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.

Negligent Security Cases, Personal Injury

public property securtityWhen you leave your home to go to a public place like a hotel, hospital, or school…or to simply go shopping or visit a friend in their apartment building – you expect to be safe.  And most of the time, you are.  It is the responsibility of the property owners and managers of these establishments to provide a safe and secure environment for their customers, clients and guests.  As owners, they are expected to take steps to that ensure you do not become a victim of crime, such as a mugging/robbery, assault, or any other kind of crime that could cause harm to you. This is especially true if a crime has already taken place on their property or at their place of business in the past.

In locations where there is a foreseeable likelihood for crimes to happen, owners must take appropriate steps as a precaution for public safety. Those steps include securing windows and doors, employing security professionals and utilizing security cameras.

Other safety measures include providing adequate lighting in stairwells, parking lots and garages, and elevators. 

If property owners do not invest in securing their property against criminal activities that may pose a danger to those who enter the property, and someone is hurt as a result of a criminal act there, the injured party has a right to make a civil claim against the owner of the property. This is known as a “negligent security case” under personal injury law. The person injured in the crime can open a claim to recover the financial costs and losses that occurred because of the crime.  This type of civil claim requires the victim to show the property owner was ‘negligent’ in the maintenance/security of the property, and thus contributed to the injury. Some common scenarios that demonstrate ‘negligent security’ would include any of the following:

 

  • Poor interior or exterior lighting
  • Open gates
  • Lack of security measures in areas that are enclosed
  • Failing to monitor security systems properly
  • Broken or open locks
  • No security guards on the property

 

To determine if an incident on public property occurred as a result of owner negligence, it is best to consult with an experienced negligent security lawyer as soon as possible. The process of a thorough investigation into the incident would determine if there were any lapses in security at the scene of the crime, and would include evaluating the security system, monitoring the environment, interviewing witnesses, establishing if there is a history of crime in the area prior to the event, and a host of other actions ultimately undertaken to prove the owner should have reasonably foreseen that a crime would likely occur. Our law firm is highly experienced with negligent security cases, holding property owners and managers accountable for the safety of those who visit their property.

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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