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Commercial Vehicle Crashes

Crashes between commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles can cause serious injuries with life-long complications.

The parties involved, the owners and operators of vehicles, property damage, and more add to the complexity of commercial vehicle crashes.

If you have been injured in a commercial vehicle crash, the Law Firm of Roger 'Rocky' Walton, P.C., in Arlington, TX, can help...

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The Benefits of Hiring an Attorney

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. This is why it is so important to hire an attorney 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, 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, because in nearly all instances, not hiring 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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Christina G.

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This is my second car accident, unfortunately I used someone else for the first. Amazing staff at this law firm, will use again if I ever have another issue! They handled EVERYTHING and I received constant updates. They also sent flowers to hospital when I had surgery, greatest people ever!! I recommend to anyone who is need of a lawyer to look no further than this office!

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Charles D.

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I highly recommend the Law Firm of Roger Rocky Walton. Rocky and his entire staff worked very hard for my family during a very difficult situation. They're very professional and  corresponded with us very well. They were always timely and leave no stone unturned.

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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 also a deeply involved member of the Arlington community. Rocky served two terms on the Arlington City Council, is a Cub Scout Master, and a baseball coach. His concern for his clients and his community is second-to-none. 

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.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident in the DFW area, contact us online or call (817) 727-4079 today for a free consultation. 

The Law Firm of Roger 'Rocky' Walton, P.C. team
The Law Firm of Roger 'Rocky' Walton, P.C. team

Commercial Vehicles versus Passenger Vehicles

An accident involving a commercial vehicle 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 advanced mathematics or 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.

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How else do commercial vehicle accidents differ from other types of accidents?

Special Considerations In Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Hazardous Materials

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. 

Jackknifing

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.

Turning Accidents

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 listen to the details of your vehicle accident, and can advise you of your legal options moving forward.

Determining Liability 

If you have been involved in a commercial vehicle accident, our team in Arlington will identify any potential negligence and work to hold these parties responsible. While the truck driver may have caused the accident, the operator of the vehicle is only a single 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.

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Teresa V.

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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!

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Ron U.

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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!

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The personal injury information offered and contained herein, regarding personal injury statutes and claimants' rights is general in scope. No attorney client relationship with our attorneys is hereby formed nor is the information herein intended as formal legal advice.

Roger 'Rocky' Walton

The Law Firm of Roger "Rocky" Walton, P.C.

The Law Firm of Roger "Rocky" Walton, P.C., has been representing personal injury clients since 1987. He is proud to be affiliated with top legal organizations, including:

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Tarrant County Bar Association 

If you are looking for legal representation from a top-rated lawyer in Arlington, call our law firm at (817) 429-4299 today!

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