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San Antonio — 28-Year-Old Man Confesses to Breaking Baby’s Arm

Posted on Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 9:09 pm    

On Friday, April 5, 2019, a 28-year-old man was arrested after he confessed to injuring a baby in San Antonio, Texas.

According to reports, authorities were called to University Hospital on Thursday, March 28, 2019, for a report of a child with a broken arm. Medical staff reported to the authorities that aside from the broken arm, the baby also had old, healing fractures to his leg.

Because of this, Kenneth Robert Chidester confessed during an interview with investigators that he had hurt the baby. He was then booked on a charge of causing injury to a child and was arrested. He was released on a $75,000 bail on Saturday, April 6.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the baby in this scenario. Alas, there are other countless victims who suffered the same fate. 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 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 Hart 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 law firm 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 Hart 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 — Young Girl Dead After Mother Beats Her

Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 12:12 am    

A 5-year-old girl was found dead at their apartment in the 8500 block of Broadway Street, near Hobby Airport, in Houston, Texas on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

According to Houston Police, Andrea Webb, 21, attempted to discipline her daughter by forcing her to sit against a wall without support of a seat. When the child did not do so, Webb then struck her with a belt. The child then sustained visible injuries to her face, chest, abdomen, arms, and back. In panic, Webb called 911 at around 10:55 p.m. and reported that her daughter had fallen from the second story of their apartment. However, upon the arrival of the police, officers discovered that the child’s injuries were not consistent with a fall. Webb eventually admitted to fabricating the fall story.

Webb was then arrested, with her charges being upgraded to murder, and her bond is set at $50,000.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the young girl in this scenario. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. 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 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 Hart 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 law firm 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 Hart 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.


Katy — Father Charged After 2-Week-Old Son Suffers Skull Injuries

Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 at 10:14 pm    

On Monday, February 25, 2019, a man from Katy, Texas was charged after his 2-week-old son suffered multiple head injuries.

According to deputies, Luis Pacheco, 27, was charged with injury to a child with serious bodily injury after his son was brought to Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. Pacheco claimed that he dropped his crying son on the concrete floor while he was trying to change his diaper, and he noticed an injury to the child’s head but did not call 911 until the child had difficulty breathing a few hours later. Doctors noted that the story was inconsistent with the injuries they found, and as a result, Pacheco was arrested and held in Harris County Jail with a $25,000 bond.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the child just because of the father’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 Hart 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 law firm 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 Hart 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.


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 Hart 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 law firm 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 Hart 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 Hart 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 law firm 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 Hart 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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