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Who Is Liable if I’m Injured in a Car Accident Caused by Poorly Maintained Roads?

January 28, 2020
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In most instances, car accidents are caused by the negligent actions of a driver. When this situation occurs, the driver at fault for the collision is usually responsible for the injuries and damages suffered by others involved in the accident. However, there are times when an accident is caused by poorly maintained roads. This may be due to a variety of reasons, including:

  • Potholes
  • Missing line markers
  • Improper drainage which can cause hydroplaning on wet roads
  • Lack of visible road signs
  • Malfunctioning traffic signals
  • Oil and chip repairs that haven’t been resurfaced in a timely manner…
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Category: Car Accident

What Are the Laws Governing Medical Malpractice Cases in Oklahoma?

January 15, 2020
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If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, you may be entitled to file a medical malpractice claim to recover compensation for your damages. It’s important to understand that these cases are highly complex, and there are strict rules which apply to them. You will need to work with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who knows how to navigate these state laws and who can aggressively fight for your rights.

During your initial consultation, our attorneys can explain the laws discussed below in greater detail. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have, and we’ll help you understand your legal…

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7 Steps to Take after a Car Accident

December 20, 2019
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Car accidents can be stressful, overwhelming incidents. Unfortunately, it’s crucial that you think clearly and act decisively immediately following the crash in order to protect your rights. Failure to do so can potentially jeopardize your ability to recover the compensation you deserve in a future car accident lawsuit.

We’ve created the following infographic to help you remember the important steps to take after a collision. The attorneys at Johnson & Biscone have been fighting for the rights of car accident victims in the Oklahoma City area for over 40 years. Give us a call to learn about your options.

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Category: Car Accident

Legal Changes Will Help Injured Oklahoma Workers

December 09, 2019
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In 2013, the Oklahoma Legislature changed the state worker’s compensation system from a judicial process to an administrative system. They implemented new rules and a new system designed to make it harder for working people to receive fair compensation when they are injured on the job.

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Oklahoma Car Accidents during the Holiday Season

November 29, 2019
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The holidays provide a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends, but it also poses unique dangers on our roads. Each year, Oklahoma experiences a spike in car accidents over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. It’s important to drive cautiously and defensively during the holiday season in order to minimize your risk of being injured in an accident.

The following infographic highlights the prevalence of car accidents in Oklahoma during the holiday season. Interestingly, more accidents, fatalities and injuries occur over Thanksgiving than Christmas and New Year’s. If you’re injured in a car accident over the holidays, the…

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Category: Car Accident

5 Tips for Avoiding a Car Accident Over Thanksgiving

November 18, 2019
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family enjoying Thanksgiving dinnerIn Oklahoma, more car accidents occur over Thanksgiving than during any other holiday. Last year, there were 555 car accidents over the Thanksgiving week, which exceeded the totals during Christmas, New Years, St. Patrick’s Day and July 4th. For this reason, it’s important to be careful when driving…

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Category: Car Accident

SSDI Claim Approval Rates: What You Need to Know

October 25, 2019
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If you’ve suffered a disability that prevents you from working, you may be entitled to file a Social Security Disability (SSDI) claim to recover benefits. This system has been established to help disabled individuals stay financially afloat when they are no longer able to earn a living due to their impairment.

Unfortunately, getting your SSDI claim approved can often be a challenging process. In fact, only 42% of all SSDI claims are approved. For this reason, it’s crucial that you work with an experienced SSDI lawyer who can increase the likelihood that you’ll receive the benefits to which you’re entitled.

The following…

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When Should I Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

October 16, 2019
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workers' compensation claim formIf you’ve suffered a workplace injury, you may be wondering whether you need the assistance of a workers’ compensation lawyer. While the answer to this question depends on the nature and severity of your injury, these cases can be very complex and working with an experienced attorney is always the best way to ensure your rights are protected.

Filing a workers’ compensation claim is a complicated…

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The Truth About "Hellhole" Designation

October 04, 2019
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The American Tort Reform Foundation recently named Oklahoma a “judicial hellhole” along with nine other states. ATRF claims it fights for defendants’ rights in civil lawsuits. What they really mean is they want to protect corporations from being held responsible for their bad actions. They want to make it harder for workers to receive compensation when they are injured on the job. They want to protect the powerful.

Local politicians who share ATRF’s views used the ranking to bring up a case called Mullendore v. Mercy Hospital Ardmore. In the case, a worker injured her knee while carrying bags of ice as part of her duties. This should be uncontroversial: A person was hurt while on…

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