industry: The Fatal Four

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by Tim O’Hare

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Every year, thousands of workers are killed on the job. In 2014, 4,679 workers were killed on the job, according to the United States Department of Labor, and more than 20 percent of those were in construction. One in five work injuries occur on construction sites.

Falls are responsible for the most construction site injuries and deaths, followed by workers being struck by an object, electrocutions, and workers getting caught in-between objects on the job site. These are the “Fatal Four” of construction site injuries, and were responsible for more than half of all construction worker deaths in 2014. Eliminating the “Fatal Four” would save more than 500 workers’ lives in America each year.

Some of the most common construction site accidents include:

• Falls from scaffolding
• Crane or building collapses
• Falling objects
• Electrocution, fires and explosions
• Faulty tools or equipment
• Dangerous chemicals

If you have suffered an accident on a construction site, you may be entitled to substantial money damages including reimbursement for medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental and emotional anguish, lost wages and benefits, future earnings and diminishment of enjoyment of life due to your injury. Spouses of the injured may also be entitled to collect damages for the loss of pleasure or companionship.

In cases where your injury was the result of gross negligence on the part of another individual or entity, such as an employer or manufacturer, you may be able to collect punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer and to prevent the misconduct from being repeated in the future. In the event of an on-the-job injury or death, property owners, employers, architects, manufacturers, and even insurance companies might be liable for:

• Faulty machinery/tools
• Unsafe procedures or working conditions
• Negligent management
• Inadequate training
• Explosions or fires
• Failure to provide necessary safety equipment
• Unrealistic employer demands that led to safety shortcuts
• Exposure to toxic fumes or substances

If you have been injured in an accident on a construction site, or another work-related accident, contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare. We have represented clients against employers, manufacturers and other defendants who have caused workplace injuries, and we have successfully handled numerous cases. We know which medical experts and occupational experts you will need, and our personal injury attorneys will stick with your case no matter how long it takes.

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By : Tim O'Hare /May 09, 2016 /Blog, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More
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Trucking Accidents: What You Need to Know

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by Tim O’Hare

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Each year, more than 450,000 trucking accidents occur on U.S. roadways, nearly 5,000 motorists are killed in accidents involving large trucks and an estimated 140,000 are injured. In an accident involving a passenger vehicle and a semi or commercial truck, 74 percent of those killed are passengers in the car.

Commercial trucks are significantly larger than passenger vehicles, posing a serious risk to the drivers and passengers of other vehicles in the event of an accident. While not all car accidents are unavoidable, many are. As a driver, there are several steps you can take to protect yourself and your passengers from an accident that could lead to serious injury or death. Keep yourself and your family safe by following these safe driving guidelines:

Treat trucks differently than other cars. Trucks can weigh as much as 30 times more than a passenger car. Due to their size, it is nearly impossible for semi trucks to come to a sudden stop. For example, a semi truck that is moving at 55 miles per hour can take the length of a football field to come to a complete stop. Avoid cutting off a semi in traffic or putting yourself in a situation where you may have to suddenly stop in front of a semi. The size of an 18-wheeler also makes it difficult for the truck driver to change lanes.

Stay visible. Driving next to a semi or directly behind one can make it very difficult for the truck driver to see you. Do not follow too closely or stay directly next to a semi truck. A general rule is that if you cannot see the truck’s side mirrors, the driver cannot see you.

Do not stop on the side of the road. If you have to stop your vehicle for some reason, avoid stopping on the shoulder of the road. Truck drivers may not see you stopped until it is too late. If you must stop, try to pull completely off of the road, either into the grass or on a side road. If you do stop on the side of the road, do not stay in your car. Get out and move away from traffic.

If you are involved in a trucking accident and the truck driver is found to be at fault, you may be entitled to receive compensation for bodily injury or property damage. Damages may include:

• Medical expenses including ambulance fees, hospital and doctor visits, in-home care services, physical therapy, etc.
• Pain and suffering including mental and physical distress.
• Lost wages to cover pay for any lost work due to the accident and follow-up medical appointments.
• Lost earning capacity in the event you are unable to continue working due to impairments from the injuries.
• Loss of companionship, covering the loss of affection or relations in a marriage or the loss of a loved one.
• Special damages covering general monetary losses after an accident.

If you have been involved in a traffic accident with a commercial truck, contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare. We will help you receive all due compensation for your injury or loss.

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By : Tim O'Hare /April 28, 2016 /Blog, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More
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Tim O’Hare Named One of Texas’ Best Lawyers by D Magazine and Texas Super Lawyers

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D Magazine and Texas Super Lawyers have once again recognized Dallas Personal Injury Attorney, Tim O’Hare as one of the region’s best lawyers. Tim is one of an elite group of lawyers to receive both recognitions.

“It is our daily goal to provide the best service to our clients, both those who have been injured and those who have lost loved ones due to negligence,” said O’Hare. “It is an honor to be recognized for our work by D Magazine and Texas Super Lawyers.”

D Magzine Best Lawyers

Selections for the D Magazine list are made by a group of lawyers and editors who review peer nominations submitted for the recognition. The D Magazine list of top lawyers in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex will appear in the May issue.

In years past, less than 25 injury lawyers (of the more than 1,000 in the Metroplex) make the list. In all, there are just over 500 names on the D Magazine list—just about two percent of approximately 25,000 attorneys in the Metroplex.

Texas Super Lawyers

The national Super Lawyers rating is a distinction given to only the top five percent of attorneys in the state. The full list will be published in Super Lawyers Magazine later this year.

Lawyers are selected on an annual, state-by-state basis based on this patented, multiphase selection process, which includes peer nominations, evaluations and third-party research.

These recognitions add to a long list of awards and recognitions for the Law Offices of Tim O’Hare including:

  • A/V Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking available. (Click here to view profile on martindale.com.)
  • com 10 of 10 rating based on Tim’s his ethical standing with the Bar Association and endorsements by both peers and clients. (Click here to view profile on Avvo.com.)
  • Top Transportation Lawyers in the country by The American Lawyer Magazine.
  • Top Personal Injury Lawyers in the nation by The National Law Journal.
  • Named one of Texas’ Legal Leaders.
  • A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

“Injury law is often looked at negatively due to the questionable ethics of a few attorneys in this area of law. It is refreshing to know that our efforts at maintaining our integrity while representing clients in North Texas have been recognized again this year,” said O’Hare.

If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury as the result of a car wreck or work accident, or if you need someone to handle your will, trust, probate matters, bankruptcy, child custody or child support issues, business formations or another legal matter, contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

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By : Tim O'Hare /April 21, 2016 /Blog, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More
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If You Have Children, You Need a Will. Here’s Why

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by J. Branden Snyder

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At least half of Americans don’t have a will. Are you one of them? Dying without a will means the state will decide who gets what of your assets, who is in charge of your estate, and more importantly, who is responsible for your children.

Nobody wants to talk about death and dying, but preparing your will now can save your loved ones stress and additional heartache should something happen to you.

In the event that something happens to you, your children should be cared for by individuals you choose. Don’t let the state determine where your children will live. In addition, dying without a will means your assets could go to places you had no intention of them going.

There are many reasons every adult should have a will, children or no children. Here are some of the most important reasons you need a will:

A will allows you to determine who your beneficiaries will be. If you die without a will, the State of Texas will determine the division of your property and who your beneficiaries will be. If you have children, or children from a previous marriage, the division of your assets can be a complicated process. By executing your will, you will be able to clearly identify your beneficiaries and how you want your property to be divided.

A will allows you to designate a guardian for your children. In the event that you pass away while your children are minors, your will can designate who will care for your children after your passing. If you die without a will, the court will appoint a person to serve as guardian for any minor children.

In your will, you can nominate an executor for your estate. In your will, you can also designate who should serve as executor of your estate. This is the person who will be responsible for dividing your assets and property according to your wishes.

By preparing your will, you will make things as simple as possible for your surviving family. This may be the most important reason everyone needs a will. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is hard enough, but that loss can be compounded by the stress of administering the deceased’s estate. Drawing up a proper will, and letting your spouse, children and family members know what your wishes are will help ease the added burden they would otherwise experience upon your death.

To prepare your will, you should work with an experienced attorney who can guide you through the process. Your attorney will explain the legal terms and ensure that your will is drafted properly so there are no questions in the event of your death. Your attorney can also help review your financial assets and double check who can receive what from your retirement accounts.

Do you need to prepare your will or update an existing will? Contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare to speak with a reputable attorney who can help you draw up your will.

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By : Tim O'Hare /April 15, 2016 /Blog, General Civil Law /0 Comment Read More
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Reflections on the Last 15 Years

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by Tim O’Hare

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It’s been 15 years since we first opened our doors at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare. Over the years, we’ve earned numerous awards and accolades for our work in injury law, but those awards could never measure up to the experiences I’ve shared with my clients and my staff.

As I look back on the last 15 years, here are some reflections I’d like to share with you.

I’ve learned a lot in the last 15 years, but most importantly, I’ve learned to trust God first and lean not on my own understanding. I have also learned not to sweat the small stuff and to always strive to improve and honestly self-evaluate. It’s also helpful for me to remember that while it may be the zillionth time I’ve handled a case, for each individual client, it is likely the first and last time they will ever be in this position. For that reason, it is so important to take care of people and always do the right thing, even when it is costly.

I sincerely enjoy the opportunity to help people through a difficult period in their lives. Each client I’ve worked with through the years stands out in my memory for one reason or another, but those with whom I have walked through tragedy stick most in my memory. I once had the difficult task of helping a family who lost a child due to medical negligence. This was the toughest thing I’ve ever dealt with or been a part of and something I will never forget. Another case that impacted me tremendously was where a young woman with three young children lost her husband and the father of her children suddenly due to a negligent construction company truck driver. I spent nearly two years walking through that devastation with them.

With 15 years under my belt, the one piece of advice I’d give my younger self is to stop and smell the roses. Appreciate every moment. Count your blessings. Life as a husband, father, attorney and active member of my community is often very hectic, but it is so important to take a step back and soak it all in every now and then. It gives you a new perspective.

These 15 years would not be complete without my wife and three children. They are my biggest inspiration and the reason I get up every day and do what I do. I love spending time with my family and look forward to watching my children grow up and become Godly, productive teenagers and adults.

Fifteen years may seem like a long time, but we are just getting started! Over the coming years, we look forward to continuing to be the go-to law firm in North Texas for injury victims and families who have lost loved ones seeking honest, ethical, tenacious representation. We plan to continue to expand our services to meet our ever-growing client base’s needs, and to serve our community through giving back, pro bono work and charitable giving.

Thank you for being a part of our first 15 years. We look forward to many more years!

Call The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for your FREE Case Evaluation 


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By : Tim O'Hare /April 07, 2016 /Blog, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More
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