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.

Rollover Accidents and the Law

By March 6, 2015Blog

RolloverRollovers are auto accidents where one vehicle tips over or flip onto its own roof, and they are very dangerous. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports they account for less than 3 percent of passenger vehicle accidents but, represent 23 percent of all fatal passenger vehicle accidents.

The data in these statistics include accidents that happen as a result of negligence on the part of the driver or someone else. In situations where a rollover is caused by someone’s negligence, the people injured are often eligible for compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering in addition to physical damages.

This article will offer you insight into the legal issues associated with rollover accidents. If you are ever involved in this type of accident, we offer to help evaluate your specific situation and determine your legal rights.

Why Are Rollovers So Dangerous?

Every passenger vehicle — cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs – is capable of rolling over if the right conditions present themselves. Although, according to the IIHS, they are most common among pickup trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs because of they:

-Have a higher center of gravity than passenger cars

-Have relatively narrower track widths (distance between right and left tires) than passenger cars

-Are more likely than passenger cars to be driven on rural roads where most rollovers occur

The probability of dying in a rollover accident is greater because the tendency for vehicle occupants to be ejected from their vehicle when it tips over is greater. Also, roofs can crush in. In fact, in 2006, rollovers resulted in the deaths of 10,682 people. This is nearly 35 percent of the passenger vehicle occupant deaths that occurred that year.

As a matter of law, a rollover accident is when a motor vehicle tips over on its side or onto its roof during a crash and results in harm, such as property damage, traumatic brain injury, other serious injuries, and/or death. The IIHS reports that almost 75 percent of all fatal rollovers involve a single vehicle. The remaining 25 percent are a result of accidents with 2 or more vehicles.

When You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

If you are a victim of a rollover accident, you cannot obtain compensation for your losses without first proving negligence. Another party had to have been involved in causing the accident. Negligence can be shown with the support of police reports, photographs of the crash scene, eyewitness testimony and other types of direct evidence. Along with evidence, you must be able to demonstrate the harm was a result of the rollover accident, and that the rollover accident was caused by recklessness or negligence.

Any auto accident involving injury should be reviewed with a qualified personal injury lawyer to discuss financial losses, seek treatment, determine if there is a claim, and establish what is available to you from your own and the other party’s insurance. Note that not every accident where someone was negligent has to involve another driver. For example, if a driver hit some construction debris that has been left on the road or too close to the road, and this caused a rollover, the construction company could be held responsible. It is always wise to obtain the professional opinion of an experienced auto accident lawyer.

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.

Leave a Reply