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?
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A young man recently called Johnson & Biscone to get see if he had an injury case worth pursuing.
He seemed surprised when I was the first person that he spoke to in our office.
“I figured I would just talk to a legal assistant or a secretary, not an actual attorney,” he said.
At our firm, we believe someone who needs to talk to an attorney deserves to talk to an actual attorney as soon as possible. People who call our office are often seriously injured and dealing with an insurance company or mounting medical bills. They don’t need the additional frustration of going through several people before talking to someone who can help.
Because every case is…Read Full Post
Our team recently handled a case for a young woman who was injured in a hit-and-run crash in north Oklahoma City. Another driver struck our client at a high speed then backed up and sped off. The driver got away and was never caught.
You might think having auto insurance would get you covered if another drive hits you. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
In Oklahoma, the number of drivers without insurance is worse than the national average: 1 in 4 Oklahoma drivers are uninsured compared to 1 in 8 drivers nationwide…Read Full Post
It is almost impossible for an injured worker in Oklahoma to bring an injury lawsuit against his or her employer. Even if someone loses an arm or a leg, a jury will likely never hear of the life-altering loss or the workers’ altered earning capacity, no matter how negligent the employer was.
Oklahoma, like most states, has law that prevents injured workers from suing employers in district court for on-the-job injuries.
The only option: File a workers’ compensation claim and receive the limited benefits the law allows. This is an injured worker’s “sole remedy.”
However, there is a limited exception.
If a third-party is involved in the accident – a third…Read Full Post
For many years, state legislators and executive office holders, strongly aligned with business interests, complained about the need to change Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation laws. Governor Mary Fallin has been one of the biggest proponents of workers’ comp “reform”. In February of 2014, their desires came to fruition.
Here is an overview of some of the recent changes to Oklahoma’s worker’s compensation laws:
- In 2013, Governor Fallin approved significant changes to a nearly 100-year-old law that governed the relationship between businesses and injured…
Accidents happen, and they can devastate a family. But it feels even worse when someone trusted to care for a loved one takes harmful actions and tries to avoid responsibility.
A client recently hired Johnson & Biscone after his wife was injured. The 67-year-old woman suffered end-stage renal failure and was living in a nursing home. She required a wheelchair, but was fully intact mentally and in good spirits. She enjoyed visits from her husband and friends.
That is, until improper actions led to serious injuries.
The nursing home chose not to use a special transport to take the woman to a dialysis treatment. Instead, it recklessly used a company van without…Read Full Post
Work comp reform failing
Jonathan Buxton (Point of View, March 8) left out some very important points in praising Oklahoma’s new workers’ compensation system. He failed to mention the reforms made Oklahoma’s compensation rate the absolute lowest in the nation. Now, a worker who makes $2,000 a week can only receive a maximum of $589.33 per week in benefits when they are off work as a result of their injury. Because of this arbitrary limit, someone hurt doing his or her job will likely lose their family home, car and everything else they own. The reformed system may save money for businesses. But it does so by causing great harm to the working people of this great state when they…Read Full Post
United Way of Central Oklahoma selected 17 volunteers to participate in the 2017 Board Serve Central Oklahoma Program. Now in its fourth year, the program was designed to help strengthen United Way partner agencies.
Led by volunteer program chairman Frank Merrick, Foundation Management president, Board Serve connects business professionals with United Way partner agencies.
Board Serve Class IV includes…Read Full Post
The old adage says, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.”
It may be true in certain areas of life, but not when hiring an attorney.
Potential clients have many things to consider. A lawyer’s expertise should be the top factor. What a lawyer doesn’t know can hurt someone’s interests, injury claims or freedoms.
Johnson & Biscone recently served a client who was…Read Full Post
The legal profession is one of the most esteemed, revered, and well-regarded in the world. Only a select few men and women take an oath before the bar and before God to give their time and talents to represent people who need help.
At Johnson & Biscone, we always remember that every great opportunity comes with great responsibility. Even when lawyers are not in the courtroom, we are still called to give to those in need.
This season, a Johnson & Biscone staff member approached our partners and suggested that our firm volunteer as a drop-off site for the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.
Our firm promoted our office location as…Read Full Post
Nicole Templin Flick was in the last trimester of her pregnancy when she lost her husband, Scott Williams, in the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. Her daughter, Kylie, never had a chance to meet her father.
As a toddler, Kylie was diagnosed with sensory integrative dysfunction, possibly caused by the stress her mother suffered during the pregnancy. Kylie struggled with…Read Full Post