Oklahoma Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation Attorneys
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Law Firm OverviewRyan Bisher Ryan Phillips & Simons is one of the most knowledgeable firms specializing in personal injury law in the State of Oklahoma. Every attorney in our firm is a member of the Association of American Trial Lawyers and has substantial trial experience. Our firm has an "AV Rating", the highest rating possible for competency and ethics. Our lawyers not only use their own in-depth knowledge and abundant experience, but the immense combined knowledge and experience of the other attorneys in our office. Your legal problems have our full attention.
Ryan Bisher Ryan Phillips & Simons helps injured people statewide in Oklahoma. If you live in a small town and cannot travel to our office in Oklahoma City, we will often schedule an appointment to meet you in your town. In fact, over two-thirds of our clients live in towns outside of Oklahoma City. Our firm employs experienced trial lawyers and support staff. We employ full time registered nurses to review medical records to not only understand our client's medical conditions but also to identify inappropriate medical care.
We do not charge an attorney fee for personally consulting with you about your problem. Many people do not have the money to hire a lawyer to protect their rights. We understand. Protecting your rights is important to us. That's the reason our fee is paid at the end of the case out of a portion of the funds recovered. If we are unable recover compensation for you, you do not owe us a fee. This is called a "contingency fee" arrangement and is common among attorneys for injury cases.
We want you to feel that when you get to know your attorney at Ryan Bisher Ryan Phillips & Simons, you have an Oklahoma injury attorney for life. Whenever your life's problems call for legal advice or representation, we will be there to help you. If your problem is in an area of the law that we don't ordinarily handle, we will be happy to suggest an attorney who focuses in that area of law. We like to think our clients can count on us as their "attorney for life" whatever problems may arise in the future.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Dram Shop; Drunk Driving Accidents; Emergency Room Errors; Dog Bites.
Areas of Law Description
Ryan Bisher Ryan Phillips & Simons provides legal services on the following areas of practice:
- Car Accidents
In the wake of a car accident, we believe injured victims should only have to concern themselves with recovering their health, not about how they will afford necessary care or how to feed their families. Our Oklahoma auto accident lawyers pursue each case, large or small. We understand that the most important issue to you is experienced guidance and representation. Our goal is getting you the maximum allowable compensation for your losses. As Oklahoma auto accident attorneys, we do not defend insurance companies or responsible parties who were not injured, but whose actions contributed to car accident injury.
- Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists are vulnerable to the dangers presented by other vehicles and road hazards. When a motorcyclist—who is protected from harm only by a helmet and clothing—is hit by a car, serious injury can occur. At Ryan Bisher Ryan Phillips & Simons, we are committed to helping injured motorcyclists obtain fair and maximum compensation for their injuries. In many situations, the individual may require extensive medical treatment and long-term care. An individual who has been injured in a motorcycle accident can accumulate medical bills that quickly exceed coverage limits. Our firm can help in highly technical insurance matters to ensure our injured clients obtain the medical treatment and compensation they need.
- Truck Accidents
Our truck accident attorneys understand how to obtain the driver’s log, and how to determine whether the trucking company that hired the truck driver provided adequate safety training. We know how to apply an understanding of trucking regulations, the rules of the road, and relevant regulations in establishing responsibility in a trucking accident. Common causes of truck accidents include: Driver fatigue; Hazardous road conditions; Excessive speed; Illegal lane changes; Following too closely; Vehicle in truck driver's blind spot; Poor maintenance. Many of our Oklahoma injury lawyers are from small towns and rural areas. We understand the challenges of city, small-town and rural driving and the problems that occur when trucks and cars share the road.
- Drunk Driving Accidents
When a person is behind the wheel of a car, he or she essentially holds the safety of other motorists in his or her hands. When the individual behind the wheel is intoxicated, motor and cognitive skills are altered. If you or someone you know has been injured in a drunk driving accident, a lawyer from Ryan Bisher Ryan Phillips & Simons can help. In drunk driving accidents, if one allows an intoxicated person to use a vehicle they may be liable for the damages caused by the intoxicated person. Negligent entrustment can also be found in situations that involve social hosts, bars, restaurants, liquors stores and other individuals and entities that provide alcohol to people.
- Wrongful Death
Wrongful death cases may arise when a spouse, parent, or child is fatally injured in an accident, due to medical malpractice, a motor vehicle accident, a defective product, or any other situation caused by carelessness, negligence, or wrongful conduct of another. Such tragedies cause enormous pain and grief, and they create financial hardship for survivors. The staff of Ryan Bisher Ryan Phillips & Simons deeply sympathizes with you in your time of loss. We are ready to apply our extensive legal talents to make sure that surviving family members are compensated for the needless loss of a loved one and for the financial burdens it can cause.
- Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury occurs with the vertebrae are fractured or damaged. The severity of the injury depends upon the location of the vertebrae damage. The use of a special needs trust on intervivo medical trust may be necessary to ensure a full recovery. The use of such settlement tools requires a great deal of experience and expertise. Our firm is highly adept at identifying the implications of our clients' injuries, the future medical needs that will be required as a result of the injury and the financial impact the spinal cord injury has on the family. Our lawyers vigorously pursue fair compensation for people who have sustained injuries such as: Herniated disc; Broken back; Spinal fracture; Vertebrae fracture; Spinal cord compression; Paralysis; Paraplegia; Quadriplegia.
- Brain Injury
Brain injuries can be caused by objects piercing into the head, by blunt force and by other types of trauma. Other types of brain injuries can also happen in medical situations when the brain is deprived of oxygen. Our firm is highly adept at helping people who have sustained many types of brain injury including the following: Concussion; Anoxic brain injury; Traumatic brain injury (TBI); Brain damage; Open head injury; Closed head injury; Birth trauma. At Ryan, Bisher and Ryan Law Office, we understand how these injuries affect people. As Oklahoma injury attorneys, we vigorously pursue compensation to help people adjust to their new circumstances.
- Burn Injury
A burn injury is perhaps the most painful type of injury. In addition to the immeasurable physical pain, the burn victim can experience emotional pain. Our firm can help you or your loved one who has sustained a burn injury in ways such as: Oil industry accident; Gas industry accident; Utilities accident; Electrocution; Gas explosion; Construction accident; Post-auto accident fires. Ryan Bisher Ryan Phillips & Simons understands the physical, emotional and financial stress that a burn injury can cause. We strive to address the various needs of our clients, seeking compensation that adequately covers their extensive damages.
- Premises Injuries (Slip and Fall)
Property owners have a responsibility to reasonably maintain their premises free from hazards and defects which could cause harm to others who could reasonably be expected to enter the premises. Premises liability includes a variety of claims, including but not limited to injuries or assaults which occurred in locations. Our Oklahoma slip and fall attorneys are knowledgeable, experienced, and resourceful in their pursuit of justice for injured clients. As Oklahoma injury lawyers, we are committed to compelling those who were responsible for your injuries to compensate you fairly.
- Dog Bites
For people who have sustained an injury from a dog bite, the right thing to do is hold negligent property owners accountable. Oklahoma has strict dog bite statutes. Unlike some states, dogs do not get "one free bite". This applies to dog bites that happen to people who were legally on the property. Mailmen, invited guests and others are protected by dog bite statutes. Trespassers and others who should not have been on the property are not protected. At Ryan Bisher Ryan Phillips & Simons, we provide experienced representation to individuals who have sustained injuries by dog bites and other animal attacks.
- Construction Accidents
When construction workers anywhere in Oklahoma fall, break bones, or suffer any serious injury on building sites or in oil field accidents, we can help. We are experienced at determining if you have a valid Workers’ Compensation claim, if you qualify for Social Security Disability, and when you may have reason to file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party (someone other than your employer). We are familiar with OSHA, workplace standards and know how to use such information to obtain the minimum compensation you are entitled to. We will vigorously pursue the maximum allowable compensation for your loss under the law.
- Defective Product Injuries
Products liability is the area of personal injury law that deals with a manufacturer's, seller's, and/or distributor's responsibility for injuries suffered by a purchaser, user, or bystander as a result of a defective product. Product liability is based on the principle that a person who produces or sells a product owes a duty of care, not only to the person who first buys the product, but also to anyone else who might reasonably come into contact with it. In Oklahoma, if the product is defective then the manufacturer is strictly liable. Strict liability means that the manufacturer, seller or distributor is responsible for injuries caused by an unreasonably dangerous defective product, even if he used all possible care in the preparation and sale of the product.
- Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs when a physician fails to treat a medical condition properly and the negligent act or omission is the cause of a new or aggravated injury to the patient. The physician is not responsible for a bad outcome unless the outcome was caused by his/her negligent care; the physician does not guarantee results. The law requires the physician to practice in conformance with nationally recognized standards of treatment and when the treatment does not meet that criteria and the patient is injured then the patient has a right to recover damages from the physician or medical provider. The Oklahoma medical malpractice attorneys at Ryan Bisher Ryan Phillips & Simons have the experience, resources and legal knowledge to help determine when to hold medical practitioners accountable.
- Birth Injury
Birth injuries are injuries that happen to the baby before, during or immediately following the birthing process. Birth injuries are pursued as medical malpractice claims. Our firm is highly adept at addressing the many factors that may have lead to the injury. Perhaps a nurse did not alert the OB-GYN to a change in the fetal monitoring strips. Perhaps the forceps caused trauma to the infant. Perhaps the infant was deprived of oxygen. Our Oklahoma medical malpractice attorneys can identify what happened in your family's situation and the negligent party. We help parents and their newborns in two common types of birth injury: cerebral palsy and shoulder dystocia.
- Nursing Home Negligence
The most common types of neglect and abuse are malnutrition, falls, dehydration, pressure sores, infections, burns, and assaults. Staffing and training deficiencies often cause these injuries. There are probably other residents in the facility who are also being neglected or abused; in fact there is probably a continuing pattern of neglect at the facility. The facility's history of violations of both federal and state law can show this pattern. Ryan Bisher Ryan Phillips & Simons aggressively investigates and pursues any kind of neglect, abuse or assault to residents of a nursing home or residential facility. We employ full time registered nurses to review medical records to identify neglect and abuse.
- Workers' Compensation
Working people risk injury every day. While some jobs, like construction or mining, naturally tend to be more dangerous, even comparatively safe workers can fall victim to accidents in the workplace. Something as simple as a product spill in the aisle of a grocery store that causes an employee to slip and fall can result in a serious injury and the need for compensation during recovery. Workers' compensation provides a valuable safety net for a broad spectrum of employees. Many workers' comp claims are initially rejected, leaving injured workers wondering what to do next. When working people or their families are hurt or killed on the job, it is our job to make sure their rights are fiercely protected.
- Social Security Disability
SSD is the commonly used acronym for Social Security Disability, and is the type of disability benefit most disabled individuals seek. The Social Security Administration pays monthly benefits to disabled individuals who have paid into the social security system. SSI is the acronym for Supplemental Security Income. It is very similar to SSD, but the main difference is that you can only have a certain amount of income and assets in order to qualify for SSI. It can be applied for at the same time you apply for SSD benefits. Oklahoma has very specific requirements for claiming these benefits and the steps you need to take in order to claim SSD or SSI — including proving you meet qualifications, filing all required paperwork correctly, and appealing any denials — are difficult to navigate. Only experienced Oklahoma Social Security disability lawyers can help you cut through the red tape and secure the benefits you deserve for yourself and your family.
- Wrongful Termination
State and federal employment laws are in place to protect employees from various adverse actions from employers. Various types of wrongful termination are covered in these laws. At Ryan Bisher Ryan Phillips & Simons, we provide representation in two types of wrongful termination cases. We help injured workers who have been wrongfully terminated from their jobs after filing a Workers' Compensation claim. We also help people who have encountered wrongful termination based upon discrimination. In Oklahoma, employees cannot be discharged from their job for filing a Workers' Compensation claim or for hiring an attorney to help with a claim. Additionally, an employer cannot terminate an employee solely because the employee is absent from work while temporarily or totally disabled. If you have been wrongfully terminated from your job for filing a worker’s compensation claim you may be entitled to damages. Our success rate in handling these cases is outstanding.
- Insurance Bad Faith
Every insurance company owes its policyholders the duty of "good faith and fair dealing." If a policyholder experiences loss or harm because of the insurance company's failure to treat him fairly, the insurance company is legally responsible for all detriment caused to the policy holder by its bad faith actions. It is not unusual for State Farm to fail to treat its insured customer "like a good neighbor" or for a policyholder not to "be in good hands" with Allstate. What constitutes bad faith will depend on the actions of the insurance company in relationship to the policy requirements. Our firm represents many people involved in coverage disputes and bad faith disputes. We provide counsel for issues including but not limited to failure to timely pay a valid claim, under requirements placed on the policy holder in getting a claim paid, and other bad faith issues.
Mr. Rick W. Bisher
Bad Faith Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Product Liability
Mr. Philip D. Ryan
Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Workers Compensation
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