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.


Woman busted after crashing into police car

Posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 1:07 pm    

A woman in Tulsa, Oklahoma was arrested after she got involved in an accident, News On 6 reported on January 13.

According to reports, the accident happened at around 10:00 p.m. on the southern portion of Sheridan Road. An officer reportedly responded to a two-vehicle accident involving a police car. Police said vehicle driver Joyce Darlene O’Donnell, 65, had a smell of alcohol on her breath and she nearly fell from her vehicle. A charge of misdemeanor intoxicated driving was filed against O’Donnell.

Though no one was injured in this recent drunken driving arrest, the Oklahoma lawyers of Abel Law Firm know that innocent Oklahoma residents are devastated by accidents caused by drunk drivers every day. If you have experienced this, one of our experienced and compassionate personal injury attorneys may work diligently on your behalf in the pursuit of financial compensation from the responsible party. Call our offices at 405-239-7046 today to learn more.


Chicago Bears cornerback arrested

Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 11:35 am    

Tim Jennings was released from jail after being arrested and charged with drunk driving in Atlanta, an article on ajc.com stated January 7.

Reports said the 31-year-old cornerback for the Chicago Bears was stopped by a police officer on Interstate 85 at around 11:00 a.m. after he was observed driving 99 mph in a 65 mph zone. Police Corporal Jake Smith said several charges were filed against Jennings including DUI and reckless driving. Jennings settled a bond of $2,711 shortly after the arrest. The National Football League is expected to discipline Jennings.

Though no one was reportedly injured in the recent drunken driving incident, many people are devastated in accidents caused by impaired drivers every day. If this has happened to you in Oklahoma, the lawyers of Abel Law Firm may be able to secure the funds you need for your medical bills and property damage. Speak with us today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your legal options.


Workers killed in Oklahoma oil rig blast

Posted on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 11:14 am    

Two workers were killed and three others suffered injuries after a blast took place at an oil rig in Coal County, HNGN reported on December 19.

The fatalities were identified as Kelsey Bellah, 27 and Gary Keenen, 26, who were both working in the oilfield, owned by Texas-based company Pablo Energy. Details of the explosion reportedly were still insufficient due to the remoteness of the oil rig, according to fire Chief Sam Schafnitt. Three other workers were taken to the hospital, where two of them reportedly were listed in critical condition. One of the injured persons received burns to his hands.

Authorities including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating the oil rig blast. Initial reports seem to suggest that no significant environmental damage occurred from the fire.

The lawyers of the Abel Law Firm send their deepest thoughts to the family and friends who are grieving during this difficult time.


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