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Just a Fender Bender? Police Reports are Still Important

December 27, 2018
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An automobile crash is stressful and frightening. Many things run through a driver’s mind: Am I OK? Is anyone else hurt? Can I drive my car? Where is my insurance card? Should I call the police?

Whether it’s a major wreck or it seems like just a fender bender, the answer to the last question is always yes. Obtaining a police report is vital to receiving payment in a disputed insurance claim.

A police report provides important and useful information. Even if everyone initially agrees who was at fault, people can change their minds and their stories. An independent, objective evaluation of what happened and what was said at the scene can boost a claim or sway a decision at…

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Oklahoma jury sends $25 million message to health insurance industry

November 20, 2018
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Health insurance companies’ tendency to put profits before people received a hard-hitting blow in 2018. An Oklahoma jury awarded a $25.5 million verdict against managed health care company Aetna for denying coverage to a cancer patient.

Americans deserve the right to receive medical care based on a doctor’s recommendations, not health insurance company’s profits. When medical appeals don’t work, it’s time to seek legal counsel.

As reported by CNN, Aetna denied proton beam therapy in 2014 to 53-year-old…

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No International Mystery – Hard Work Wins Case

November 01, 2018
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Johnson & Biscone client James Bond isn’t a British intelligence officer, but sleuthing skills were necessary to help him win his Social Security disability case.

Bond was injured in 2008 when he was working at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). During inclement weather, he slipped and fell from his work truck. He shattered his right ankle, kneecap, elbow and wrist. Bond also tore a muscle and cartilage in his right shoulder.

To make matters worse, Bond had a massive stroke three days later. Doctors said it was caused by a bone shard and temporal lobe clot of the brain. After nearly dying twice, undergoing experimental treatment and receiving last rites…

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Four-year Battle Comes Down to Last Witness

September 06, 2018
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Just because an auto collision doesn’t cause visible property damage doesn’t mean there won’t be personal injuries.

When Johnson & Biscone’s client Renee Lewis was rear-ended in her car, her left shoulder and elbow were injured, although there was little damage to either vehicle. Renee was taken to a hospital emergency room after the wreck. She later learned her injuries required surgery.

The other driver admitted liability for the collision, but her defense attorney disputed our client’s claim that her injuries were caused by the wreck.

Attorneys Bryce Johnson and Sherman Reed took the time to learn Renee’s story so they could prove their client was telling…

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Why Insurance Companies Appear to Be in a Hurry (at the beginning)

August 10, 2018
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Insurance companies are contacting injured people more quickly than ever. Sometimes, an adjuster is on the phone before an injured person has even made it home from the emergency room or left the scene of an accident.

I wish it were because the companies are genuinely concerned when someone is hurt. Sadly, that is not the case.

Adjusters want to take a statement immediately after an accident, then use it against the injured person to deny claims. Even a statement taken when someone is still shaken and hurt can lock a person into a story that they can never retract.

For example, if an injured person initially reports back pain, any neck-related treatment down the…

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Welcome to Our Premier Personal Injury Law Firm

July 16, 2018
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If you’ve been injured, you need an attorney who seeks justice on your behalf. You need a lawyer you can trust and who cares about your family. You also need an attorney with a deep understanding of the law, whether you were hurt in a car accident, in the workplace, or anywhere in Oklahoma.

Johnson & Biscone, P.A. is based in Oklahoma City. Our attorneys have a combined experience of almost 100 years. We are compassionate, ethical, and dedicated to serving our clients in all areas of personal injury.

Our attorneys pursue full compensation for clients in cases including:

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules on AMA Guides

July 11, 2018
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On June 26, 2018, the Oklahoma Supreme Court upheld the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission’s mandatory use of AMA Guides 6th Edition as directed by the Oklahoma Legislature.

The high court decided, 5-4, in Robert Hill v. American Medical Response, 2018 OK 57, that the mandatory use of AMA Guides 6th Edition was lawful in determining an injured workers’ impairment for all injuries involving a spine, hip, or shoulder.

The AMA Guides set impairment guidelines, which a physician must follow in assessing physical impairment. These impairment ratings are then converted to compensation rates for injured workers. However, these rates are often much lower than what a worker…

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Use Auto Insurance as ‘Mini Health Insurance’

June 04, 2018
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Paying a little extra for auto insurance can make a big difference for people who get injured.

State law requires every Oklahoma driver to have liability insurance. But that coverage won’t pay your medical bills if you are hurt in a car accident.

Johnson & Biscone recommends everyone with an auto insurance policy add medical payments coverage, often known as med pay. Med pay is like having mini health insurance that helps cover care from cleaning up minor injuries to major surgeries or ongoing rehab.

Drivers can work with their insurance agents to add med pay to their policies. The premiums are usually not very expensive, and most companies…

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Nobody Likes Trial Lawyers

May 01, 2018
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A few years ago, U. S. Sen. Harry Reid delivered a speech at the American Association for Justice’s Membership Awards Luncheon in Montreal.

“Nobody likes trial lawyers,” Reid said. He gave examples of several types of people who do not like trial lawyers – people who addict children to tobacco; people who put lead in paint; people who pump mercury into groundwater; people who manufacture faulty airbags; people who put asbestos in the environment;…

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Can your Facebook posts be used against you?

January 17, 2018
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If you have made an injury claim, stay off of Facebook. It could cause major problems in your case.

Courts across the country have held what people post on social media can be used in a legal proceeding. Judges have held there is not a reasonable expectation of privacy, and uploaded photos may potentially be used against a person making an injury claim.

Social media is a great way to stay connected with friends and families. However, oversharing may hurt a legal case.

Lawyers hired to defend a company or a person against an injury claim will gather evidence by any means necessary. That includes searching Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for posts showing…

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