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.


Automaker broadens recall for vehicles equipped with faulty airbags

Posted on Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 11:24 am    

Automaker giant Chrysler recently said that they have decided to broaden their recall of vehicles that have defective Takata airbags, an article on The Detroit News stated December 12.

After adding 208,783 vehicles, Chrysler is now recalling over 600,000 vehicles due to faulty airbags that may potentially injure vehicle occupants. Chrysler expanded their Takata airbag recall after being pressured by federal regulators. In the additional recall, Chrysler has included five more states and other U.S. territories. Takata reportedly stated that only the airbags in the front passenger seats are affected by the problem. Owners of the recalled Chrysler vehicles will be notified by the company in February next year.

If you believe that you have been injured in a car accident as a result of driving a vehicle equipped with defective airbags in Oklahoma, the personal injury lawyers of the Abel Law Firm may work for you. Find out how we may possibly help you get your much needed funds to recover your loss today by calling (405) 239-7046.


Yamaha motorcycles with defective wheels recalled

Posted on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at 12:09 pm    

Yamaha is recalling their motorcycles in the U.S. due to defective wheel assembly caused by a manufacturing fault, Motorcycle USA stated on December 4.

In the recall letter forwarded to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) Yamaha said that the aluminum used in the 2014 YZF-R6 motorcycles was weak. Problems like wheel deformation and wheel bearing misalignment may occur in bikes that were manufactured last August. Though only 28 motorcycles were recalled, all of them are estimated to be affected. Yamaha will address the issue by replacing the wheel assemblies of the affected motorcycles at no cost.

Serious or even fatal injuries are often the result when motorcycle riders get involved in accidents due to defective vehicles. If you believe a defective motorcycle caused your injuries in Oklahoma, the lawyers of the Abel Law Firm may be able to work for you to secure your much needed treatment funds from negligent companies. Speak with us today at 405-239-7046 to find out how we may be able to help you recover your loss.


Abuse also inflicted by nursing home residents

Posted on Friday, December 5th, 2014 at 9:47 am    

A recent study revealed that many elderly residents in nursing homes are being abused by fellow residents, New America Media reported on November 20.

The study revealed that one in every five residents is abused not at the hands of staff members, but at the hands of fellow residents. Researchers studied thousands of cases in 10 nursing home facilities. Lead author Professor Karl Pillemer stated that much of the staff was not aware of the abuse taking place. Many in the study suffered injuries like bruises, lacerations, and fractures, Pillemer also said.

Unfortunately, elderly residents also may suffer injuries in nursing home facilities due to staff negligence. If this has happened to you or your loved one, a skilled lawyer may be able to work for you to pursue compensation from the responsible party. Find out how the Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorneys of the Abel Law Firm can help you today by calling 405-239-7046.


Hotdog manufacturer recalls over 1 million lbs of Pretzel Dog packs

Posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 12:47 pm    

A Pennsylvania-based hotdog manufacturer issued a recall to over 1 million lbs of pretzel hotdog products retailed nationwide due to an undeclared allergen in the packaging, the Food Safety and Inspection Service reported on November 18.

Reports said a total of 1,208,951 pounds of frozen hotdog products are being recalled by City Line Foods Manufacturing Co. for failing to list soy lecithin as an ingredient in the packaging. Some consumers may experience adverse reactions from eating food products containing soy lecithin. The misbranding was discovered in one of the inspections conducted by federal food safety agents. The company and federal authorities are currently unaware of injuries caused by the recalled products.

Suffering illnesses caused by unknowingly eating hazardous food products is frustrating. If this happens to you in Oklahoma, the lawyers of Abel Law Firm may possibly help you recover your financial loss by pursuing claims from huge companies. Contact our office today at 405-239-7046 to find out how we may advocate for you.


More kids injured by colorful detergent capsules

Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 10:01 am    

A recent study claimed that hundreds of children in the U.S. suffered injuries in the past two years from accidentally ingesting colorful detergent capsules due to a potentially dangerous design, SFGATE reported on November 10.

In the data examined by researchers, over 17,000 kids aged 6 and below mistook the attractive laundry detergent for toys or candy, and at least 769 of them needed medical treatment from accidental poisoning. In 2013, a child reportedly died from ingesting one of the liquefied detergent pods. Children may suffer eye, mouth, and throat injuries from the detergent products, released in the U.S. since 2012. Though some detergent companies improved their product packaging, the study claimed that incidents of children harmed by the pods was only slightly reduced.

The legal team at the Abel Law Firm knows that many children in Oklahoma suffer serious injuries from unsafe products purchased on the market. A skilled product liability attorney, however, may help you pursue financial compensation for any expenses or damages incurred. Call our offices at 405-239-7046 today to learn more.


Head-on collision killed two Guthrie teachers

Posted on Friday, November 7th, 2014 at 11:33 am    

Two teachers from a public school in Guthrie, Oklahoma were killed in a wrong-way accident in Payne County, KOCO reported on October 27.

The fatalities were identified as Heather Wilson, 27, and Jennifer Briggs, 24, both residents of Stillwater who carpooled to work together every morning. The accident allegedly occurred when Rocky Baca, 37, drove his van the wrong way down State Highway 33. The women attempted to avoid the collision but were hit head-on. Baca remains in the hospital for injuries, although details were not released. Authorities are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The Guthrie Public Schools superintendent Mike Simpson expressed the grief that the community is experiencing, especially the staff and students at Guthrie Junior High School, where both teachers taught. School counselors remain at hand.

The attorneys at the Abel Law Firm are deeply sorry for this loss, and we offer our sincere condolences to those suffering from this great loss.


Over 62K lbs of contaminated poultry and meat in the US recalled

Posted on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 pm    

A Minnesota company is recalling an estimated 62,488 lbs of processed poultry and meat in several of their ready-made meals after a federal agency discovered possible listeria contamination, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported on October 8.

Several breakfast products produced by Buddy’s Kitchen that contained roasted red skin potatoes were found to be positive for listeria monocytogenes. Though no one reported illness before the recall was issued, the contaminated products were already shipped in different locations nationwide and the FSIS is concerned that some of the meals have already been bought. People may suffer serious consequences from eating products contaminated with the harmful bacteria, including fever, convulsions, and confusion.

The legal team at Abel Law Firm understands that many people in Oklahoma suffer serious health conditions from eating contaminated food products available in the market. If this has happened to you, a personal injury lawyer may possibly help you get your much needed treatment funds from liable companies. Tell us your situation today at (405) 239-7046 and find out how we may advocate for you.


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