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Motorcycle rider struck by a vehicle

Posted on April 9th, 2014 No Comments

A motorcycle rider recently was involved in an accident after a pickup struck his vehicle in Moore, Oklahoma, according to a news report published on Saturday, March 29.

According to reports, the two-vehicle accident occurred on March 27 at Interstate 40 and Choctaw Road when the back of vintage motorcycle driven by Gerald Mobley was hit by a pickup truck. The pickup driver reportedly drove away after the collision. Mobley was not hurt in the incident but his motorcycle sustained damage in the accident.

Fortunately nothing serious happened to Mobley in this accident; however, far too often reckless drivers cause innocent motorcyclists serious harm in similar accidents. If this has happened to you in Oklahoma, an attorney from the Abel Law Firm may be able to get you much-needed financial compensation and justice. Call us at 405-239-7046 today.

GM recalls SUVs with airbag and seat belt defects

Posted on March 25th, 2014 No Comments

A new massive recall was issued by General Motors (GM) for millions of older model Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) that have been found to have potential problems with their airbags and seat belts, an article published by Fox News on March 18 stated.

In the new recall, at least 1.18 million older models of Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook SUVs were affected by the problem. Reports state that the front and side airbags, in addition to the seatbelts in the SUVs, may not work properly should drivers ignore the warning signal on the dashboard.

In February, the automaker also issued a large recall that affected millions of vehicles that were linked to fatal crashes due to defective ignition starters.

Sadly, many people sustain serious injuries as a result of faulty vehicles. If you you or a loved one has been injured due to a dangerous vehicle in Oklahoma, the attorneys at the Abel Law Firm may be able to help you seek financial compensation. Talk to our lawyers today by calling 405-239-7046 and learn more about your options.

USDA recalls Rancho Feeding Corp. beef

Posted on March 11th, 2014 No Comments

162 Oklahoma retailers have removed potentially contaminated beef from their shelves after the USDA recalled meat distributed by the Rancho Feeding Corporation on March 7.

Oklahoma is one of the 36 states affected by the recall. Overall, more than 8 million pounds of beef has been recalled. Reports indicate that the contaminated food was produced from both dead and unhealthy cattle.

Unfortunately eating food may lead to serious health problems. The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm represent people in Oklahoma who were harmed by harmful food products. Speak with our lawyer today by calling 405-239-7046 to find out if you are entitled to get the financial aid you need for your treatment.

 

Fitbit fitness wristband recalled

Posted on February 27th, 2014 No Comments

Fitbit recently issued a voluntary recall for its line of wristbands after consumer reports revealed that the bands were causing skin infections and irritations.

The recall affects the Force wristbands. People reportedly have suffered from skin rashes, inflammation, and infections. The wristbands are intended to record daily physical activity.

James Park, Fitbit CEO, was deeply apologetic upon learning that consumers had been harmed by the product. Park announced the recall on February 20. People who have been affected negatively by the product are encouraged to contact Fitbit for a refund or replacement.

The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm work for people in Oklahoma who have been injured by negligent manufacturers. Call 405-239-7046 today to learn more about the legal services that we can provide for you.

 

Graco recalls nearly 3.8 million child car seats

Posted on February 15th, 2014 No Comments

Almost 3.8 million car seats with defective belt buckles were recalled by Graco.

The recall affects 11 different models of Graco car seats manufactured from 2009 to 2013. The defective belt buckles do not unfasten in some circumstances. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) this can be extremely hazardous when quick evacuation is necessary.

This recall is the fourth largest car seat recall in U.S. history. Graco spokeswoman, Ashley Mowrey said that Graco would replace the defective buckles for free.

Defective products can cause serious  injury to consumers. If you have been injured by dangerous products, you might be able to pursue damage compensation. The attorneys of the Abel Law Firm represent Oklahoma injury victims. To speak with a member of our legal team, call 405-239-7046.

 

NHTSA improves child car seat safety

Posted on January 28th, 2014 No Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing improvements to the safety of child car seats. Specifically, the NHTSA wants to provide extra protection to children in the event of side-impact collisions.

In the proposal, the NHTSA states that they will be testing car seats to see how they withstand side crashes at 30mph. The test will utilize sleds and dummies. According to research, car accidents that result in child fatalities and serious injuries tend to happen at intersections.

Many children in the United States are seriously injured in car crashes every year. If your child has suffered critical injury because of someone else’s negligence, you could be eligible to collect damage compensation. The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm work for injured people in Oklahoma. To get in touch with a member of our legal team, call 405-239-7046.

 

 

Thousands of heating boilers with potential to cause CO poisoning recalled

Posted on January 14th, 2014 No Comments

Over 26,000 house heating boilers have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) due to risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, an article on Thursday, January 9 stated.

The recall involves at least 26,000 units of gas-powered heating boilers made by U.S. Boiler and at least 191 units made by New Yorker Boiler. The CPSC explained that the recalled boilers may discharge a hazardous amount of carbon monoxide if the air pressure switch malfunctions when turning off the burners and causes a blocked vent.

Incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning involving the boilers were not reported before the recall.

Homeowners who have the recalled home burners are advised to contact the manufacturers from whom they bought the items for a zero cost check and repair.

The legal team at the Abel Law Firm helps people in Oklahoma who have been injured by defective home products. If you have been victimized by a defective product, call 800-739-ABEL. We can assess your situation and find out more about how we might be able to help you seek justice.

Tulsa head-on collision leaves one man in critical condition

Posted on December 31st, 2013 No Comments

An Interstate-44 collision in Tulsa county left one person in critical condition on Tuesday, December 24.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that the head-on collision happened around 11 p.m. when an eastbound vehicle slammed to an 18-wheeler. The eastbound vehicle reportedly went to the median lane and caused the collision.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle was taken to a Tulsa hospital after sustaining serious injuries. The semi driver was unharmed. Authorities are still investigating possible causes of the accident.

Unfortunately many car accidents cause victims to pay for multiple medical costs and vehicle repairs. If you have been injured in an Oklahoma car accident as the result of someone else’s negligence, contact the Abel Law Firm. Give us a call at 405-239-7046 to learn more about the services that we can provide.

Three people injured in Oklahoma collision

Posted on December 18th, 2013 No Comments

A two-vehicle accident on Oklahoma 97 injured three people on Monday, December 2.

The Sapulpa Police Department responded to a head-on collision between a car and a motorcycle that occurred on Oklahoma 97 near 81st street.

All drivers and passengers involved in the crash sustained injuries. The motorcycle driver, Phillip Stanford, 31, was rushed to a Tulsa hospital in serious condition. Authorities did not release the identities of the people in the other vehicle.

Injuries caused by car accidents can be life-altering. If you are injured by someone else’s negligent driving, you could be entitled to compensation. For legal help in Oklahoma, contact the Abel Law Firm. Get in touch with one of our experienced lawyers today by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.

 

Oklahoma prison inmates hospitalized due to salmonella contamination

Posted on December 1st, 2013 No Comments

At least seven inmates in an Oklahoma prison were hospitalized over the last few weeks after they were found to have contracted salmonella, a report by Tulsa World stated on Saturday, November 23.

According to Department of Corrections spoke person Jerry Massie, who has said the contamination is unusual, they have not figured out the total number of inmates who have become sick from the bacteria contamination. Massie said at least 47 women inmates at Eddie Warrior Correctional Center and at least 37 inmates from the Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center had salmonella symptoms.Other incidents of contamination were also reported from two other Correctional Centers, Massie said.

The Oklahoma Health Department is currently working to figure out the source of the harmful contaminant.

Food manufacturers and distributors are supposed to only allow safe products onto the market. When they fail to do this, causing unsuspecting people in Oklahoma harm, our lawyers at the Abel Law Firm believe they should be held accountable. Learn more about your legal options and how we can help by calling 800-739-ABEL.