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Oklahoma Highway Safety offer tips for cyclists on the road

The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office gave some advice for bicycle riders to keep them safe while sharing the road with other vehicles. Cycling program manager, Samantha Harcrow, offered the following safety tips as she noted vehicle drivers seldom encounter bikers on the road.

  • Bikers should know that vehicle drivers may not see them on sloping road or crossways
  • Make sure to be highly visible when riding bike on the road
  • Learn how to bike defensively
  • Ride a bike in groups to increase visibility
  • Maintain a straight line when biking
  • Avoid using earphones/noise cancellers of any sort

According to Harcrow, the number of bike accidents in the state has been consistent since 1997, noting about four to six bikers are killed in Oklahoma every year. The state of Oklahoma provides facilities and road signs to help keep bikers and pedestrians safe.

Though the above-mentioned advice is helpful to be safe when biking on the road, there are times that bikers suffer from injuries when vehicle drivers become reckless behind the wheel. If this happens to you or to a loved one in Oklahoma, an attorney of the Abel Law Firm may offer you legal assistance to possibly get your compensation needed for recovery. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options.

Child hurt in Oklahoma school bus mishap

A recent accident in Choctaw, Oklahoma involving a school bus and a pickup truck resulted in one injury, an article of KOCO News reported on September 14.

Information coming from Oklahoma Police revealed a two-vehicle accident took place close to Indian Meridian Road and Southeast 44th Street. A school bus from the Choctaw-Nicoma Park School District was struck by a pickup truck near Triple X Road. Responding authorities confirmed that an injured child was treated at the scene for minor injuries and was later discharged. Another school bus went to the scene to bring students home. Parents were also allowed to pick up their children. A photo of the mishap showed the pickup crashed the left side of the school bus from behind. Though no one was arrested, authorities issued several citations to the pickup truck driver for committing violations related to traffic.

Fortunately, no children suffered serious injuries in the recent accident. However, if your loved one in Oklahoma was the victim in a similar crash, a lawyer at the Abel Law Firm may be able to represent you. Speak with us today by calling (405) 239-7046 to find out how we could help you obtain treatment funds from negligent parties.

29M McDonald’s children activity wristbands with injury risks recalled

World’s largest hamburger and fast food chain, McDonald’s is recalling estimated 29 million units of colorful children activity wristbands due to complaints that it can cause injuries to intended users, an August 23 article of cpsc.gov reported.

The recall affects the “Light-up Band” and “Step-iT” “Activity Counter” with wristbands that may cause burn injuries or skin irritations to children using it. The possibly defective toys were included in the Mighty Kids Meals and Happy Meals. McDonald’s reportedly have been notified of over 70 complaints involving the recalled activity wristbands where several of them suffered blisters. Consumers who might have the recalled activity wristbands were advised to return it from point of purchase to get a free toy and a bag of apple slices or a yogurt tube. An estimated 3.6 million of the recalled toys were distributed in Canada.

Oftentimes, children suffer serious injuries as a result of using a potentially hazardous product. If this happened to you or a loved one, seeking legal help is critical if you need financial assistance for treatment. Speak with an attorney with Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma today by calling (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may work on your behalf.

6 hurt in OKC bus mishap

An article of News Channel 4 revealed on August 15 that a bus accident in northwest Oklahoma City resulted in six people sustaining injuries.

According to preliminary reports, at about 7:00 a.m. a vehicle in the vicinity of Classen and N.W. 6th was struck by a bus. Though authorities have confirmed that six individuals were injured, the severity of the injuries sustained was still unknown as of reporting. The area where the accident took place was momentarily blocked while fire crews and other responders worked to clear the area. Further details of the accident are still pending.

Sadly, many people have to deal with a great financial loss when they suffer injuries in bus accidents. If you or a loved one were hurt because of a bus crash, enlisting a skilled personal injury attorney is a viable option, especially if you suspect that negligent parties are liable for your injuries. Discuss your situation with an attorney at the Abel Law Firm today by calling (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your legal options.

7 injured in Oklahoma’s four-vehicle accident

An article of koco.com reported on August 6 that an accident in Oklahoma City involving four vehicles resulted in the injuries of seven people.

Information coming from authorities revealed a “chain-reaction accident” occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near Northwest 23rd Street. A driver made a sudden stop after seeing an unidentified woman walking south on the highway. After the vehicle suddenly stopped, another vehicle rear-ended it, and two other vehicles were also involved. After the accident, the woman on the highway jumped from the bridge. The pileup resulted in the hospitalization of six people. The woman who jumped from the bridge was also transported to a hospital, authorities said.

The attorneys at the Abel Law Firm understand that Oklahoma families are often devastated when their loved ones sustain injuries in accidents. However, if a car accident injures you or your loved one, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to help you recover from your loss. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to begin taking your legal action against negligent parties.

Starbucks recalls 2.5M stainless steel drinking straws with injury risks

Starbucks issued a recall on August 2 on approximately 2.5 million units of stainless steel straws because of the possibility that they could cause injuries to consumers, an article of cpsc.gov reported.

The stainless steel drinking straws, which come in two different sizes, can cause lacerations to children’s mouths because of their rigidness. Starbucks and federal authorities received three complaints of children sustaining lacerations in the mouth from using the straws. Starbucks is addressing the situation by informing consumers to keep the stainless steel straws away from children. At least 301,000 of the stainless steel straws were sold in Canada.

Accidents involving children are often serious, leaving many families devastated. However, if you are in such a situation, an Oklahoma personal injury attorney at the Abel Law Firm may be able to help you recover your loss if defective products are liable. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options.

Victim of Oklahoma City fireworks accident shares story

A resident of Oklahoma City, who was the victim of a fireworks accident two years ago, recounted what had happened to her during and after the incident, an article of News9.com reported on July 2.

Reports said Rebecka Rich’s right eye was struck by a Roman Candle on July 4, 2014. The accident occurred while she and her children played with fireworks, having what she deemed a “Roman Candle fight.” Rich had her cornea and eyelid seriously damaged, and her damaged eye is now sutured shut to speed up her recovery. Although Rebecka’s eye injury continues to heal, she claims to suffer emotional hardships and avoids talking to people because of her injury. Doctor Rhea Siatowski said people can avoid such accidents by wearing safety glasses or similar eye-wear while watching fireworks displays.

The Oklahoma attorneys at the Abel Law Firm realize that aside from physical and emotional hardships, victims of traumatic accidents often have to cope with a financial loss. If you were the victim of a personal injury accident, we may be able to help you seek compensation if negligent parties are involved. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options.

Boy injured in Arpelar pedestrian accident

Information coming from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol stated that before 11:00 on the morning of Thursday, November 19, a boy, whose identity was not released, was struck by a Haywood Public School bus. The accident reportedly happened after the northbound school bus driver failed to notice the boy as he darted in front of the vehicle. The boy was run over with the rear portion of the bus and his parents transported him to a local hospital. He was later taken to a hospital in Tulsa to seek treatment for several injuries, including internal blunt force injuries. The bus operator was identified as 39-year-old Della Avona Cooper.

At the Abel Law Firm, our Oklahoma personal injury attorneys represent clients whose loved ones have suffered serious injuries associated with pedestrian accidents. We understand that you may now be facing significant medical costs due to treatment, and we will help you pursue compensation to help offset those costs. Call our offices today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more.

8 people contract salmonella in Oklahoma

Health authorities in Oklahoma have confirmed that there were eight incidents of salmonella contamination in the state linked to recalled cucumbers nationwide, News9.com reported on September 9.

The cases of salmonella contamination were linked to the Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce cucumber recall issued on September 4. The recall was issued after a woman in San Diego died and 285 people fell ill in 27 states from salmonella contamination. The raw cucumbers, from the company’s “Limited Edition” product line, reportedly came from Mexico. According to the Oklahoma State Health Department, the cases of contamination took place in Tulsa County, Cleveland County, and Oklahoma County.

If you or a loved one believed that you fell ill from eating unsafe food products, working with a product liability lawyer is crucial for you to possibly get treatment funds you need for fast recovery. Find out how the legal team of the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma may work on your behalf today by calling (405) 239-7046.

Driver hurt in Oklahoma school bus accident

A school bus driver recently was injured after the vehicle he was driving experienced a malfunction, an article of ktul.com reported late last month.

According to reports, the Oklahoma City Public Schools want to find out how the rear axle of the school bus got loose, causing a crash in late August. The bus, containing seven high school students, reportedly experienced a malfunction around 7:30 a.m. at the vicinity of NW 63 Street and N. May. All of the John Marshall High School students inside the bus were not hurt, however, the driver was hospitalized after suffering a knee injury. A report initially released by authorities revealed that the “U-Bolt” installed in the rear portion of the bus possibly malfunctioned. Reports also revealed that the school bus was previously repaired by its vendor after an accident early this year. The incident is being investigated by authorities.

In the difficult situation of being involved in an accident, enlisting an attorney is important- especially if you suspect that your injuries are caused by a vehicle malfunction. Find out how the lawyers at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma may work on your behalf today by calling (405) 239-7046.

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