BROKEN BOW LAKE, OK – A man was hospitalized with critical injuries after being struck by a boat on Broken Bow Lake Saturday, OKC Fox reports.
Jamil Jackson, 43, was operating a jet ski and was trying to splash water on two people when he fell off his jet ski. Jackson was then struck by a boat that was pulling two people on tubes.
First responders transported Jackson to a nearby hospital via life flight. His current condition is not known.
This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in a jet ski accident, contact us today for a free consultation.
Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 at 7:07 pm
TULSA, OK – One woman was transported to the hospital after being struck by a dune buggy in an overnight southwest of downtown Tulsa.
According to News on 6, the incident happened while the driver of the dune buggy was near a levee close to Charles Page Boulevard and South 33rd West Avenue.
The individual who was operating the dune buggy claims the victim ran out in front of them causing the collision. They were arrested on unrelated warrants following the incident.
The victim was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma accident injury attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.
NORMAN, OK – A University of Oklahoma fraternity house was set ablaze early Friday morning, according to KOKH.
The fire began around 2 a.m. at the OU Delta Tau Delta house located at 1320 College Avenue. Authorities suspect that the blaze was caused by a lightning strike.
Multiple fire departments came to assist, according to the Norman Fire Department, due to another blaze happening at the same time diverting the department’s resources.
One person was inside the fraternity house at the time of the fire.
This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma fire accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.
The Oklahoma personal injury lawyers of the Abel Law Firm have learned that former Los Angeles Lakers point guard, Derek Fisher, has signed on to play basketball for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The 37-year-old professional basketball player made a statement about the change, and said that he hopes to be able to positively contribute to the Thunder, and help them achieve an NBA title. Fisher has five NBA titles under his belt, and believes that his age was a large factor as to why the Lakers traded him, initially to the Rockets.
Fisher was bought out of his contract with the Rockets, and ultimately joined the Thunder. Oklahoma City’s record is currently ranked third in the NBA. The team has welcomed Fisher with open arms, and is continuing to put forth immense effort in every game played.
If you are interested in learning more about the NBA trades, or the Oklahoma City Thunder, please visit www.cfnews13.com today.
Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 12:10 pm
Oklahoma City Public Schools recently started their new, longer winter break. On Friday, students at public schools in the city were released for a 4-week long winter break. A new semester will begin on January 4.
The school district decided to change their schedule to include longer breaks throughout the school year and a shorter summer vacation in an attempt to improve student performance. Before Thanksgiving, Oklahoma City students had a new, two-week long fall break in October.
Within the breaks, the district is providing 3-day long optional, intersession classes. In October, about 4,300 students in the district attended the classes to catch up. Afterwards, teachers said the students left feeling better and more relaxed about their school work. Winter break intersession classes began this Monday.
The Oklahoma personal injury lawyers of the Abel Law Firm want to wish all a very happy winter break and holiday season. NewsOK has more information on Oklahoma City Public Schools’ winter break.
A Chickasha man and two other people were injured in an Oklahoma City car accident early Monday.
According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 39 year-old Chickasha-resident Bryan Mosley was traveling eastbound on H.E. Bailey turnpike shortly after 5:15 a.m. Monday when a westbound vehicle cut across the center wall to head back east. The vehicle’s collided in the eastbound lanes of the turnpike.
According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Brad Lovelace, the names of the driver and passenger in the westbound vehicle are being withheld until notification of next of kin. Both were transported by medical helicopter to Oklahoma University Medical Center and were listed in fair condition.
Chickasha was also transported to OU Medical Center. He was listed in fair condition Tuesday morning.
The accident remains under investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an Oklahoma city car accident, please contact an Oklahoma Car Accident Lawyer of the Abel Law Firm by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.
A man was killed in an Oklahoma car accident Memorial Day.
According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 71 year-old man from Asher was killed in an auto accident at the intersection of State Highway 39 and Acme Road shortly before 4:00 Monday. Authorities are withholding the man’s name pending notification of his family.
According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Kyle Winrow, the man was driving a 1993 Chevrolet pickup truck west on State Highway 39 when he lost control of the vehicle and ran off the roadway to the right. The man then overcorrected and drove off the left side of the road into a tree.
The man was transported by Medi Flight to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he died from injuries received in the wreck.
Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends.
A man was critically injured in an Oklahoma car accident early Sunday.
According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the three-vehicle accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 shortly after 4:00 a.m. Troopers say 26 year-old Shawnee-resident Richard Lewis was driving a 1998 Dodge Dakota westbound in the eastbound lanes when he collided with a 2001 International driven by 33 year-old Noe Saldana, of Phoenix.
According to the accident report, Lewis was transported by ground ambulance to OU Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition. He sustained trunk internal and trunk external injuries, the report said.
Saldana was not injured in the accident.
Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, according to the troopers’ report.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an Oklahoma auto accident, please contact an Oklahoma Car Accident Attorney of the Abel Law Firm by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.
A woman has died following an Oklahoma car accident Tuesday afternoon.
According to officials with the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Department, 22 year-old Rebecca Lindsey was involved in a car accident near Hoffman Road and 290 Road shortly after 3:22 p.m. Tuesday. Lindsey was riding in a vehicle with 25 year-old Dallas Blair Wallace when the car left the roadway and struck a tree.
Lindsey was transported by helicopter to Saint John’s Hospital in Tulsa for treatment after the crash. Oklahoma state troopers said Lindsey was admitted in serious condition and pronounced dead later that night.
Lindsey was pinned in the car for an unknown amount of time and was freed by firefighters.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends.
The New York Court of Appeals on Tuesday reinstated a Manhattan restaurant worker’s product liability lawsuit against the manufacturers of a lye-crystal drain cleaner.
The product liability lawsuit was filed by Yun Tung Chow against the manufacturer, distributor, and package designer of Lewis Red Devil Lye after he was burned and blinded in one eye in 2001 while using the product to clean a floor drain. The lawsuit was dismissed by a judge before trial and that decision was upheld by a midlevel court.
Reckitt & Colman Inc., the product’s manufacturer, emphasized that the restaurant manager failed to follow label instructions, which direct users to wear gloves and goggles.
The Court of Appeals said Tuesday, however, that New York law requires companies facing defective design claims to show that their product doesn’t present an unreasonable risk of harm to the user.
My wife was in a car accident and suffered some injuries. Even though the driver had admitted fault, it was a very stressful situation for us. Working with Abel Law Firm was the best decision we could have possibly made. Luke was very professional, and best of all he eased our worries throughout the process. I would highly recommend using Abel Law Firm to anyone that was in need.
What a great experience! I think these guys are some of the best professionals in their field. They know what they are talking about every step of the way and keep you informed of court decisions and new information as it becomes available. It is literally like having someone else do all of the grunt work while you sit back and recover from your issue. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great experience in a personal injury lawyer in the Oklahoma City area.
Former Client of Abel Law Firm
I’m very pleased with the results and work done for us by Abel Law Firm. Ed Abel, his son Luke, and the rest of the staff were very professional, honest, efficient, responsive, and transparent throughout the personal injury claim process. Starting the claim and deciding where to get help was a big deal for us because we were confused and didn’t know how to begin but they were very patient in addressing our concerns and answered all of our questions thoroughly. We trusted them and they delivered. I highly recommend their law firm and would not hesitate to have them represent us again.
Choosing Abel Law Firm was the best decision that we made. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Pointed us in the right direction when we didn’t know which way to turn. I would recommend them to anyone that had any concerns.
My experience with the Abel Law Firm exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds. I honestly can’t say enough good things about all the individuals I came in contact with in their firm. Emails and phone calls were answered in a timely manner and they held my best interest at heart. Cordial, courteous, friendly and professional. I have and will continue to recommend them to others. Definitely great folks to work with
Being represented by the Abel Law Firm gave our family a great sense of peace in a time of confusion and despair. The entire staff exceeded our expectations in all areas. We were treated with respect and shown genuine care. The staff at Abel Law Firm is honest, hard-working, efficient, and effective. Thank you Mr. Bishop, T. Luke Abel, and Corey for taking care of our family.
We are truly in awe of Ed Abel and the entire firm that took my husband’s case and fought to get him everything they could. The amount of time, energy, and resources they put into our case is astonishing. During the 3 yrs it took to get our case to court Ed and the entire firm worked incredibly hard to get everything ready for trial. During this time they were always kind and compassionate knowing how devastated our family had been. We weren’t just another case, they truly cared for our family. The sheer amount of work that goes into the trial is still so mind boggling, but they left no stone unturned and were prepared for every situation. Ed and his firm are all so respected by all people in their field. Each person spoke of Ed, his team and his family with such high regard and respect. They took a horrible accident that was life changing not only for my husband and myself but our children and brought us a victory we never even imagined. We now have peace of mind that we will always be able to take care of our children and all of Todd’s medical in the future. Todd can now focus on getting better and not worrying about how he will provide for his family. It wasn’t just the financial aspect we won it was Todd being cleared of any wrong doing that gave him something back that no amount of money could. Ed you are truly an amazing man who has an equally amazing family. Thank you for all the time you gave us to answer questions when we would get worried or frustrated. Ed, Kelly, and Luke you were all truly rock stars in the courtroom!! Each one of you blew us away! You guys fought hard and missed absolutely nothing. The respect we have for your knowledge, work ethic, your craft, and your family is so big there really aren’t words to convey how blessed we feel that we picked you guys to take care of us. Thank you.
Todd and Dara
I would like to take this opportunity to praise and thank Ed Abel and his wonderful staff. When I lost my husband due to a wrongful death accident I was blessed to get Abel Law Firm to take care of all the legal needs at hand. They were very professional and very friendly. Thank you. I am very grateful in many ways.
When I found myself in the position of needing to find an attorney to handle a personal injury claim, I was overwhelmed with the entire process. Dacia immediately put me at ease in our first meeting. Every subsequent contact I had with Dacia, Ed or anyone on staff at the Abel Law Firm helped restore my faith in humanity. It seems a tall order, but as small as my case was relative to others, I was never made to feel less important. Every injury impacts the lives of the individual and their family and friends. Dacia understood that and dealt with me with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity. I would not hesitate to recommend Dacia, Ed or any of the attorneys at the Abel Law Firm to my closest family and friends. Thanks,
After having an automobile accident with multiple injuries in Oklahoma and residing in Pennsylvania my wife and I were concerned about locating a Law Firm in Oklahoma to handle our injury case. We contacted a well established Law Firm in Philadelphia and after researching the Law Firms in Oklahoma they advised my wife and I to contact the Abel Law Firm. What a blessing. Beginning with the first phone conversation, the Abel Law Firm put us at ease and we were confident Ed Abel and family would do their best to help us. The Abel Law Firm worked very hard and won our case. From start to finish my wife and I were treated like family and we are happy to say we have very good friends in Oklahoma. We would like to thank the Abel Law Firm and the Abel family for their help and friendship. Thank you,
Mark and Sherry B.
I don’t think that the Abel Law Firm and everybody who works there could have been any nicer and helpful to me and my family. Not only are they terrific and intelligent lawyers but awesome people to know. Not just my lawyers but everyone there were great people. They did everything possible to help us and our case and without them we couldn’t have accomplished anything or settle for what we did. Even though it was a bad situation that led us to meet them I had a good experience learning and working with them. We became friends and they continue to help us even after our case was over. We couldn’t of had any better attorney or made better friends. I will forever be grateful and thankful to Abel Law Firm.
I have known Ed Abel for several years, he has done my legal work for me. He has always done a very good job for me. He is very trustworthy and always there when you need him. His staff is excellent. I would recommend him and his staff to anybody that needs legal work done
Dear Mr. Abel, thank you for your kind assistance regarding my Unum case. Thanks
My experience with Abel Law Firm was excellent. Ed Abel and Kelly Bishop did everything in their power to make things right for me. They made everything come out right. I would refer them to anyone who needs help. Thank you
During a time of personal crisis, Ed Abel Law Firm was a God send for our family. The Firm diligently prepared our case for trial. Much was accomplished in a short amount of time. Ed is an honest man and a tough competitor.
Carolyn B. and Marc B
My brother Noel was in a farming accident in December of 2005. His left arm was completely severed and is paralyzed from the chest down. We had to look for an attorney that would be able to get him a settlement from the insurance company. My family’s thoughts were never to get as much money from the company as we could to make Noel rich, but to try to get something so that financially he would be able to receive medical care when he needed it. After this accident we will most definitely need medical care for the rest of his life. This was the first time that we had to find an attorney for any reason and we were very nervous.Ed Abel was referred to us by another attorney. We chose him without knowing anything about Abel Law Firm but since my family had never had to hire an attorney before we really didn’t know what we should be looking for before hiring one. I had always heard people say that if an attorney felt like they had a good case, they would work harder to win than if they felt there was a good chance they would lose. It made sense to me because why would someone work so hard for something when the outcome may not be very good for them. They would want to spend more time and effort if they were going to make a lot of money from that case.Ed Abel, Kelly Bishop, and every other attorney from Abel Law Firm along with every other employee there such as the legal assistants. etc. proved to be very caring people. They worked so hard for my family and were very caring. The first time we were going to rneet with then I was very nervous. I did not want to go into a lawyer’s office. I didn’t know what they would think of us. I wondered if we were dressed rig ht, or if we looked okay. After all they are attorneys. That was the only time I was nervous to be around them. Ed Abel and the attorneys at his firm are wonderful people. We felt that they truly cared about my brother Noel and my family. We established a relationship with them that I will always be thankful for. Not only did they win Noel’s case out of court which will allow Noel to be financially taken care of and allow him the medical care that he needs but we built a friendship with them that will last forever. Noel and I along with my mother felt like they were really interested in our lives. I know Noel enjoyed talking about sports with Ed and Kelly. The last day we met with them, Ed’s wife came to meet us. It was such a wonderful feeling to know that Ed would invite his wife to come meet Noel. It proved that he truly cared.When we would call the office, they were always so kind. Corey Hulsey is also a wonderful lady. She helped us so much. Even now with the case over, I still call or email with questions and they are still so helpful.Thank you,
A good lawyer must have many qualities which may not be immediately obvious. Here are some things to consider:
He must already be a successful attorney. Don’t pick a lawyer based on price.
He must be convinced your case is just. A good lawyer won’t take your case unless he is convinced he has a winnable case.
Regardless of all the bad lawyer jokes, a good lawyer is honest. He will investigate a case thoroughly and won’t get involved until he can justify, from external sources, your claims.
It doesn’t hurt if he is a Christian.
A good lawyer is thorough to the extreme. He will check, re-check, and check again all parts of a case. I remember thinking my lawyer was a little redundant at times. I am glad he was!
The Abel Law Firm meets all these requirements, in my opinion. If I ever need another lawyer, God Forbid, Ed will be my choice.
To whom it may concern, Randy and I would like to take this opportunity to express our heart felt appreciation and gratitude to Ed Abel, Kelly Bishop and the entire Abel Law Firm. The loss of our precious daughter has been difficult and legal proceedings can impose even a greater stress during this already tumultuous time. However, Ed and Kelly addressed our concerns, with unprecedented professionalism, compassion, and an outstanding knowledge of the law.Their experience and upstanding reputation gave us the confident assurance we needed to pursue justice. We were impressed with their attention to detail, and in depth preparation which gave us the edge in our legal proceedings. On more than one occasion the mediator expressed her professional respect and appreciation for Ed and his team for the excellent way in which they prepared us, their clients- It was obvious that we were on the winning side! We would highly recommend the Ed Abel Law Firm to any of our friends and family members needing legal services. With Sincere Appreciation,
Randy and Tamara Kerr
To Whom it May Concern, I am writing this to give my wholehearted recommendation for the Abel Law Firm. My wife, Samantha, was killed in a car accident on April 15, 2008. When tragedy like this strikes there are a myriad of issues to deal with. The issue I felt least prepared to deal with was the impending legal issues that were far beyond my scope of expertise.It was in the midst of this trepidation that I was referred to the Abel Law Firm and specifically to Ed Abel. I can say without a doubt that this was one of the most fortuitous meetings of my life. My two years of journeying through this process have been difficult and, at times, gut wrenching, but I cannot imagine having gone through it without the help of Ed and his team. When I think of Ed and his team I think of three words: character, competence, and compassion.The character of the team at Abel Law Firm is beyond reproach. Ed Abel and Kelly Bishop were honest with me in every way and always put my needs at the forefront of every issue. They acted with integrity toward myself, my wife’s family, and every other group they had dealings with in our process. It is difficult to describe how much trust mattered to me in this situation. To know that the person I was dealing with had this type of integrity was an enormous blessing.While character is chief in my mind in any relationship it cannot cover up the issue of competence. I was extremely impressed with the overall competence and quality of work shown by Ed Abel and Kelly Bishop in regards to my case. They knew the law and the relevant cases intricately. I also found that in our mediation the other law firms had already heard of Ed and treated him with the level of professional respect that one can only gain from years of excellent practice. I slept well at night knowing that my case was in the hand of competent professionals.This last characteristic might seem a bit odd when describing a relationship with your law firm but it was incredibly important to me. The compassion shown to me at the Abel Law Firm was tremendous. For someone who has dealt with these situations many times Ed never acted as if my situation wasn’t significant. The severity and all encompassing nature of my loss was continually acknowledged by Ed and his team. I was given dignity in my grief and they made the process as gentle as it could possibly be. This compassion and respect for the condition of human grief allows Ed and his team to see the whole picture and provide help well beyond legal expertise.The Abel Law Firm was on my side in my most desperate time of need and I will never forget it. They worked diligently to ensure that my case was brought about to the most favorable resolution for my family and me. Along the way they cared for me and provided guidance throughout the process that was priceless. I appreciate this group in ways that are difficult to express but will continue to sing their praises in every way possible.Grace & Peace,
Ed and Luke, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all that your team has done for my family and me. I wish there was another way besides simply saying “thank you” to show my gratitude. This has been a very long four years that we have been fighting this battle, and I am so thankful God blessed my family with your team to represent us. You have always been positive and honest with us, providing comfort and support from the very beginning. Because of this, not only do I have great admiration for you, but I have always kept full faith and trust in your guidance. Without your representation, I do not believe our case would have been a success. You have made it possible for my dad and Tammy to leave us one last gift in this lifetime. I sincerely hope that you are as pleased with the outcome as we are. Please know that your family and firm will always be in our thoughts and prayers.With love and gratitude,
Layla Freeman Brown
Dear Ed and T. Luke Abel: Thank you so much for all the work you did for my family. I know I have told you a million times, but I just cannot express enough how grateful I am for your team. You have been a blessing to my family and I am so glad Kevin hired you guys. You have now made it possible for us to process our loss and have some closure. I wish you could have met my parents they were truly amazing people and I miss them so much. But I am hoping now that others recognize the wreck was not Kelley’s fault I can begin to heal. If there is anything I can ever do for you please let me know. I owe you more than money can pay. Though we have a professional relationship I feel I have gained you as friends. I hope you have a good trip home and I hope you recognize how amazing your family is in and out of the court room. I am so blessed to have met you all. I hope that if you do make a trip back to Idabel that you will give us an opportunity to say thanks once again. Thanks again,
Mr. Abel: Words cannot express how grateful I am of all the time, effort, concern you and your staff have put into my case, thanks from the bottom of my heart forever
Thank you very much for representing me regarding my automobile accident insurance case. Your excellent office staff responded to our every request and call with kindness. Mr. Abel, you and your son are simply the absolute best team. You handled our case superbly. You met our every need and question professionally. We strongly recommend you for any future needs.
Donald Resler, M.D. and Karen Resler
Dear Ed, Please accept our family’s gratitude for your firm’s legal representation and support in the matters surrounding the tragic death of our son Ryan in an aviation accident. We have been so overwhelmed by grief and the physical consequences of Ryan’s loss that I simply do not know how we would have managed otherwise. The firm’s legal expertise, professionalism, and significant resources, as well as your compassion, wise council, and leadership have been a Godsend to our entire family during this difficult time. The outcome we have now concluded is one that honors Ryan’s memory. There has been an effective and comprehensive accounting of the factors contributing to his death which is so very valuable to all of us who loved him. Additionally, his young family has meaningful financial assistance for the future. Remarkably, you were able to lead us to this outcome in spite of significant obstacles. The facts of the case were complicated necessitating experts in multiple fields to gather and analyze. Yet, with the firms’ resources this was accomplished at a very modest cost. Likewise, the matters of law were extremely challenging in the case. However, our case consistently prevailed over opposing pre-trial legal actions lasting over a year. Please extend our special thanks to Kelly Bishop in this particularly outstanding effort.
Ed, I wish you could have met and known Ryan. I believe you would have liked him and, more, found him worthy of this firm’s efforts on his and our behalf. Words are not enough to convey our gratitude. Thank You.
Excellent communication from Luke and the rest of Abel staff. Always kept in the loop and all decisions were mine to make. When I had questions they were answered honestly. Took care of everything that was discussed at the beginning “and then some”. I truly felt respected and not pressured. If I ever need assistance in the future I will be calling Abel.
You never think you’ll need an attorney, but choosing T. Luke Abel to represent us was the best thing we did. He always took our calls, answered every question, and made every decision ours. You can’t fake caring, he cared about us and our case, we thank him from the bottom of our hearts. I would highly recommend Luke and Abel Law Firm.
Ed Abel NamedOklahoma 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."