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.

personal-injury-claim-settlementMaking the right decisions, informed decisions, from the beginning of an injury claim will directly affect your outcome. After retaining a competent, ethical, skilled attorney such as you’ll find at Burton Law, the attorney will draft an initial DEMAND LETTER which states all the facts in the case. In some cases just this letter can lead to a settlement offer. However, right on the heals of the demand letter comes the Complaint Petition, which is the formal announcement of your case, a very thorough document that states all details. Next, the Summons and Service of Process is sent to the defendant, which notifies them that a legal suit is being filed. The defendant will then respond to the Summons, and this is officially called the Answer. This response determines the course your lawsuit will now take. The Answer could state “admitted,” “denied,” or “insufficient knowledge to admit or deny.”

TIME FOR THE DISCOVERY PHASE

Now the real workings of the case begin. Through their respective attorneys, the Plaintiff and the Defendant share all their facts about the case. The exchange and review of all facts is called the discovery phase of the case. And so, during this process, details of the incident that took place, medical records, personal information, extent of injuries and any long term side effects, and any other related material are exchanged. All questions and answers from the injured party and witnesses are also recorded. In any type of injury case, it is always in your best interest to give all details to your injury attorney and not withhold any information.

WILL A SETTLEMENT BE REACHED OR DOES THERE NEED TO BE A TRIAL?

The large majority of personal injury lawsuits never go to trial. It is much less costly and less time-consuming to reach a settlement agreement between two parties in a legal case. Waiting for a trial can drag the case out for a long period of time. The court system is overloaded – typically having a backlog of cases. Once the discovery phase ends, which can take weeks or months, the injured Plaintiff will most likely be offered a settlement – and an experienced personal injury lawyer can explain to you if this settlement is fair and acceptable. If it is not, the back and forth communications between the two parties will continue.

WHEN A SETTLEMENT CANNOT BE REACHED – TRIAL

In cases where no settlement is offered or the settlement is rejected, the plaintiff’s attorney will file for a court trial. Keep in mind that it can take many months, a year, or even longer, before the injury trial happens. Your attorney will prepare for the trial and plan their arguments, lining up witnesses. Then, when the time comes, they will present your case. In court, the defense attorney will attempt to deny or reduce responsibility by the Defendant and keep the compensation, if awarded, to a minimum. At this time, the experience and abilities of your injury attorney are critical if you are to prevail.

A trail follows these steps: jury selection, opening statements by the plaintiff and defendant, plaintiff presentation of facts, defendant presentation of facts, closing statements, jury deliberation, and finally the verdict. An upcoming article will share more in depth information about the trial process.

If you’ve been injured in the state of Oklahoma due to another party’s actions or negligence, it is in your best interest to obtain legal representation. You will want a skilled legal advisor to help you navigate through the complicated process of a personal injury claim. Familiarizing yourself with the process and being prepared should this ever happen to you or a loved one is a good idea. Because as we all know…unfortunately…accidents happen. Our firm serves Oklahoma City and surrounding areas.

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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