Car Accidents

Ronald D. Wilton has handled vehicle accident cases on behalf of persons injured in accidents involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles or trucks for over 25 years. Such vehicle accidents include those involving a person found to be driving under the influence (DUI) or hit-and-run drivers, as well as persons injured by uninsured or underinsured drivers. Mr. Wilton has also successfully represented pedestrians hit by motor vehicles.

What makes Wilton Law & Mediation different is that Mr. Wilton has also represented insurance companies and their insureds in defense of the same types of claims for over 30 years. By doing so, he has an uncanny understanding of what it takes to be successful from either side of the issue, while still maintaining the professional respect of colleagues from both sides of the business.

Truck accidents require a more sophisticated knowledge of tractor-trailer operations, regulation and maintenance. Drivers are required to be specially licensed, and different state and federal agencies regulate the industry. Knowledge of these issues is crucial to a successful claim against a trucker or trucking company.

Sometimes the most difficult aspect of a vehicle injury case involves researching and locating persons or companies responsible for the driver's conduct. Occasionally liability is clear, such as finding the registered owner to be responsible, but others, including employers, parents, and principals, may also be required to compensate an injured party under theories of direct or vicarious liability.

The search for persons vicariously responsible for the driver's conduct requires an attorney with experience and creativity. A successful search for others responsible for the driver's conduct can be beneficial such as where an employer, with significant insurance coverage, is found to be liable for their employee's conduct and the injured party, instead of accepting a small policy limit recovery of $15,000, is able to be compensated for the full value of their claim. A person with significant injuries should seek the advice of an attorney who knows how to maximize a recovery.

Fees for such cases are always on a contingency basis so that both attorney and client benefit from the larger the settlement or award. There is never a charge in the event there is no recovery.

Set up an appointment for your free consultation today with attorney Ronald D. Wilton by calling us at 818-906-3500, or fill out the online contact form and we will contact you as soon as possible.