Potentially faulty stairwell at apartment complex in OKC blamed for injury

A man recently sustained injuries in southwest Oklahoma City after the stairwell at the apartment complex where he lives suddenly malfunctioned, an article of koco.com reported on August 26.

Reports said Kyle Williams lost consciousness on August 25 after falling through the staircase at the Country Club Apartments on S. Agnew Avenue. Kyle’s mother Dana told reports that she saw how the incident took place. Kyle was reportedly going up the stairs with his bike when the stairwell failed. Kyle sustained an injury to his ankle and is already in the recovery process. The apartment complex received complaints in July due to faulty stairs and walkways. City officials will conduct an investigation to figure out the cause of the accident.

The premises liability attorneys at the Abel Law Firm represent families in Oklahoma who have been injured in potentially hazardous places. We strongly believe that victims of such accidents should receive fair compensations for their recovery. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your legal options.


29M McDonald’s children activity wristbands with injury risks recalled

World’s largest hamburger and fast food chain, McDonald’s is recalling estimated 29 million units of colorful children activity wristbands due to complaints that it can cause injuries to intended users, an August 23 article of cpsc.gov reported.

The recall affects the “Light-up Band” and “Step-iT” “Activity Counter”with wristbands that may cause burn injuries or skin irritations to children using it. The possibly defective toys were included in the Mighty Kids Meals and Happy Meals. McDonald’s reportedly have been notified of over 70 complaints involving the recalled activity wristbands where several of them suffered blisters. Consumers who might have the recalled activity wristbands were advised to return it from point of purchase to get a free toy and a bag of apple slices or a yogurt tube. An estimated 3.6 million of the recalled toys were distributed in Canada.

Oftentimes, children suffer serious injuries as a result of using a potentially hazardous product. If this happened to you or a loved one, seeking legal help is critical if you need financial assistance for treatment. Speak with an attorney with Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma today by calling (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may work on your behalf.


6 hurt in OKC bus mishap

An article of News Channel 4 revealed on August 15 that a bus accident in northwest Oklahoma City resulted in six people sustaining injuries.

According to preliminary reports, at about 7:00 a.m. a vehicle in the vicinity of Classen and N.W. 6th was struck by a bus. Though authorities have confirmed that six individuals were injured, the severity of the injuries sustained was still unknown as of reporting. The area where the accident took place was momentarily blocked while fire crews and other responders worked to clear the area. Further details of the accident are still pending.

Sadly, many people have to deal with a great financial loss when they suffer injuries in bus accidents. If you or a loved one were hurt because of a bus crash, enlisting a skilled personal injury attorney is a viable option, especially if you suspect that negligent parties are liable for your injuries. Discuss your situation with an attorney at the Abel Law Firm today by calling (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your legal options.


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.


Next Page »

Abel Law Firm (405) 239-7046