Randall R. Walton
About Randall R. WaltonRandy Walton was born and raised in Southern California, and maintains his office in San Diego County. For more than a decade, his law firm, Walton Law Firm, has represented individuals and businesses in a variety of matters, including personal injury caused by car accidents, motorcycles accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall, dog bites, and all other injuries caused by negligence. A significant portion of the firm's case load also includes cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.
A portion of the firm's caseload is dedicated to the representation of nursing home residents and their families in cases of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are dependent on care providers for their health and safety, and many of the activities of daily living. When care is not given, whether it's a failure to care for skin, provide nutrition, or assess a resident after a fall, the consequences can be devastating. Walton Law Firm has developed a reputation as a top law firm for cases of nursing home neglect.
Community involvement has always been important to Randy. He has volunteered for years in local youth sports, and founded an education foundation to assist local public schools. His involvement local education grew deeper when he was elected to the governing board of the San Marcos Unified School District, where both of his sons are students.
Cases accepted in the following San Diego cities:
San Diego, CA
El Cajon, CA
Rancho Bernardo, CA
Chula Vista, CA
National City, CA
La Jolla, CA
San Marcos, CA
Del Mar, CA
Directory Practice Areas
- Business Law
- Elder Law
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Personal Injury
- Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
- Car Accidents
- General Civil
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Contingent Fees
- Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|U.S. Supreme Court|
|US District Court, Southern District of California|
|Walton Law Firm|
|University of California - San Diego||B.A|
|California Western School of Law||J.D.||Law|
|Honors: Memeber of National Trial Team; Academic Awards for Legal Writing|
|Creating a Culture of Patient Safety, 2010, Annual Meeting of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM), Los Angeles, CA. July 18, 2009, Presenter.||California Association of Long Term Care Medicine||2010-2010|
|Bringing Quality Home: Risk Management Strategies||2009 Annual Meeting of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM), Los Angeles, CA. July 12, 2009||2009|
|Long-Term Care Liability Crisis: Risk Management and Mock Trial||2008 Annual Meeting of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM), Los Angeles, CA. July 20, 2008||2008|
|Elder Abuse: Remedies and Prevention||State Bar of California 79th Annual Meeting. Monterey, CA, October 7, 2006||2006|
|Scholarship and Oral Advocacy, Westbrook|
|Member, Consumer Attorneys of California|
|Member, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego|
|Member, San Diego County Bar Association|
|Adjunct Professor, California Western School of Law|
|Member, California State Bar|
- Overall: 215th
- Overall: 5 Answers
Q: I had a tentative ruling in my California lawsuit. How long does it take the judge to view or reach his final decision?
A: The short answer to your question is that it depends on the judge and the type of case. In most courtrooms, however, the court will issue a tentitive ruling prior to an oral argument so that the parties and their lawyers know what judge is thinking, and to focus the oral argument. After the oral argument, the judge will usually rule with finality right then and there. Judicial departments are busy places, and judges and their staff need move on. Sometimes after oral argument, a judge will want more time to ponder the issues raised and take the matter under submission. How long the judge takes to decided is up to the judge, but usually the ruling will be given in a week or two. On very complex cases, judges may take months to issue a ruling on a motion, but in California state courts this is rare. Everything I have written assumes your question is about California trial courts. The answer would likely be different in federal court cases, and in cases before both federal and state courts of appeal.
Q: If someone rear ends me and we don't go through insurance how can i collect the money owed me if she isn't paying me?
A: Is this agreement between you and the negligent driver in writing? That would be a starting point to determine how you can enforse this agreement. A better question would be, why did you agree not to go through insurance? If the accident occurred less than three years ago, you could probably just go ahead and make a claim with her insurance company.
Q: I was riding my bike downhill on a city street, hit a pothole, flipped off my bike, & broke bones. Can I sue the city?
A: Maybe. Suing a governmental entity for a defect in public property is usually a tough case. In many ways it depends on the size of the hole and whether the city was aware of it (or should have been aware of it). It also depends on your conduct. The law, of course, assumes you're going to ride your bike in a safe manner and look out for obvious dangers. When you ride a bike you assume a certain amount of risk. This is a long way of saying that the viability of a case against the city we survive or fail based on the details of your specific case, but yes, the city has a duty to keep the roads safe.
Q: In computing an injured plaintiffs medical economic loss damages, where plaintiff's insured negotiates a cash payment
A: Yes, usually, but to completely answer this question it would be helpful to know how the medical bills were paid to the provider. The answer might be different if the bills were paid in cash, private insurance, or a public plan such as Medicare or Medi-Cal.
Q: What does a medical malpractice lawyer do?
A: A medical malpractice lawyer is a lawyer that sues health care providers for negligent care. In California, health care provider has a specific definition, but generally refers to doctors (M.D., D.C.), nurses, hospitals, and nursing homes. To determine whether care was negligent, the medical malpractic lawyer will usually consult with experts in the relevant health field to determine whether the health care professional accused of malpractice violated the recognized standard of care in providing treatment to the victim. If the answer is no, even if there was some tragic outcome, there is probably no malpractice case. If the answer is yes, that the health care professional breached the standard of care, then there may be a viable malpractice case, and the lawyer may bring a civil action on behalf of the victim. Medical malpractice cases in California are notoriously complex and difficult, partially because of California law, which provides many hurdles that victims of malpractice must overcome. This isn't the proper place to list them all, but the body of law is called the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (or MICRA ), which heavily regulates medical malpractice cases.
Articles & Publications
What is 'Abuse' Under the Elder Abuse Act?
Trial Bar News
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Website: Walton Law Firm Website
Website: Randall R. Walton's Attorney Profile
Blog: Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Blog
Online Map to Track Elder Financial Abuse Nursing Home Inspectors “Rushed” Investigations in Los Angeles County More Oversight of Elder Care Facilities in San Diego County Can Advocacy and Awareness Remedy Nursing Home Patient Injuries? Study Shows Nursing Home Patients Injured During Treatment Lawsuits Target Long Beach Assisted Living Facility Financial Abuse in Palo Alto Care Home? California Healthcare Advocates Propose New Assisted Living Practices Is Long-Term Care Insurance Really the Right Choice?
Blog: San Diego Injury Law Blog
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