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Eustace — Texas Teen Nearly Paralyzed After Freak Gym Class Accident

Posted on Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 5:50 am    

A seemingly harmless task in gym class left a Texan teen almost paralyzed after the rope she was using broke, causing her to crash to the ground where she landed on her neck in December 2018.

Katie Bivins was told by the doctors that she had shattered her C6 vertebrae and moved her C7 in the fall. The injury has a massive impact to an area of the spine, considered the low-cervical nerves, which corresponds with arms and hands control. An injury to the C6 vertebrae can affect wrist extension, cause paralysis in hands, trunk, and legs, and may impact bowel and bladder control. An injury to the C7 vertebrae, moreover, can impact nerve control in elbow extension and some finger extension.

Doctors initially believed that she possibly was not going to be able to be helped, but Bivins was determined to master walking again after she showed doctors that she could move her big toe. She has spent over 60 days recovering, and though she will likely have lasting health issues because of the accident, she is committed to at least try to live a better life.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to Katie Bivins. Alas, she is not the only one who is a victim of personal injury. Personal injury is simply described as an injury to the body, mind, or emotions, and a personal injury lawsuit is filed against the person or entity that caused the harm through negligence, gross negligence, reckless conduct, intentional misconduct, and in some cases on the basis of strict liability. Some of the common damages (also known as the things for which the injured person may be compensated) usually include the injured person’s medical bills, pain and suffering, and diminished quality life.

Getting injured as a direct or indirect result of someone else’s actions can be as complicated as it is devastating to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers who are experienced in cases like this. That is why, if you think you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The Houston attorneys of Williams Kherkher have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our Williams Kherkher has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Kherkher hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Houston — University of Houston Strength Coach Fired After Report of “Rhabdo” Cases

Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 7:23 am    

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, a strength coach from University of Houston was fired after a report of several “rhabdo” cases in the women’s soccer team.

According to Channel 2 Investigates, about a dozen of the members of the women’s soccer team were being treated for the serious medical condition known as rhabdomyolysis, or “rhabdo” for short, a condition characterized by the destruction of striated muscle cells. In extreme cases, it can lead to kidney failure.

When the university received reports that a number of the players tested positive for rhabdo, Minor Bowens, the strength coach, was terminated immediately, and his professional profile has since been removed from the University of Houston site.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the student-athletes in this scenario. Sadly, they are not the only ones who have experienced personal injury. Personal injury is simply described as an injury to the body, mind, or emotions, and a personal injury lawsuit is filed against the person or entity that caused the harm through negligence, gross negligence, reckless conduct, intentional misconduct, and in some cases on the basis of strict liability. Some of the common damages (also known as the things for which the injured person may be compensated) usually include the injured person’s medical bills, pain and suffering, and diminished quality life.

Getting injured as a direct or indirect result of someone else’s actions can be as complicated as it is devastating to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers who are experienced in cases like this. That is why, if you think you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The Houston attorneys of Williams Kherkher have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our Williams Kherkher has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Kherkher hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Houston — Man, Woman Face Charges for the Death of Their Child

Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 10:45 pm    

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, a man and a woman were charged and taken into custody following the death of their infant child.

The Houston Police Department reports that the infant was found dead in her crib on June 5, 2018 at the family’s home in the 2300 block of Bay Area Boulevard. According to an autopsy provided by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, she had suffered multiple blunt trauma injuries to her head and various parts of her body. Additionally, an initial investigation showed that there had been at least three incidents resulting in a variety of injuries that were in different states of healing.

The father, 23-year-old Dylan Christian Daugherty, and the mother, 26-year-old Aeriel Louise Spivey, are both charged with murder and injury to a child-serious bodily injury, respectively. They were taken into custody on Wednesday without incident.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the child. Alas, this kind of negligence that results to injury is not that uncommon. In a lot of cases, simple assaults that involve bodily injury to another person are considered as Class A misdemeanors; however, the charge can change drastically if the alleged victim is a child (a person who is 14 years of age or younger), elderly person (a person who is 65 years or older), or a disabled person (a person who is substantially unable to protect themselves from harm or to provide food, shelter, or medical for themselves, or who has autism spectrum disorder, developmental disability, intellectual disability, severe emotional disturbance, or traumatic brain injury). If this is the case, then the allegation becomes a felony.

A charge of injury to a child, elderly person, or disabled person can be identified as either criminal negligence or omission. Criminal negligence is when intentional, knowing, or reckless states of mind are not present in the case. In the meantime, omission results in an offense if the omission causes an injury defined under the statute and the alleged offender has a legal duty to act, a statutory duty to act, or assumed care, custody, or control of a child, elderly, or disabled individual. This is more often than not applicable to parents or guardians, caregivers, or owners, operators, employees of group homes, nursing facilities, and the like.

An injury to a child, elderly person, or disabled person by criminal negligence or omission can be devastating to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers who specialize in cases like this. That is why, if you are a victim of this kind of offense, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The Houston attorneys of Williams Kherkher have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our Williams Kherkher has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Kherkher hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Tomball — Woman Charged After Refusing to Treat Child’s Second-Degree Burns

Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 1:43 am    

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, a mother from Tomball was charged with injury to a child by omission after refusing to treat her child’s second degree burns.

A witness reported to the deputies who arrived at a home off Northpointe Ridge Lane for a welfare check on Saturday that a child living in the house had second-degree burns that were left untreated for days. When asked, Cybil Menard, the child’s mother, admitted that the child had received cigarette burns previously and that she chose not to treat it as she always refused medical treatment. Because of this, Menard was charged with injury to a child by omission.

She was given a bond of $15,000, which she made, and as a result, she is now out of jail.

The child was released to a guardian at the home.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the child just because of the mother’s negligence. Alas, this kind of negligence that results to injury is not that uncommon. In a lot of cases, simple assaults that involve bodily injury to another person are considered as Class A misdemeanors; however, the charge can change drastically if the alleged victim is a child (a person who is 14 years of age or younger), elderly person (a person who is 65 years or older), or a disabled person (a person who is substantially unable to protect themselves from harm or to provide food, shelter, or medical for themselves, or who has autism spectrum disorder, developmental disability, intellectual disability, severe emotional disturbance, or traumatic brain injury). If this is the case, then the allegation becomes a felony.

A charge of injury to a child, elderly person, or disabled person can be identified as either criminal negligence or omission. Criminal negligence is when intentional, knowing, or reckless states of mind are not present in the case. In the meantime, omission results in an offense if the omission causes an injury defined under the statute and the alleged offender has a legal duty to act, a statutory duty to act, or assumed care, custody, or control of a child, elderly, or disabled individual. This is more often than not applicable to parents or guardians, caregivers, or owners, operators, employees of group homes, nursing facilities, and the like.

An injury to a child, elderly person, or disabled person by criminal negligence or omission can be devastating to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers who specialize in cases like this. That is why, if you are a victim of this kind of offense, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The Houston attorneys of Williams Kherkher have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our Williams Kherkher has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Kherkher hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Spring — Man Injured After Burglary Turned Assault at Spring Apartments

Posted on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 5:45 am    

At approximately 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, one man was injured and two were detained after a burglary that turned into an assault at a Spring apartment complex.

According to reports, the incident occurred at the ARIUM Spring Crossing Apartments in the 21500 block of Spring Plaza Drive near Spring Stuebner Road. Two men, 23-year-old Patrick Griffin and 22-year-old Marcus Moffett, broke into an apartment and attempted to rob the place, but then the resident caught them when he returned home after receiving an alert on his phone from his home alarm system. The moment the resident got inside, Griffin and Moffett physically assaulted him. The homeowner may have possible broken ribs because of this assault.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the homeowner. Alas, he is not the only one whose life is affected by an assault, especially one that is a result to a robbery. According to the statistics provided by the Bureau of Justice, the rate of robbery victimizations rose from 1.7% per 1,000 residents (age 12 or older) to 2.3% per 1,000 in 2017. Additionally, the portion of American residents who had been a victim of violent crime increased from 0.98% in 2015 to 1.14% in 2017. This increase is said to be primarily driven by an increase in simple assault, which is defined as an attack without a weapon resulting in either no injury, minor injury (i.e. bruises, black eyes, etc.), or in undetermined injury requiring less than 2 days of hospitalization.

Furthermore, the number of victims of violent crime is reported to have increased as well. In 2015, 2.7 million people (age 12 or older) had been victims to violent crime, and this increased to 2.9 million in 2016 and to 3.1 million in 2017.

Getting assaulted can be traumatic to the victims and their their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in cases like these. So, if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The Houston attorneys of Williams Kherkher have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our Williams Kherkher has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Kherkher hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Beaumont — Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault And Sexual Assault

Posted on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 3:13 am    

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, a woman was assaulted by a man in the 2500 block of Milam in Beaumont.

The unnamed victim reported that she had been shot to her hand between 2 and 4 a.m. by Morris Joseph Broussard, 48, and that Broussard refused to let her seek medical treatment, holding her at the location against her will and sexually assaulted her multiple times. She managed to escape from him and eventually call the police, and Broussard was taken into custody before being brought to the Jefferson County Jail. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated sexual assault.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to unnamed woman. Alas, she is only one of the very many women whose lives are affected by an aggravated/sexual assault. Violence against women is a serious issue in this day and age, and yet they still continue to happen. In 2005, it was reported that there were 1,181 women who were murdered by an intimate partner. This number suggested that an average of three women die every day.

Moreover, two other kinds of violent acts against women that are alarmingly common are domestic violence and sexual violence. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control reports that women experience about 4.8 million intimate partner-related physical assaults and rapes every year, and less than 20% of battered women seek medical treatment after an injury. The National Crime Victimization Survey also notes that 232,960 women in the U.S. were raped or sexually assaulted in 2006, which suggests that more than 600 women were raped every day. All these numbers indeed paint a dire picture indeed.

Violent acts against women are undeniably devastating to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in cases like these. So, if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The Houston attorneys of Williams Kherkher have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our Williams Kherkher has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Kherkher hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Houston — Woman Brutally Beaten After Night Out

Posted on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 3:01 am    

A Houston woman was brutally beaten after a night out on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

According to reports, Rachel Busch met up with Donovan Micah Jones, 24, with a few of her friends on January 16, two weeks after they first met in a Montrose coffee shop. Busch said that the two of them exchanged a few drinks, and then Jones offered to let her crash on his couch. She refused, pushing him away, but then Jones just suddenly started attacking her until she was unconscious. He broke her cranial bone, the orbital bone, her palate, cheekbones, jawbones, and several teeth.

Busch does not remember much about this attack as she was unconscious. She does not even know if she was raped and is still waiting on the results of the rape kit. All she remembers is waking up on the sidewalk outside, lying in her own blood.

Busch was in the hospital for a week and needed surgery to reconstruct her face. Meanwhile, Jones was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Additionally, Houston Police say that its special victims unit is investigating this as a sexual assault.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to Rachel Busch. Alas, she is only one of the very many women whose lives are affected by an aggravated/sexual assault. Violence against women is a serious issue in this day and age, and yet they still continue to happen. In 2005, it was reported that there were 1,181 women who were murdered by an intimate partner. This number suggested that an average of three women die every day.

Moreover, two other kinds of violent acts against women that are alarmingly common are domestic violence and sexual violence. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control reports that women experience about 4.8 million intimate partner-related physical assaults and rapes every year, and less than 20% of battered women seek medical treatment after an injury. The National Crime Victimization Survey also notes that 232,960 women in the U.S. were raped or sexually assaulted in 2006, which suggests that more than 600 women were raped every day. All these numbers indeed paint a dire picture indeed.

Violent acts against women are undeniably devastating to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in cases like these. So, if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The Houston attorneys of Williams Kherkher have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our Williams Kherkher has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Kherkher hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


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

Posted on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 12:14 pm    

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

Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 5:02 pm    

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

Posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 3:56 pm    

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.

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