Burn Injury Lawyers in Hobbs, New Mexico

Severe burns can leave you scarred, physically disabled, traumatized, and financially devastated.

You deserve to know your legal options and how to recover if you or a loved one suffered a serious burn injury because someone else was negligent. In Hobbs or Lovington, New Mexico, if you want to seek compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve endured, an experienced burn injury lawyer at the Kemmy Law Firm is ready to help.

Schedule a free consultation to discuss your burn injury.

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With decades of combined experience, we have been helping those injured through no fault of their own, including those suffering from serious burns. It’s our goal and our passion to put in the work necessary so accident victims can move on from their pain and suffering, loss of relationships, disrupted lives, and obtain the income lost due to time missed from work. Despite large insurance companies pushing back, denying liability, and offering far less than what’s fair, our personal injury lawyers know how to hold them accountable.

Personal injury lawyers at our firm have recovered millions of dollars for clients. We know your recovery is not just about money when serious burns are involved. We will work to help get you and your family through this challenging time.

To speak with an experienced injury lawyer today, call and schedule a free consultation.

(575) 222-8549

Do you Need a Burn Injury Lawyer?

Burns can be caused by friction, heat, chemicals or electricity. They can be especially dangerous if they lead to complications, including infections, bone and joint problems. The degrees of burns are:

  • First-Degree Burns: The outer layer of skin is affected, like a mild sunburn.
  • Second-Degree Burns: The skin’s outer layer and the dermis (the layer underneath) are damaged. Your skin will be bright red, swollen, and may look shiny and wet. There will be blisters and the burn will be painful to the touch.
  • Third-Degree Burns: This injury destroys two full layers of your skin. It may be discolored but it won’t hurt because of nerve damage caused by the burn.
  • Fourth-Degree Burns: The deepest and most severe burn could be life-threatening. All the layers of skin, as well as your bones, muscles, and tendons, are damaged.

If a burn is minor, you should expect a quick recovery and be able to handle an insurance claim yourself. If there is any significant effect on your life or serious complications, contact the Kemmy Law Firm as soon as you can.

Insurance adjusters may contact you fairly quickly after a burn injury and push you to make a quick settlement. You should be wary of fast cash offers because it will probably be worth far less than what your case is actually worth.

Because of our decades of combined trial experience, we know what it takes for a burn injury case to be successful.

The insurance company also knows we’re serious about helping our clients. We will gather the evidence, negotiate, file a lawsuit, and proceed with litigation until our client receives fair and equitable compensation.

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Why the Choose Kemmy Law Firm?

We’re not only a law firm with 50 years of combined trial experience and millions of dollars recovered in verdicts and settlements – we are a family. We have the resources to take on the big insurance companies and the dedication to put things right for your family.

We know how high the stakes are for serious burn victims and what it takes to get you through the insurance and legal process: fully prepared, aggressive negotiations, effective reports and testimony from well-respected medical and accident experts.

The Kemmy Law Firm takes our commitment to our clients seriously. We emphasize quality service over having more clients than we can handle. As a result, we treat our clients so they feel they’re the only one we have.

Burn Injury Cases We Handle

Often severe burns are seen in auto accidents, where the force can break open gas lines or the gas tank and a spark ignite a fire. Burns also happen regularly in house fires or due to chemical and electrical exposure at work.

Serious burns caused by workplace accidents might be covered by workers’ compensation. But if a third party, like a contractor, building owner or manager, acted negligently, a separate burn injury lawsuit could be filed against the responsible party.

If you’ve suffered from any of these injuries or accidents, get experienced legal advice from experienced burn injury attorneys who not only know about insurance, New Mexico law, and litigation, but also the medical and psychological issues that come hand in hand with serious burn injuries.

The Kemmy Firm not only helps you obtain fair compensation, but we’re here to help make sure a single incident doesn’t define your life.

Burn Injury Treatment

After initial first aid, if you have a severe burn you may receive,

  • Water-based treatments (ultrasound mist therapy to clean and stimulate the wound tissue)
  • Fluids to prevent dehydration
  • Pain and anxiety medications
  • Burn creams and ointments
  • Specialty wound dressings
  • Drugs to prevent or treat infections

Depending on where you were burned, you may need,

  • Help with breathing
  • To use a feeding tube
  • Have incisions made to large burn scabs,
  • Skin grafts (a surgical procedure where sections of healthy skin are used to replace the scar tissue caused by deep burns)
  • Plastic surgery to improve your appearance and improve the flexibility of joints affected by scarring

Part of the treatment may be use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) in a hyperbaric chamber. Given within the first 48 to 72 hours of a serious burn, HBO therapy increases the oxygen saturation in the body, which speeds up the recovery process.

Suffering from burn injuries? Talk to us.

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Our Burn Injury Lawyers Will Identify Who’s Responsible

The Kemmy Law Firm will conduct a careful investigation to determine who may be held legally responsible for your injuries and who should be financially liable for compensating you for your losses. Evidence can include the incident/police report, security video footage, witnesses accounts, an examination of damaged equipment and the findings of engineers and accident reconstructionists.

We will communicate with the parties who caused your injuries, their attorney or insurance company. They may deny responsibility, but after we supply the evidence we’ve found and reports from our experts, we often successfully negotiate settlements.

If opposing parties aren’t living up to their responsibilities or willing to discuss a reasonable settlement, we will go to court.

Burn Injury Compensation

Recovery from serious burns depends on their severity and potential complications. Recovery may mean regaining, much, but not all, of your function. There may be substantial scarring after treatment. Burn treatment is notorious for being a long, painful process.

The total costs of treatment could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, perhaps over a million, depending on the circumstances.

Through an insurance claim or lawsuit, we will fight for you to receive compensation for 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

Our Hobbs, New Mexico burn injury attorneys can help your family with these intense, sometimes complex cases where severe burns were caused. Our experience in litigating serious injury cases and dealing with insurance companies, along with our desire to make sure our clients get the best outcome possible, can mean the difference between a disappointing end and an outcome that lays the foundation for the rest of your life.

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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.

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New Mexico Burn Injury Lawsuits and Claims

During our free consultation, we will discuss the issues involved in your case. If we’re retained, we will start an investigation into what happened, why, and who is responsible. After that, we will contact the responsible parties, who normally put us in contact with their attorney or insurance company.

The vast majority of these serious burn cases settle, either before a lawsuit is filed or soon afterward. Insurance companies usually won’t take a case seriously if they believe the attorney won’t be ready to go to trial. We have a deep understanding of New Mexico law, work with top medical experts, and know how juries respond in burn cases.

We are aggressive and well-prepared negotiators. If an insurance company refuses to offer what’s right, they know we will not go away – and will take your case to trial.

Generally, the statute of limitations gives someone three years to file a personal injury lawsuit under New Mexico law. You should contact us well before that deadline so we can protect your rights and start our investigation so evidence won’t be lost and witnesses will be able to remember what happened.

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We Take Burn Injury Cases to Trial and Win

Trial preparation is typically the key to obtaining the best outcome for burn injury victims. Having command of the facts and law makes it easier to be successful at negotiation because it adds to the leverage we have when working towards a resolution.

Insurance companies normally offer less to settle early in the process, before you know how your recovery will play out and if any permanent limitations apply. If a reasonable settlement can’t be reached beforehand, part of the litigation process known as discovery can help move the settlement process along.

During discovery, both sides will ask each other questions, exchange documents, and compile information. Often the parties, after discovery, understand the value of the case and reach an agreement.

Over the years our trial lawyers have developed an impressive record of verdicts and settlements. If insurance companies won’t cooperate and refuse to offer fair compensation – we have the skill and resources to bring any case to trial.

Schedule a free consultation - no fees unless we win or settle your case.

(575) 222-8549
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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.
  • 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.