Personal Injury How to Scare an Insurance Adjuster

Dealing with the insurance company after an accident can be stressful and emotionally draining. You could recover the settlement you’re entitled to by understanding how insurance adjusters think and the tricks they use to deny or reduce claims. Below you will find helpful information about insurance adjuster tactics and actions you should avoid after an […]

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Personal Injury Why Some Personal Injury Cases Go to Trial

Many personal injury cases settle outside of court. A trial isn’t necessary when the plaintiff and defendant agree on a settlement during negotiations. Typically, avoiding trial is more cost-effective and gives each party more control over the case’s outcome. However, some plaintiffs choose to take their cases to trial if they believe they are entitled […]

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Personal Injury How Long Does Mediation Take in a Lawsuit?

Mediation is a meeting involving opposing parties in a lawsuit and a mediator. The mediator is a neutral third party who listens to each side’s arguments and facilitates negotiations. They cannot decide on the case or enter judgments. Mediators suggest possible solutions to resolve the legal matter, but it’s ultimately up to the plaintiff and […]

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Personal Injury When Is Mediation Not a Good Idea?

An overwhelming majority of personal injury cases in Oklahoma never see a courtroom, and the power of mediation is one reason why. However, mediation is not the end-all, be-all solution to resolve cases. Your lawyer may determine that other options may give you a better chance at winning maximal, fair compensation for your injuries and […]

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Personal Injury Is Mediation Legally Binding?

In Oklahoma, mediation is an option when personal injury negotiations are unsuccessful. Since it is a form of “alternative dispute resolution,” your case will not go to trial if both sides can arrive at a settlement agreement. However, mediation does not result in a legally binding outcome. How Does Mediation Work? Mediation follows a more […]

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Personal Injury What Happens After the Deposition in a Personal Injury Claim?

Depositions are routinely taken during the discovery phase of a personal injury lawsuit. In a deposition, you will provide testimony under oath to another attorney. A court reporter will record your exact response to each question. Your lawyer may depose people who saw your accident or who may have contributed to it. A defense lawyer, […]

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Personal Injury How Do You Know If Your Deposition Went Well?

Depositions are the most intense part of discovery in a personal injury lawsuit. Your lawyer may use recorded, out-of-court testimony to gather information from subject matter experts or the party who injured you. However, an insurance company’s legal team may also use it to build a case against you. If you sat for a deposition […]

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Personal Injury What Happens at a Deposition?

A deposition is a chance for the lawyer from each side to ask each other’s clients questions under oath. Typically, depositions occur during the discovery phase of a personal injury lawsuit. It allows an attorney to obtain information about the case from the plaintiff or defendant. Feeling anxious about your upcoming deposition is normal. You […]

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Personal Injury What Happens After My Lawyer Sends a Demand Letter?

Once your lawyer sends the demand letter to the insurance company, negotiations will start. However, insurance carriers aren’t always quick to settle. Some deny claims because they find evidence that their policyholder isn’t at fault for someone’s injury. Other times, they offer a low settlement amount to avoid a significant payout and save money. Understanding […]

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Personal Injury How Are Personal Injury Settlements Paid Out?

Understanding what happens to the money if you settle your personal injury claim is crucial. The settlement offer you accept isn’t necessarily the amount of money you will receive. You have to consider various aspects of the claim, such as the money owed to your doctors and the fees your lawyer charges. Below is an […]

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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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