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.

The state of Oklahoma tracks and computes the rate of Pedestrian accidents via the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.  In any given year, there are nearly 700 accidents reported that involve a pedestrian.  Of these numbers, over 150 are incapacitating, while nearly 70 are fatal.  In addition, the rates by county were computed.  As a result, it was learned Oklahoma and Tulsa Counties have the most car and pedestrian accidents.

As a rule, in the United States, we are taught to recognize that pedestrians always have the right of way.  This is true if you are walking in marked areas.  It is important to note as pedestrians, we do not have the right of way in unmarked areas.  This is commonly known as “jaywalking”. In unmarked areas (middle of the street, not at crosswalk) pedestrians are required and expected to yield to oncoming traffic in order to avoid a collision.

It is not surprising that unmarked areas or jaywalking is also where pedestrian and auto collisions typically happen. Actually, close to three-fifths of American pedestrian deaths have occurred outside of crosswalks while less than one fifth have occurred in close proximity to a crosswalk. (If you have children, teach them early to go to the crosswalk before crossing).

Most Common Causes of Pedestrian-Auto Accidents

On average, nearly 5,000 pedestrians are killed each year in the United States by an automobile. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has taken the analysis a step further by breaking this number down.  The NHTSA has found that every eight minutes a pedestrian is killed in a collision across our roadways. Unfortunately, pedestrians often believe if they can see a vehicle, the person driving the vehicle can see them.  This is simply not the case. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian-auto accidents include:

 

 

 

  • Failing to Stop at an Intersection

 

 

 

  • Jaywalking

 

 

 

 

 

 

As responsible members of this community, both drivers and pedestrians must be aware of each other and pay attention at all times. As the old saying goes; remember to look both ways before crossing the road.

Types of Pedestrian-Auto Accident Injuries

In vehicular accidents where a pedestrian is involved, it is most often the pedestrian who suffers the most and most serious injuries.  The severity of the injuries typically depends on the speed the car was traveling, along with the size of the vehicle. In any case, the force created by an automobile which strikes an unprotected individual frequently results in serious injuries and possible death.  Some of the most common injuries include:

 

 

  • Broken bones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Road Rash

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, when a pedestrian or any type of accident happens, it is wise to seek medical treatment because not all injuries are immediately apparent. A personal injury attorney will also provide you with any necessary documentation and advisement that you may need if you wish to recover damages in a situation when the incident occurred because of a negligent driver.

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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