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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.

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 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.

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.

Starbucks recalls 2.5M stainless steel drinking straws with injury risks

Starbucks issued a recall on August 2 on approximately 2.5 million units of stainless steel straws because of the possibility that they could cause injuries to consumers, an article of cpsc.gov reported.

The stainless steel drinking straws, which come in two different sizes, can cause lacerations to children’s mouths because of their rigidness. Starbucks and federal authorities received three complaints of children sustaining lacerations in the mouth from using the straws. Starbucks is addressing the situation by informing consumers to keep the stainless steel straws away from children. At least 301,000 of the stainless steel straws were sold in Canada.

Accidents involving children are often serious, leaving many families devastated. However, if you are in such a situation, an Oklahoma personal injury attorney at the Abel Law Firm may be able to help you recover your loss if defective products are liable. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options.

Victim of Oklahoma City fireworks accident shares story

A resident of Oklahoma City, who was the victim of a fireworks accident two years ago, recounted what had happened to her during and after the incident, an article of News9.com reported on July 2.

Reports said Rebecka Rich’s right eye was struck by a Roman Candle on July 4, 2014. The accident occurred while she and her children played with fireworks, having what she deemed a “Roman Candle fight.” Rich had her cornea and eyelid seriously damaged, and her damaged eye is now sutured shut to speed up her recovery. Although Rebecka’s eye injury continues to heal, she claims to suffer emotional hardships and avoids talking to people because of her injury. Doctor Rhea Siatowski said people can avoid such accidents by wearing safety glasses or similar eye-wear while watching fireworks displays.

The Oklahoma attorneys at the Abel Law Firm realize that aside from physical and emotional hardships, victims of traumatic accidents often have to cope with a financial loss. If you were the victim of a personal injury accident, we may be able to help you seek compensation if negligent parties are involved. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options.

2 family members injured after TV caught fire in OKC

At least two family members in southwest Oklahoma City sustained minor injuries while in their home after their television set suddenly caught fire, an article of News Channel 4 reported on June 2.

According to reports, at about 4:00 a.m. authorities responded to a residential fire in the vicinity of Villa and S.W. 52nd. Mother of five Tina Luna reportedly alerted fire crews after waking up to see that their television was on fire. Luna pulled the burning TV out of the house while her son Jose, 14, helped to put out the fire. Tina and Jose only sustained minimal injuries from containing the fire. Responding fire crews realized that the TV emitted excessive heat and caught fire due to covered vents. Though the family can still occupy their home, the estimated cost of the damage was $5,000.

Although no one was seriously injured in the recent residential fire in Oklahoma, the lawyers at the Abel Law Firm understand that many families have to deal with great financial loss after such an incident. If you have been the victim of an unexpected fire accident, we may be able to help you receive compensation if a defective product was the cause. Begin taking your legal action against negligent manufacturers by calling (405) 239-7046.

Recaro recalling thousands of child car seats in the US

More than 173,000 units of Recaro child car seats in the U.S. are being recalled by its manufacturer after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ruled that the products may cause additional injuries to children during crashes.

The NHTSA found that two models of Recaro child car seats are equipped with defective parts that may not properly support the upper portion of the child seats in case of collisions. The problem reportedly may occur if the occupant of the child car seat weighs 52 pounds or above. Recaro has decided to recall the child car seats after failing to meet the NHTSA’s federal safety requirements. Recaro will notify owners of recalled child car seats to receive a repair kit to address the problem.

Products with design defects unfortunately put children at risk of sustaining serious injuries. However, if you think this happen to your loved one, an Oklahoma lawyer at the Abel Law Firm may help you file damage claims from negligent parties to possibly get the remunerations you need for recovery. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to begin filing your legal claim.

Millions of bees escape after semi-truck rollover in Garvin County

Millions of bees were released on a highway in Garvin County after the semi-truck hauling them got involved in an accident, an article from News 9 reported on September 30.

The solo truck accident reportedly happened at around 1:00 p.m. on September 29 on Interstate 35 in the southern portion of Pauls Valley. The semi-truck carrying honey bees fell to its side while driving on a ramp going to SB I-35. Though no other vehicles were involved in the accident, responding authorities experienced difficulty due to the spilled bees that swarmed at the crash scene. The unidentified truck operator received medical attention and was later discharged. Fire crews in Garvin County were expected to eliminate the bees after the crash.

The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm recognize that many people in Oklahoma suffer serious injuries in truck accidents. If you think this happens to you or to a loved one, we may help you file a damage claim if negligent companies are involved. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss.

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