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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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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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Truck Driver Fatigue: What You Need to Know

September 24, 2019
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Truck driver fatigue is a common cause of truck accidents. Often, trucking companies impose unrealistic deadlines on their drivers, forcing them to log long hours behind the wheel. When fatigue sets in and drivers become less alert, it significantly increases the risk of a collision.

The following infographic sheds some light on the serious nature of this problem. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, the attorneys at Johnson & Biscone can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We’ll evaluate the evidence associated with the truck accident to determine whether driver fatigue may have caused the…

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Category: Truck Accident

Why Uninsured Motorist Insurance is a Necessity

September 13, 2019
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It was a typical June day for Desi Robinson as she traveled on Northwest Expressway in 2018. Desi, who worked for Embark at the time, was driving near Piedmont, Oklahoma, when an accident occurred on the other side of the road. Things quickly took a turn for the worse as a car came crashing into her lane and hit her head on.

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The crash was one of the most severe impacts we’ve ever seen, and Desi is lucky to be alive. After…

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5 Common Causes of Negligence in Truck Accidents

August 27, 2019
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Truck accidents are often catastrophic in nature, resulting in serious injuries to the individuals involved. If you’re facing the financial burdens associated with costly medical bills and lost wages while you recover, it’s crucial that you work with an experienced truck accident lawyer who can help you recover compensation from all negligent parties.

Oklahoma uses the doctrine of comparative negligence in personal injury cases. This means that your damages will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you and if you’re…

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Should I Hire a Lawyer if the Car Accident Wasn’t My Fault?

July 26, 2019
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If you’ve recently been injured in a car accident, you may be wondering whether you need to hire an attorney. While you’re certainly not required to do so, it is always a smart idea to consult with a lawyer, even if you weren’t at fault for the crash.

The financial burdens associated with a car accident can be crippling. You may face costly medical bills, lose wages due to time missed at work and require expensive vehicle repairs. Working with an experienced car accident lawyer can ensure your rights are protected every step of the way and help you maximize the value of your compensation.

Your Damages Are Reduced by Your Percentage of…

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Category: Car Accident