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.

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- The Law Firm of Rocky Walton

Auto Accidents Involving Delivery Trucks By Rocky Walton on June 28, 2019

Delivery truckCommercial truck accidents are known to cause significant damage, which may include catastrophic injuries. When people think of accidents involving commercial trucks, they usually picture big rigs carrying large trailers of cargo. While these types of trucks are certainly a big risk for passenger vehicles, delivery trucks, or box trucks, are also a concern.

Delivery trucks frequent neighborhoods and surrounding streets, where accidents are common. Auto accidents involving delivery trucks can be just as damaging as other commercial truck accidents. Victims of these types of accidents can work with Arlington, TX attorney Roger “Rocky” Walton to seek just compensation for accident damages.

Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents

Even though delivery trucks are not as large as many other types of commercial trucks, they are significantly larger than passenger vehicles, and it does require specific skill and training to drive them safely.

Some of the most common causes of delivery truck accidents include:

  • Speeding: Delivery truck drivers may speed in an attempt to rush through a deliver route. Unfortunately, speeding increases the risk that a driver will lose control of the vehicle.
  • Distraction: Delivery drivers often travel roads and neighborhoods that are unfamiliar. Checking a GPS device, looking at a phone, or sending texts can all serve as a distraction.
  • Inexperience: Delivery services tend to have a high turnover rate. Inexperience is a particular concern during busy holiday seasons when companies often hire extra drivers to meet increased demands.
  • Frequent stops: Deliver drivers make frequent, and often sudden, stops. Additionally, they commonly stop in the middle of a road or driveway, where they block traffic and serve as a hazard for other vehicles.
  • Improperly loaded cargo: Delivery trucks can carry a lot of cargo at one time. If it is not loaded properly, it can throw off the balance of the vehicle and increase the risk of an accident.

Determining Liability

There are several parties that may share liability in a delivery truck accident. Depending on what caused the accident, the delivery truck driver, the employer, the company that owns or leases the delivery truck, or a parts manufacturer may be held accountable for accident damages. It is also possible for liability to be shared by multiple parties.

Roger “Rocky” Walton works alongside experts in the field to recreate accident scenes so that the cause of the accident can be determined and appropriate parties can be held accountable. He will work to get our Arlington clients due compensation for accident damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Contact Us

If you have been injured in a delivery truck accident in the Arlington area, attorney Roger “Rocky” Walton would like to help you get the financial compensation you are due. To discuss the details of your case, contact us at your earliest convenience or call (817) 429-4299 to schedule a personal consultation.

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