Car and Trucking Accidents

Drivers Must Follow The Rules of The Road

Accidents don’t just happen. They are the result of someone violating basic, but fundamental safety rules. Every driver must follow the follow the rules of the road because a car or truck accident can change your life in a second. In the blink of an eye, you can go from having a normal and healthy lifestyle to not even having the ability to earn a living anymore. Every year millions of individuals are involved in auto accidents, even though the majority of accidents are easily preventable. Nonetheless, the resulting physical injuries and loss in quality of life that car accident victims sustain are devastating.

Beyond the physical injuries, car wreck victims also face staggering economic losses. The costs of an injured individual’s past and future medical treatment quickly adds up. When coupled with loss wages, economic damages can reach the hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars.The recovery of your medical debt, economic losses, and losses to the quality of your life is essential.

In addition to being injured, the insurance companies make the claims process a nightmare in the hopes of paying less on a claim. They will ask for your recorded statements days even hours after an incident, dig through your past medical history, and delay the process as long as possible in order to not pay a valid claim. That’s why it’s extremely important you speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer who is able to advocate for you or your loved ones both in and out of the courtroom setting. With over 30 years of experience in personal injury law, Tom Kemmy can offer you that experience.

Insurance Claims Process

This firm works very hard to obtain just and fair compensation for every one of our clients. We do not view our clients as cases or files, but as injured individuals and families who have no recourse other than the law. Through no fault of their own, our clients were somehow injured by someone else who failed to follow the rules of the road. We will fight with the insurance companies on your behalf and seek the maximum amount recovery.

The Different Types of Claims Injured Victims Can Make:

Texas law requires all State drivers to have minimum liability insurance coverage, which only covers up to $25,000 for property damage; only $30,000 per person for bodily injuries; and a maximum of $60,000 for injuries for the entire accident. This is the basic legal requirement for all Texas drivers, which is not much. However, every policy is different and it is not uncommon for drivers to have larger insurance policies.

Recovering Compensation For Your Harms and Losses

When another driver fails to follow the basic rules of the road, and causes physical injury to another that individual is responsible for the harm. Our jury system allows for the recovery of damages to repair the harm when it can be repaired, and help and support the injured victim as they try to cope with loss of health or loss of the life and support of a loved one. The following are examples of the types of legal damages we seek to recover from the responsible party: 

Property Damage and Out of Pocket Expenses

Past and Future Medical Expenses

Past and Future Wage Loss

Past and Future Pain & Suffering

Past and Future Mental Anguish

Past and Future Physical Impairment

Our Approach to Trial Advocacy

The Kemmys spend a considerable amount of time in the courtroom, and in front of juries. However, going to trial can always be a risk. In recent years, insurance companies and other corporations have spent billions to run a remarkable propaganda campaign against trial lawyers and their clients. They have been so effective that jurors are now often suspicious of injured victims who have hired a trial lawyer to hold the wrongdoer accountable. However, with the right approach, we have found that when jurors actually hear about a legitimate injury caused by the violation of basic safety rules that we all depend on, they are fair and just with their verdict.
 
Tom Kemmy has spent more than 30 years successfully representing patients and families injured from medical negligence, and we are determined to fight for the highest possible compensation due under the law. Early in Tom's career he was an insurance defense counsel and was hired to defend doctors, nurses and hospitals. Tom's knowledge of the defense side of litigation proves beneficial when representing injured patients today.

Featured Case Results

Nursing Home Malpractice
In May 2017, a Bexar County jury rendered a $13,800,000 verdict in favor of our Client after he was catastrophically injured at a skilled nursing facility. The jury found that the Defendant-Nursing-Home was responsible for Client's permanent paralysis, because the Nursing Home repeatedly failed to communicate critical information to the treating physicians, which would have easily prevented our Client from becoming paralyzed.

Hospital Malpractice
In March 2017, we obtained a $3,00,000 settlement on behalf of our Client who was paralyzed in an Iowa state hospital after his treating physicians failed to fully investigate the life-threatening bleeding in his GI tract.  The result his case now serves to protect future patients by helping change the hospital's dangerous policies. (Co-Counsel: Curtis L. Cukjati - Martin, Cukjati & Tom, LLP).

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