Types of Car Accidents
There are several types of car accidents that occur on the road every day, resulting in property damage, personal injury, and even death.
Following an accident, attorney Roger "Rocky" Walton can evaluate your case and advocate for just compensation on your behalf.
Our Arlington, TX, team can deal with uninsured and underinsured drivers, establish liability, and negotiate with insurance companies.
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In addition to catastrophic physical injury and emotional trauma, car wreck victims are often overwhelmed by the complexity of navigating their claim. We understand these situations can be challenging, which is why we handle each case with compassion and personalized attention.
Over 80% of our clients come from referrals. Both past clients and other attorneys know their word is good when they refer a car wreck victim to us. Attorney Rocky Walton and his team of lawyers are prepared to help victims of any type of vehicle accident. Call (817) 429-4299 or write us to request your free consultation at our Arlington, TX, office.
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Common Types of Auto Accidents Our Team Helps Arlington and Fort Worth With
These are car accidents that involve a single car or SUV. This type of accident can be caused when a vehicle strikes an object, such as a tree or pole, an animal, or debris on the road. A single vehicle accident can result in property damage to the car, as well as personal injury to the driver, passengers, or bystanders. If the car is moving excessively fast, it may also roll over.
This type of crash involves multiple vehicles. Multi-car accidents can be caused by rear-end collisions, side-impact collisions, sideswipe collisions, and head-on collisions. Establishing liability in these situations can be complex unless there is a clear case of negligence. Typically, victims must pursue multiple parties and their respective insurance companies.
These involve semi-trucks and tractor-trailers among other vehicles. These accidents often cause significant damage and life-threatening injuries. Trucks are heavier and larger than cars, which means their force of impact during a collision is substantially greater. In the case of a commercial vehicle accident, the driver, manufacturer, or corporation can be held liable for damages.
These involve pedestrians or bicycles, which can cause catastrophic injury in addition to property damage. Victims are often more susceptible to injury as they are not protected by the chassis and frame of a vehicle.
and Auto Accidents
Driver error and a variety of factors can lead to the auto accidents above, but there are times when design or manufacturing defects cause or contribute to a motor vehicle collision. Rocky can help you file an automotive product liability lawsuit against the negligent vehicle company or auto part maker who put you in harm's way.
Your Time May Be Running Out Statutes of Limitations for Injury and Fatal Accidents
Deadlines for filing lawsuits are governed by laws known as statutes of limitations. Missing these deadlines very likely means you will not be able to file a lawsuit, however, Rocky can look into rare exceptions.
For personal injury cases in Texas, the deadline is two years from the day of your car wreck.
The statute of limitations for a wrongful death lawsuit is two years from the date of your loved one's death.
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Rocky Walton has invested in a highly-capable team to work alongside him and his attorneys. His legal staff includes three licensed claims adjusters and a degreed client care coordinator. He also has Spanish-speaking members of the team to help better serve Arlington, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, other Texas communities.
Our law firm is dedicated to helping clients secure maximum damages following a car accident. We understand these situations can be challenging, which is why we handle each case with compassion and personalized attention. For more information about our services, please call, text, or write to us.
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Frequent Causes of Car Wrecks
To secure restitution on your behalf, we must first determine liability. To do so, we need to investigate the circumstances surrounding an accident, including the actions of any drivers and passengers before impact. An accident may result from:
- Road rage
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Defective auto parts
- Poor road conditions
- Inadequate road signage
- Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Failing to follow traffic laws
and Auto Accidents
Rain, snow, ice, high winds, and fog can make it challenging to drive even on safe roads. What's more, poor weather will often exacerbate bad road conditions, increasing the risk of head-on collisions and rear-end collisions. When driving in harsh Texas weather, be extra cautious to maintain visibility, ensure proper traction, and give other vehicles on the road ample space.
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Rocky Walton has spent decades advocating for Texas car accident victims. He welcomes clients throughout Texas and fights for financial justice on their behalf. Our Arlington law office is less than 20 minutes from both Fort Worth and Grand Prairie. Call (817) 429-4299 or write to us today to request your free consultation.
Compensation for Auto Accidents
Compensatory damages cover the economic and non-economic losses related to a car wreck. Economic damages cover quantifiable financial losses as a result of your crash, such as car repairs, medical bills, and lost wages from being unable to work. Non-economic damages are awarded for harm to your quality of life. Examples include emotional distress, the loss of a limb, or the loss of basic mobility.
Exemplary damages can be sought in auto crash cases where the defendant exhibited severely egregious behavior. These damages are awarded as a result of clear malice or gross negligence. They can often exceed the amount awarded via compensatory damages. However, exemplary damages can only be given if the jury is unanimous. That is why it is so important to provide Rocky with any evidence you may have.
What to Do After an Accident
Our proven team can interview any bystanders, review footage caught on camera, and evaluate police reports to build a strong case.*
There are certain actions you can take to help our lawyers with your car accident lawsuit.
Take Care of Yourself
Your health is the most important thing to take care of. After a car accident, you should receive immediate medical attention. Injuries sustained in crashes may not be noticeable right away. A doctor can diagnose your injuries and provide medical bills and records that prove your case.
Do Not Admit Guilt
You should file a police report and avoid making any statements to the insurance company. However, it is very important that you do not admit guilt at any point. It can feel natural to want to apologize after a traumatic collision, even if you did nothing wrong. Whatever you say can be used against you.
If possible, it is important to obtain the contact information of any eyewitnesses of the car accident. Take photographs and video of the accident as well. You should back up any evidence you have on multiple devices and email it to yourself so this evidence of the auto collision is always available.
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