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Chicago Bears cornerback arrested

Tim Jennings was released from jail after being arrested and charged with drunk driving in Atlanta, an article on ajc.com stated January 7.

Reports said the 31-year-old cornerback for the Chicago Bears was stopped by a police officer on Interstate 85 at around 11:00 a.m. after he was observed driving 99 mph in a 65 mph zone. Police Corporal Jake Smith said several charges were filed against Jennings including DUI and reckless driving. Jennings settled a bond of $2,711 shortly after the arrest. The National Football League is expected to discipline Jennings.

Though no one was reportedly injured in the recent drunken driving incident, many people are devastated in accidents caused by impaired drivers every day. If this has happened to you in Oklahoma, the lawyers of Abel Law Firm may be able to secure the funds you need for your medical bills and property damage. Speak with us today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your legal options.

Truck failure to yield resulted in death and injury

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.

2 workers dead in Tulsa Hills crash

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.

GM recalls SUVs with airbag and seat belt defects

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.

NHTSA improves child car seat safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing improvements to the safety of child car seats. Specifically, the NHTSA wants to provide extra protection to children in the event of side-impact collisions.

In the proposal, the NHTSA states that they will be testing car seats to see how they withstand side crashes at 30mph. The test will utilize sleds and dummies. According to research, car accidents that result in child fatalities and serious injuries tend to happen at intersections.

Many children in the United States are seriously injured in car crashes every year. If your child has suffered critical injury because of someone else’s negligence, you could be eligible to collect damage compensation. The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm work for injured people in Oklahoma. To get in touch with a member of our legal team, call 405-239-7046.



Tulsa head-on collision leaves one man in critical condition

An Interstate-44 collision in Tulsa county left one person in critical condition on Tuesday, December 24.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that the head-on collision happened around 11 p.m. when an eastbound vehicle slammed to an 18-wheeler. The eastbound vehicle reportedly went to the median lane and caused the collision.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle was taken to a Tulsa hospital after sustaining serious injuries. The semi driver was unharmed. Authorities are still investigating possible causes of the accident.

Unfortunately many car accidents cause victims to pay for multiple medical costs and vehicle repairs. If you have been injured in an Oklahoma car accident as the result of someone else’s negligence, contact the Abel Law Firm. Give us a call at 405-239-7046 to learn more about the services that we can provide.

Three people injured in Oklahoma collision

A two-vehicle accident on Oklahoma 97 injured three people on Monday, December 2.

The Sapulpa Police Department responded to a head-on collision between a car and a motorcycle that occurred on Oklahoma 97 near 81st street.

All drivers and passengers involved in the crash sustained injuries. The motorcycle driver, Phillip Stanford, 31, was rushed to a Tulsa hospital in serious condition. Authorities did not release the identities of the people in the other vehicle.

Injuries caused by car accidents can be life-altering. If you are injured by someone else’s negligent driving, you could be entitled to compensation. For legal help in Oklahoma, contact the Abel Law Firm. Get in touch with one of our experienced lawyers today by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.


Nashville car accident causes Dolly Parton minor injuries

Country music singer Dolly Parton was recently involved in a minor car accident in Nashville on the morning of October 21, according to a Reuters report.

According to reports, the 67-year-old singer sustained minor injuries after her Nissan Xterra Sports Utility Vehicle was hit by a car that failed to yield. Police said Parton and the drivers of the two vehicles were treated at a local hospital.

After the incident, the singer informed her fans by posting a message on her Facebook page saying that she was doing well and was recovering at home.

The legal team at the Abel Law Firm helps people in Oklahoma to seek justice and compensation after they have sustained injuries in car crashes due to the negligence of others. Speak with a lawyer today at (405) 239-7046 if you have been harmed in such an accident and want to explore your legal options.

$14M verdict levied against Korean automaker in airbag defect trial

A court verdict awarded by a U.S. jury stated that Hyundai Motor Co is to pay a Virginia man, who suffered traumatic brain damage after the side airbags in his Hyundai vehicle failed to deploy in an accident, $14 million.

After eight hours of deliberation in the Pulaski County state court, jurors awarded Zachary Duncan and his family the $14 million verdict on June 28. According to the lawsuit, the airbag in the Hyundai Tiburon 2008 did not deploy due to the wrong placement of sensors in the vehicle.

The automaker said they will file for an appeal in court.

Sustaining serious injuries like brain damage due to defective vehicle can be devastating. However you may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer for such injuries. If you’ve been injured by an auto defect in Oklahoma, contact the legal team of Abel Law Firm at 1-800-739-ABEL to discuss your options.

Recall request of 2.7million Jeep SUVs refused by automaker

The automaker company Chrysler Group refused a government request to recall 2.7 million of its Sports Utility Vehicles, which were claimed to be unsafe.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the design of both the Jeep Grand Cherokee 1993-2004 and Jeep Liberty’s 2002-2007 gas tank is unsafe. Controlled by the Italian automaker Fiat, Chrysler argued that it is a common design to have a gas tank placed at the back of the rear axle. The NTHSA began looking into the gas tank design of the mentioned models after several were involved in fatal vehicle crashes involving fires. The Center for Auto Safety said the problem can be addressed by installing a 3mm steel skid, a fuel tank check valve, and an improved fuel filler hose. This is estimated to cost Chrysler about $300 million however.

Unfortunately, many car manufacturers make vehicles that are unsafe for the general consumer. Thus, if you have been injured by a defective vehicle design in Oklahoma City, contact the legal team of the Abel Law Firm at 1-800-739-ABEL to discuss your legal options.

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