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Randall R. Walton

Randall R. Walton

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  • Personal Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Insurance Claims...
  • California
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He's a fantastic attorney. He's compassionate with his clients, but also a strong advocate and fearless litigator.
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Randy Walton was born and raised in Southern California native, and while is law firm is based in Northern San Diego County, he takes cases in all Southern California counties. Walton Law Firm represents individuals and families in a variety of personal injury and wrongful death matters, including motor vehicle accidents, work injuries, property injuries, and injuries to the brain and spine. No matter the size of the case, or the magnitude of the harm, Mr. Walton believes strongly that those harmed by the negligence or carelessness of others deserve justice for their injuries. As a result, he has collected millions of dollars for personal injury victims and wrongful death heirs.

A portion of Mr. Walton's practice is also dedicated to the prosecution of nursing facilities, including nursing homes (skilled nursing facilities), residential care facilities, and assisted living facilities, including home health care, in cases involving the physical abuse and neglect of the elderly and dependent adults. The neglect and abuse of our elders (and dependent adults) is a growing concern in the United States, and Mr. Walton is dedicated to helping those who have been victimized by neglect or abuse.

Mr. Walton also dedicates a significant amount of time to his community, which he believes is important. He is currently a member of the Governing Board of the San Marcos Unified School District, a school district that serves over 20,000 students. He also is the founder of the San Marcos Promise, an organization dedicated to providing pathways and tuition assistance to college-bound students. He is a 2010 graduate of Leadership North County, a program provided by California State University San Marcos, and has been active in local youth sports for Cases accepted in the following San Diego cities: San Diego, CA Oceanside, CA Carlsbad, CA Poway, CA, CA Rancho Bernardo, CA Escondido, CA Fallbrook, CA, Vista, CA La Jolla, CA Encinitas, CA Del Mar, CA, San Marcos, CA

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Insurance Claims
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • General Civil
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    There is never a fee to discuss a potential case. Please feel free to call anytime.
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
U.S. Supreme Court
US District Court, Southern District of California
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Education
California Western School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Member of National Trial Team; Academic Awards for Legal Writing
University of California - San Diego
B.A
Awards
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Scholarship and Oral Advocacy
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Professional Associations
Consumer Attorneys of California
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Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
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Current
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
Lawyer Referral Panel
- Current
California State Bar # 187916
Member
- Current
California Association of Long Term Care Medicine
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.
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2009 Annual Meeting of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM), Los Angeles, CA. July 12, 2009
Bringing Quality Home: Risk Management Strategies
2008 Annual Meeting of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM), Los Angeles, CA. July 20, 2008
Long-Term Care Liability Crisis: Risk Management and Mock Trial
State Bar of California 79th Annual Meeting. Monterey, CA, October 7, 2006
Elder Abuse: Remedies and Prevention
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What is 'Abuse' Under the Elder Abuse Act?
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Walton Law Firm - North County San Diego Personal Injury Lawyers

Walton Law Firm has decades of experience in cases involving automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, construction accidents, slip and fall injuries, and all other injuries or fatalities where another person or entity is liable. Call anytime for a free consultation (760) 571-5500.

Walton Law Firm - Serious Personal Injury Lawyers (Client Testimonial)

John and Heidi were heading to a Central California hotel for their honeymoon. While on a two lane country road, and car heading the opposite direction suddenly swerved into their lane, and hit them head on. The results were catastrophic. Two women in the small car were killed, and John and Heidi suffered massive injuries. After a hospitalization and surgery, a friend recommended Walton Law Firm. After an investigation, and advocacy, Walton Law Firm was able to obtain a seven-figure settlement for John and Heidi, which has helped them get their lives back on track.

Auto Accident Lawyer -- Vista, California (Client Testimonial)

Stephanie was in a multi-car collision on the freeway that pinned her under her dash board. She was in a lot of pain, but she did not have health insurance and did not know what to do. After looking at reviews online, she called Walton Law Firm, who was able to get her the treatment she needed for her injured hip. Walton Law Firm was able to settle her case, pay her medical bills, reimburse her lost earnings, and provide her with some compensation for her pain and suffering.

Car Accident Lawyer For Injured Minor -- San Marcos, California (Client Testimonial)

Leslie was driving her son's carpool home from middle school in San Marcos when a driver traveling the opposite direction fell asleep at the wheel and swerved through the medium, striking several trees and eventually their car. Leslie's 14-year-old son was injured by a large tree limb that pierced their windshield. He broke his hand and had several lacerations to his face and head. After the insurance company offered a minimal settlement, Walton Law Firm advised the family to refuse the offer, and filed a lawsuit on their behalf. A few months later the case settled for more than six times the amount offered pre-litigation.

San Diego Wrongful Death Lawyer (Client Testimonial)

When Tami's father died unexpectedly in the hospital, she and her family contacted Walton Law Firm to investigate. A lawsuit was filed, and after a substantial amount of discovery, it was revealed that the hospital violated it's own policies and procedures when it left Tami's father, who was severely ill, sitting alone, unsecured in a hallway chair. He fell from that chair and suffered fatal injuries. After 11 months of litigation, Walton Law Firm obtained a substantial settlement for Tami and her siblings.

North County San Diego Car Accident Lawyer (Client Testimonial)

San Diego North County resident Shirley A. drove to Vista to go shopping. While she was waiting to turn left into a shopping center parking lot, a speeding car plowed into her. She suffered multiple fractures, including her left ankle and pelvis. She hired Walton Law Firm after receiving a letter from the speeding car's insurance company stating that the accident was Shirley's fault. The liability issues were contested, and eventually Shirley received the negligent driver's insurance policy limits, as well as her underinsured motorist policy limits.

San Diego Motorcycle Accident Lawyer (Client Testimonial)

Wayne was riding his motorcycle and stopped at a red light in Encinitas, California when a car hit him from behind. The negligent driver told police that he was eating, and was distracted. Wayne was thrown over the handlebars of the bike, which was then thrown on top of Wayne. He suffered serious injuries to his left wrist and right knee, and missed a substantial amount of work. Through the efforts of Walton Law Firm, Wayne received a substantial settlement.

San Diego Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyer (Client Testimonial)

John was admitted to a nursing home after undergoing a complex shoulder surgery in a nearby hospital. As a double-amputee for nearly 40 years, his shoulder was in bad shape from years on prosthetics and crutches. Upon admission, he immediately knew that he would need bed rails to keep him safely in bed, and asked that they be provided. The nursing home agreed, had John sign an agreement, but then failed to provide them. During his first night, John rolled out of his bed and fell to the floor, re-injuring his damaged shoulder. He required an additional surgery to repair his shoulder. Walton Law Firm was able to recover a substantial settlement for John.

Walton Law Firm Interviewed About Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Attorney Randy Walton and a former client were interviewed by NBC San Diego about nursing home abuse and neglect in a case involving a burn injury, that deteriorated into a very serious decubitus ulcer (or pressure ulcer), ultimately resulting in the client's death.

San Diego Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer (Client Testimonial)

David was fatally injured while living in a San Diego nursing home. He suffered a serious injury during what should have been a routine catheter change. The injury went unnoticed for hours, and, when discovered, it was too late. A massive infection had set in, and David died less than 48 hours later.

Legal Answers
16 Questions Answered

Q. Why is it so difficult to find a lawyer for Dependent Adult Financial Abuse case when EADACPA awards attorney fees?
A: It is not clear what you mean when you say the case has already been "proven" in court, but the remedies of attorneys' fees and punitive damages you mention are only realized after a verdict. That means your case must be tried, which you probably know is a long and expensive pathway. If your case is really good, that is you can meet the higher burdens of proof set forth in EADACPA, then you should have no problem finding a lawyer (I don't do the financial abuse cases), especially if the defendant is someone who can pay an award. If the abuser is someone who could not likely pay an award, then that could be an obstacle to finding a qualified lawyer too. Good luck.
Q. Live in California and was injured in Hawaii on vacation.
A: Your best bet would be to talk to a personal injury lawyer on the island where you suffered the injury. In cases like this, I think hiring local counsel is usually the best way to go. Good luck.
Q. I just discovered my grandmother has developed a bed sore in her care facility - what should we do here?
A: First and foremost, make sure her caretakers know about it so she can get appropriate treatment. From a liability standpoint, more facts would need to be known. Developing a bed sore in of itself doesn't mean someone was negligent. It can happen under the best of circumstances. How it developed, and, more importantly, how large it is will tell us whether it could have been prevented, or that it was ignored. I hope this helps.
Q. Does the whole family need to be a part of a nursing home lawsuit, or can one member file if they want?
A: It depends. If the nursing home resident is living, then usually that person is the only person who can bring a suit for nursing home neglect or abuse. If the person has died as a result of poor treatment, and there is a case for wrongful death, then California law requires that certain heirs be part of the suit. You would be well advised to consult with a lawyer on the subject.
Q. would I have a personal injury case if I was assaulted by multiple employees who thought i was a suspected burglar?
A: If you suffered real injuries
Q. I had an operation by a doctor and post-op I passed out and hit my head so hard I fractured it yeah I repeatedly told hi
A: You should consult a lawyer. You might have a case for the doctor's (office) leaving you alone when maybe they shouldn't have, but it depends on many factors. Don't wait either. The statute of limitations for a medical malpractice case is shorter that a typical personal injury casee.
Q. If a dog gets out of my yard and jumps on a person can they sue me?
A: As a general proposition, yes, you can be sued if your dog got out, jumped on someone, and injured them.
Q. In April I was in an accident I ended up having to get my leg amputated I was driving had blow out
A: I assume you mean you had a tire blowout. If so, so you still have the tire? You'll have to prove that your crash was the fault of someone other than you. There are tire defects sometimes but you would need to have the tire examined by an expert. Good luck.
Q. Is it common practice for a lawyer to set up a personal injury trial date even before a mediation hearing has happened?
A: It's not clear what jurisdiction you are in, but in San Diego there is a case management conference a few months after the lawsuit is filed. At that conference, the judge will ask if the parties are interested in mediation, and, if so, require that it be completed by a certain date. The trial date is also set at that conference. Cases are not required to be mediated. If your fee is structured in such a way that increases when the trial date is "set," that would be unusual here in San Diego because trial dates are set fairly early in the process. I would suggest that you take a closer look at your fee agreement. With a trial date set more than a year out, it would be uncommon for a fee to increase so far in advance of trial. Best of luck.
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North County Injury Attorneys
338 Via Vera Cruz
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San Marcos, CA 92078
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