222K compact Beats Pill XL speakers recalled due to fire risks

Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 3:48 pm    

According to a June 3 article of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Apple Inc. is recalling 222,000 units of portable Beats speakers after the company was notified of overheating incidents.

Reports said the Beats Pill XL compact speakers may potentially cause harm to users if the battery emits excessive heat, as it is prone to do. In the eight overheating incidents reported to Apple Inc., one resulted in a minor injury and another one resulted in a damaged desk. The capsule-like wireless speakers, which were also sold in Canada, were manufactured in China from 2014 to 2015. People who purchased the recalled Beats speakers are advised to contact Apple to get their money back.

The Oklahoma product liability lawyers of the Abel Law Firm strongly believe that people who suffer injuries from using defective products should be entitled to compensation. If you are in this situation, we may help you pursue negligent companies to recover your loss. Discuss your legal options today by calling 405-239-7046.


Comedian Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart reached a settlement

Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at 6:40 pm    

After the fatal accident in New Jersey almost a year ago, actor Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart recently agreed to a settlement, the Los Angeles Times reported on May 27.

Though the details of the settlement were not released, the multinational retail company acknowledged “full responsibility” for the June 7 accident that killed James McNair and injured others, including Morgan. Morgan and fellow comedians were returning from a show in Delaware when the vehicle they were riding in was struck by an 18-wheeler Wal-Mart truck. Investigators later found that the truck driver had been awake for 24 hours and was driving with excessive speed when the crash happened. Morgan said in a statement that he was grateful the case was able to be resolved without further dispute.

The legal team at the Abel Law Firm works for Oklahoma residents who have been injured in truck accidents. If you are in such a situation, we may help you work for financial compensation to cover medical expenses and other damages. Call our office today at  405-239-7046 to find out how we may help you.


Text messaging while driving made a primary offense in Oklahoma

Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 at 4:22 pm    

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin recently signed a bill that prohibits people from sending text messages while driving a vehicle, the Oklahoman reported on May 5.

Reports said driving while texting is now considered a primary offense under House Bill 1965, meaning police officers can pull people over for this distracted driving behavior. Though the proposed bill was previously criticized, it was backed by lawmakers after two state highway patrol troopers were killed in January. The vehicle driver who struck the two officers was apparently using his mobile phone before the crash occurred. Starting on November 1, officers may pull over a vehicle driver sending text message while driving, and a fine of $100 will be imposed. Oklahoma is now included in the 46 other states that ban cell phone use while driving.

People unfortunately suffer debilitating or even fatal injuries in car accidents caused by distracted drivers. If this has happened to you or to a loved one, working with a lawyer could help you recover financial compensation from those responsible. Find out how the Oklahoma lawyers at the Abel Law Firm may help you today by calling 405-239-7046.


Woman injured in Watergate Hotel parking garage collapse

Posted on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 3:31 pm    

The parking garage of the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. collapsed, resulting in the injury of one person, USA Today reported on May 1.

According to fire department spokesperson Timothy Wilson, three levels of the Watergate Hotel garage collapsed. The woman, whose name was not released in reports, was brought to the hospital after suffering non-life threatening injuries. Reports revealed that the facility was undergoing construction when the collapse occurred. After an evacuation of the entire building, responding personnel confirmed that no other people were injured or missing on the premises. Watergate is well-known for the illegal activities in the 70’s that led to the resignation of late President Richard Nixon.

The Oklahoma premises liability lawyers of the Abel Law Firm understand that many people suffer injuries in hazardous establishments. If this has happened to you and you believe the property owner was negligent, we may help you pursue the funds you need to recover. Call us at 405-239-7046 today to learn more about your legal options.


Stuntman’s son busted in Montana for suspected DUI

Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 4:47 pm    

The progeny of late stuntman Evel Knievel, Robbie Knievel, was recently arrested for drunken driving after he allegedly caused a car accident in Butte, the Montana Standard reported on April 22.

According to reports, at around 7:30 p.m., Robbie was operating a GMC Yukon when he crashed into the back portion of a vehicle at Harrison Avenue and Dewey Boulevard. The crash caused a series of collisions involving two other vehicles. Butte Police confirmed that no one was injured in any of the vehicles involved in the crash. Robbie reportedly escaped from the crash scene but was later arrested by authorities. A felony DUI citation was given to Robbie, who was later detained.

Drunk driving accidents can result in serious injuries and emotional trauma. Additionally, the costs of medical treatment can be debilitating to a family’s finances. If you have been injured in Oklahoma due to an intoxicated driver, the legal team of the Abel Law Firm may work on your behalf for the funds you need to cover your financial losses. Call us today at 405-239-7046 to begin taking action against those responsible.


Motorcyclist dead in Stephens County accident

Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 3:03 pm    

Five motorcycles and one vehicle were involved in an accident that resulted in one death and several injuries, KOCO reported on April 13.

The accident occurred in Stephens County when 12 motorcycles were traveling south on U.S. 81. A GMC Denali heading north became entangled in a wreck with five of the motorcycles near Paul Road at around 11:30 p.m.

Authorities identified the fatality as Duncan resident Monty Howell, 53, who reportedly died at the accident scene. Several fellow motorcyclists sustained critical injuries in the crash, and five were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The vehicle driver, whose name was withheld, did not suffer injuries.

Authorities did not release any details about how exactly the motorcycle accident occurred. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are currently investigating the details surrounding the fatal wreck.

The Oklahoma lawyers at the Abel Law Firm send their deepest thoughts to the people who have been affected by this tragic accident.


Ravens running back arrested for drunk driving

Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 4:21 pm    

Bernard Pierce recently was cut from the Ravens after he was apprehended for drunk driving, koco.com reported.

On March 17, the 24-year-old running back was initially pulled over for speeding, but after engaging with Pierce, police claimed they had reason to believe he was intoxicated. The football player was later arrested and booked at Towson Precinct after failing a field sobriety test. Pierce is the third player to be recently cut from the team over conduct issues.

Though no one reportedly was injured in the recent intoxicated driving arrest, the Oklahoma legal team of Abel Law Firm understands that many people suffer fatal injuries caused by drunk drivers. If this has happened to you or to a loved one, we may be able to help you secure compensation to cover medical bill and property damage. Call us today at 405-239-7046 to learn more about your legal options.


New Yorker badly burned by exploding Apple product

Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 8:13 pm    

A man from New York recently claimed that a bursting iPhone battery left him with a severe burn injury to his thigh, a CNN article stated on March 5.

Erik Johnson said he bent over to pick up the keys that he dropped when the iPhone 5C inside his pocket exploded. The incident reportedly happened on February 14. According to Johnson, the defective product left him with a wound similar to the size of a football. Johnson received treatment at a burn center in Staten Island for 10 days and is still recovering. A lawyer enlisted by Johnson said his client bought the phone in 2014 and was not using a battery cover or a third-party charger. The smartphone maker stated that they are already investigating the incident.

If you believe that you have been injured by a faulty product, working with a skilled product liability legal team is crucial, particularly if you will need additional funds to address your medical expenses. Find out how the Oklahoma lawyers of Abel Law Firm may work for you today by calling 405-239-7046.


Over 270K hand trucks recalled for injury risk

Posted on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 at 4:32 pm    

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated on February 25 that Cosco is recalling an estimated 273,000 aluminum hand trucks that may cause harm to consumers.

According to the recall, the wheel hub in the 3-in-1 trolleys may break and shoot off parts during operation. If the problem occurs during operation, users or even other people near the hand trucks are at risk of sustaining lacerations or bruises. Cosco reportedly was aware of 10 incidents of wheel hubs breaking, four of which involved injuries. People who own the hand trucks, which were manufactured in China, are advised to refrain from using the product and notify Cosco to get a repair kit for free.

The product liability lawyers of the Abel Law Firm believe that in Oklahoma alone, many people are harmed by using defective products. If you have experienced this, we may possibly work on your behalf to get the financial aid you need for your fast recovery. Find out how we may help you today by calling 405-239-7046.


Two killed in 119th Street overpass crash

Posted on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 2:51 pm    

A recent vehicular accident that happened in the southwest portion of Oklahoma City left two people dead and two others with injuries, News 9 reported on February 12.

Information coming from the Oklahoma Police revealed that a collision between two vehicles occurred under the overpass located at 119th Street and S. I-44. The injured people were transported to a nearby hospital, and one of them is believed to be critically injured. Though authorities confirmed the two fatalities and two injuries, they did not release the identities of the individuals involved. Traffic flow on 119th was momentarily rerouted while personnel removed debris from the crash scene. The incident remains under investigation to determine the factors that contributed to the fatal accident.

The Oklahoma attorneys at the Abel Law Firm wish for the quick recovery of those injured and extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family affected by this sudden loss.


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