Ed Abel Named Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

Ed Abel was awarded the Litigator of the Year award as recognition of his tremendous success in the courtroom defending the lives of Oklahomans, and his unique service as a true son of the State of Oklahoma. He has won some of the largest verdicts in Oklahoma's history, and he and his team have successfully argued against harmful tort reform laws in the state Supreme Court. His impact is so widespread across the state that Governor Mary Fallin declared May 1st as "Ed Abel Day."

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Abel Law Firm

Since 1976, the experienced trial attorneys at Abel Law Firm have provided top-notch legal representation to clients across Oklahoma. Senior partner Edwin D. Abel established the firm with the goal of serving those who’ve been injured due to the negligent actions of others. Now under the guidance of Managing Partner, T. Luke Abel and backed by a skilled team of attorneys and support staff, Abel Law Firm stands ready to help individuals and families across the state get the compensation and justice they deserve if they’ve been hurt.

We have handled a wide variety of injury claims from motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-falls, nursing home abuse or neglect, construction accidents, and more.
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Our satisfied clients in communities including Oklahoma City, Broken Arrow, Enid, Moore, Norman, Lawton, Tulsa, and beyond will attest to our commitment and dedication to each case we handle. It is our goal to help you get back on your feet after a severe or catastrophic injury accident. We also fight for families who’ve lost a loved one due to someone’s reckless or intentional acts. If you need a qualified, and experienced attorney on your side, contact us right away for help

Trust Abel Law Firm With Your Case

Every year, a shocking number of people in Oklahoma City are injured in preventable accidents.

People who fail to behave responsibly do terrible harm to unsuspecting victims. Distracted drivers cause massive traffic collisions. Negligent pet owners fail to prevent their dogs from biting innocent people. Careless property managers allow dangerous conditions on their premises. Suffering an injury can already be traumatic, painful, and costly. It can feel even worse knowing that your injury never should have happened in the first place.

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Thankfully, individuals injured by someone else’s negligence do have legal recourse. At Abel Law Firm, our dedicated OKC personal injury lawyers fight to secure financial compensation for our clients. If you have been injured in an accident, you might find yourself in serious financial distress. You may be forced to face high medical bills, lost work wages, emotional suffering, physical pain, and even lifestyle changes.

With the help of a personal injury lawyer, you can recover the costs of your injury from the responsible party. The law specifies that we all have a serious duty to not put those around us in unnecessary danger. For example, drivers are expected to pay attention to the road and store owners should be sure the conditions in their building are not dangerous. Those who fail in this duty can be legally required to pay damages to anyone they have injured.

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Why choose us?

If you’ve been hurt through no fault of your own, it is crucial to have a skilled & knowledgeable injury attorney at your side. Identifying and proving negligence can be challenging, and getting the at-fault party’s insurance company to pay can be even tougher. While there are many personal injury law firms to choose from in Oklahoma, remember that your choice of firm matters. Not all lawyers have the same skills or depth of experience that ours do, and not all law firms have the same resources ours does.

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Our team brings not only skill and aggressive representation to each case we handle but also understanding and compassion for the lives of our clients and their families. We have seen it all, and we understand the impact that an injury accident can have on your health, your finances, your ability to enjoy life, and your family’s stability. We make it our mission to get to know you, to understand your situation fully, and to do everything in our power to help you regain what you lost and move on with your life.

That’s why so many people across Oklahoma have selected us to represent them, and why so many of our clients are referred to us by others who’ve worked with us. If you’ve been hurt, we want to hear from you, and we’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Practice Areas

The reliable Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have the knowledge and the skills necessary to take on a diverse variety of cases. With over 130 years of legal experience shared among our practicing attorneys, we can handle the nuances of each individual suit. Some of the personal injury cases we deal with involve:

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Car Accidents

Injuries from a car accident can be severe and even fatal. We are here to hold the responsible party accountable.

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Truck Accidents

Don't go after the big trucking companies alone after an accident. We are here to help.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accident injuries can be devastating. We are here to help you get fully compensated.

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Nursing Home Abuse

We trust the staff in nursing homes with the care and safety of our loved ones. Any abuse in this environment is unacceptable.

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Construction Accidents

If you have been the victim of a construction accident, we can help you file a claim for the compensation you need.

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Insurance Disputes

We can help you file and pursue a claim to get rightful payment from an insurance company.

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Premises Liability

Oklahoma property owners should be held accountable for injuries or illnesses caused by property dangers.

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Product Liability

If you have been injured by a defective product, we can help you pursue compensation from the responsible party.

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Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult, but you don't have to go through this time alone.

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Gas Field Accidents

Gas field accidents can lead to explosions, fires, and environmental harm. Strict safety protocols are vital.

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Oil Field Accidents

Oil field accidents pose grave risks—spills, fires, injuries. Stringent safety measures, training, and constant vigilance are imperative safeguards.

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Victims can be hurt in a wide variety of ways, but the bottom line is this: if someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness caused or contributed to your injury, you can seek financial compensation. According to the law, we each have a duty to not put other people at risk. Employers should keep their employees out of unreasonably dangerous situations. Drivers should operate their vehicles carefully and respectfully. Surgeons should pay close attention to the medical needs of their patients. At any time, if someone’s irresponsible actions cause you to get hurt, you may be legally entitled to monetary recompense.

Injuries in Oklahoma

An injury occurs when some external force harms you. For example, a broken ankle resulting from a dog attack would qualify as an injury but the common cold would not. It’s important to remember that injuries are not necessarily visible or readily apparent. You could be injured when a hospital nurse gives you the incorrect dosage of your medication, making your illness worse or adding painful new symptoms.

Many Oklahomans each year suffer from injuries. Quite a few of these injuries are serious, requiring immediate medical attention and costly treatments. Automotive accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in Oklahoma. According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office:

  • 694 crashes that led to an injury involved a driver distracted by an electronic device in 2015
  • 2,229 people were seriously injured in alcohol-related auto accidents in 2015
  • 854 motorcyclists were seriously injured in crashes in 2015
  • Car crashes are the cause of more than 650 Oklahoman deaths and more than 35,000 injuries each year
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Frequently asked questions

How much is my case worth?

Depending on the severity of your injuries, you might be able to recover substantial financial compensation. Personal injury law exists so that victims do not have to pay for the costs of an injury that someone else’s negligence caused. You could recover the money you spent on a wide variety of injury-related expenses. For example, the courts might order the responsible party to pay you monetary recompense for: past and future hospital visits, the services of medical specialists, medication, physical therapy, counseling, lost work wages, vacation or sick days used for recovery, physical pain, emotional suffering, lifestyle changes, the lost capacity for work, and other costs.

Why should I seek compensation?

Many people assume that a personal injury case will cost too much money and take too much time. Even victims with a clear-cut case sometimes shy away from talking to an attorney, fearing hidden fees and reluctant to get caught up in courtroom drama. These individuals often miss out on recovering significant financial compensation for their injuries. An injury that seems a mere inconvenience now can wind up costing you a lot of money down the road. Altogether, it is safer to consult with an OKC injury attorney as soon as possible after you are injured. The personal injury attorneys at Abel Law Firm will be clear, honest, and open with you. We can discuss the specifics of your situation before you decide whether or not to pursue your case. Many people find that it’s worth it to secure financial stability for themselves and their family after they have suffered from an injury.

Why should I choose Abel Law Firm?

Because we get results. Our accomplished Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys have a stellar track record of legal victories, and that means financial compensation for our clients. For instance:

  • We secured $15,000,000 for a victim who suffered the loss of a limb in an oil rig accident.
  • We won $12,800,000 for injuries caused by a defective Black & Decker product.
  • One product liability suit ended with $5,000,000 in damages when an innocent person died because of a certain medication.

We have a long list of high-damages victories because we fight to get our clients the maximum payout possible. We are proud to represent the victims of preventable accidents. No monetary amount can completely make up for your injury, but we want to make sure you are not financially burdened because of someone else’s irresponsible, reckless actions.

Personal injury law differs greatly from criminal law. While criminal law involves cases brought by the government against an allegedly guilty party, personal injury cases are brought by private citizens or groups. These types of law also differ in their primary motivation. Criminal law strives to punish & rehabilitate through methods such as jail time and fine. Personal injury law wants victims of preventable accidents to be able to recover the costs of those accidents from the party responsible.

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Contact an Oklahoma City Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you or someone you love has been injured and you suspect someone else is to blame, you need the assistance of an OKC personal injury attorney. At Abel Law Firm, we understand that injuries come with a huge amount of anxiety and pain. As if the accident itself wasn’t agonizing enough, victims are often forced to confront high medical bills and financial distress by themselves. Your income could be threatened because of a lengthy recovery. The pain you are in might make it impossible to live your life the way you want.

Our experienced Oklahoma City injury lawyers firmly believe that you should not bear the financial burden of an injury someone else caused. We can help you fight to get the damages you deserve from the party responsible. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to speak with a skilled legal professional about how we can help you protect your rights and safeguard your future.

Voted Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm
The Journal Record 2023 Reader Rankings - Top Winner - Abel Law Firm - Best Peronal Injury Law Firm
The Journal Record 2023 Reader Rankings - Top Winner - Abel Law Firm - Best Peronal Injury Law Firm

Oklahomans across the state have recognized the Abel Law Firm's unique heritage as a statewide institution. Founded by Ed Abel, and today led by his son, Luke Abel, our personal injury law firm has become synonymous with empathy, compassion, and the highest professional performance serving our neighbors. Our family has sought to leave a profound impact upon the State of Oklahoma. We appreciate that former Governor Mary Fallin recognized that dedication when she declared May 1st "Ed Abel Day."

To be named Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm is humbling. We are grateful to have won this prestigious honor. We work every day to earn the trust of those we serve: Oklahoma families who are facing some of the most difficulty days of their lives due to the negligence of others. It is our intention and resolve to continue to be deserving of the faith Oklahomans have placed in our family's law firm. Thank you!

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