Commercial Vehicle Crashes
Crashes between commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles can cause serious injuries with life-long repercussions.
Ownership and operation of the vehicles, property damage, and other factors add to the complexity of commercial vehicle crashes.
The Law Firm of Roger 'Rocky' Walton, P.C., in Arlington, TX, serving Fort Worth and Grand Prairie can help victims collect compensation...
A Texas Attorney Protecting the Rights of Fellow Texans
Many victims make the mistake of not hiring a lawyer when they are involved in a commercial vehicle accident. A collision with a commercial vehicle is completely different than when two passenger vehicles are in a crash. The stakes are much higher when dealing with a commercial company. This is because crashes between a commercial motor vehicle and a passenger vehicle can have many more contributing factors that will affect the outcome of a settlement. It is important to hire a legal advocate who understands the complexities involved in tackling these cases. There are also other important benefits of having Arlington attorney Rocky Walton on your side:
Keep Bill Collectors at Bay
As your commercial vehicle accident attorney, Texas lawyer Rocky Walton can help you by issuing a letter of protection (LOP) so you do not have to worry about medical bills and other associated costs until after you settle your case. This document promises medical professionals that they will be paid after a settlement or jury award is collected.
Protect the Facts of Your Case
You also will not have to worry about dealing with insurance company investigators and adjusters. These people are taking great care to discredit your claim. With Rocky Walton's Arlington firm on your side, you can defer all communication to your attorneys to ensure that the integrity of your claim is protected.
Focus on Recovery
Rocky will handle all the details of your case, meaning the only thing you have to focus on is your recovery. Do not make the mistake of thinking you can save money by not hiring a lawyer. In nearly all instances, failing to hire an attorney will always cost you more in the end. We work on contingency, meaning you pay nothing unless we collect on your behalf.
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Fighting for Clients Since 1987
Roger "Rocky" Walton is one of fewer than 3 percent of personal injury trial law specialists in the great state of Texas. But Rocky Walton is more than just another personal injury attorney. He is a deeply involved member of the Arlington community. Rocky served two terms on the Arlington City Council. He is also a Cub Scout Master and a baseball coach. His concern for his clients and his community is second to none.
When our fellow Texans in Grand Prairie, Fort Worth, Arlington, and throughout Greater DFW suffer due to the careless acts of others, we want to be the ones to help.
For over 30 years, the Law Firm of Roger 'Rocky' Walton, P.C., has represented clients in all aspects of personal injury law, including commercial vehicle accidents. Rocky Walton offers free consultations and works on a contingency basis, meaning you do not pay unless we win.
Contact us online or call (817) 727-4079 today for a free consultation.
Commercial Vehicles versus Passenger Vehicles
An accident involving a commercial vehicle in Texas can be catastrophic, especially when compared to a car crash with another passenger vehicle. Many larger vehicles, such as semi-trucks, garbage trucks, and dump trucks, can easily weigh 25 times more than a typical passenger car when fully loaded. You do not need a degree in physics to understand how a collision between a commercial truck and any other vehicle can have disastrous results.
Large truck accidents are often caused by road hazards, complicating how liability is assigned in these crashes. Depending on the kind of load onboard the truck, commercial truck accidents may have consequences worse than just the collision. If the cargo is flammable or hazardous materials, secondary injuries can compound an already catastrophic accident. Our Arlington firm is here to help victims who have suffered any extent of losses in these serious accidents.
How else do commercial vehicle accidents differ from other types of accidents?
Special Considerations In Commercial Vehicle Accidents
On occasion, the manufacturer or shipper of hazardous materials carried by the commercial truck may also be held responsible for injuries that are either caused or aggravated by the truck's cargo. This generally relates to the manufacturer or shipper's obligation to inform the trucker or trucking company of the material and its potential dangers.
Vehicles such as 18 wheelers can jackknife under certain conditions, especially during emergency braking or sudden turning. The driver of a truck may not be held negligent if the jackknifing was due to an unforeseeable road condition, or an abrupt maneuver to avoid a stalled vehicle or another motorist. Depending on the circumstances, the jackknifing may be attributed to one of many other parties' negligence.
Larger commercial vehicles are difficult to turn, and often require the use of two lanes to complete a right turn. If an accident occurs while a larger vehicle such as a semi-truck trailer is executing a right turn, it is not always a clear case of negligence on the driver's part. Contact us if you have been involved in such an accident for a free case evaluation. Rocky Walton will take note of the details of the truck accident, and can advise you of your legal options moving forward.
If you have been involved in a commercial vehicle accident in Texas, our team in Arlington will identify any negligent parties and work to hold them responsible. While the truck driver may have caused the accident, the operator of the vehicle is just one piece of the bigger picture. Trucking companies, insurance companies, contractors, and employers may have an obligation to compensate someone injured in a commercial vehicle accident. Depend on us to determine exactly who is at fault for your losses.
The Driver's Employment Status Makes a Difference
In a truck accident, if it is established that an employment relationship exists between the driver of the truck and a trucking or shipping company, that company may be held legally liable for the driver's negligence. In this kind of case, we will show that the company exercised a degree of control over the truck driver.
Things get far more complicated if you are involved in an accident with a truck driven by an independent contractor of a larger company. In these cases, the liability of trucking companies, employers, and contractors are all key factors in assessing recovery through insurance coverage. In most cases, all of these entities will likely carry separate insurance policies.
"An Awesome Bunch of People."
Mr. Walton and all his staff are great. My granddaughter and I were in a terrible car accident a little over a year ago and we needed someone to help us deal with the insurance company. We could not have picked anyone better. I did my own research and picked this law firm based on reviews I read online. They got us the maximum amount from the insurance company. One of the really great things they do is keep you updated on everything that is happening every step of the way. This is just an awesome bunch of people to have working for you. Great job guys!View On Google
I am immensely impressed with the professionalism, integrity and legal expertise of the Walton firm and support team. They could not have achieved a better result. Their aggressive handling of the adverse issues and opposing parties was really quite remarkable, as were their thorough and timely communication with their client. Thank you, Rocky and Tim, and the whole team!View On Google
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