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Two young people killed in alcohol-related crash

Posted on August 18th, 2014 No Comments

At least two young people were killed and three others injured in Tulsa when the vehicle they were riding in was hit by a vehicle driven by an intoxicated woman, newson6.com reported on August 10.

The motor vehicle accident happened on 21st Street in east Tulsa at around 11:00 p.m. when the vehicle driven by Jesus Avina, 18, was struck by a speeding SUV operated by Christina Ruth Cantrell. Two of the passengers riding in the back seats, aged 16 and 12, died in the crash. Avina, his girlfriend, and their 8-month-old baby were taken to the hospital due to injuries they sustained in the crash. Authorities arrested and filed homicide charges against Cantrell, 38, who happened to be intoxicated when the fatal accident occurred.

The Oklahoma legal team at the Abel Law Firm understands that accidents such as these are tragic, and our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the victims.

Hundreds of dive computers recalled

Posted on August 7th, 2014 No Comments

Rueters reported that on Tuesday August 5, nearly 400 dive computers sold in the U.S. and Canada were recalled by Johnson Outdoors Diving. These wristwatch-style diving computers are at an increased risk of breaking.

California-based company Johnson Outdoors Diving issued recall to at least 390 “Scubapro Aladin2” dive computers that are worn on the wrist and used by divers to monitor important information needed while under water. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, scuba divers are at risk if the affected dive computers leak and stop working. Though no one was reportedly injured by the devices, several complaints related to broken computers were reported to Johnson Outdoors Inc.

Though no one was reportedly injured by the defective dive computers, many people suffer serious injuries from using defective devices. If you have been injured by defective products, find out how you could benefit from the help of an Oklahoma lawyer at the Abel Law Firm. Call our offices today at (405) 239-7046.

 

Child allegedly acquired herpes virus at Oklahoma daycare

Posted on July 28th, 2014 No Comments

News Channel 4 reported on July 14 that a woman claimed her daughter acquired herpes at an Oklahoma daycare.

According to the little girl’s mother, Consuela Smith, her daughter acquired the herpes simplex one virus from a teacher at ChildTime daycare center. Smith said that she took her baby to a doctor after noticing that she developed painful blisters that bled around her mouth. The doctor advised Smith that the blisters were, in fact, herpes. ChildTime daycare confirmed that the teacher, who was not identified, was positive for herpes and said that they will conduct an investigation.

Being injured because of negligence or carelessness at a business establishment can leave victims saddled with considerable pain and financial obligations. Fortunately, the Oklahoma personal injury lawyers at the Abel Law Firm may be able to help you secure the financial compensation you need to pay for your resulting losses. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may be able to help you take action against the person or party responsible for your suffering.

Truck failure to yield resulted in death and injury

Posted on July 17th, 2014 No Comments

A semi-truck collided with a Trail Blazer in Beckham county, causing the death of one child and the great injury of another, News12 reported on June 28.

Reports coming from authorities said the fatal accident happened at around 4:00 p.m. on June 27 several miles away from Elk City. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), the 18-wheeler failed to yield before it struck the vehicle containing Cathy Baker and her two daughters. One of Baker’s daughter, 11-year-old Keri Baker, died in the crash, while Cathy and her other daughter, 12-year-old Kelli Baker, were taken to the hospital. The driver of the commercial truck was reportedly not hurt in the accident. A charity fund website was created to channel donations to the Baker family.

The attorneys at the Abel Law Firm are deeply saddened by this incident and send their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering during this difficult time.

Fatal McDonald’s parking lot accident claim one life

Posted on July 13th, 2014 No Comments

On July 9, News Channel 4 reported that a three-year-old child died in Oklahoma City after being hit by a vehicle in a McDonald’s parking lot.

Reports mentioned that the fatal accident happened around 1:00 pm. on Northwest Expressway. Police Captain Dee Patty said a 3-year-old boy that was walking with his mother and another sibling suddenly began running. A car entering the McDonald’s parking lot struck the child, causing fatal injuries.

The mother, along with another child, were struck by the vehicle, but only sustained minor injuries. Capt. Patty observed that the parking lot design of McDonald’s makes it difficult for drivers to see oncoming people. The franchise owner expressed sympathy to the victims and said that they will cooperate with the police investigation.

The Oklahoma personal injury lawyers of the Abel Law Firm send their deepest condolences to everyone affected by this tragic accident.

 

Walmart trucker was speeding in Tracy Morgan crash

Posted on June 25th, 2014 No Comments

The Walmart semi-truck driver who was involved in the recent fatal crash that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed comedian James McNair was discovered to be driving well above the speed limit, NBC News stated on June 19.

Reports said trailer truck operator Kevin Roper was driving with a speed of 65 mph on a road with a 45 mph limit when he rear-ended the limousine bus occupied by Morgan and his friends. The New Jersey Turnpike had a reduced speed because of ongoing construction work. The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating how much sleep Roper was driving on, but it does not appear that he violated the hours of service regulations. Roper, who was charged with injury and homicide by a vehicle, reportedly pleaded not guilty.

Serious injury or death may result when reckless truck drivers fail to observe road speed limitations. If you have been injured by a reckless driver in Oklahoma, the lawyers at the Abel Law Firm may represent you. Find out today how we may help you recover your loss by pursuing negligent parties by calling (405) 239-7046.

Thousands of Toyota Highlander and Highlander hybrids recalled

Posted on June 12th, 2014 No Comments

At least 50,000 of the newest model of Toyota Highlander and its hybrid version are being recalled by the automaker due to a software issue in the air bag control unit, Auto World News reported on June 4.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that bigger passengers occupying the front seat are at higher risk of suffering from injuries in a car crash if the airbag software failed to identify the passenger’s weight. The automaker stated that they already notified their dealers to temporarily avoid selling the affected vehicles until they fixed them. Toyota will address the problem by updating the faulty airbag software at no cost.

At the Abel Law Firm, we understand that many people in Oklahoma are suffering serious injuries due to accidents caused by defective vehicles. If you have experienced this, we may help you hold negligent automakers liable for your injuries, and you may receive remunerations needed to recover your loss. Tell us your situation today at (405) 239-7046 to learn about your options.

Pit bull attack on children led to couple’s arrest

Posted on June 5th, 2014 No Comments

pit bull attack on two children in Sand Springs, Oklahoma led to the arrest of the couple who owned the dog, newson6.com reported on May 21.

Reports said the first dog attack incident happened on May 16 and the second one happened on May 19 within the confines of the couple’s home. The two children, who were not identified, both sustained serious injuries from the attack. Tulsa Deputies later apprehended dog owners Joshua Zegarzewski and Veronica Cornelius after they admitted that their dog attacked the children. The couple is currently booked at Tulsa County Jail for charges of endangering a child and for having drug paraphernalia in their house.

Victims of vicious dog attacks are often required to undergo expensive medical treatments. However, irresponsible dog owners can be held liable for their dog’s actions, and you may get the compensation you need to pay hospitalization funds. If this has happened to you, find out how the Oklahoma-based lawyers at the Abel Law Firm may represent you today by calling (405) 239-7046.

Advocacy group pushes for protection of nursing home residents

Posted on May 27th, 2014 No Comments

An advocacy group has brought its fight to protect those inside Oklahoma nursing homes to the governor’s office, KFOR reports.

A Perfect Cause, an organization that aims to end needless suffering in nursing homes, went to Governor Mary Fallin’s office to tell of some of the abuse senior citizens inside Oklahoma nursing home experience. Families of victims showcased gruesome pictures of their abused loved ones.

The group is trying to get Gov. Fallin to take extra measures in preventing elders from being abused in nursing homes. The group blames state agencies but says that the governor’s office is the most responsible.

A Perfect Cause is also planning on taking their issue to the federal government, specifically seeking increased accountability and oversight in nursing homes so that the abuse that seems so prevalent can be put to an end.

Victims of nursing home abuse often defenselessly suffer emotional and physical trauma. Our experienced team of attorneys at the Abel Law Firm can come to the defense of victims of this senseless crime. Find out how we may be able to help by calling 405-239-7046.

2 workers dead in Tulsa Hills crash

Posted on May 1st, 2014 No Comments

Two workers on duty in Tulsa Hills were killed recently after a vehicle driven by a suspected impaired driver crashed into them, KJRH reported on April 28.

According to Officer Craig Heatherly, the two construction workers were fixing a traffic light at 71st Street when an 18-year-old driver’s vehicle diverted into the grass, hit a cement slab, and went airborne. Ronnie Blagg Jr., 46, was pronounced dead almost immediately after being struck. His coworker Mike Turner, 48, succumbed to death after he was rushed to the hospital. The teenager told investigators that he ingested pills prior to the fatal accident. Officials are waiting for medical results to confirm the type and amount of drugs in the teen’s system. The young driver is expected to be taken into custody within the next few months, Heatherly said.

The legal team at the Abel Law Firm sends its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones affected by this incident.