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: Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians

By February 8, 2018Personal Injury
Personal Injury Law

Pedestrian accidents are sometimes inevitable and can result in serious injury or death. If you are the operator of the motor vehicle that collides with a pedestrian, it can be a terrifying event. As a driver, it is vital to know what to do immediately after any such accident. You must remain calm and talk to the right parties who will help minimize your liability.

Things to remember should you ever be involved in a motor vehicle/pedestrian accident:

Stop and help the victim

No matter what, do not drive away.  Do all that you can to assist the injured person. Do not attempt to give him any emergency medical help beyond what is needed. In many cases, a CPR may be necessary to revive him before support comes along.

Call for Support

Stay calm and call the police and/or emergency personnel.  You may be asked to call someone on behalf of the pedestrian. At some point following any accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Tulsa.

Who failed to play by the rules?

The question eventually becomes, who is at fault for the motor vehicle/pedestrian accident. Generally, fault is determined by the law of negligence, which is essentially the person who fails to exercise a reasonable standard of care under the circumstances. If both parties have been negligent in causing the accident, the case will be treated differently, and states vary in their position of penalty. A smart personal injury lawyer in OKC can assist.

States such as Maryland and Virginia are party to a ‘pure contributory negligence’ rule where if the pedestrian contributed in the slightest bit to the accident he will be unable to recover any damages from the driver and his auto insurance company. Others follow a ‘comparative fault’ rule which means that a pedestrian can recover some damages even if he was partly at fault

Contest Insurance Company Findings if unfair

The police will conduct its initial investigation and obtain statements from the driver, pedestrian, and witnesses to determine who was at fault, making a conclusive finding. Although the police report will usually give an opinion as to the cause of the accident and who was at fault, this may be contrary to what the parties and/or insurance carrier can prove in terms of negligence. Insurance companies will have adjusters assess the damage to persons and property soon after the accident. Hire a personal injury lawyer in Tulsa to contest the insurance company’s viewpoint if you believe they have unfairly assigned blame to you.

Always drive with caution

The best way to avoid pedestrian accidents is to be a ‘defensive’ driver who is aware of people who walk, use a bicycle, operate a wheelchair, rollerblade, roller-skater, ride an electric scooter, and play on the road. Pay grave attention to young children and older adults who are prone to stray outside crosswalks and miss traffic signals.

Consult with a Lawyer

State laws differ on car insurance regulations, and each state has limitations and exclusions. In addition, recovery may depend on the particular insurance policies involved as well as judicial decisions in that state.

To sort it all out, injured pedestrians can seek advice from a professional, such as a smart personal injury lawyer in OKC.  Pedestrians can seek help from an attorney in order to determine how best to approach any applicable insurance policy.

About Brandon Burton

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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