Man succumbed to dog bite injuries in OKC

Posted on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 8:41 pm    

A man who was recently hospitalized in Oklahoma City due to dog bite injuries inflicted by five pit bulls has died

Reports said Edgar Brown, 60, died on October 16 at OU Medical Center due to several complications after being attacked by his friend’s pit bulls. According to Edgar’s brother, Dexter Brown, Edgar had been asked to go to the friend’s rental property to take out the trash. While doing this favor, Edgar was attacked by five pit bulls who were living on the rental property.

A passing stranger was able to get the dogs off of Edgar and transport him to the hospital, where his condition deteriorated for two weeks. According to Brown, the victim suffered a number of complication during his stay in the hospital, including an infection that necessitated the amputation of several limbs and a heart attack that required a triple bypass operation.

While all of the dogs have been put down, Edgar’s family is attempting to have criminal charges brought against their owner for the death of their family member.

The Abel Law Firm hosts “The Sports Animal” to support Oklahoma Lawyers for Children

Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 at 4:38 pm    

Earlier this week, the Abel Law Firm hosted a live radio broadcast on WWLS Radio to help promote Oklahoma Lawyers for Children (OLFC).  The three-hour live and remote broadcast of “The Sports Animal” was donated by the Abel Law Firm as a way to help educate listeners in OKC about Oklahoma Lawyers for Children’s mission, purpose, and events.

As part of the broadcast, our team interviewed Tsinena Thompson—who is the CEO of Oklahoma Lawyers for Children—about the critical non-profit work OLFC provides to the Oklahoma City community.  We closed out the broadcast with WWLS air personality Craig Humphreys and OKC Thunder play-by-play announcer Matt Pinto who both voiced their support of Oklahoma Lawyers for Children.

At the Abel Law Firm, our team proudly supports the vital role Oklahoma Lawyers for Children plays in our community.  In fact, every one of our attorneys has donated pro bono legal work and made financial contributions to this organization over the years.  To learn more about Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, please take a few moments to read more about this local non-profit organization. You can also listen to the radio broadcast below.

Teen dead after Grant County ATV accident

Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 4:29 pm    

A teenager was recently killed in an accident involving two All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV), an October 18 article of News Channel 4 reported.

According to official reports, the accident occurred when 15-year-old Colton Schneider, a student at Edmund North High School, was riding an ATV together with another passenger in Grant County early Saturday morning on October 17. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol revealed that the ATV driver swerved to avoid a second ATV that was stalled in the road. The sudden swerve caused the ATV to roll over, throwing Colton from the recreational vehicle.

State authorities have not released any identifying information of the other individuals involved in the incident, nor have their conditions or injury reports been made public.

The Schneider family is asking for donations through an online fund raising website under Colton’s name to be used for memorial services and other costs related to the accident.

Recaro recalling thousands of child car seats in the US

Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015 at 3:32 pm    

More than 173,000 units of Recaro child car seats in the U.S. are being recalled by its manufacturer after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ruled that the products may cause additional injuries to children during crashes.

The NHTSA found that two models of Recaro child car seats are equipped with defective parts that may not properly support the upper portion of the child seats in case of collisions. The problem reportedly may occur if the occupant of the child car seat weighs 52 pounds or above. Recaro has decided to recall the child car seats after failing to meet the NHTSA’s federal safety requirements. Recaro will notify owners of recalled child car seats to receive a repair kit to address the problem.

Products with design defects unfortunately put children at risk of sustaining serious injuries. However, if you think this happen to your loved one, an Oklahoma lawyer at the Abel Law Firm may help you file damage claims from negligent parties to possibly get the remunerations you need for recovery. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to begin filing your legal claim.

Millions of bees escape after semi-truck rollover in Garvin County

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 9:31 pm    

Millions of bees were released on a highway in Garvin County after the semi-truck hauling them got involved in an accident, an article from News 9 reported on September 30.

The solo truck accident reportedly happened at around 1:00 p.m. on September 29 on Interstate 35 in the southern portion of Pauls Valley. The semi-truck carrying honey bees fell to its side while driving on a ramp going to SB I-35. Though no other vehicles were involved in the accident, responding authorities experienced difficulty due to the spilled bees that swarmed at the crash scene. The unidentified truck operator received medical attention and was later discharged. Fire crews in Garvin County were expected to eliminate the bees after the crash.

The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm recognize that many people in Oklahoma suffer serious injuries in truck accidents. If you think this happens to you or to a loved one, we may help you file a damage claim if negligent companies are involved. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss.

8 people contract salmonella in Oklahoma

Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at 3:55 pm    

Health authorities in Oklahoma have confirmed that there were eight incidents of salmonella contamination in the state linked to recalled cucumbers nationwide, reported on September 9.

The cases of salmonella contamination were linked to the Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce cucumber recall issued on September 4. The recall was issued after a woman in San Diego died and 285 people fell ill in 27 states from salmonella contamination. The raw cucumbers, from the company’s “Limited Edition” product line, reportedly came from Mexico. According to the Oklahoma State Health Department, the cases of contamination took place in Tulsa County, Cleveland County, and Oklahoma County.

If you or a loved one believed that you fell ill from eating unsafe food products, working with a product liability lawyer is crucial for you to possibly get treatment funds you need for fast recovery. Find out how the legal team of the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma may work on your behalf today by calling (405) 239-7046.

Driver hurt in Oklahoma school bus accident

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 3:01 pm    

A school bus driver recently was injured after the vehicle he was driving experienced a malfunction, an article of reported late last month.

According to reports, the Oklahoma City Public Schools want to find out how the rear axle of the school bus got loose, causing a crash in late August. The bus, containing seven high school students, reportedly experienced a malfunction around 7:30 a.m. at the vicinity of NW 63 Street and N. May. All of the John Marshall High School students inside the bus were not hurt, however, the driver was hospitalized after suffering a knee injury. A report initially released by authorities revealed that the “U-Bolt” installed in the rear portion of the bus possibly malfunctioned. Reports also revealed that the school bus was previously repaired by its vendor after an accident early this year. The incident is being investigated by authorities.

In the difficult situation of being involved in an accident, enlisting an attorney is important- especially if you suspect that your injuries are caused by a vehicle malfunction. Find out how the lawyers at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma may work on your behalf today by calling (405) 239-7046.

Thousands of bikes with crash risk recalled

Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2015 at 4:42 pm    

Thousands of Breezer bicycles are being recalled due to problems that may cause a loss of control and possible injury to the biker.

Reports said approximately 1,700 units of “Breezer Downtown Bicycles” may have defective pedals that may suddenly fall off during operation. If the problem occurs, riders could lose control of the bike and potentially crash. Though no one was seriously hurt before the recall was issued, the company was aware of 12 incidents where pedals detached from the spindle. The affected bikes comes in six models with various colors and were imported by Advanced Sports International. People who might have the affected bikes should coordinate with their local bike dealer to get free replacement pedals.

Many people unfortunately are at risk of suffering serious injuries from defective products. If you have been injured by a defective product, the Oklahoma lawyers at the Abel Law Firm may work on your behalf to pursue damage claims from negligent parties. Find out how we may be able to help you fight for the compensation you need by calling us at (405) 239-7046.

Oklahoma children hospitalized after serious sunburns from daycare

Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 6:29 pm    

Two Oklahoma children were recently hospitalized due to serious sunburns they sustained while in the care of their daycare at a splash park, an article from KTLA 5 reported.

Reports said that the two brothers, 7-year-old Connor and 5-year-old Trae, were taken to the splash park on July 24 with their daycare, Happiness is a Learning Center. According to the caregivers, they “did not have sunscreen and the boys refused to keep their shirts on”. The boys’ mother, Shaunna Broadway, says her kids were both crying in pain when she picked them up that day. Both kids were admitted to the hospital for severe burns that reached the third degree. The daycare facility has been permanently closed since the incident.

Parents can unfortunately run the risk of great financial loss as well as pain and emotional suffering when their children endure serious injuries. If your loved one is injured Oklahoma, the lawyers of the Abel Law Firm may possibly help you if negligent parties are liable. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may possibly help you.

Millions of pounds of contaminated chicken products recalled in the US

Posted on Friday, July 24th, 2015 at 6:33 pm    

Chicago-based company Aspen Foods issued a huge recall on July 15 affecting nearly two million pounds of processed chicken meat products due to possible salmonella contamination, the US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported.

According to the recall, at least four kinds of processed chicken meat packed in various brands were affected, estimated at 1,978,680 lbs. The recall was issued after the FSIS was informed of consumer illnesses in Minnesota that may have been caused by the chicken products. The report also revealed that some of the sickened consumers confirmed that they followed the cooking instructions found on the label of the recalled chicken products. The FSIS stated that consumers, especially those with poor immune systems, are at risk of becoming seriously ill if they consume contaminated food.

If you became sick after eating food contaminated with salmonella, an attorney may help you pursue funds to cover the costs of recovery. Find out how the legal team at the Abel Law Firm may work for you today by calling (405) 239-7046.

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