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.

Slip and Fall Injury

Accidents inevitably happen! Sometimes they occur due to your carelessness and sometimes due to the negligence of others. When an accident occurs due to the negligence of someone else, you may be able to file a personal injury claim and demand compensation for your losses. However, slip and fall accidents can be difficult to prove. You must be able to show that the cause of the accident was not your own.

Here are some of the key considerations in slip and fall injury cases:

  • Determine if someone other than the injured party was responsible for the accident.
  • Was negligence the cause of the accident?
  • Was the injured party in some way responsible for the accident?
  • What is the extent of physical harm?

Here is a step by step guide to help you through slip and fall injury cases. Should you sustain such an injury, you should always consult a Slip and Fall Injury Attorney to work on the case with you. However, you must understand the scope and the steps involved before you proceed.

Liabilities in a Slip and Fall Case

Typically in a slip and fall accident, the victim must prove that there were unfavorable conditions present on the property that caused the accident. A good example could be a pothole or an uneven surface that the property owner was expected to remove or repair. Such potentially dangerous conditions could lead to accidents. These kinds of accidents could be classified as slip and fall injury cases.

The key question is whether or not the property owner had an opportunity to remedy the situation before the accident occurred. A Slip and Fall Injury lawyer will account for all such scenarios while working on the case.

Proving Negligence

In order to be held negligent, the property owner would need to have had enough time and opportunity before the accident to take remedial measures. An attorney will analyze whether the hazardous condition or obstacle existed long enough for the property owner to take appropriate action.

For example, the property owner is expected to run routine checks of the property in order to eliminate all the potential hazards. The lighting and visibility around the area where the accident occurred are also analyzed to ensure that lack of visibility was not the cause of the accident.

Proving That You Did Not Cause the Injury Yourself

The defendant may argue that the victim himself was the cause of the accident and it had nothing to do with the property. The first question is, whether the victim had lawful access to the accident area. Which means, that if the area was dangerous, why was the victim present? Is the danger one that is open and obvious? And lastly, the property is also checked for warning signs and other safety measures.

Slip and fall accidents can be tricky as mentioned earlier, but these are the most common steps taken by attorneys to prove their cases. If you need professional help, you can always talk to our Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers in Tulsa and Oklahoma!

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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