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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

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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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Real Stories from Real Clients

My wife was in a car accident and suffered some injuries. Even though the driver had admitted fault, it was a very stressful situation for us. Working with Abel Law Firm was the best decision we could have possibly made. Luke was very professional, and best of all he eased our worries throughout the process. I would highly recommend using Abel Law Firm to anyone that was in need.

Matt Kelsey

I would like to take this opportunity to praise and thank Ed Abel and his wonderful staff. When I lost my husband due to a wrongful death accident I was blessed to get Abel Law Firm to take care of all the legal needs at hand. They were very professional and very friendly. Thank you. I am very grateful in many ways.

Sharon B.

When I found myself in the position of needing to find an attorney to handle a personal injury claim, I was overwhelmed with the entire process. Dacia immediately put me at ease in our first meeting. Every subsequent contact I had with Dacia, Ed or anyone on staff at the Abel Law Firm helped restore my faith in humanity. It seems a tall order, but as small as my case was relative to others, I was never made to feel less important. Every injury impacts the lives of the individual and their family and friends. Dacia understood that and dealt with me with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity. I would not hesitate to recommend Dacia, Ed or any of the attorneys at the Abel Law Firm to my closest family and friends. Thanks,


After having an automobile accident with multiple injuries in Oklahoma and residing in Pennsylvania my wife and I were concerned about locating a Law Firm in Oklahoma to handle our injury case. We contacted a well established Law Firm in Philadelphia and after researching the Law Firms in Oklahoma they advised my wife and I to contact the Abel Law Firm. What a blessing. Beginning with the first phone conversation, the Abel Law Firm put us at ease and we were confident Ed Abel and family would do their best to help us. The Abel Law Firm worked very hard and won our case. From start to finish my wife and I were treated like family and we are happy to say we have very good friends in Oklahoma. We would like to thank the Abel Law Firm and the Abel family for their help and friendship. Thank you,

Mark and Sherry B.

I don’t think that the Abel Law Firm and everybody who works there could have been any nicer and helpful to me and my family. Not only are they terrific and intelligent lawyers but awesome people to know. Not just my lawyers but everyone there were great people. They did everything possible to help us and our case and without them we couldn’t have accomplished anything or settle for what we did. Even though it was a bad situation that led us to meet them I had a good experience learning and working with them. We became friends and they continue to help us even after our case was over. We couldn’t of had any better attorney or made better friends. I will forever be grateful and thankful to Abel Law Firm.

Noel O

I have known Ed Abel for several years, he has done my legal work for me. He has always done a very good job for me. He is very trustworthy and always there when you need him. His staff is excellent. I would recommend him and his staff to anybody that needs legal work done

Vickie E

Dear Mr. Abel, thank you for your kind assistance regarding my Unum case. Thanks

Jevon S.

My experience with Abel Law Firm was excellent. Ed Abel and Kelly Bishop did everything in their power to make things right for me. They made everything come out right. I would refer them to anyone who needs help. Thank you

Barbara Tinney

My brother Noel was in a farming accident in December of 2005. His left arm was completely severed and is paralyzed from the chest down. We had to look for an attorney that would be able to get him a settlement from the insurance company. My family’s thoughts were never to get as much money from the company as we could to make Noel rich, but to try to get something so that financially he would be able to receive medical care when he needed it. After this accident we will most definitely need medical care for the rest of his life. This was the first time that we had to find an attorney for any reason and we were very nervous.Ed Abel was referred to us by another attorney. We chose him without knowing anything about Abel Law Firm but since my family had never had to hire an attorney before we really didn’t know what we should be looking for before hiring one. I had always heard people say that if an attorney felt like they had a good case, they would work harder to win than if they felt there was a good chance they would lose. It made sense to me because why would someone work so hard for something when the outcome may not be very good for them. They would want to spend more time and effort if they were going to make a lot of money from that case.Ed Abel, Kelly Bishop, and every other attorney from Abel Law Firm along with every other employee there such as the legal assistants. etc. proved to be very caring people. They worked so hard for my family and were very caring. The first time we were going to rneet with then I was very nervous. I did not want to go into a lawyer’s office. I didn’t know what they would think of us. I wondered if we were dressed rig ht, or if we looked okay. After all they are attorneys. That was the only time I was nervous to be around them. Ed Abel and the attorneys at his firm are wonderful people. We felt that they truly cared about my brother Noel and my family. We established a relationship with them that I will always be thankful for. Not only did they win Noel’s case out of court which will allow Noel to be financially taken care of and allow him the medical care that he needs but we built a friendship with them that will last forever. Noel and I along with my mother felt like they were really interested in our lives. I know Noel enjoyed talking about sports with Ed and Kelly. The last day we met with them, Ed’s wife came to meet us. It was such a wonderful feeling to know that Ed would invite his wife to come meet Noel. It proved that he truly cared.When we would call the office, they were always so kind. Corey Hulsey is also a wonderful lady. She helped us so much. Even now with the case over, I still call or email with questions and they are still so helpful.Thank you,

Olivia O.

A good lawyer must have many qualities which may not be immediately obvious. Here are some things to consider:
He must already be a successful attorney. Don’t pick a lawyer based on price.
He must be convinced your case is just. A good lawyer won’t take your case unless he is convinced he has a winnable case.
Regardless of all the bad lawyer jokes, a good lawyer is honest. He will investigate a case thoroughly and won’t get involved until he can justify, from external sources, your claims.
It doesn’t hurt if he is a Christian.
A good lawyer is thorough to the extreme. He will check, re-check, and check again all parts of a case. I remember thinking my lawyer was a little redundant at times. I am glad he was!
The Abel Law Firm meets all these requirements, in my opinion. If I ever need another lawyer, God Forbid, Ed will be my choice.

William B.

To Whom it May Concern, I am writing this to give my wholehearted recommendation for the Abel Law Firm. My wife, Samantha, was killed in a car accident on April 15, 2008. When tragedy like this strikes there are a myriad of issues to deal with. The issue I felt least prepared to deal with was the impending legal issues that were far beyond my scope of expertise.It was in the midst of this trepidation that I was referred to the Abel Law Firm and specifically to Ed Abel. I can say without a doubt that this was one of the most fortuitous meetings of my life. My two years of journeying through this process have been difficult and, at times, gut wrenching, but I cannot imagine having gone through it without the help of Ed and his team. When I think of Ed and his team I think of three words: character, competence, and compassion.The character of the team at Abel Law Firm is beyond reproach. Ed Abel and Kelly Bishop were honest with me in every way and always put my needs at the forefront of every issue. They acted with integrity toward myself, my wife’s family, and every other group they had dealings with in our process. It is difficult to describe how much trust mattered to me in this situation. To know that the person I was dealing with had this type of integrity was an enormous blessing.While character is chief in my mind in any relationship it cannot cover up the issue of competence. I was extremely impressed with the overall competence and quality of work shown by Ed Abel and Kelly Bishop in regards to my case. They knew the law and the relevant cases intricately. I also found that in our mediation the other law firms had already heard of Ed and treated him with the level of professional respect that one can only gain from years of excellent practice. I slept well at night knowing that my case was in the hand of competent professionals.This last characteristic might seem a bit odd when describing a relationship with your law firm but it was incredibly important to me. The compassion shown to me at the Abel Law Firm was tremendous. For someone who has dealt with these situations many times Ed never acted as if my situation wasn’t significant. The severity and all encompassing nature of my loss was continually acknowledged by Ed and his team. I was given dignity in my grief and they made the process as gentle as it could possibly be. This compassion and respect for the condition of human grief allows Ed and his team to see the whole picture and provide help well beyond legal expertise.The Abel Law Firm was on my side in my most desperate time of need and I will never forget it. They worked diligently to ensure that my case was brought about to the most favorable resolution for my family and me. Along the way they cared for me and provided guidance throughout the process that was priceless. I appreciate this group in ways that are difficult to express but will continue to sing their praises in every way possible.Grace & Peace,

Jonathan Middlebrooks

Ed and Luke, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all that your team has done for my family and me. I wish there was another way besides simply saying “thank you” to show my gratitude. This has been a very long four years that we have been fighting this battle, and I am so thankful God blessed my family with your team to represent us. You have always been positive and honest with us, providing comfort and support from the very beginning. Because of this, not only do I have great admiration for you, but I have always kept full faith and trust in your guidance. Without your representation, I do not believe our case would have been a success. You have made it possible for my dad and Tammy to leave us one last gift in this lifetime. I sincerely hope that you are as pleased with the outcome as we are. Please know that your family and firm will always be in our thoughts and prayers.With love and gratitude,

Layla Freeman Brown

Dear Ed and T. Luke Abel: Thank you so much for all the work you did for my family. I know I have told you a million times, but I just cannot express enough how grateful I am for your team. You have been a blessing to my family and I am so glad Kevin hired you guys. You have now made it possible for us to process our loss and have some closure. I wish you could have met my parents they were truly amazing people and I miss them so much. But I am hoping now that others recognize the wreck was not Kelley’s fault I can begin to heal. If there is anything I can ever do for you please let me know. I owe you more than money can pay. Though we have a professional relationship I feel I have gained you as friends. I hope you have a good trip home and I hope you recognize how amazing your family is in and out of the court room. I am so blessed to have met you all. I hope that if you do make a trip back to Idabel that you will give us an opportunity to say thanks once again. Thanks again,

Cassie McKeever

Mr. Abel: Words cannot express how grateful I am of all the time, effort, concern you and your staff have put into my case, thanks from the bottom of my heart forever

Neoma Clinton

Thank you very much for representing me regarding my automobile accident insurance case. Your excellent office staff responded to our every request and call with kindness. Mr. Abel, you and your son are simply the absolute best team. You handled our case superbly. You met our every need and question professionally. We strongly recommend you for any future needs.

Donald Resler, M.D. and Karen Resler

Dear Ed, Please accept our family’s gratitude for your firm’s legal representation and support in the matters surrounding the tragic death of our son Ryan in an aviation accident. We have been so overwhelmed by grief and the physical consequences of Ryan’s loss that I simply do not know how we would have managed otherwise. The firm’s legal expertise, professionalism, and significant resources, as well as your compassion, wise council, and leadership have been a Godsend to our entire family during this difficult time. The outcome we have now concluded is one that honors Ryan’s memory. There has been an effective and comprehensive accounting of the factors contributing to his death which is so very valuable to all of us who loved him. Additionally, his young family has meaningful financial assistance for the future. Remarkably, you were able to lead us to this outcome in spite of significant obstacles. The facts of the case were complicated necessitating experts in multiple fields to gather and analyze. Yet, with the firms’ resources this was accomplished at a very modest cost. Likewise, the matters of law were extremely challenging in the case. However, our case consistently prevailed over opposing pre-trial legal actions lasting over a year. Please extend our special thanks to Kelly Bishop in this particularly outstanding effort.
Ed, I wish you could have met and known Ryan. I believe you would have liked him and, more, found him worthy of this firm’s efforts on his and our behalf. Words are not enough to convey our gratitude. Thank You.

Don D.

You never think you’ll need an attorney, but choosing T. Luke Abel to represent us was the best thing we did. He always took our calls, answered every question, and made every decision ours. You can’t fake caring, he cared about us and our case, we thank him from the bottom of our hearts. I would highly recommend Luke and Abel Law Firm.

Cathy Weems

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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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

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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