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Slip and Fall Lawsuit Filed Against Pasadena Walmart

A woman filed a premises liability lawsuit against a Pasadena Walmart, claiming she was injured in a slip and fall accident at the store.

According to Harris County District Court documents, Pasadena-resident Nora Hernandez filed the premises liability lawsuit on March 30 against Wal-Mart Stores. The lawsuit alleges negligence.

According to the complaint, Hernandez was seriously injured on April 17, 2009 while she was shopping at Walmart store no. 2724, located at 1107 Shaver St. in Pasadena. Hernandez, who was pregnant at the time of the accident, claims she slipped and fell on a pool of water that had gathered on the floor. The lawsuit says the fall caused Hernandez to injure her back, knee, and abdomen.

The lawsuit contends the store’s employees knew of the water and did not act in a timely fashion to clean it. Hernandez is asking the court for an undisclosed amount for actual damages and court costs.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, please contact the Oklahoma slip and fall lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 451-5157.

Man Dies After Iowa Car Accident

A man died Friday afternoon after an Oklahoma car accident.

According to officials with the Oklahoma City Police, 71 year-old Norman Casey was pronounced dead at Oklahoma University Medical Center shortly after 2:00 p.m. Friday.

Sergeant Jennifer Wardlow said Casey apparently had a medical episode and lost consciousness before crossing left of the center line as he was eastbound on Northwest Highway 122. Wadlow said a witness saw a man slumped over the wheel as his vehicle went left of the centerline.

Casey’s vehicle collided with a westbound truck. Two other vehicles were unable to avoid the wreck and crashed into Casey’s vehicle.

Casey was transported by ambulance to OU Medical Center following the crash. The nature and extent of his injuries are not known.

The other people involved in the accident were not seriously injured, Wadlow said.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends.

Design Defect Prompts Volkswagen Recall of 70,000 Jettas

Volkswagen on Monday announced a recall of more than 70,000 Jettas due to concerns that faulty wiring could cause the car to short-circuit.

The recall involves the newest models of the popular Volkswagen sedan built between March 2010 and March 2011. The automaker said many of the 2011 model-year Jettas have an electrical defect in the anti-theft system convertor box. Under the right circumstances, the company says, the vehicles could short-circuit when the horn is used, causing the windshield wipers and alarm system to stop working, increasing the risk of a car accident.

At the time of Volkswagen’s announcement, no injuries or accidents had been reported as a result of the design defect.

Under the recall, dealer service technicians will reconfigure the electrical layout so the horn and converter box do not share the same fuse. Owners of the defective vehicles will be notified by the company with information regarding the repair timeline and corrective measures.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident caused by an automotive component design defect, please contact the Oklahoma product liability lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046.

Oklahoma Man Injured in Car Accident

A car accident sent an Oklahoma man to the hospital Saturday night.

According to officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 58 year-old Richard A. Durham, of Wyandotte, Oklahoma, sustained minor injuries in a single-vehicle car accident Saturday night. Police say the crash occurred shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Missouri Highway 43, about two miles north of Tiff City.

Authorities say Durham was traveling northbound on 43 in a 1999 Jeep Wrangler when he lost control of the vehicle. The Jeep veered off the right side of the roadway and overturned, according to the accident report. Durham was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

No information on the nature of Durham’s injuries was immediately available.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

If you have been injured in an Oklahoma car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For more information, please contact an Oklahoma car accident attorney of the Abel Law Firm, by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.

NTSB to Discuss Fatal OK Turnpike Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a meeting to discuss an Oklahoma trucking accident that killed 10 people on a northeastern turnpike.

According to officials with the NTSB, the meeting is set for Tuesday in Washington, D.C. after which a summary of the board’s final report on the June 26, 2009 accident will be issued. Court documents show 77 year-old Donald L. Creed, of Willard, Mo., pleaded guilty last month to 10 counts of negligent homicide as part of a plea deal. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 10 years probation and barred from possessing a commercial driver’s license.

According to the Oklahoma Police Department, Creed was driving a tractor-trailer for Associated Wholesale Grocers when the truck collided with vehicles that had stopped for another accident on the Will Rogers Turnpike. The crash killed four people from Oklahoma City; three from Frisco, Texas; one from Crossroads, Texas, and two people from Phoenix, Arizona.

If you have been injured due to the reckless or negligent actions of another party, please contact the Oklahoma trucking accident attorneys of the Abel Law Firm by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.

Man Killed in High Speed, Oklahoma Car Crash

A man was killed in an Oklahoma car accident after driving over 100 miles per hour in Midwest City and striking another car.

According to police reports, an officer observed 44 year-old Dennis Joe Jackson driving in the center lane on Northeast 23rd Street in a 1983 El Camino near Spencer Road. The officer said the vehicle was traveling over 100 mph and ran a red light heading into oncoming traffic. The officer attempted to stop Jackson but he had already sped a half mile away and ran a second red light near the intersection of 23rd Street and Midwest Boulevard.

Jackson collided with a maroon Ford Taurus head-on, skidded across five lanes of traffic, and went airborne. The 44 year-old was thrown from his vehicle, which came to rest on its side in the roadway. Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the Ford Taurus was treated at the scene and released.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Injured on Motorcycle

On Highway 169 in Tulsa, highway patrol trooper Lieutenant Ward Oliphant was forced to lay down his motorcycle at 55 miles per hour.

While tracking down a speeder on his new high-speed Interceptor motorcycle, Oliphant was cut off by a pickup truck.  Oliphant flashed his lights and turned on his siren to try to get the truck’s attention but the driver continued to move over, forcing the highway patrol trooper to lay down his motorcycle and slide nearly 150 feet.

Oliphant suffered injuries listed by fellow trooper Matt Hughart as, “minor injuries on his arm, a little road rash, and on his legs but, luckily, the safety gear he was wearing absorbed a lot of it so his legs are going to be fine”.

Other troopers agreed that the situation could have been much worse if it weren’t for Oliphant’s protective gear, including a specially reinforced helmet, armored jacket, and kelvar padded pants.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident contact the Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys of Abel Law Firm at 405-239-7046 to learn more about your rights.

Oklahoma Man Injured in Dodge City Crash

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.

Good Samaritan Killed in Car Accident

A man from Jay, Oklahoma was killed Sunday when he was struck by a car as he attempted to render aid to victims of a car crash.

Authorities say 63 year-old Peter Holland died at the scene around 14 miles northeast of Jay. A couple from Grove, Oklahoma, was traveling southbound on Oklahoma Highway 20 when their car struck a tree shortly before 12 p.m.

Holland was administering aid to the victims, standing just off the roadway, when he was struck by a southbound vehicle driven by 54 year-old Timothy Eyres ran off the same curve in the road and struck him.

There is no word on the condition of the other three people. Police continue to investigate the crash.

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.

Teen Killed in Pittsburg Co. Crash

A teenager from McAlester was killed in a Saturday morning crash in Pittsburg County.

According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Charles Allen was traveling north on Bache Road shortly before 7:30 a.m. when he failed to stop at a stop sign at U.S. 270. Allen struck a westbound vehicle driven by Bradly Hutson.

State troopers said the impact of the crash caused Allen’s 14 year-old son, Jacob, to be ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both Charles Allen and Hutson were transported to McAlester Regional Health Center where they were treated for their injuries and released.

The drivers were wearing their seatbelts, but according to a report from Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Jacob Allen was not.

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.

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