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.


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.


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