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Oklahoma athlete Jimbo Elrod dead after car accident

Former professional football player James “Jimbo” Elrod was pronounced dead after getting into a car accident, a December 12 article of USA Today reported.

Information coming from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol revealed that Elrod, 62, was thrown out from the sunroof of his vehicle after crashing into a guardrail at 3:45 in the afternoon. Initial investigations revealed Elrod was not restrained by a seat belt, and his wife Diana was traveling with him when the crash occurred. Diana was listed in serious condition while being treated at a hospital in Oklahoma City. Football coach Barry Switzer said Elrod’s wrestling background contributed to how great he was in his football career. Aside from playing in the NFL, Elrod played as a defensive end for the All-American team in the 70’s.

The Oklahoma wrongful death attorneys at the Abel Law Firm express their deepest thoughts and condolences to the family and friends who are mourning the loss of their loved one.

Ford to recall vehicles with potentially faulty seat belts

Over 680,000 Ford vehicles are under recall in the United States, Mexico, and Canada due to a seat belt issue that could cause harm to vehicle occupants, a report of USA Today stated on December 2.

Specifically, the Michigan-based manufacturer was notified of two incidents involving the recalled vehicles that resulted in personal injuries. The Ford’s Lincoln MKZ, Mondeo, and Fusion may have seat belts that could break during accidents. Ford confirmed in a statement that the seat belt issue could cause additional injuries during a crash. The seat belts of the vehicles could fail due to cable pretensioners that may deteriorate over time by overheating. Ford dealers will address the issue by reinforcing the insulation of the cables.

Vehicular accidents often result in serious or fatal injuries, leaving many families devastated. However, if you were the victim of an auto defect, working with a skilled legal team is critical. We can help you to recover your financial loss. Discuss your situation with the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma by calling (405) 239-7046 to find out how we can help you recover from your loss.

7 hurt in Oklahoma drunk driving collision

Seven people in Oklahoma suffered physical injuries in a recent vehicular collision allegedly caused by an intoxicated driver, a November 6 article of The Daily Ardmoreite reported.

Reports revealed that at about 7:00 p.m. on November 4, a wrong-way collision involving two vehicles happened on Interstate 35 in the vicinity of mile marker 51. Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported 35-year-old Mark Pulis was driving his vehicle in the wrong lane when he struck 32-year-old Holly Arriaga’s vehicle head-on. Pulis and Arriaga both suffered injuries from the incident and received treatment. Five passengers inside Arriaga’s vehicle, including four juveniles, were transported to local hospitals due to the injuries they sustained. Responding authorities said the incident was caused by drunk driving.

Incidents such as this one often leave people suffering from a financial burden or leave them permanently disabled. If your injuries were caused by a drunk driver in Oklahoma, the attorneys at the Abel Law Firm can work for you. Find out how we can help you recover from your loss today by calling (405) 239-7046.

Millions of defective Samsung washers recalled in the US

Samsung issued a product recall on about 2.8 million washing machines on November 4, after receiving complaints that they can malfunction and cause injuries to consumers, an article of cpsc.gov reported.

According to reports, at least 34 models of Samsung’s “top-load washing machines” have parts on the upper portion that could suddenly detach during use. If the problem occurs, people who are near the washing machines are at high risk of sustaining personal injuries. Samsung and the Consumer Product Safety Commission received 733 complaints of varying product malfunctions, nine of which resulted in people sustaining injuries to their shoulders and jaws. The recalling company offered three options to owners of the affected washing machines. They can have their money back, have their units replaced, or receive a discount on another Samsung washing machine.

The product recall attorneys at the Abel Law Firm understand many people suffer serious injuries from using defective products. If you were the victim of a recalled product, call us today at (405) 239-7046 to find out how we can help you obtain compensations from negligent manufacturers.

2 injured in Oklahoma crash involving semi-truck

At least two people suffered injuries in a recent semi-truck crash in Oklahoma City that stopped the flow of traffic, an October 27 article of News Channel 4 reported.

According to reports, at about 2:24 a.m. a pickup truck and a semi-truck loaded with bottled water had a collision at the intersection of I-35 and I-40. Responding authorities told reports the collision happened after the pickup drove the wrong way. Rescuers extracted the pickup driver, who was pinned inside the vehicle. The two drivers were brought to the hospital, but information concerning their conditions was unavailable as of reporting. Fire crews were also called after the trailer of the truck caught fire and its fuel continued to leak. Hazardous material crews were necessary for cleaning the fuel spill. In a Twitter post, the state’s Department of Transportation advised motorists travelling through the area to look for alternate routes.

The Oklahoma attorneys at the Abel Law Firm understand that crash victims are left with financial burdens due to expensive treatments. However, if this happens to you, we may be able to offer you legal assistance so you can obtain treatment funds from negligent parties. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options.

Driver in deadly Oklahoma crash sped up before incident

Federal authorities discovered a female driver involved in a horrific Oklahoma accident increased her speed before ramming into a crowd during a parade, a report of CBS DFW reported on October 13. The incident, which occurred last year, killed four people.

Information coming from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) gave the impression that 26-year-old Adacia Chambers caused the accident because she was suffering from “emotional distress.” Adacia’s coworkers noted that she seemed preoccupied moments before she rammed her vehicle into the crowd watching the homecoming parade at Oklahoma State University on October 24 last year. The NTSB investigation revealed that Adacia was driving with a speed of 54 mph then after five seconds her speed increased by 5 mph. The investigation also showed that the driver stepped on the brake pedal after she struck a police motorcycle used as a barrier.

The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma believe that families who have lost their loved ones in a car accident should be entitled to remunerations to help them recover their financial loss. If you are in such a situation, we may be able to help you pursue damage claims from negligent parties. Learn more about your options from us today by calling (405) 239-7046.

2 drivers seriously injured in OKC pileup

At least two people suffered serious injuries in the southwest region of Oklahoma City in a recent accident involving four vehicles, an article of News Channel 4 reported on October 6.

Information coming from the Oklahoma City Police Department revealed that at about 5:00 a.m., two vehicles were involved in a rear-end accident between Council and Rockwell in the S.W. 44th eastbound lane. The two drivers, identified as Robert Joseph, 47, and Nicholas Hitchcock, 19, reportedly were “exchanging information” while outside their vehicles when they were struck by a third vehicle. A fourth vehicle was later involved in the mishap after the impact from the third vehicle pushed the first two vehicles to the opposite lane. Hitchcock and Joseph were listed in critical condition when they were brought to a hospital. Initial investigations revealed that none of the drivers were under the influence before the mishap occurred.

If you have been critically injured in a car accident, seeking help from a skilled attorney is important because you are going to have to deal with expensive hospitalizations. Find out how the lawyers at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma may help you recover from your loss by calling (405) 239-7046.

Fatality reported in Oklahoma semi accident

At least one person was killed in a recent accident involving a semi-tanker vehicle carrying hundreds of gallons of gas near Valliant, Oklahoma earlier this week, an article of News Channel 4 reported on September 19.

Reports said state highway officials responded to the accident, which happened around U.S. 70 and Highway 98. Aside from emergency personnel, help from the crews of the Department of Environmental Quality were necessary after approximately 500 gallons of gasoline from the tanker spilled after falling to its side. Authorities confirmed one person was killed in the mishap, but they did not release the person’s identity. A photo of the crash revealed that a pickup truck sustained significant damages after the accident. Traffic flow in the area was rerouted for several hours as crews worked their way through cleaning the spilled gas.

The Oklahoma wrongful death attorneys at the Abel Law Firm send their thoughts and condolences to all people affected by this accident.

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.

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.

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