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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.

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.

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.

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.

Driver injured in Oklahoma rollover accident

A man was recently hospitalized for injuries sustained after the vehicle he was operating was involved in a single-vehicle accident, an article of Fox News 12 reported on June 10.

Alerts coming from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol revealed that on June 9 a vehicle was flipped on the southbound lane of U.S. 259 in McCurtain County. The vehicle reportedly rolled over after the driver failed to navigate a curve. The vehicle driver, identified as Paul Babineaux, 37, was extracted from his vehicle by personnel of the Idabel Fire Department. Babineaux was transported to the hospital for treatment of the several injuries he sustained.

The attorneys at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma know that one factor causing vehicles to roll over is poor design by auto manufacturers. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover accident, we may be able to help you receive the compensations you need for recovery. Call us at (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may be able to work for you.

Three hurt in Oklahoma City collision

At least three people, including a police deputy, sustained injuries in a recent three-vehicle accident in Oklahoma City, a News Channel 4 article reported on January 6.

According to reports, at about 11:00 a.m. an accident involving three vehicles took place at the intersection of Hiwassee and N.E. 50th. Information coming from investigators revealed that the accident happened after one vehicle failed to yield to oncoming traffic and collided with a second vehicle. The vehicle that caused the collision reportedly flipped after the initial impact and landed on top of the third vehicle, which was occupied by an officer. All three drivers sustained minor injuries during the collision. Authorities said that an investigation is underway and citations have not been issued yet.

If you have sustained an injury in a car accident that you had no part in causing, the legal team at the Abel Law Firm is prepared to help you identify the responsible party and hold them financially accountable for your suffering. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your legal options.

Teen dead after Grant County ATV accident

A teenager was recently killed in an accident involving two All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV), an October 18 article of News Channel 4 reported.

According to official reports, the accident occurred when 15-year-old Colton Schneider, a student at Edmund North High School, was riding an ATV together with another passenger in Grant County early Saturday morning on October 17. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol revealed that the ATV driver swerved to avoid a second ATV that was stalled in the road. The sudden swerve caused the ATV to roll over, throwing Colton from the recreational vehicle.

State authorities have not released any identifying information of the other individuals involved in the incident, nor have their conditions or injury reports been made public.

The Schneider family is asking for donations through an online fund raising website under Colton’s name to be used for memorial services and other costs related to the accident.

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