The Oklahoma City Law firm, Burton Law Group, P.C., was founded by the Late Lew Gravitt in 1992. Today, the firm is the people’s choice for personal injury attorneys, social security attorneys, and workers compensation attorneys. The firm serves all of Oklahoma and has offices in Oklahoma City, Walters, and Tulsa.

There are many attorneys in Oklahoma City but our firm gives every case the attention it deserves. You are not just another case in our office but rather someone we will treat like a family member. We will work tirelessly to pursue the benefits you are entitled to and we remain accessible throughout your case. Whether you have a car accident, social security disability claim, or workers compensation claim, we are here to help. People choose our law firm over others because we are extremely passionate about pursuing the rights of our clients – and about pursuing the maximum compensation possible under the law. We approach the case in a very personal manner. We talk to our clients, answer their questions and keep them updated throughout the legal process. Passion for Oklahoma City and the people who make it a great place to live.

Burton Law Group can provide services in a broad range of areas:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bankruptcy
  • Defective Product Injury
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Defective Product Injury
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Workers Compensation
  • Boat Accidents
  • Employment Law
  • On the Job Injuries
  • Social Security Disability
  • Wrongful Death

We’re also passionate about our town, Oklahoma City, and the people who make Oklahoma a great place to live. Naturally, we are keen to pursue the rights of our people. We will always answer any questions you have regarding your case and utilize our resources to obtain the best outcome possible for you.

In 2016, our firm was instrumental in helping undo a great injustice passed into law at the request of a few irresponsible employers. The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the Opt Out Act on September 13, 2016, as an unconstitutional special law. Dillard’s department store opted out of the Oklahoma Workers Compensation Act when it became lawful to do so on February 1, 2014. Subsequently, many injured workers were denied benefits that would have otherwise been due under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Employers were allowed to deny claims and if the employee sought an appeal the appeal was decided by Dillard’s much like the fox watching the hen house.

Though there are no guarantees, with the Burton Law Group, P.C., you can be confident that you have a capable and tenacious law firm at your side. We will devote our time, dedication, and all the resources necessary to pursue the best possible outcome for you.

Phone (800) 257-5533(800) 257-5533 for a free consultation with an Oklahoma City injury lawyer from The Burton Law Group, P.C.

Bicycle Safety Features

By January 7, 2016Blog

In a previous article, we talked about avoiding bicycle accidents and cycling safety. Here we share some safety features and notes for those of you who like to ride bicycles! At Burton Law, safety for the community is always on our mind.

Let’s talk about the wheels. The wheels of a bike play a very important part in the safety of the bike. The wheel rims ideally should be made of a metal alloy or aluminum. Steel or chrome rims should be avoided for the reason that when wet, brake pads tend to be less abrasive on these surfaces. Aluminum or metal alloy rims have better non-skid properties. While testing the bike, the wheels should spin freely without touching or grating against any other bike parts.

Note that The Consumer Protection Safety Council has a safety standard for the front wheels of all bikes, which requires that the front wheel remains attached to the bike even if all the nuts are removed.

The brakes are one of the most important aspects of a bike. You should make sure that the brakes are functioning well, and not creaking or grating against anything. You can upturn the bike, spin the wheels and depress the hand brakes to test the power of the brakes.

The frame of the bike should be strong and sturdy. You can do an alignment check to see if the front and back wheels are in the same plane as the frame.

Chain guards typically cover the chain of the bike. They are very useful in preventing shoes laces or jean/pant legs from getting caught in the chain or wheels (which can cause you to crash your bike). A good chain guard should cover the chain well and the chain should move smoothly within the guard, and not touch anywhere.

It is recommended that you buy a bike from a bike shop instead of a department store, simply because the bike shop is more likely to be aware of the technicalities of the bike, replacement parts, servicing and other factors that may not even occur to the salespeople in the department store. Bike shops will educate you on the safe use of your particular model.

When riding your bike always ride with at least one hand on the handlebars – ideally two hands at all times for optimal control. Carry items in a bicycle carrier (basket) or backpack.

Avoid road hazards. Be on the lookout for hazards such as potholes, broken glass, gravel, puddles, leaves and dogs. All these hazards can cause a crash. If you are riding with friends and you are in the lead, yell out and point to the hazard to alert the riders behind you.

Keeping your bicycle parts safe and maintained is one aspect of cycling safety. But many bicycle-related crashes resulting in injury or death are associated with the bicyclist’s behavior, including such things as not wearing a bicycle helmet, riding into a street without stopping, turning left or swerving into traffic that is coming from behind, running a stop sign, and riding the wrong way in traffic.

To maximize your safety. always wear a HELMET, and follow the rules of the road, by also going with the traffic flow and riding on the right — in the same direction as other vehicles. Go with the flow not against it. Obey all traffic laws, as a bicycle is a vehicle and you are a driver. When you ride in the street, obey all traffic signs, signals, and lane marking. Yield and wait for traffic. You need your ears to hear traffic and avoid dangerous situation. Don’t wear a headset when you ride.

Look before turning left or right, always look behind you for a break in traffic, then signal before making the turn. Watch for left or right turning traffic. Also watch for parked cars and ride far enough out from the curb to avoid the unexpected from parked cars, like doors opening or cars pulling out. Also watch for vehicles coming out of or turning into driveway. Alert pedestrians that you are near by using a bell or a horn, and passing on the left.

Cities and towns across the country are taking steps to make biking an easier option for their residents, but we need to make sure that it’s a safe option. People hardly think about injuries and crashes when setting off for a bicycle ride, but the statistics show the dangers. We’ll share those in an upcoming article. Until then, Burton Law of Oklahoma City encourages you to keep safety top of mind, no matter whether you are walking, riding, or driving.

About Burton Law Group

Our legal team brings you a wealth of experience in car accident, social security disability, workers compensation and employment cases. We can also handle bankruptcies for businesses and individuals.

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