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Houston — Woman’s Dead Body Found Covered in Dog Bites

Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 12:49 am    

At around 8:15 a.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019, a woman was found dead in the backyard of her home in the 12830 block of Susanna Lane, and she appeared to have multiple dog bites all over her body.

According to Houston Police, officers were conducting a welfare check on Elaine Richman, 66, after she had not appeared for her dog training classes in two days. Upon their arrival on Richman’s residence, they found her dead in her backyard with several dog bites on her arms, hands, and face.

Preliminary autopsy determines that a sharp force injury was the cause of death. Investigators found two adult Doberman pinschers in the house, but did not say whether the dogs were responsible for the bites or Richman’s death.

As of right now, Richman’s death is ruled as an accident, but a complete autopsy is requested to fully determine the cause of her death.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Elaine Richman. Sadly, she is not the only one whose life is taken away by a dog attack. In a study conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), about 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States every year, and 800,000 of those bites result in medical care. This can be interpreted as 1 in 69 people getting bitten by a dog annually.

These numbers paint a terrible picture, but according to National Canine Research Council, 81% of dog bites cause no injury at all or only minor injuries that do not require medical attention. In other words, there is only a 1 in 112,400 chance of dying from a dog bite or strike, so more often than not, dying from a dog bite is highly unlikely.

That said, dog attacks can be fatal when they happen, and they can be as complicated as they are devastating to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers who are experts in cases like this. That is why, if you are a victim of a dog bite/attack, 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 — 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.


Houston — Man Dies After Incident at 10414 Richmond Avenue

Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 5:36 am    

At around 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019, an incident that occurred at 10414 Richmond Avenue resulted to the death of a man.

According to the Houston Police Department Special Investigations Unit Sergeant M. Ynosencio and Detective E. Contreras, HPD patrol officers received a disturbance call at 10414 Richmond Avenue, and upon their arrival at the aforementioned address, they found Gregory Yarber, 55, in the street, yelling that someone was trying to kill him.

Yarber was then transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, but unfortunately, he was pronounced dead on February 4, 2019.

The Houston Police are still waiting for the autopsy results to determine the cause of death of Gregory Yarber. Investigation is still underway for this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of the passing of Gregory Yarber. Alas, he is not the first victim whose life is taken away by murder. According to statistics, there were a total of 17,284 reported murder and non-negligent manslaughter cases in the United States in 2017. This number actually shows a decline in the past 20 years, but if compared to other countries, the murder rate in the U.S. is still quite high. The three states with the most number of murders in the U.S. in 2017 were California, Texas, and Florida with 1,830, 1,412, and 1,057 respectively.

Murder, homicide, and violent crime statistics constantly have an impact on America’s current political debate on gun law. Though many have argued that any casual connection between gun/firearm circulation and homicide rate is simply hypothetical, the number of murders by firearm is nevertheless high. About 73% of murders and non-negligent manslaughter cases were carried using a firearm.

Murder/homicide cases are always dreadful for the victims and their families. Thankfully, there are lawyers who specialize in cases like these. So, if you are a victim of murder/homicide, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to seek for help. Murder defense attorneys are always more than willing to 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.


Fort Worth — Man Dies After Vape Pen Explodes

Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 1:27 am    

On January 29, 2019, a Fort Worth man died after his vape pen exploded, thus cutting a major artery in his neck.

According to reports, William Eric Brown, 24, was sitting in his car in front of the Smoke & Vape DZ store at the 4500 block of Golden Triangle when his pen exploded. He was then taken to John Peter Smith Hospital where he died because of the “penetrating trauma from the exploding vaporizer pen,” which referred to the shrapnel from the blast that severed his left carotid artery.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of William Eric Brown. Alas, it has slowly come to the attention of everyone that e-cigarettes like the one that Brown used can actually explode. According to the U.S. Fire Administration in 2017, there were 133 acute injuries from e-cigarettes and other similar devices that happened between 2009 and 2016. Most of the fires and explosions occurred while the e-cigarette was in a pocket or was being used. At the time of the report, none of the injuries resulted in death — that is, until in May 2018 when a Florida man was killed when his e-cigarette exploded.

Because of these reported accidents involving e-cigarettes and similar devices, it has been noted that these devices present a unique hazard due to their shape and the presence of a lithium-ion battery in a device that, when used, is so close to the face of the user. The Fire Administration said that the shape of e-cigarettes, which is cylindrical, makes them more likely to act as though they are “flaming rockets” if a battery fails. That is why, while the failure rate of the lithium-ion batteries is very minute, the consequences of a failure has the possibility to be severe and, at times, deadly.

Accidents like the one that Brown experienced are incredibly complicated for the victims and for their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers who are experienced in cases like this. That is why, 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.


Dallas — Hit-And-Run Accident Kills Child

Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 1:32 am    

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, a young boy was killed after a hit-and-run accident that occurred in the Love Field area of Dallas.

According to Dallas Police, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a black pickup was driving through a parking lot in the 2900 block of West Northwest Highway in front of Chicken-N-Rice when it struck the boy. The driver did not stop to render aid to the child and simply continued to travel toward Interstate 35. Detectives believe that the registered owner of the car, 24-year-old Ramon Garcia-Ruiz, was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.

The boy did not survive this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of the passing of the young child. Alas, he is not the first victim whose life is taken away by a car accident. Car accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

A particular kind of vehicular accident that is quite common and deadly is a hit-and-run. According to a study done by roadside-assistance giant AAA, there were 2,049 hit-and-run deaths that occurred in 2016. This number is the highest annual total on record, and in the decade leading up to that number, 682,000 hit-and-run crashes happened each year.

Texas has been reported as the 8th worst state for hit-and-run fatalities. This is a fact that is appalling, and something must be done to change that.

Car accidents, especially hit-and-run accidents, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/hit-and-run accidents, 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.

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