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Potentially faulty stairwell at apartment complex in OKC blamed for injury

A man recently sustained injuries in southwest Oklahoma City after the stairwell at the apartment complex where he lives suddenly malfunctioned, an article of koco.com reported on August 26.

Reports said Kyle Williams lost consciousness on August 25 after falling through the staircase at the Country Club Apartments on S. Agnew Avenue. Kyle’s mother Dana told reports that she saw how the incident took place. Kyle was reportedly going up the stairs with his bike when the stairwell failed. Kyle sustained an injury to his ankle and is already in the recovery process. The apartment complex received complaints in July due to faulty stairs and walkways. City officials will conduct an investigation to figure out the cause of the accident.

The premises liability attorneys at the Abel Law Firm represent families in Oklahoma who have been injured in potentially hazardous places. We strongly believe that victims of such accidents should receive fair compensations for their recovery. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your legal options.

Woman injured in Watergate Hotel parking garage collapse

The parking garage of the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. collapsed, resulting in the injury of one person, USA Today reported on May 1.

According to fire department spokesperson Timothy Wilson, three levels of the Watergate Hotel garage collapsed. The woman, whose name was not released in reports, was brought to the hospital after suffering non-life threatening injuries. Reports revealed that the facility was undergoing construction when the collapse occurred. After an evacuation of the entire building, responding personnel confirmed that no other people were injured or missing on the premises. Watergate is well-known for the illegal activities in the 70’s that led to the resignation of late President Richard Nixon.

The Oklahoma premises liability lawyers of the Abel Law Firm understand that many people suffer injuries in hazardous establishments. If this has happened to you and you believe the property owner was negligent, we may help you pursue the funds you need to recover. Call us at 405-239-7046 today to learn more about your legal options.

Child allegedly acquired herpes virus at Oklahoma daycare

News Channel 4 reported on July 14 that a woman claimed her daughter acquired herpes at an Oklahoma daycare.

According to the little girl’s mother, Consuela Smith, her daughter acquired the herpes simplex one virus from a teacher at ChildTime daycare center. Smith said that she took her baby to a doctor after noticing that she developed painful blisters that bled around her mouth. The doctor advised Smith that the blisters were, in fact, herpes. ChildTime daycare confirmed that the teacher, who was not identified, was positive for herpes and said that they will conduct an investigation.

Being injured because of negligence or carelessness at a business establishment can leave victims saddled with considerable pain and financial obligations. Fortunately, the Oklahoma personal injury lawyers at the Abel Law Firm may be able to help you secure the financial compensation you need to pay for your resulting losses. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may be able to help you take action against the person or party responsible for your suffering.

Oklahoma City house fire kills one child

On Tuesday, April 22 a six-year-old boy was found dead after a residential explosion in Oklahoma City resulted in a fire.

The young boy’s body was found after the fire was extinguished. People living in neighboring houses mentioned hearing an explosion before seeing the fire break out. A woman located inside of the burning house managed to escape by jumping out of the window.

Investigators are currently trying to figure out what caused the fire.

The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm express our sincere condolences to family and friends affected by this tragedy.

Walmart to pay fine and improve safety in its stores

Multinational chain store Walmart agreed to pay fine of $190,000 and to improve the safety conditions in its 2,800 stores after inspectors uncovered “repeat and serious” health and safety violations in one of its stores in New York, among other locations, a report from The Guardian stated on Wednesday, August 7.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a Walmart store in Rochester for lack of training on hazardous materials, blocked exits, and a dangerous trash compactor, some of which were also found in other stores in nine states. Dr. David Michaels said the settlement will keep Walmart employees safe and healthy in their workplace.

Though Walmart was fined for the dangers faced by their workers, such dangers could also cause innocent visitors to be injured. If you or someone you know has been injured due to negligent property owners in Oklahoma, find out how you may be able to pursue compensation with the help of the legal team at Abel Law Firm by calling 1-800-739-ABEL today.       

Amusement park accident kills woman

An accident in a well-known amusement park resulted in a woman’s death after she fell from one of the rides in Arlington, Texas on the evening of Friday, July 19.

The fatal accident, in which Rosy Esparza fell from the Texas Giant roller coaster in the Six Flags amusement park, occurred at around 6:30 p.m.

Experts were deployed by the German company who built the Texas Giant cars to help figure out the cause of the accident. The amusement park also stated that it plans to utilize all resources to determine what caused the accident after no signs of foul play were discovered.

A spokesperson for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions said rides are generally safe with very minimal accidents and deaths occurring.

The legal team at Abel Law Firm extends their condolences to the family and friends of Rosy Esparza.

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