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A lawyer can help you get Social Security Disability Insurance

March 11, 2019
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Velma believed she was eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). But the government denied her claim.

Even when she asked for a reconsideration, she couldn’t get what she deserved.

Her story isn’t unusual: About two-thirds of people who apply for SSDI benefits are rejected by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The denial rate increases to about 85 percent on the second attempt.

Besides the long odds, the appeals process is tedious and difficult. Velma realized she needed help, so she called me and my team at Johnson & Biscone.

She soon learned how helpful and responsive Johnson & Biscone was to…

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Timeline for a Personal Injury Case

February 27, 2019
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If you’ve been injured due to the negligent actions of another, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to recover compensation for your damages. When facing costly medical bills and lost wages due to missing work while you heal, a personal injury settlement can be a crucial way to stay financially afloat during this difficult time in your life.

The personal injury process can be long and complex. By understanding the steps involved, the process can seem much less stressful and overwhelming. Below is an explanation of the potential steps associated with a personal injury claim. Depending on the specifics of your case, it…

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Category: Personal Injury

Joseph C. Biscone Named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America

February 07, 2019
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For the second straight year, attorney Joseph C. Biscone was recognized on the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list for workers' compensation law. Joe has proven time and again he's one of the best in the country thanks to his tireless work ethic and ability to win cases for clients. Congratulations on this tremendous honor!

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5 Tips to Avoid Winter Car Accidents

January 25, 2019
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Winter can be unpredictable in Oklahoma City. Freezing temperatures, snow and ice, and gusty winds can come out of nowhere, creating hazards for you and other drivers. Stay safe on the road this season by following Johnson & Biscone’s five tips to avoid winter car accidents.

1. Check the Weather Ahead of Time

Unless you’re a local news junkie, you may not know about impending winter storms until it’s too late. Check the weather, road conditions and traffic before heading out the door each day. When a storm is impacting travels, leave early so you don’t feel the need to rush. If the public is being advised to stay off the roads,…

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Category: Car Accident

How We Protect Our Community’s Protectors

January 24, 2019
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Law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe. First responders’ unwavering dedication to serving the greater good inspires us to give back, especially when they are hurt on the job.

These real-life heroes face a high risk of work-related injuries due to their dangerous and unpredictable jobs. For instance, police officers are four times more likely to have a non-fatal work injury than the average full-time worker. They can also experience a longer time away from work because they must reach a higher level of recovery before resuming…

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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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