Driving under the influence of alcohol, or DUI, is a terrible offense whether an auto accident occurs or not. The mere fact that hundreds of thousands of preventable injuries and deaths have resulted from the wrongful actions of drunk drivers make the deed itself reprehensible. When drunk drivers injure or kill innocent victims, they should be made to answer for their heinous actions, not only in criminal courts, but also in civil courts. While no amount of money will ever undo the damage that these negligent drivers have done, forcing them to compensate their victims for the losses and expenses they imposed upon them at least helps to tilt the scales of justice in the right direction.
Unfortunately, our beautiful state of Texas is generally among the highest-ranking states each year when it comes to DUI and DWI crashes and fatalities. In 2015, according to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were a total of 17,520 auto accidents caused by DUI/DWI. In Arlington, TX alone, there were 435 such crashes, the sixth-highest total of any city in the state. The 17,520 statewide DUI crashes resulted in 1,255 incapacitating injuries and 512 deaths. In Arlington, the 435 accidents resulted in 28 incapacitating injuries and 10 deaths.
This is unacceptable. Personal injury attorney Roger “Rocky” Walton has devoted his professional life to representing injured victims and their families, making sure that their rights are properly asserted against those whose negligent and deliberately wrongful actions compromised their safety and well-being. If you or a member of your family has been injured in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver, or if you tragically lost a family member in such an accident, we urge you to contact The Law Firm of Roger “Rocky” Walton, P.C. today. We will fight for you.
DUI Cases Are Not “Slam Dunks”
It may seem as though cases in which auto accidents are caused by drunk driving should be straightforward and simple; however, they rarely are. There is a powerful subset of the legal profession comprising highly gifted lawyers who have devoted their practices to defending people charged with DUI in both criminal and civil courts. These are people who know every trick in the book to keep the consequences their clients have to face to an absolute minimum. They are very good at their jobs, too.
This is why you cannot entrust your case to just any personal injury attorney, assuming that your rights will be protected. You need an attorney who has extensive experience and a history of success in handling cases such as yours. You need Roger “Rocky” Walton.
The Rocky Advantage
The Rocky Advantage is not simply a colorful marketing tool. It is a very real, very substantial legal advantage that we can put to work for you. What is the Rocky Advantage?
- “Rocky” Walton doesn’t simply proclaim himself a personal injury lawyer. He is one of less than 3 percent of attorneys in Texas who is certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
- Virtually all lawyers in Texas have at least a J.D., or a basic law degree. “Rocky” Walton is one of less than 3 percent of attorneys in Texas to have an advanced law degree.
- Less than 1 percent of all lawyers in Texas have achieved verdicts or settlements of at least $1 million and met the other criteria to gain entrance into the exclusive Million Dollar Advocates Forum. “Rocky” Walton is a proud member of this organization.
- “Rocky” Walton is one of the less than 1 percent of Tarrant County lawyers to be named a Top Personal Injury Lawyer by the Fort Worth, Texas magazine.
This is just a sampling of the factors that distinguish Mr. Walton from his peers and which comprise the Rocky Advantage.
Arrange for an Evaluation of Your Auto Accident Case
If the lives of you and your family have been devastated by the actions of a drunk driver, you need to put the Rocky Advantage to work for you. Contact The Law Firm of Roger “Rocky” Walton, P.C. today to arrange for an evaluation of your case.