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

Texas Motorcycle Accident Statistics By Rocky Walton on October 10, 2018

Motorcycle accidentsMany motorcyclists choose to ride because of the fun and freedom that bikes offer. However, while motorcycles can be a great source of adventure, they also have the potential to cause a lot of loss.

Motorcycle accidents are some of the most damaging types of collisions. Due to the lack of protection and coverage, motorcycle accident injuries are often catastrophic and, in many cases, deadly.

Attorney Roger “Rocky” Walton has represented many injury victims dealing with the losses associated with motorcycle accidents. Here, he presents Texas motorcycle accident statistics that show the seriousness of these types of accidents.

Motorcycle Accidents: A Serious Concern for Texas

The number of motorcycle accidents in Texas is higher than many other states. There are several reasons why more motorcyclists are injured and killed in Texas than nearly any other state.

The first is that Texas has such a large population. The second is that Texas has so much land and so many roads that can be traveled. Finally, Texas has more mild weather than many other parts of the country. Since the weather usually stays nice into fall and winter, motorcyclists in Texas can continue to ride their bikes year-round.

Unfortunately, this does result in a significant number of accidents. Here are some statistics that show how common motorcycle accidents are in the state of Texas:

  • In 2017, Texas had a total of 505 motorcycle accident fatalities
  • In 2017, 204 motorcycle fatalities took place on rural roads and 301 took place in urban areas
  • Based on miles driven, it is estimated that a motorcyclist is 25 times more likely to be killed in an accident than the driver or passenger of a car
  • 52 percent of motorcyclists killed in 2017 were not wearing helmets at the time of the accident

Most Dangerous Type of Accident

Based on accident data, the most dangerous type of crash for motorcyclists are head-on collisions between a motorcycle and a car. In many cases, a head-on collision between a motorcycle and a car will result in fatality for the motorcyclist. Intersections are where these types of accidents are most likely to occur.

According to statistics, 42 percent of accidents between a motorcycle and car involve the car striking the motorcycle when making a left-hand turn. The car either strikes the motorcycle as it is traveling straight from the oncoming lane of traffic (resulting in a head-on collision), or hits the motorcycle as it is attempting to pass or overtake the car.

Working with an Attorney

Because motorcycle accident injuries tend to be so severe, the physical, emotional, and financial losses can be significant. To ensure that their rights are fully protected following a collision, it is important that motorcycle accident victims work with an experienced attorney.

Roger “Rocky” Walton has years of experience fighting for the rights of accident victims. He will work to help clients obtain the maximum compensation they are due after a motorcycle accident.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you can benefit from the experience and expertise of attorney Roger “Rocky” Walton. Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (817) 429-4299.

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