CPSC investigates hoverboards due to fire risks

Experts from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are conducting an investigation after being notified of several incidents of hoverboards catching fire in some parts of the U.S.

Reports said CPSC engineers are currently investigating brand new and damaged hoverboards in their Maryland testing facility in order to determine the exact cause of these fires. A statement from CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye assured consumers that their teams are working to find the answer quickly. “We know this is a popular product during this holiday season, and we are doing everything possible to determine if consumers are at risk,” Kaye said.

Kaye also mentioned the high rate of fall-related injuries associates with these devices in his statement and warned consumers to be wary of those dangers as well. The CPSC recommends taking several precautions, including wearing proper safety gear and avoiding heavy vehicle traffic, while operating hoverboards. Consumers are urged to notify CPSC about any accidents that are caused by hoverboards. See the CPSC website for a list of safety tips and precautions.

At the Abel Law Firm, our product liability attorneys represent families and individuals who have suffered serious injuries or property damage as a result of defective products. To speak to a member of our team about your case today, call (405) 239-7046 now.


Family sues Caitlyn Jenner after fatal crash

The family who was injured in February’s deadly car accident involving former Olympian and current television personality Caitlyn Jenner recently filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the star.

According to the lawsuit filed by the Wolf-Milesi family, at least four of their family members suffered various injuries after they collided with the SUV which Jenner’s car had pushed into their path on the Pacific Coast Highway. According to reports, Jenner rear-ended a vehicle driven by Kim Howe, forcing her into oncoming traffic. The collision between Howe’s vehicle and that of the Wolf-Milesi family resulted in Howe’s death and the Wolf-Milesi family sustaining injuries of varying severity. The lawsuit also said the family is still suffering from emotional issues caused by their traumatic experience.

At the time of the accident, investigators initially found that Jenner was operating at a high rate of speed; however, prosecutors later declined to pursue vehicular manslaughter charges.


Boy injured in Arpelar pedestrian accident

Information coming from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol stated that before 11:00 on the morning of Thursday, November 19, a boy, whose identity was not released, was struck by a Haywood Public School bus. The accident reportedly happened after the northbound school bus driver failed to notice the boy as he darted in front of the vehicle. The boy was run over with the rear portion of the bus and his parents transported him to a local hospital. He was later taken to a hospital in Tulsa to seek treatment for several injuries, including internal blunt force injuries. The bus operator was identified as 39-year-old Della Avona Cooper.

At the Abel Law Firm, our Oklahoma personal injury attorneys represent clients whose loved ones have suffered serious injuries associated with pedestrian accidents. We understand that you may now be facing significant medical costs due to treatment, and we will help you pursue compensation to help offset those costs. Call our offices today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more.


Millions of blenders recalled after complaints of injuries

A product recall was recently issued by a SharkNinja Operating LLC in Massachusetts of approximately 1.1 million blenders after the company was notified of 53 injuries, a November 12 report on cpsc.gov stated.

SharkNinja Operating reportedly recalled twelve models of their professional blenders in order to revise their warning labels and instruction manuals. Consumers who own the affected products may sustain lacerations from the blade assembly if they tilt the pitcher to empty its contents without the lid. To avoid injuries, consumers are advised to empty the pitcher’s contents through the spout of the lid or by detaching the blade unit and the lid before pouring. Consumers may also call the company or visit their website to obtain a revised copy of the instruction manual.

The lawyers of the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma strongly believe that people should be entitled to compensation for treatment after suffering injuries caused by defective products. If you are in such situation, call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your legal options.


Man succumbed to dog bite injuries in OKC

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

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

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

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

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

Health authorities in Oklahoma have confirmed that there were eight incidents of salmonella contamination in the state linked to recalled cucumbers nationwide, News9.com 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.


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