7 injured in Oklahoma’s four-vehicle accident

An article of koco.com reported on August 6 that an accident in Oklahoma City involving four vehicles resulted in the injuries of seven people.

Information coming from authorities revealed a “chain-reaction accident” occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near Northwest 23rd Street. A driver made a sudden stop after seeing an unidentified woman walking south on the highway. After the vehicle suddenly stopped, another vehicle rear-ended it, and two other vehicles were also involved. After the accident, the woman on the highway jumped from the bridge. The pileup resulted in the hospitalization of six people. The woman who jumped from the bridge was also transported to a hospital, authorities said.

The attorneys at the Abel Law Firm understand that Oklahoma families are often devastated when their loved ones sustain injuries in accidents. However, if a car accident injures you or your loved one, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to help you recover from your loss. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to begin taking your legal action against negligent parties.


Starbucks recalls 2.5M stainless steel drinking straws with injury risks

Starbucks issued a recall on August 2 on approximately 2.5 million units of stainless steel straws because of the possibility that they could cause injuries to consumers, an article of cpsc.gov reported.

The stainless steel drinking straws, which come in two different sizes, can cause lacerations to children’s mouths because of their rigidness. Starbucks and federal authorities received three complaints of children sustaining lacerations in the mouth from using the straws. Starbucks is addressing the situation by informing consumers to keep the stainless steel straws away from children. At least 301,000 of the stainless steel straws were sold in Canada.

Accidents involving children are often serious, leaving many families devastated. However, if you are in such a situation, an Oklahoma personal injury attorney at the Abel Law Firm may be able to help you recover your loss if defective products are liable. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options.


Thousands of possibly defective Ikea gate products recalled

A July 14 article of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) revealed that Ikea has issued a recall to estimated 80,000 units of their safety gate extensions and safety gates due to concerns that children may suffer injuries if the locks suddenly fail.

Ikea reportedly issued a recall to their safety gates after receiving 55 complaints of locking mechanism failure. At least 10 incidents worldwide resulted to various physical injuries where four of which happened in the U.S. The official website of the Consumer Product Safety Commission has listed the six affected “PATRULL” safety gate models including its article numbers. Consumers were told to immediately avoid using the defective safety gates and Ikea is expected to give their money back.

Families suffer a great financial loss when their children sustain injuries in accidents. If you think this happens to your loved ones in Oklahoma, an Abel Law Firm attorney may possibly help you get the financial assistance you need for treatment if negligent companies are liable. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options.


NHTSA investigates braking problem in Harley-Davidson motorcycles

An investigation was launched on July 6 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in response to complaints that the braking system of some models of Harley-Davidson motorcycles could fail during use.

The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) reported that the NHTSA received 43 complaints saying the “ABS module” in the 2008-2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycles may not work. The brake fluid is liable to contamination by moisture, which can cause sudden brake failure. At least three crashes and two injuries are associated with the braking problem, according to the ODI. The investigation could affect 430,000 motorcycles. The NHTSA said that while some motorcycle owners fail to change their brake fluid every two years, an investigation is still warranted to find out why the sudden brake loss is taking place.

Motorcyclists, unfortunately, are often left permanently disabled when they are involved in accidents. If you were the victim of a motorcycle accident, an Oklahoma attorney at the Abel Law Firm could help you receive financial compensation from negligent parties. Speak with our legal team today by calling (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may work on your behalf.


Victim of Oklahoma City fireworks accident shares story

A resident of Oklahoma City, who was the victim of a fireworks accident two years ago, recounted what had happened to her during and after the incident, an article of News9.com reported on July 2.

Reports said Rebecka Rich’s right eye was struck by a Roman Candle on July 4, 2014. The accident occurred while she and her children played with fireworks, having what she deemed a “Roman Candle fight.” Rich had her cornea and eyelid seriously damaged, and her damaged eye is now sutured shut to speed up her recovery. Although Rebecka’s eye injury continues to heal, she claims to suffer emotional hardships and avoids talking to people because of her injury. Doctor Rhea Siatowski said people can avoid such accidents by wearing safety glasses or similar eye-wear while watching fireworks displays.

The Oklahoma attorneys at the Abel Law Firm realize that aside from physical and emotional hardships, victims of traumatic accidents often have to cope with a financial loss. If you were the victim of a personal injury accident, we may be able to help you seek compensation if negligent parties are involved. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options.


Thousands of faulty laptop batteries recalled in U.S.

Approximately 41,000 units of Hewlett-Packard (HP) laptop batteries sold in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are being recalled due to fire risks that can cause serious burn injuries to consumers, a June 23 article of cpsc.gov stated.

Reports said the batteries,which were used in at least six HP laptop models, may emit too much heat during use. If the problem occurs, consumers who have the defective laptop may suffer from burn injuries. If the batteries catch fire, they may cause consumers property damage. HP and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have received seven complaints of charring, melting, and overheating laptop batteries, four of which caused property damage worth $4,000. The CPSC has identified the eight laptop barcodes to help consumers determine if their units are affected.

The attorneys at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma represent families who are involved in accidents as a result of using defective products. If you were harmed by a defective product, we may be able to offer you legal assistance so you can receive compensation from negligent parties. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options.


Driver injured in Oklahoma rollover accident

A man was recently hospitalized for injuries sustained after the vehicle he was operating was involved in a single-vehicle accident, an article of Fox News 12 reported on June 10.

Alerts coming from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol revealed that on June 9 a vehicle was flipped on the southbound lane of U.S. 259 in McCurtain County. The vehicle reportedly rolled over after the driver failed to navigate a curve. The vehicle driver, identified as Paul Babineaux, 37, was extracted from his vehicle by personnel of the Idabel Fire Department. Babineaux was transported to the hospital for treatment of the several injuries he sustained.

The attorneys at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma know that one factor causing vehicles to roll over is poor design by auto manufacturers. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover accident, we may be able to help you receive the compensations you need for recovery. Call us at (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may be able to work for you.


2 family members injured after TV caught fire in OKC

At least two family members in southwest Oklahoma City sustained minor injuries while in their home after their television set suddenly caught fire, an article of News Channel 4 reported on June 2.

According to reports, at about 4:00 a.m. authorities responded to a residential fire in the vicinity of Villa and S.W. 52nd. Mother of five Tina Luna reportedly alerted fire crews after waking up to see that their television was on fire. Luna pulled the burning TV out of the house while her son Jose, 14, helped to put out the fire. Tina and Jose only sustained minimal injuries from containing the fire. Responding fire crews realized that the TV emitted excessive heat and caught fire due to covered vents. Though the family can still occupy their home, the estimated cost of the damage was $5,000.

Although no one was seriously injured in the recent residential fire in Oklahoma, the lawyers at the Abel Law Firm understand that many families have to deal with great financial loss after such an incident. If you have been the victim of an unexpected fire accident, we may be able to help you receive compensation if a defective product was the cause. Begin taking your legal action against negligent manufacturers by calling (405) 239-7046.


2 Oklahoma homes damaged by garbage truck accident

At least two houses and a mailbox faced significant damage when a garbage truck crashed into them in northwest Oklahoma City on April 25.

Oklahoma City officials revealed that shortly after 11:50 a.m. a garbage truck owned by the city crashed into the two houses in the 18300 block of Allora Road near May Avenue and North Pennsylvania Avenue. Video footage of the accident showed the extensive damage caused by the garbage truck as homeowners described their disbelief at the incident. Responding authorities believe that the truck driver may have suffered a medical condition at the time of the accident.

The experienced lawyers at the Abel Law Firm are often able to help those who suffer serious injuries and financial loss in truck accidents. If you or someone you know was the victim of such an accident, call our office at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options. We may be able to offer you legal assistance and help you receive compensation from negligent parties.


Abel Law Firm Helping Victim of Residential Explosion

Multiple suits against Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG) have been filed because of a residential explosion that occurred on January 2 of this year. Johnathan Duggan’s home, located in the Walnut Creek neighborhood, exploded around 3 am. Firefighters on the scene determined that a gas leak was the cause of the blast. Several other homes in the neighborhood were damaged, and people in neighboring towns claim to have felt or heard the explosion.

Over 50 homes were affected by the explosion, though the extent of the damage varies. Some families were temporarily displaced while waiting for repairs, while others have been forced to rebuild completely. Duggan’s home was completely destroyed in the blast, and construction has yet to begin as he is recovering from his injuries.

Duggan experienced severe burns to his arms and legs and intense scarring has already begun to occur, unfortunately. A neighboring couple was also taken to a local hospital after the blast due to smoke inhalation, and along with Duggan, are also suing ONG. Families on the street say that their children have been especially traumatized and have experienced trouble sleeping due to fears of another gas leak.

Duggan’s attorney, Luke Abel of the Abel Law Firm, explains that the damage to homes and injuries were preventable on the grounds that ONG was aware of the gas leak before the explosion occurred. His clients explain that they are not looking to gain riches from the suit, but simply want to regain a sense of normalcy. Numerous families have expressed anger at ONG, claiming that they did not do enough to help the neighborhood in the wake of this disaster. ONG spokespersons say that they offered a claims hotline and paid for hotels for those displaced.


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