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Automaker broadens recall for vehicles equipped with faulty airbags

Posted on December 19th, 2014 No Comments

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 December 17th, 2014 No Comments

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 December 5th, 2014 No Comments

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 November 20th, 2014 No Comments

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 November 11th, 2014 No Comments

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 November 7th, 2014 No Comments

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 October 22nd, 2014 No Comments

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.

GM to issue recall on new pickups with defective airbags

Posted on October 13th, 2014 No Comments

Automaker General Motors (GM) is expected to issue yet another recall, this time to address an airbag issue in several recent pickup truck models, an article on the Buffalo News stated October 3.

GM explained that the driver side airbags in some 2015 GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado pickup trucks may malfunction because of a factory error in their Missouri plant. An electrical problem may prevent the airbag from deploying on impact. GM has notified dealers to temporarily halt the sale of the trucks while they figure out how to best address the problem.

GM has issued an especially large number of recalls this year, affecting almost 30 million vehicles from 71 unique cases of manufacturing errors or design flaws.

When the airbags malfunction in an event of an accident, people unfortunately may suffer physical and financial loss. In this tough situation, remunerations may be awarded to cover the cost of your medical treatment, personal property, and/or suffering. Find out how the Oklahoma personal injury lawyers at the Abel Law Firm may help you today by calling (405) 239-7046.

Two killed, one injured in Edmond industrial accident

Posted on October 1st, 2014 No Comments

Two construction workers were killed and another one suffered serious injuries due to an industrial accident in Edmond, Fox 25 reported on September 20.

Edmond Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe stated that the accident happened at Old Towne Lofts on September 19. A forklift reportedly toppled over and killed siblings, Daniel and Michael Birney. A third worker, whose name was withheld, reportedly was taken to the hospital for serious injuries resulting from the accident. Monroe said the three people were on a platform raised several meters while doing work at the condo complex when the incident occurred. OSHA is investigating the fatal work-related accident.

The lawyers of Abel Law Firm send their deepest thoughts to the family and friends of the workers who were involved in the accident.

Pit bull owner charged in ferocious dog attack

Posted on September 24th, 2014 No Comments

The owner of two pit bulls was charged after the  dogs attacked a neighbor this last July in Muscogee County, abc8 Tulsa reported on September 6.

According to reports, a misdemeanor charge was filed against Ronnie Casey after he failed to control his dogs that attacked Glenn Boulet, Sr. On July 14th, Boulet reportedly saw one of the dogs approaching a young boy. He was able to successfully get the boy to safety before the dogs attacked. Boulet was confined to the hospital for a month due to serious injuries he sustained to his upper body and face, some of which will require plastic surgery. If found guilty, Casey could serve a maximum jail term of one year and and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

If you have been seriously attacked by a dog, it is important to get a lawyer’s help, especially if you will need extensive medical treatment for your recovery. Find out how the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys of Abel Law Firm may help you pursue claims from negligent pet owners today by calling (405) 239-7046.