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.

duiWhat do you think of when you hear the term, “negligence”? The term stems from the word, “neglect”. In legal terms, negligence is the failure to take action to avoid or correct a dangerous /potentially harmful situation. In other words, negligence is the failure to exercise the degree of care that the law requires for the protection of others.

Negligence law enforces this premise — that when a person or organization negligently injures others, they are liable. It is a legal term heard often in certain types of injury cases, where an injury attorney seeks to obtain compensation for injuries or illnesses caused by another party, whether directly or indirectly.

In this type of case, the personal injury attorney needs to prove that the responsible party failed to exercise care that a reasonable party would have exercised. Negligence law allows the injured party(ies) to seek compensation for their injuries. This can include both physical and emotional damage.

Negligence is considered to be a type of tort. A tort is a legal obligation between two or more parties. This is true even if there is no contract between the parties. This is considered a civil issue, but can also be used in criminal law. Negligent acts are categorized as wanton, willful or reckless but most are unintentional acts. Here is an example of both types of negligence.

Take for instance a company that has known for a while that there is an old leaking pipe underground on their property, and in the area where the leak is, the ground is damp and soft, and sunken. An employee brings his son with him to pick up his paycheck. The son, playing, runs across this area and it gives way beneath him. He tears a tendon in his ankle and hits his head on a rock. This company caused harm unintentionally – a softer form of negligence.

Now consider that a company is filling some oil tanks at the edge of their property. The workers doing the filling are told that the oil is very slick, and to make sure none leaks onto the sidewalk nearby. However, the workers are sloppy, and they do get oil on the sidewalk. A woman comes by, falls, and breaks her hip. That is a more reckless, straightforward form of negligence.

In order for a lawsuit to be successful, there are four elements that must be proven.

-The defendant had a duty. This could have been toward the general public or to the plaintiff.

-That duty was violated by the defendant.

-There was harm to the plaintiff due to the defendant’s violation of that duty.

-A reasonable person could have foreseen the potential injury or harm.

Your attorney must have great negotiation skills to effectively resolve claims and must diligently pursue every detail of the incident and the parties at fault (there can be more than one). All too often, consumers are quick to accept a settlement, when an injury attorney could have obtained them better compensation. Always take advantage of the free consultation offered by our law firm, in any injury matter.

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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