Williams Kherkher secures $1.5M verdict for client injured in auto accident.

On January 20, 2015 our client broke his leg when he was hit by an SUV while he was attempting to purchase an automobile at an auto auction. The driver of the SUV was a worker sent over by Pacesetter to drive cars at the Manheim Big H auction center. Our client was safely crossing the road when he was struck by a Ford Explorer being driven by the defendant.

Our client was back to work in just 9 months. He turned to Jim Hart and Steve Kherkher to handle his case and handle the case they did.

Steve and Jim spent many long nights strategizing and prepping for trial. After a rigorous trial before Harris County 55th District Court Judge Shadwick, the jury came back with a UNANIMOUS decision in favor of the plaintiff. They awarded the client $750,000 for pain and suffering as well as $750,000 for physical impairment for a whopping total of $1.5 million dollars.

Here at Williams Kherkher, we are so proud of Jim and Steve and the work they put in on behalf of their client and know they will do the same for you or your family members.

School bus collides with large truck in Harris County

Earlier today, a school bus and large truck collided at the intersection of the Sam Houston Parkway frontage road and Texas 90 in Harris County. It is not known whether anyone involved in the accident was hurt. According to the Houston Chronicle, witnesses of the accident reported that the bus was just about to turn right in order to get on the frontage road when the collision occurred. At Williams Kherkher, we will continue to monitor this concerning story and will provide more information as it becomes available.

More than 80 people sent to hospital after carbon monoxide leak at Beaumont middle school

Marshall Middle School in Beaumont was evacuated after a carbon monoxide leak in the school was reported this morning, according to the report Beaumont ISD made with Click2Houston.  According to reports, a number of students complained of feeling light-headed.

Once the school was evacuated, medical responders attended to students and adults at the scene.  Of the people who were evacuated, 79 students and two adults were sent to the hospital for additional treatment.

While officials with the Beaumont Fire Department have reported that they believe the leak originated from the school boiler room, they are not yet sure when the leak may have began.  That being said, officials did say that it would take anywhere between two and three hours for a person to show symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning at the levels they observed.

At Williams Kherkher, we will continue to monitor this situation, and will provide updates as they become available.

Scaffolding collapses in Houston, injures 6 construction workers

A long section of scaffolding around a seven-story building collapsed in Houston earlier today, and CNN has reported that at least six construction workers have been injured in the incident. Senior Captain Ruy Lozano of the Houston Fire Department told reporters at the scene that none of the injuries sustained in the accident were life-threatening.

Though firefighters are still searching the scene to ensure that no one else is trapped underneath the collapsed structure, Senior Capt. Lozano went on to report that there were no confirmations of missing workers.   The scene appears to be stable, but the senior captain went on to warn that a secondary collapse may still be possible.

The cause of the collapse, which took place near Minute Maid Park, has not yet been determined.

Asiana Flight 214 Crashes at San Francisco International Airport

In a tragic accident occurring this past Saturday at the San Francisco International Airport, an Asiana Airlines flight inbound from Seoul crash landed after touching down tail first and short of the runway. 307 individuals were on board the Boeing 777 aircraft, of which 2 were killed and 168 were injured.

While the complete investigation of the plane crash has not yet been completed, preliminary reports appear to have eliminated mechanical failure and point to pilot error as the primary cause of the accident. Excessively low airspeed on approach led to the crew being unable to throttle forward when they attempted to abort the landing seconds before impact. In an apparent departure from normal procedure, the throttles were idling on approach, which may have led to the crew’s inability to correct course on their approach to the runway.

Pilot Lee Kang-guk was landing a Boeing 777 for the first time at SFO, although he had piloted that type of aircraft 9 times prior to this flight. Kang-guk had logged more than 10,000 flying hours and could not be considered to be in training, but was acclimating to the aircraft after having much more extensive experience flying a Boeing 747. The chief pilot was Lee Jeong-min, who has been with Asiana Airlines since 1996.

Our thoughts are with all the victims of this tragedy and their loved ones.

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