8 people contract salmonella in Oklahoma

Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at 3:55 pm    

Health authorities in Oklahoma have confirmed that there were eight incidents of salmonella contamination in the state linked to recalled cucumbers nationwide, News9.com reported on September 9.

The cases of salmonella contamination were linked to the Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce cucumber recall issued on September 4. The recall was issued after a woman in San Diego died and 285 people fell ill in 27 states from salmonella contamination. The raw cucumbers, from the company’s “Limited Edition” product line, reportedly came from Mexico. According to the Oklahoma State Health Department, the cases of contamination took place in Tulsa County, Cleveland County, and Oklahoma County.

If you or a loved one believed that you fell ill from eating unsafe food products, working with a product liability lawyer is crucial for you to possibly get treatment funds you need for fast recovery. Find out how the legal team of the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma may work on your behalf today by calling (405) 239-7046.


Driver hurt in Oklahoma school bus accident

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 3:01 pm    

A school bus driver recently was injured after the vehicle he was driving experienced a malfunction, an article of ktul.com reported late last month.

According to reports, the Oklahoma City Public Schools want to find out how the rear axle of the school bus got loose, causing a crash in late August. The bus, containing seven high school students, reportedly experienced a malfunction around 7:30 a.m. at the vicinity of NW 63 Street and N. May. All of the John Marshall High School students inside the bus were not hurt, however, the driver was hospitalized after suffering a knee injury. A report initially released by authorities revealed that the “U-Bolt” installed in the rear portion of the bus possibly malfunctioned. Reports also revealed that the school bus was previously repaired by its vendor after an accident early this year. The incident is being investigated by authorities.

In the difficult situation of being involved in an accident, enlisting an attorney is important- especially if you suspect that your injuries are caused by a vehicle malfunction. Find out how the lawyers at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma may work on your behalf today by calling (405) 239-7046.


Stuntman’s son busted in Montana for suspected DUI

Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 4:47 pm    

The progeny of late stuntman Evel Knievel, Robbie Knievel, was recently arrested for drunken driving after he allegedly caused a car accident in Butte, the Montana Standard reported on April 22.

According to reports, at around 7:30 p.m., Robbie was operating a GMC Yukon when he crashed into the back portion of a vehicle at Harrison Avenue and Dewey Boulevard. The crash caused a series of collisions involving two other vehicles. Butte Police confirmed that no one was injured in any of the vehicles involved in the crash. Robbie reportedly escaped from the crash scene but was later arrested by authorities. A felony DUI citation was given to Robbie, who was later detained.

Drunk driving accidents can result in serious injuries and emotional trauma. Additionally, the costs of medical treatment can be debilitating to a family’s finances. If you have been injured in Oklahoma due to an intoxicated driver, the legal team of the Abel Law Firm may work on your behalf for the funds you need to cover your financial losses. Call us today at 405-239-7046 to begin taking action against those responsible.


Two killed in 119th Street overpass crash

Posted on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 2:51 pm    

A recent vehicular accident that happened in the southwest portion of Oklahoma City left two people dead and two others with injuries, News 9 reported on February 12.

Information coming from the Oklahoma Police revealed that a collision between two vehicles occurred under the overpass located at 119th Street and S. I-44. The injured people were transported to a nearby hospital, and one of them is believed to be critically injured. Though authorities confirmed the two fatalities and two injuries, they did not release the identities of the individuals involved. Traffic flow on 119th was momentarily rerouted while personnel removed debris from the crash scene. The incident remains under investigation to determine the factors that contributed to the fatal accident.

The Oklahoma attorneys at the Abel Law Firm wish for the quick recovery of those injured and extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family affected by this sudden loss.


Woman busted after crashing into police car

Posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 1:07 pm    

A woman in Tulsa, Oklahoma was arrested after she got involved in an accident, News On 6 reported on January 13.

According to reports, the accident happened at around 10:00 p.m. on the southern portion of Sheridan Road. An officer reportedly responded to a two-vehicle accident involving a police car. Police said vehicle driver Joyce Darlene O’Donnell, 65, had a smell of alcohol on her breath and she nearly fell from her vehicle. A charge of misdemeanor intoxicated driving was filed against O’Donnell.

Though no one was injured in this recent drunken driving arrest, the Oklahoma lawyers of Abel Law Firm know that innocent Oklahoma residents are devastated by accidents caused by drunk drivers every day. If you have experienced this, one of our experienced and compassionate personal injury attorneys may work diligently on your behalf in the pursuit of financial compensation from the responsible party. Call our offices at (405) 239-7046 today to learn more.


Chicago Bears cornerback arrested

Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 11:35 am    

Tim Jennings was released from jail after being arrested and charged with drunk driving in Atlanta, an article on ajc.com stated January 7.

Reports said the 31-year-old cornerback for the Chicago Bears was stopped by a police officer on Interstate 85 at around 11:00 a.m. after he was observed driving 99 mph in a 65 mph zone. Police Corporal Jake Smith said several charges were filed against Jennings including DUI and reckless driving. Jennings settled a bond of $2,711 shortly after the arrest. The National Football League is expected to discipline Jennings.

Though no one was reportedly injured in the recent drunken driving incident, many people are devastated in accidents caused by impaired drivers every day. If this has happened to you in Oklahoma, the lawyers of Abel Law Firm may be able to secure the funds you need for your medical bills and property damage. Speak with us today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your legal options.


Workers killed in Oklahoma oil rig blast

Posted on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 11:14 am    

Two workers were killed and three others suffered injuries after a blast took place at an oil rig in Coal County, HNGN reported on December 19.

The fatalities were identified as Kelsey Bellah, 27 and Gary Keenen, 26, who were both working in the oilfield, owned by Texas-based company Pablo Energy. Details of the explosion reportedly were still insufficient due to the remoteness of the oil rig, according to fire Chief Sam Schafnitt. Three other workers were taken to the hospital, where two of them reportedly were listed in critical condition. One of the injured persons received burns to his hands.

Authorities including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating the oil rig blast. Initial reports seem to suggest that no significant environmental damage occurred from the fire.

The lawyers of the Abel Law Firm send their deepest thoughts to the family and friends who are grieving during this difficult time.


More kids injured by colorful detergent capsules

Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 10:01 am    

A recent study claimed that hundreds of children in the U.S. suffered injuries in the past two years from accidentally ingesting colorful detergent capsules due to a potentially dangerous design, SFGATE reported on November 10.

In the data examined by researchers, over 17,000 kids aged 6 and below mistook the attractive laundry detergent for toys or candy, and at least 769 of them needed medical treatment from accidental poisoning. In 2013, a child reportedly died from ingesting one of the liquefied detergent pods. Children may suffer eye, mouth, and throat injuries from the detergent products, released in the U.S. since 2012. Though some detergent companies improved their product packaging, the study claimed that incidents of children harmed by the pods was only slightly reduced.

The legal team at the Abel Law Firm knows that many children in Oklahoma suffer serious injuries from unsafe products purchased on the market. A skilled product liability attorney, however, may help you pursue financial compensation for any expenses or damages incurred. Call our offices at 405-239-7046 today to learn more.


Pit bull owner charged in ferocious dog attack

Posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 12:53 pm    

The owner of two pit bulls was charged after the  dogs attacked a neighbor this last July in Muscogee County, abc8 Tulsa reported on September 6.

According to reports, a misdemeanor charge was filed against Ronnie Casey after he failed to control his dogs that attacked Glenn Boulet, Sr. On July 14th, Boulet reportedly saw one of the dogs approaching a young boy. He was able to successfully get the boy to safety before the dogs attacked. Boulet was confined to the hospital for a month due to serious injuries he sustained to his upper body and face, some of which will require plastic surgery. If found guilty, Casey could serve a maximum jail term of one year and and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

If you have been seriously attacked by a dog, it is important to get a lawyer’s help, especially if you will need extensive medical treatment for your recovery. Find out how the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys of Abel Law Firm may help you pursue claims from negligent pet owners today by calling (405) 239-7046.


Child allegedly acquired herpes virus at Oklahoma daycare

Posted on Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 12:28 pm    

News Channel 4 reported on July 14 that a woman claimed her daughter acquired herpes at an Oklahoma daycare.

According to the little girl’s mother, Consuela Smith, her daughter acquired the herpes simplex one virus from a teacher at ChildTime daycare center. Smith said that she took her baby to a doctor after noticing that she developed painful blisters that bled around her mouth. The doctor advised Smith that the blisters were, in fact, herpes. ChildTime daycare confirmed that the teacher, who was not identified, was positive for herpes and said that they will conduct an investigation.

Being injured because of negligence or carelessness at a business establishment can leave victims saddled with considerable pain and financial obligations. Fortunately, the Oklahoma personal injury lawyers at the Abel Law Firm may be able to help you secure the financial compensation you need to pay for your resulting losses. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may be able to help you take action against the person or party responsible for your suffering.

Ed Abel Named Oklahoma 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."

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