COVID-19 UPDATE 

Pursuant to the Stay at Home Order signed Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by the County Judge of Tarrant County, our office has made more changes.  Our doors are locked, but we are working hard from our respective homes.  Our firm has cutting edge technology, utilizing the Cloud for our document storage, database and computing.  We are also paperless, so that we all have access to all the documents for each file.  In addition, our new phones are high tech so we can do everything from home that we could at the office.  I doubt that our clients will notice any difference in our great client service.  The only thing we cannot do is meet in person with our clients as long as the Order is in effect. 

We will continue expediting our claims and when we make a recovery approved by our client we will continue to expedite the disbursement process.  We are all available by phone, email and Zoom video conferencing. 

As long as the doctors’ offices remain open our clients can get the treatment they need.  As long as the insurance adjusters work from home, we can still make our demands and negotiate settlements. 

For our cases in litigation, there may be some delay in hearings and trials, but that is beyond our control.  However, we are trying to make it possible to do depositions, mediations, etc. 

We hope this Shelter In Place Order ends soon; however, our firm will continue to provide the absolute best legal services possible.

Stay Safe!

- The Law Firm of Rocky Walton

How to Recover From Neck Injuries in Car Accidents By Rocky Walton on February 19, 2018

Neck injuries in car accidents happen more often than not, even with a minor accident. Car accidents are happening more frequently, and the injuries suffered should not go untreated. The movement of the body inside a vehicle during a wreck can result in broken bones, cuts and bruises, and other injuries that do not appear for a day or two. Upon impact, passengers and drivers are thrown forward and back, snapping the head and neck. This quick action leads to head and neck trauma, and may be immediately recognized or appear later. Roger “Rocky” Walton, PC in Grand Prairie, TX, can help you get what you deserve after a car accident.

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Common Types of Neck Injuries

The most common head and neck injuries from car accidents are:

  • Whiplash: This condition is a result of the fast back and forth movement of the body that happens at the point of impact. The movement might also be side to side. In either case, the neck and head can be damaged from the fast action and immediate medical care is essential.
  • Spinal cord and disc injuries: The sudden movement of the body back and forth or side to side can throw the spine out of alignment, or cause a disc to slip or rupture. Bulging and herniated disc damage is also typical.
  • Broken or fractured bones: The bones that make up the spinal cord, collarbone, and neck area are easily broken or fractured during a car accident. Impact with another vehicle, large truck, or even from an exploding airbag can cause these injuries.

Some neck injuries are felt right away, while others may take longer to manifest. If you experience symptoms of a neck injury, it is essential to notify a physician and obtain the treatment necessary to provide the relief you need.

Symptoms of Neck Injuries

If you feel stiffness or are sore around your head and neck immediately after a car accident, tell the emergency personnel on the scene so a doctor can examine you further. If you do not feel any pain right away but experience certain symptoms, you should be seen by a physician in order to evaluate for a possible neck injury. These concerns include:

  • Migraine headaches
  • Difficulty concentrating or becoming easily confused
  • Trouble lifting objects you were previously able to lift
  • Swelling or inflammation
  • Numbness
  • A decreased range of motion or pain that becomes more intense with motion

It is important to report these symptoms and alert a doctor to the fact you have recently been involved in a car accident. This information is vital to connecting the injury to the accident, and becomes a pivotal part of the evidence needed to make a claim for reimbursement.

Speak with an Attorney

Roger “Rocky” Walton is experienced helping people who have been in car accidents. Our approach is tailored to the individual for a full and fair recovery for all injuries suffered. Contact us online to schedule a consultation and learn more.

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