Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyer
Abel Law Firm900 Northeast 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
(405) 239-7046 or(800) 739-2235
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONAt Abel Law Firm, we are experienced, skilled Oklahoma personal injury attorneys who can help you get the best possible result in your case.
The Abel Law Firm has been noted by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory as a highly ethical and capable personal injury law firm. We have also received many referrals from other law firms who lacked the experience or resources to take on particular cases. We are proud of our reputation for handling the difficult cases that other law firms cannot.
Every Abel attorney provides ongoing pro bono legal representation to children through the firm’s support of the non-profit Oklahoma Lawyers for Children organization. Ed Abel serves on Board of Directors of Oklahoma Lawyers for Children.
Individual attorneys serve on a variety of community organizations, including Living Hope Ministries (ministry to help female inmates re-enter society); Living Faith Ministries (ministry to help male inmates re-enter society), and Variety Care (clinics providing health care to low-income persons).
Languages: Spanish; English.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Dog Bites; Drunk Driving Accidents; Car Defects or Malfunctions; Highway Defects; No-zone Truck Accidents; Repetitive Motion Injuries; Elevator/Escalator Injuries; Fires; Lead Paint Poisoning; Mercury Poisoning; Swimming Pool Injuries; Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products; Drug Recalls; Drug Contamination; False Claims; Toxic Food Products and Containers; Food-borne Illness.
Areas of Law Description
At Abel Law Firm, our team of experienced and skillful Oklahoma personal injury attorneys is prepared to handle a wide variety of personal injury cases, including:
- Personal Injury
Accidents happen every day, resulting in a wide variety of serious injuries. Whether you have been hurt, left to care for a badly injured loved one, or lost a member of your family, your life may never be the same. The complications you are facing may range from the deeply personal to the mundane – from deep emotional pain to the challenge of paying steep medical bills. With years of experience and a dedicated support staff, Oklahoma personal injury lawyer Ed Abel and his team are prepared to handle virtually any negligence claim. Some of the more common injuries we can take on include:
* Traumatic Brain Injuries
Victims of traumatic brain injury are often burdened with expensive medical bills or devastating lifestyle changes. If you or someone you love has suffered from a traumatic brain injury that you think was caused by another party’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, or wrongful death. The Oklahoma traumatic brain injury lawyers at the Abel Law Firm are committed to helping victims of negligence receive compensation for their losses.
* Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can have devastating long-term consequences. Victims of back or neck injuries may suffer from chronic pain or paralysis, which can severely inhibit an individual’s lifestyle. If another party’s negligence or recklessness is responsible for causing spinal cord damage, the negligent party should be held accountable for their actions. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a spinal cord injury, and you believe another party is at fault, they may be liable for your medical bills, pain and suffering, as well as any lost wages resulting from the injury.
* Dog Bites
Dogs may behave erratically and aggressively without being provoked. It can be difficult to determine which dogs to be wary of, and which are safe. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries from a dog attack, you should not have to face the consequences alone. Pet owners are liable for any injuries their animals may cause. If you have been bitten by another person’s dog, he or she may be required to help pay for any losses you incurred. If you are interested in seeking compensation, you need the assistance of an experienced Oklahoma dog bite attorney.
* Burn Injuries
Residential fires occur more frequently than most people imagine, and they can cause serious injuries in addition to extensive property damage. While property owners are responsible for equipping their homes with working fire detectors and extinguishers, they sometimes fail to uphold this duty. Negligence on the part of a landlord or homeowner can impact the lives of you and your loved ones forever. If you have suffered injury from a residential fire, you may be the victim of another party’s negligence, in which case they should be held liable for damages.
- Auto, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
Driving a car or truck, or riding a motorcycle, is an inherently dangerous activity. Unfortunately, many people lose sight of this fact and begin behaving recklessly, endangering others as well as themselves. You may have grounds for legal action if a negligent party has caused you to suffer an accident such as:
* Car Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, there is a car accident every 8 seconds in the US. In all likelihood, everyone will be involved in at least one automobile accident in his or her lifetime. In the event that you or someone you love sustains serious injury, it is imperative that you have an experienced Oklahoma car accident lawyer on your side. At the Abel Law Firm, our Oklahoma car crash lawyers have the experience and resources necessary to help you receive reparations for your suffering.
* Trucking Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents occur at an alarming frequency. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Commission (NHTSC), a person dies every 13 minutes behind the wheel of a car. Large trucks, or 18 wheelers, are especially hazardous roadway companions. Their size and limited visibility make them a serious safety risk for nearby drivers and pedestrians. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident with a large truck, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses.
* Motorcycle Accidents
Due to the vulnerability of motorcyclists, motorcycle accidents can have devastating consequences. Frequently, riders suffer from serious, and sometimes fatal, injuries. A motorcycle accident can have a tragic effect on the life of you and your loved ones. If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident caused by another motorist’s negligent or reckless behavior, they should be held accountable for their actions. At the Abel Law Firm, our team of compassionate and experienced Oklahoma motorcycle accident attorneys is committed to helping victims of motorcycle accidents receive the compensation they deserve.
- Medical Negligence
Medical malpractice is committed whenever a doctor or other medical worker fails to meet the professional standards of his or her field. If your life has been affected by the poor decisions of a doctor, hospital worker, or pharmaceutical company, you are not to blame. The Oklahoma medical malpractice attorneys of the Abel Law Firm can work closely with you to pursue a case against the parties responsible for your injuries. Other common examples of medical malpractice include:
• Surgical errors
• Infections spread through hospitals
• Medication errors
- Nursing Home Abuse
It is difficult to imagine how anyone could harm a person entrusted to his or her care, particularly when the patient is a vulnerable senior citizen. Despite this, the sad truth is that elder abuse is a common problem across the US. Even in professionally run nursing homes, where families are promised that their loved ones will receive quality medical care, cases of abuse are reported every year. If you have evidence of abuse and wish to take action against the parties who have harmed your elderly relative, the Abel Law Firm is here to help.
- Construction Accidents
Statistically, construction site accidents account for about 20% of fatal work injuries and 10% of non-fatal work injuries in the US – more than any other field. Clearly, providing adequate training, safety equipment, and organized work environments needs to be a priority for construction employers. When workers, employers, or equipment manufacturers fail to take safety seriously, the consequences can be severe for innocent workers or bystanders. Our Oklahoma construction injury lawyers can help you win fair repayment for losses related to:
• Construction Equipment Defect
• Construction Company Negligence
• Slip and Fall Accidents
• Repetitive Motion Injuries
• Lifting Injuries
• Exposure to Toxic Substances
• Head/Brain Injuries
- Insurance Disputes
Following a major accident, you probably have a wide variety of concerns that need to be addressed. There is finding the right medical treatment for you or your loved one, struggling to pay an onslaught of bills, and the often slow recovery process. The last thing you need at a time like this is another struggle, like a battle with your insurance company. Sadly, that is exactly what many accident victims experience. At the Abel Law Firm, we can handle the details of your insurance difficulties so that you can focus on more important issues: your health and your family.
- Premises Liability
Whether a piece of property is a business venture or a private residence, its owners have a duty towards their guests. Negligent property owners can cause injuries to their guests in many different ways. You may want to discuss your case with our Oklahoma premises liability attorneys if you or a member of your family has experienced a preventable injury such as:
• Slip and Fall
• Elevator/Escalator Injuries
• Porch Collapse
• Stair Collapse
• Lead Paint Poisoning
• Mercury Poisoning
• Toxic Mold
• Swimming Pool Injuries
* Slip and Fall
When a slip and fall accident occurs on property owned by another person or business, the accident victim may be eligible to take legal action under premises liability law. While each individual person is responsible for being aware and conscientious of environmental hazards, property owners are also required to maintain their premises and ensure the safety of guests. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident that occurred on another person or entity’s property, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses.
* Toxic Mold
Mold can grow in all sorts of environments and can form quite rapidly, presenting serious danger to people who are exposed to the airborne toxins that mold can distribute. Mold itself is not typically toxic, but mold is capable of breeding and releasing toxins that can be extremely harmful to a person’s health if they are breathed in or if a person is exposed to them for an extended period of time. If you were harmed by exposure to mold while on another party’s property, you may have a premises liability case.
- Product Liability
Faultily designed or built products can pose a serious hazard to thousands, if not millions of consumers at a time. The legal doctrine of product liability holds companies responsible for any injuries their faulty products cause to consumers. If you or a loved one has been harmed by such a product, you may deserve repayment for the losses you have suffered. You may have grounds for a product liability lawsuit if you have been affected by a product defect such as:
• Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products
• Toxic Food Products and Containers
• Dangerous Childcare Products and Toys
• Manufacturing Defects
• Design Defects
* Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products
When drug companies manufacture new pharmaceutical products, they subject the new creation to two levels of extensive testing. During this process, the producers are supposed to compile a list of possible side effects that the drug may cause. Unfortunately, when they submit the new drug to the FDA for approval, they do not re-test the drug. Instead, they review the results and opt to approve or disapprove the product. If you have been the victim of a dangerous pharmaceutical product for any of the following reasons, our Oklahoma pharmaceutical product defect lawyers can help:
• Drug Recalls
• Drug Contamination
• False Claims
* Toxic Food Products and Containers
The Food and Drug Administration has put in place regulations that are intended to protect American consumers from undue harm. Failure to comply with these requirements can be detrimental to the health of anyone who eats the toxic food or drinks a contaminated beverage. The following are some of the potential causes and consequences of adverse health effects associated with a dangerous food product:
• Contaminated Food
• Food-borne Illness
• Mislabeled Food
- Wrongful Death
A major accident can have long-lasting and tragic consequences for innocent victims. In the worst cases, they can even be fatal. When they are, surviving family members are met with overwhelming grief, shock, and anxiety about the future. Sadly, instead of being able to take time to grieve and take care of one another, they are often met with a long line of financial, practical, and legal challenges. If you have lost a loved one to another party’s reckless actions, the attorneys of the Abel Law Firm understand the complex issues you are facing.
Mr. Ed Abel
Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability
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