(PRWEB) September 25, 2014
Attorney Jonathan Harris of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., recently filed a lawsuit in Dallas County, Texas on behalf of Gerald Orvis, the father of Andrew Orvis, an 8 year old boy that was believed to have been electrocuted and killed at Piney Shores Resort in Conroe, Texas. The lawsuit alleges that Andrew Orvis was sitting on a dock and electrocuted when his legs came into contact with faulty and inadequately maintained electrical wiring attached to the dock. The boy’s father, Gerald Orvis, pulled his son from the lake and tried to resuscitate him with CPR, but it was too late. Andrew Orvis was transported by life flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The lawsuit was filed in Dallas County because Piney Shores Resort is owned and operated by Silverleaf Resorts, a company with its main offices in Dallas. In response to the allegations, Silverleaf Resorts denied liability for the child’s death and filed a motion to designate the boy’s father, Gerald Orvis, as a responsible party in his son’s death. Silverleaf Resorts has alleged that the child’s death was caused by his father’s lack of supervision. The lawsuit has been filed as cause number CC-14-03837-C in County Court at Law Number 3 in Dallas County, Texas.
The Harris County Medical Examiner has now indicated that the primary cause of death was that Andrew Orvis was electrocuted before he fell into the water. The final autopsy report is pending. http://www.harriscountytx.gov/ifs/casestatus.aspx (ML-14-2349)
Armed with the recent finding from the Harris County Medical Examiner that the child’s death was caused by electrocution, Attorney Jonathan Harris will continue the legal fight against the resort and defend the boy’s father from the resort’s allegations.
Laura De La Cruz