OK Man Killed in Friday Morning Car Crash

Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 11:35 am    

A man from Vian, Oklahoma died early Friday morning from injuries sustained in a car accident.

23-year-old William Evans was traveling north on State Highway 82, 7.7 miles north of Vian, shortly before 4 a.m., Friday when he gradually ran off the left side of the road. The 1987 Ford Bronco traveled 150 feet down a ditch and struck a tree. Evans was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.

The cause of the crash is unknown. Evans was pinned against the tree for approximately an hour and ten minutes before being freed by the Blackgum Fire Department.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an Oklahoma car accident, please contact an Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyer of The Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046.


I-44 Reopens After 35-Car Pileup

Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2010 at 1:09 pm    

Interstate 44 has reopened after a 35-car pileup in southwest Oklahoma City early Wednesday morning closed the road for two days.

Northbound lanes of the Interstate were shutdown after the 6 a.m. crash near South West 149th Street near the Canadian River Bridge. Five people were transported to the hospital following the pileup.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol say that fog was a major contributor to the wreck, as well as icy conditions on the bridge.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an Oklahoma car accident, please contact an Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyer of The Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046.


Missing Student Dies In Car Crash

Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2010 at 1:06 pm    

A University of Oklahoma student who has been missing since Friday has died in a car accident, police say.

Edmond Police spokeswoman Glynda Chu said that a passenger in a car driving along Waterloo Road observed an overturned silver Volkswagen Jetta on Sunday afternoon. The Volkswagen was driven by 21 year-old Julia Kathryn Gilbert of Edmond.

The car had veered off the kingfisher County road about a half mile west of County Line Road. Che said the car may have smashed into a guardrail on a bridge and fell into the area below.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the crash.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an Oklahoma car accident, please contact an Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyer of The Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046.


Oklahoma City Surgeon Accused of Medical Negligence

Posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 1:02 pm    

An Oklahoma City surgeon is now facing medical negligence charges after a patient died following a risky brain operation. Sources say that the doctor has been sued thirty times since June of 2000 and has settled confidentially with 17 of the plaintiffs in that time.

The surgeon is accused of performing the surgery without proper justification, misrepresenting the dangers to the patient, and poor treatment.

If you have suffered injury due to the negligence or carelessness of a medical professional, contact the Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers of The Abel Law Firm at 405-239-7046 today.


Accidental Fire Injures Three Children

Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 9:44 am    

An accidental fire caused serious burns to three children in Del City, Oklahoma on Sunday evening. According to sources close to the case, the children (ages 8, 10, and 12) were attempting to build a campfire in their backyard when vapors ignited and the children’s clothes caught fire.

Authorities say that one child has already been released from the hospital, while another is in critical condition and the other is in “good” condition.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by the reckless or negligent behavior of another individual, you may be eligible for compensation for pain, suffering, and medical expenses. Contact the Oklahoma personal injury lawyers of 405-239-7046 to discuss your legal options.


Oklahoma Police Search For Solutions for Dangerous Intersection

Posted on Thursday, January 14th, 2010 at 11:16 am    

Oklahoma City police are working to find solutions on how to make the most dangerous intersection, Pennsylvania Avenue and Memorial Road safer.

According to the police department, there were 94 wrecks there last year. Police are fighting for red-light cameras in order to catch speeders and reduce speed-related traffic accidents. Currently, Oklahoma does not allow these devices. Since they have to wait on this bill, police are urging drivers to use extra caution at dangerous and busy intersections.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident, you need an experiences lawyer on your side. Please contact the Oklahoma motor vehicle accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046.


Worker Killed, One Injured in Oklahoma Oil Rig Collapse

Posted on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 at 8:34 am    

An unexplained oil rig collapse at a drilling site just east of Ames, Oklahoma killed one worker and left another with a broken leg and other injuries. Sources say the rig collapsed at around 6:00 a.m. on Saturday.

A 31 year-old worker was prounounced dead at the scene, while the other employee was taken to Integris Bass Baptist Health Center for treatment.

If you or someone you love has been killed in an accident, you may wish to consult an experienced Oklahoma wrongful death attorney of the Abel Law Firm at 405-239-7046 today.


Oklahoma Man Sentenced to Prison for 2007 Crash

Posted on Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 1:56 pm    

An Oklahoma man has recently been sentenced to prison and will have to pay nearly $40,000 in restitution for his role in head-on 2007 accident. The accident seriously injured an individual in the vehicle that the man struck.

The man will face 26 months in jail for the accident. The man was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. He had a blood alcohol concentration of nearly 0.24 which is nearly three times the legal limit.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an Oklahoma car accident, please contact the Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046.


Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Osage County Crash

Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 at 11:10 am    

An Osage County sheriff’s deputy was killed late Wednesday night when his squad car rolled over as he was responding to a burglary-in-progress call.

The Pawhuska, Oklahoma Sheriff’s Department identified the officer as 25 year-old Adam Mehagan of Skiatook. Police say Mehagan was responding to a call of a burglary-in-progress shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Mehagan was traveling north on County Road 1475 when he apparently lost control of his vehicle. The squad car left the road and rolled twice.

Investigators say Mehagan was ejected from the vehicle and thrown seven feet. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash shortly after midnight. Mehagan suffered serious head and internal injuries.

Adam Mehagan leaves behind a wife and an 11-month-old daughter.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an Oklahoma car accident, please contact the Oklahoma personal injury attorney of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046.


Oklahoma Man Injured in Dodge City Crash

Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 at 11:03 am    

A man from Oklahoma was injured in a Sunday morning car accident in Ford County.

89 year-old Wayman J. Bryan of Oklahoma was traveling south in a 2003 Dodge pickup truck on U-283 near Dodge City when he attempted to navigate his vehicle passed a semi truck. According to Kansas Highway Patrol, Bryan lost control of his vehicle and smashed into the semi. The Dodge then entered a ditch on the eastside of the roadway and rolled onto its top.

Investigators say Bryan was transported to a nearby hospital in Dodge city. The driver of the semi truck, 27 year-old Eric L. Bennett of Arkansas, was not injured in the crash.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an Oklahoma car accident, please contact an Oklahoma personal injury attorney of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046.

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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