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.

How Witness Credibility Affects Car Accident Cases

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Witnesses can make or break a car accident claim. In addition to having a reputable and experienced Oklahoma City car accident lawyer, a credible witness is essential to the success of your case because they can help prove important elements of the incident as well as disprove fallacious claims that the other party may throw your way. In most cases, the only witnesses to a car accident scenario are the drivers of the vehicles involved—it’s the word of one against the other. The testimony of one driver who believes the other party to be at fault and vice versa doesn’t do much to actually determine the cause of the incident. This is where additional third-party witnesses are crucial.

One of the first things that your car accident lawyer Tulsa will likely ask is whether or not you can produce a third-party witness to support your claim. When car accident claims are presented to insurance companies, this is the same question that insurance adjusters want to be answered. Actual people involved in a car accident will likely have a competing version of how things went down during and leading up to the accident. Discrepancies and conflicts between these accounts can be cleared with the help of a credible witness.

Witness credibility is critical to any accident case because a witness’ testimony is only helpful if it is coming from a person who is credible. There are many factors that affect such credibility. Typically, people witnessing car accidents are not consciously attempting at the exact moment of the incident to take a mental inventory of the movements and placements of the vehicles. Quite naturally—and especially when they are in close proximity to the crash site—witnesses are concerned about their safety and are therefore more inclined to avoid getting caught in the accident than taking mental notes of the events that happen. Only when the incident is over can witnesses try to recall and piece together their observations, which can make their account slightly unreliable at times.

With the help of an Oklahoma City car accident lawyer from Burton Law, you can assess the credibility of your witnesses and make sure that their account can help your case. Experienced car accident lawyers are skilled at determining witness credibility based on their location and viewpoint in relation to the incident, the length of their presence in the scene during the incident, as well as their overall character.

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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