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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.

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.

Oklahoma City house fire kills one child

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 No Comments

On Tuesday, April 22 a six-year-old boy was found dead after a residential explosion in Oklahoma City resulted in a fire.

The young boy’s body was found after the fire was extinguished. People living in neighboring houses mentioned hearing an explosion before seeing the fire break out. A woman located inside of the burning house managed to escape by jumping out of the window.

Investigators are currently trying to figure out what caused the fire.

The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm express our sincere condolences to family and friends affected by this tragedy.

Motorcycle rider struck by a vehicle

Posted on April 9th, 2014 No Comments

A motorcycle rider recently was involved in an accident after a pickup struck his vehicle in Moore, Oklahoma, according to a news report published on Saturday, March 29.

According to reports, the two-vehicle accident occurred on March 27 at Interstate 40 and Choctaw Road when the back of vintage motorcycle driven by Gerald Mobley was hit by a pickup truck. The pickup driver reportedly drove away after the collision. Mobley was not hurt in the incident but his motorcycle sustained damage in the accident.

Fortunately nothing serious happened to Mobley in this accident; however, far too often reckless drivers cause innocent motorcyclists serious harm in similar accidents. If this has happened to you in Oklahoma, an attorney from the Abel Law Firm may be able to get you much-needed financial compensation and justice. Call us at 405-239-7046 today.

GM recalls SUVs with airbag and seat belt defects

Posted on March 25th, 2014 No Comments

A new massive recall was issued by General Motors (GM) for millions of older model Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) that have been found to have potential problems with their airbags and seat belts, an article published by Fox News on March 18 stated.

In the new recall, at least 1.18 million older models of Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook SUVs were affected by the problem. Reports state that the front and side airbags, in addition to the seatbelts in the SUVs, may not work properly should drivers ignore the warning signal on the dashboard.

In February, the automaker also issued a large recall that affected millions of vehicles that were linked to fatal crashes due to defective ignition starters.

Sadly, many people sustain serious injuries as a result of faulty vehicles. If you you or a loved one has been injured due to a dangerous vehicle in Oklahoma, the attorneys at the Abel Law Firm may be able to help you seek financial compensation. Talk to our lawyers today by calling 405-239-7046 and learn more about your options.

USDA recalls Rancho Feeding Corp. beef

Posted on March 11th, 2014 No Comments

162 Oklahoma retailers have removed potentially contaminated beef from their shelves after the USDA recalled meat distributed by the Rancho Feeding Corporation on March 7.

Oklahoma is one of the 36 states affected by the recall. Overall, more than 8 million pounds of beef has been recalled. Reports indicate that the contaminated food was produced from both dead and unhealthy cattle.

Unfortunately eating food may lead to serious health problems. The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm represent people in Oklahoma who were harmed by harmful food products. Speak with our lawyer today by calling 405-239-7046 to find out if you are entitled to get the financial aid you need for your treatment.