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.

12721200-property-insuranceBecoming a property owner comes with certain responsibilities. Property owners have expenses and are aware of the need for maintenance, but also there is a legal element to owning a property – specifically, commercial property/businesses that the public utilizes. Both local and federal governments have laws in place to hold property owners liable for the following scenarios.

An example of this type of situation could be a slippery driveway. One of your workers washed their car in the driveway. A client pulls in, steps out of their car and falls, injuring their arm. The reality of the situation is that the property owner will be held liable for this accident, plain and simple. This would be referred to in a courtroom more specifically as premises liability.

Premises liability is defined as the owner’s responsibility to maintain safety on the property and is a type of legal case when property owners and managers stand in defense to various torts that may occur. It is worth noting that trespassers, people not invited or expected to be on a certain property, in most cases are unable to pursue a premises liability claim.

Of course, there must be certain proof for this liability to be applied. Like most cases, the defendant must be proven to actually own the property. Also, the plaintiff must have been invited or allowed to be on the property. And lastly, similar to other injury cases, negligence must have taken place. Some interruption in care for the property or a wrongful act has occurred. Then what happens if the defendant is found guilty? The plaintiff will recover compensation in medical bills, lost wages, even pain, and suffering; all with the help of a personal injury attorney.

Another element of property owner responsibility is the duty of the owner to know their surroundings and to know about previous accidents/occurrences. This must be researched and known by the property owner in order for them to determine any possible security risks. Lack of security on the property is another area where the owner can be held liable and these cases are a form of premises liability referred to as negligent security cases.

To put this idea in perspective, picture a local bar on a street that has had some gang incidents in the past couple of months. A woman leaves the bar one night and is beaten so badly by this gang that she has to be placed in the ICU. Her family sues the owner with the accusations that there were previous incidents and the bar owner should have known this attack could happen. Is this possible?

Yes, in fact, the owner did have a responsibility to take measures into his own hands when he heard about the other incidents taking place with this gang. Since no guard was hired, and no security was installed to protect the patrons, the owner would be in fact considered negligent.

Most importantly, if you are the victim of any of these situations above, contact a skilled injury attorney as soon as possible. At our firm, we investigate previous incidents and obtain information about local property laws, and standards surrounding your case. We are here to help you to recover monetary compensation for your damages. Know that you should always seek legal counsel if you are ever injured on another’s 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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