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.

Uninsured Motorist Coverage – Everyone Should Have It

By November 5, 2015Blog
car accident

Being in an auto accident can be an unfortunate, unpleasant circumstance… or, a horrible, extremely painful occurrence. On top of dealing with pain and injuries, not to mention damage to your vehicle, you may also have to deal with another highly unfortunate and difficult situation…and that is, dealing with an uninsured motorist. This can mean that you do not receive the financial compensation you need and deserve. And this is why the personal injury attorneys at the Burton Law Firm of Oklahoma City encourage you to read this article and recommend that you obtain uninsured motorist (UM) coverage.

If you drive an automobile in the state of Oklahoma, you are required by the Oklahoma Compulsory Insurance Law to have liability coverage, and this goes for all types of motor vehicles. But note that liability insurance is for the other party when the accident was your fault. So you fail to stop properly at a red light and you clip another car. Your auto insurance liability policy will pay for the physical injuries to the other party, and if applicable, for property damages caused by the accident.

Oklahoma’s auto insurance law requires you to carry a minimum of at least $25,000 in coverage for bodily injury (or death) in a single accident and $50,000 for the injury or death of two or more persons. You also must have a $25,000 minimum coverage for property damage in any single accident. But you can choose to pay for HIGHER limit amounts and this is strongly encouraged because COSTS for medical bills and property damage often exceed the lower minimums that the state requires.

Right now, on the roads of Oklahoma, are drivers whose auto insurance policy has lapsed because they did not pay it when it came due for renewal. Or they moved here from another state and have not registered or insured their vehicle. These people are driving around uninsured and could cause an accident at any time, with an innocent driver.

If you are in an automobile accident with one of these people who does not have liability insurance, how do you think your injuries or property damages will be paid for? Well, they won’t be, unless you carry uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. So you’re now asking, “What is underinsured motorist coverage?”

Well even if the other party at fault does have liability insurance, your costs and expenses could be greater than the amount of coverage that they have and now there is no way to pursue getting compensated for your medical expenses, missed work, etc. But if you had uninsured and UNDERINSURED motorist coverage on your own auto policy, you’d be able to pursue your claim for the higher amount – the amount you need and deserve.

So you see now how essential it is that you add uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage to your auto policy. A very good thing about this coverage is that it is portable – and so it covers you regardless of where you are when you are injured (or when your vehicle is damaged by another person). Even if you are in another state, your UM/UIM coverage applies. Note that the amount of this coverage matches the amount of liability coverage that you have — so your UM limit cannot exceed your single person liability coverage ($25,000 if you are carrying the legal minimum).

IMPORTANT TIP: Did you know that if you are in an auto accident and the other party cannot produce proof of insurance, you can report this to the police officer on scene and can have the other person’s vehicle impounded? In many cases, the uninsured driver will be fined and may need to appear before a judge. But it is just as frequent if not more so that people are involved in auto accidents in which they receive moderate to severe injuries, and the other party IS insured, but the coverage amounts are TOO LOW to fully compensate the faultless driver.

Oklahoma is one of the highest-ranking states in the U.S.A. for the number of uninsured drivers in the state. It is important for you to protect yourself and your family by spending the extra amount on UM coverage. Be sure you fully understand how all aspects of your auto insurance policy work. After a car, truck, scooter or motorcycle accident, it is always wise to obtain professional legal advice from an experienced personal injury attorney.

Our Oklahoma City car accident attorney team at Burton Law has experience with these types of auto accident cases in Oklahoma, and we are here to help if you should ever need us.

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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