Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys in Hobbs, NM

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can leave you with life-long disabilities, affecting you and your family for the rest of your life.

You deserve answers if you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to negligence. With an experienced brain injury lawyer, you can know what to expect, how to hold the right party accountable and recover what you are entitled to under the law.

Schedule a free consultation to discuss a brain injury.

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Catastrophic Accident Lawyers

The Kemmy Law Firm combines over fifty years of experience helping accident victims, including many dealing with a TBI. It’s been an honor to help these individuals recover what they need, whether that means lost income, medical expenses, or damages for their pain and suffering. Large insurance companies may deny liability or offer less than what’s fair, but our family of personal injury lawyers won’t let that stand. We believe that when we take on the responsibility of representing someone with a brain injury, we have created a relationship involving a sacred trust.

Over the past five decades, we have honored our duties when protecting persons and their families dealing with a catastrophic brain injury. While we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, our work goes beyond the monetary. First and foremost our work is about protecting the vulnerable—the person who suffered a devastating brain injury through the fault of someone else.

We deal with insurance companies, so you can focus on healing properly. We make sure you get the necessary healthcare and rehabilitation services, and our family works to get yours through what may be the most stressful times in their lives. To speak with an experienced lawyer about what comes next after a TBI, call (575) 222–8549 and schedule a free consultation. You owe nothing unless we win for you.

Do You Need a Brain Injury Lawyer?

A TBI is caused by trauma to the head. It can be caused by,

  • Violent shaking caused by the force of an accident which violently sends the brain crashing into the inside of the skull, causing injuries, or
  • An object directly hits the head, possibly going through the skull and hitting the brain.

A TBI injury can occur in any number of accidents, from oil field work to a trucking collision or due to medical malpractice. These injuries are serious and the victim needs help.

You should quickly recover from a minor concussion and be able to handle an insurance claim yourself. If there is an unexpected, serious impact on your life, call our office.

Sometimes the full effect of a TBI is not immediately apparent.

You may think about negotiating with the insurance company yourself and take a quick settlement to pay bills and make up for lost income. If this is the path you choose, the agreement you sign likely can’t be un-signed. Over the years we have talked to many people who agreed to settlements without legal counsel that, as time passed, proved to be not nearly enough.

When you’re represented by a brain injury lawyer with trial experience, the insurance company knows you’re serious. We also won’t tolerate the games they play when people lack legal counsel.

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Why Choose the Kemmy Law Firm?

We’re not just a law firm whose trial lawyers have 50 years’ combined experience, we’re a family and we treat our clients as such. We love our work and have the resources to take on big insurance companies to ensure that your long-term needs are met.

Our number one goal is to make things right for you and your family.

Our firm, unlike some others, doesn’t work with a high volume of cases. In fact, we limit the cases we do take because offering you high quality, personal service is how we expect to be treated. We take fewer, higher-quality cases so you can feel like the only client we have.

At the Kemmy Law Firm, you’ll be kept informed, your interests will always come first, and you can rest assured that your case will be handled with compassion and understanding.

Brain Injury Cases We Handle

We represent clients with brain injuries caused by all kinds of accidents. These injuries include:

  • Concussions: Brain injuries caused by the interior of the skull
  • Acquired brain injuries (ABI): They are caused by toxic exposure, infections or traumatic injuries to the brain which may cause strokes, internal bleeding or lack of oxygen
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

Brain injuries are often caused by traumatic accidents:

When it comes to brain injuries, these aren’t “cookie-cutter” cases. Each case has its own contributing factors, causes, and level of injury. The harm suffered, the circumstances leading up to it, and the negligence that caused it are all unique. We focus our attention on individual clients, their cases, and the outcomes they need to see.

Brain Injury Symptoms and Terms

You may suffer TBI symptoms right after the accident or it may take time for them to present.

The symptoms of moderate to severe TBI include:

  • Being unconscious for several minutes to hours
  • Persistent headache or one that gets worse
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • One or both pupils of the eyes are dilated
  • Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
  • Inability to wake up after sleeping
  • Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
  • Lost coordination
  • Profound confusion
  • Agitation or combativeness
  • Slurred speech

If you suffered a serious brain injury, here are terms you should understand:

  • Skull fracture: Any break in the cranial bone, or skull, caused by an impact or a blow to the head that’s strong enough to break the bone
  • Post-concussion syndrome: A medical problem lasting after a head injury, possibly weeks to months. Symptoms include headache, dizziness, sleep disruption, psychological impacts (depression, irritability, anxiety) and cognitive issues involving memory, concentration, and thinking
  • Brain bleeding or hemorrhage: A type of stroke caused by an artery in the brain bursting and causing localized bleeding, killing brain cells
  • Brain swelling: Swelling, or edema, is a natural result of trauma. If the brain swells too much it can cause serious injuries or death because there’s little room for it within the skull.
  • Brain damage: An injury causing the destruction or deterioration of brain cells. A severe brain injury may cause life-altering problems and permanent disabilities

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Our Brain Injury Lawyers Will Identify Who is Responsible

A key reason to investigate an accident is to determine who is at fault. We look at police reports, government agency investigations, gather security camera footage, visit the accident scene, talk to our clients and witnesses.

When necessary, we will hire an accident reconstructionist to recreate the conditions that caused your injury. Based on what we find and the applicable law, we’ll determine who should be held responsible for the accident and injuries.

Next, we will contact that party, their insurance company, or their attorney. They may deny liability for factual or legal reasons or due to policy limits or exclusions. They may also offer a low-ball settlement, hoping the case will go away.

We’ll aggressively negotiate on your behalf, and if negotiations and further evidence doesn’t change their position, we will go to court to fight for everything you deserve.

Brain Injury Compensation

Through an insurance claim or lawsuit, a brain injury lawyer in Hobbs, NM will fight for you to recover your:

• Out of Pocket Expenses
• Past and Future Medical Bills
• Lost Wages and Employment Benefits
• Past and Future Pain and Suffering
• Past and Future Mental Anguish
• Disfigurement
• Physical Limitation
• Reduced Earning Capacity
• Loss of Consortium

It’s also common for brain injury victims to live in institutions for long periods or permanently. The cost of treating and caring for someone who is seriously brain damaged can be astronomical, and few families have the resources to pay for necessary care. A personal injury claim may be the best option for ensuring a loved one has what they need.

Fatal Brian Injuries in New Mexico

Tragically, sometimes brain injuries are fatal. The victim may never wake up and pass away shortly after the accident. He or she may also live on in a vegetative state and pass away sometime later, due to. complications or infections.

The next of kin may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit after a brain injury. This may enable the family to recover the costs they’ve paid (including home modifications and job training), funeral expenses, pain and suffering and if the negligence was extreme enough, punitive damages to punish the party and deter others from making the same mistakes.

The Kemmy Law Firm has considerable experience in these emotionally intense, complex, high stakes cases. After decades of helping the injured and their families, our lawyers understand what your family is going through and what it takes to win.

Testimonials

When you put clients first, they notice.

They fought for us as if they were fighting for their own family.

 

If you’re looking for a law firm, where you’re not just another client. I can say from personal experience, you have found the right place at The Kemmy Law Firm. Everyone there always treated us amazingly. Not at any time were we in the dark, not knowing what was going on. Either Tom, Nick or Melissa would give us updates often on the case and explain to us the next steps. Which this made us feel like we were the only case they had. They fought for us as if they were fighting for their own family. They were compassionate about making sure we were going to be all right during the case as well as the years after the case. We are so thankful we found the Kemmy Law Firm and you will be too. Thank you Tom, Nick, and Melissa and everyone at The Kemmy Law Firm.

  Stacey Mitchell   |   07.19.2019

I would not hesitate to go to them

 

The Kemmy’s are good people that I 100% trust to always keep my best interest in mind. I would not hesitate to go to them whenever I need legal advice!

  Bianca Mero   |   07.19.2019

It felt like they truly cared about my family

 

My wife and I had a very good experience with Tom Kemmy and his law firm. I live in Iowa and as you know Tom lives in Texas. With that said, Tom and his wife were traveling and made a point to stop at my home on a Saturday just to say hi and visit. The bottom line is that my settlement was excellent and I am not sure anyone else would have been able to do what Tom and his team did.

  Kevin Johnson   |   11.26.2019

New Mexico Brain Injury Claims

A brain injury claim caused by the negligence of another is normally first presented to the insurance company of the party responsible with a settlement demand. The insurance company may seek more information and have its own experts review the evidence.

In most cases, negotiations will take place, and a mediator (a neutral third party) may help the parties reach a resolution. If progress isn’t made, and a satisfactory settlement isn’t reached, we will file a lawsuit and start litigating.

We are aggressive negotiators, and thanks to our courtroom and claims experience, we understand New Mexico’s negligence law and what juries respond to. This is highly effective in getting large insurance companies to treat your claim seriously. If an insurance company refuses to offer what’s fair, they know we may present medical experts in court to testify as to the severity and impact of your injuries, along with other evidence that supports your side of the story.

New Mexico Statute of Limitations

The New Mexico statute of limitations is three years from the accident, so, with rare exceptions, the plaintiff needs to file legal claims against the defendant within that time frame. Missing that deadline, in all likelihood, will be the end of your case.

Don’t wait nearly that long to contact our office so we can get your case moving forward.

Our Verdicts and Settlements
Speak for Themselves

Permanent Brain Injury

The Kemmy Firm secured an $8.6 million settlement on behalf of a woman who suffered a permanent brain injury after three years of hard-fought litigation.

Permanent Spinal Cord Injury

The Kemmy Law Firm, P.C. obtained the second largest medical negligence verdict in Texas for 2017 ($13.5 million).

Total Destruction of West Texas Business

The Kemmy team secured a confidential settlement for a group of Well Owners who were forced to shut down their oil related business with a $20 Million market value.

Permanent Spine Injury for Iowa Insurance Agent

We recovered $3 Million for a family whose breadwinner and patriarch suffered a severe spinal cord injury.

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We Take TBI Cases to Trial and Win

We are successful negotiators because we prepare for trial and the insurance companies know that. An important part of litigation is called discovery, where both sides offer information, documents, and testimony. It’s a critical time where both parties “put their cards on the table” so both know the strengths and weaknesses of the case and understand your case’s true settlement value.

Insurance companies often start by offering less but over time most come to their senses. Normally both sides compromise, though we make sure you will recover what you need in the long run.

The Kemmy Law Firm has an impressive record of obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients. If insurance companies won’t cooperate – we have the skill and resources to bring any case to trial and win.

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  • Avatar R N ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Nick was very easy to deal with. Very professional and understood the case very well. I hope to not have to work with him again (because not wanting another injury), but, if I do, I will work with again. Thanks for everything!
  • Avatar Manuel Arteaga ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    We were looking for someone to takeour case and We were unresponsive from some layers, either from well recogniced firms and I'm so grateful for that because since the first day that we spoke with Nick we knew that we will be well … More represented. He was very honest, clear, diligent and communicative thru the process. His work ethics are first class. I put him as a role model for my kids to know How a Profesional Person should be. Words are less of how greatfull we are to count with Him to represent us. Thank you Nick and your Team. Many Blessings!
  • Avatar Cynthia Garza ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    This law firm is professional , diligent and cares about their client. They were
    able to settle our suit at the first round of mediation. We were well informed about the process and knew what to expect.. The staff kept us informed and responded
    … More in a timely fashion to all correspondence .
  • Avatar Stuart Kunkel ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    I should have called Kemmy Law Firm, P.C. first
    For six months I have been dealing with an insurance company that would not reimburse me for a rental car I paid for out of pocket.
    I spoke to 10 different attorneys and nobody could help
    … More me.
    Then I called the Kemmy Law Firm, P.C. during a 15 minute phone call I got a Professional, Direct, Legal consultation that set me on the right course to handle my situation.
    The Kemmy Law Firm, P.C. is Polite, Respectful, and Sincerely Care about You enough to explain the legality of the Law with patience.
    Stuart
  • Avatar Jerry Guillen ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Tom Kemmy helped me with a case about 20 years ago involving an insurance claim I had issues with and we were able to get the insurance to pay their part. I was very satisfied with Tom’s service. Also throughout the years since Tom has … More referred me and guided me in the right direction for legal questions. He is certainly a great person also because I personally know of him helping a grieving family that suffered the loss of 2 family members and he helped them gracefully. Thanks Tom for all you do.

Contact Kemmy Law Firm Today

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Get a free consultation. We do not charge up-front fees, and you owe nothing unless you recover compensation.

When you work with us at Kemmy Law Firm, you are working with a family run firm with more than 50 years of combined experience. We are dedicated and successful trial attorneys practicing in West TX, Hobbs, NM, Midland-Odessa, and across the Permian Basin. Our team handles everything from catastrophic injury claims to complex business matters. We are here to fight for you. We dedicate our time and attention to your case and use every resource available to maximize your claim and obtain the best possible outcome.