Category: Car Accidents

Lea County, NM Car Accident Resources

Posted by: Kemmy Law Firm

It can be difficult to continue with life after a car accident in Lea County, NM.  Your car is probably damaged, you may be physically injured, shaken up by the experience, and stressed about how to deal with the insurance claim process.

While you may be able to handle a minor fender bender on your own, with over 50 years of combined legal experience and millions recovered, at Kemmy Law Firm we help car accident victims to help them find resources for all of their needs, not just obtaining a monetary award after a wreck.

Let our car accident lawyers in Hobbs, NM, listen to your story and explain your options. Call (575) 222-8549 today. There’s no risk in calling because we offer free initial consults, and are only paid when you recover compensation

Obtaining Medical Treatment After a Car Crash in Hobbs, NM

After a crash, you should get medical treatment as soon as possible. You can go to a hospital like the Lea Regional Medical Center. Although they do not offer a certified trauma center, they do have 24/7 emergency services which include two trauma rooms. They are equipped to treat emergencies and can move you to a higher level facility, if necessary.

You should also seek ongoing medical care after a crash to continue to document your injuries. You should call your primary care physician or find a doctor soon after your accident.

Mental Health and Grief Counseling

You may have more than physical injuries after a crash. Emotional suffering is common. If you lost a loved one in the wreck, you may need to address your grief while you mourn their loss.

The Guidance Center of Lea County, Inc. (GCLC) provides mental health services to people in need. They even offer a sliding scale fee for lower income individuals. However, keep in mind that if you were in a crash, the at fault driver’s insurance company will be responsible for all of your medical treatment, including mental health treatment and grief counseling.

Accident Reports and Getting Records of Your Crash

When you called 911, a police officer came to the scene of your crash. They likely completed an accident report, which you can review and give to your attorney or use as evidence in your personal injury claim.

To obtain an accident report from the Hobbs Police Department, contact their Public Records department at (575) 397-9262 or email [email protected].

You can contact the Lea County Sheriff’s Department online or if you know the name of your investigating officer, you can call their office at (575) 396-3611 to reach out.

If the New Mexico State Police investigated your car accident, you can get an accident report from them by making a public records request online, by phone, or via mail.

Your lawyer will help you obtain an accident report to support your claim. They will use it to determine who was at fault in your accident and establish financial liability.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation

If you have questions about roads, construction, traffic safety, or more, you can access information from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT). You might want to use this information to plan a trip, verify where construction may have been if it impacted your wreck, or determine responsibilities on the roadway.

Car Repair After a Crash in Hobbs, NM

If you were in a crash, you likely have property damage and need to get your car fixed. You should shop around and find a reliable car repair shop. The at-fault driver’s insurance company and/or your own collision coverage should cover your necessary repairs.

Some local maintenance shops you can visit include:

  • Bigotes Service Center – They have a 4.2 star rating on Google and are commended for their customer service. They are located at 113 E. Taylor St. #8434, near the Hobbs Water Department.
  • Precision Tune Up – They have a 4.2 star rating on Google and have “reasonable prices.” They are located at 2012 N. Dal Paso St, across the street from Sonic Drive-In and near the U.S. Postal Service.
  • C&A Automotive – They have a 4.0 Google rating and have bilingual services. They are located at 501 N. Turner St., which is one block away from the Hobbs Public Library.

There are many other mechanic shops in Hobbs. We encourage you to use Google to find a shop that you are comfortable with and will address all of your car care needs.

Call Kemmy Law Firm after a Crash in Hobbs, NM

Kemmy Law Firm is conveniently located at 16011 N. Turner St., Suite 417 in Hobbs, NM. We are on the corner of N. Turner St. and W. Llano on the same block as the JC Penny Department Store. If you have questions after a crash, we can help. Call us at (575) 222-8549 or use our online form to set up a free, no risk consultation.

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