Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Hobbs, NM

Careless, reckless, and impaired drivers put motorcycle riders in New Mexico at risk every day.

Our highways and roads are meant to be shared by everyone with a license, which includes motorcyclists. But, unfortunately, many drivers have a hard time sharing the road with motorcycles. In 2017, there were 1,179 motorcycles crashes in New Mexico, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Of these motorcycle accidents, 902 resulted in injuries and 57 were fatal.

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If you or a loved one were hurt in a motorcycle crash, we recommend contacting a personal injury lawyer with significant experience handling complex personal injury cases, like motorcycle accident and injury claims. We understand how serious injuries or a loved one’s death disrupts your life, and we are passionate about helping you recover compensation for your expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

When it is clear that a negligent driver caused serious injuries or a fatality, you should receive a full and fair recovery. Unfortunately, insurers are not always forthcoming with motorcycle accident settlements. You have to work with a motorcycle accident attorney and fight hard for the compensation you deserve.

We have secured millions of dollars for injured clients and their families. We know what it takes to succeed and vigorously pursue the compensation you and your family need. Contact Kemmy Law Firm online or call (575) 222–8549. We offer free, no-risk consultations, and you owe nothing unless we win for you.

Do You Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Hobbs?

Motorcycle accidents are rarely minor. When you are involved in a motorcycle crash, you’ll likely be dealing with significant injuries, like a traumatic brain injury (TBI), several broken bones, a spinal cord injury, or paralysis. With such serious motorcycle accident injuries comes the need for extensive medical care. You may be in the hospital for a long time. You may need months of rehab and physical therapy. All of this comes at a high price, even with health insurance.

The more serious your injuries, the more important it is to have early legal intervention.

You may be offered a quick settlement, but these fast payouts rarely cover everything you need after a motorcycle crash. Recovering the maximum compensation possible for your physical, psychological, and financial damages requires a great deal of preparation. When you contact Kemmy Law Firm we will take steps to fully assess your injuries and damages.

We will gather all of the available evidence and preserve the evidence that is not immediately accessible. We will collect the police report, photos, video footage, and eyewitness statements. Then, we’ll look into the motorist’s driving record to see if they have previously caused collisions or been ticketed for traffic violations.

Other benefits of hiring an experienced trial lawyer are going through the discovery process to gather evidence and gaining access to experts. Obtaining and analyzing the information you need to obtain motorcycle accident compensation is challenging. We do not recommend doing it all on your own when you should focus on recovering from your injuries and spending time with family.

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Why Choose Kemmy Law Firm?

Choosing the right motorcycle crash lawyer often comes down to how you will be treated. Many Big Law firms overload their associates with too many cases. No one ends up having enough time to devote to your case. What ends up happening is your lawyer tries to fit your claim into a one-size-fits-all solution and may recommend a settlement that is less than what you deserve.

Kemmy Law Firm avoids these problems by intentionally limiting our caseload. We prioritize quality legal representation over quantity. This guarantees our lawyers have plenty of time to investigate your case, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your claim, and prepare a custom strategy for your compensation.

Our strategies for obtaining compensation in personal injury cases typically involve using all of our resources to build a strong case and plan for aggressive negotiations. Over the past 50 years, we have built relationships with many experts. When you need an independent and expert opinion on an aspect of your case, we will know how to call.

We also are skilled negotiators. We know how big insurance companies work, and they are never going to offer you the maximum amount possible right away. They are going to push back against liability and lowball you. We won’t let them. We are prepared to go back and forth with an insurer until the settlement is right for you.

It also is important to note we are a family of trial lawyers. We believe nothing is more important than family—ours and yours. When you walk through our doors, you will be treated as an extension of our family. We will always provide the compassion and respect you deserve.

Motorcycle Accidents in Hobbs, NM We Handle

No matter the specifics, our motorcycle accident attorneys in Hobbs, New Mexico can help.

Some common types of motorcycle accidents are:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Sideswipe accidents
  • Left-turn accidents
  • Accidents with cars
  • Motorists opening doors in motorcyclist’s path
  • Blindspot accidents
  • Distracted motorist accidents
  • Impaired motorist accidents
  • Teen and inexperienced driver accidents
  • Road hazard accidents
  • Defective and dangerous road accidents
  • Lane splitting accidents

Motorcycle cases differ considerably from collisions involving only personal vehicles or commercial trucks.  Our motorcycle injury lawyers have years of direct experience dealing with complex personal injury claims, from those involving moderate injuries to fatal wrecks.

We understand the nuances and common complications in motorcycle accidents, including the likelihood of a motorist using a comparative negligence defense. Motorcyclists are often blamed for their own injuries, and we know how to fight back.

Evaluate Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle collisions can lead to various injuries, including:

After a crash, your first and only priority should be obtaining the best medical care possible. Only once you have been examined, diagnosed, and treated, should you consider what comes next: the insurance claim.

You should notify the at-fault driver’s insurance of your claim right away, but do not accept a settlement without talking with an experienced attorney. You need someone who can take a close look at your case and calculate the value of the true harm done.

Your injuries are not as simple as a diagnosis and treatment plan. It is not as simple as a broken leg that needs months to heal and regain its strength and range of movement. A broken leg is also time off work, lost opportunities, physical pain, emotional distress and discomfort, and so much more. If you are athletic, a broken leg could mean the end of your favorite hobby.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

There is almost nothing more difficult in life than dealing with the sudden loss of someone you care about. This grief is even more difficult to deal with when you are left with questions about who was at fault. If a loved one has passed away after a motorcycle accident and you have questions, call the Kemmy Law Firm. We can help you find answers, identify those responsible and guide you through this difficult period.

The law gives you the right to seek wrongful death damages when another person was responsible for your loved one’s death. Your family may be entitled to recover compensation for the loss of your loved one’s income, their care, support, companionship, and love, as well as your mental and emotional anguish.

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Our Lawyers Will Identify Who’s Responsible

There are several critical steps in the motorcycle accident claim process, including investigating, calculating damages, and identifying the liable party. A motorcycle accident lawyer at Kemmy Law Firm will uncover who is at fault and who is liable for compensating you for your injuries. This may or may not be the same person or business.

In some circumstances, identifying the responsible party is simple. For example, if a vehicle ran a red light and collided with a motorcyclist who had a green light, it is clear the motorist is at fault. However, not all collisions are as clear. When accidents happen at uncontrolled intersections or on busy highways, it can be challenging to determine who was careless or violated the law.

It is possible that the party directly at fault for the collision is not the party responsible for compensating you. The most common example involves an on-duty employee causing a crash. If you were injured because a person who was working at the time rear-ended you, ran a red light, or drove drunk, then you may demand compensation from that person’s employer.

Our team at Kemmy Law Firm also is prepared to deal with the responsible party denying liability. It happens all too often, especially when a motorcyclist is the victim. When the other party claims you were partly or fully responsible for the collision, they are triggering New Mexico’s comparative negligence law.

Motorcycle Accident Compensation

When another party is responsible for your motorcycle accident injuries, the law entitles you to seek compensation for your:

  • Medical Costs
  • Lost Income
  • Non-medical Expenses
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress
  • Disfigurement and Disability
  • Aggravation of Preexisting Conditions
  • Punitive Damages (If you can prove recklessness or outrageous conduct)

To recover the maximum compensation possible, you have to offer the insurance company or jury proof of the type and extent of your injuries. For your financial costs and losses, we can use documentation and expert testimony. We typically utilize your medical bills, receipts, pay stubs, tax returns, and other financial records.

Proving your emotional and psychological damages can be more challenging. This is not a sum we can easily calculate. Instead, we have to establish the extent to which your physical injuries caused you pain, discomfort, and other negative experiences and emotions over time.

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

Motorcycle Accident Claims

The broad steps of a motorcycle accident claim include:

  • Receiving medical care;
  • Notifying insurers of your claim;
  • Contacting a motorcycle accident lawyer;
  • Conducting a thorough investigation of the crash;
  • Hiring any necessary experts;
  • Calculating the value of your physical, emotional, and financial damages;
  • Communicating with the insurance adjuster;
  • Filing a personal injury lawsuit;
  • Going through the discovery process;
  • Entering into settlement negotiations with the insurer;
  • Resolving your claim with a pretrial settlement or going to trial.

These steps sound simple, but complications can arise along the way. By working with an experienced attorney, you can be confident that every step is handled efficiently and in such a way as to bring you closer to your goal of fair compensation.

Kemmy Law Firm has a deep understanding of New Mexico accident law and motorcycle law. We know what it takes to win these cases, either by negotiating a settlement or taking your claim before a trial. Though litigation can seem stressful, we are not intimidated by going to court.

New Mexico Motorcycle Laws

When it comes to your claim for compensation, one or more New Mexico motorcycle laws may be relevant, including:

  • Licensing: New Mexico requires riders to have a motorcycle license with a W, Y, or Z endorsement. The endorsement depends on the type and power of the motorcycle. All potential riders under 18 years must complete motorcycle training. Older riders who complete the basic safety course can skip the motorcycle skills test.
  • Equipment: Motorcycles must have two front lamps, at least one mirror, a horn, a muffler, handlebars, and meet other specifications for safety.
  • Eye Protection: All riders on motorcycles without a fixed windshield must wear eye protective gear.
  • Registration: All motorcycles must be registered with the state along with proof of insurance.
  • Passengers: To carry a passenger, the motorcycle must be designed to carry a person. This includes a regular seat or a sidecar. Passengers must have footrests.
  • Inspections: All motorcycle owners must be prepared to pass period safety inspections.
  • Insurance: Motorcycle owners must have $25,000/$50,000 insurance for bodily injuries and $10,000 for property damage or a surety bond with the treasurer’s office.
  • Helmets: Riders under 18 years old must wear a helmet that meets U.S. Department of Transportation standards.
  • Lane Splitting: New Mexico law prohibits lane splitting.

Our Verdicts and Settlements
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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 Motorcycle Accident Cases to Trial and Win

When you are pursuing an insurance settlement, you want your claim handled by a veteran litigator. Why? Because strong trial preparation is key to being ready for settlement negotiations.

Most motorcycle accident claims are resolved with pre-trial settlements. But not all motorcycle accident victims end up with offers that match their true value. Far too many victims are pushed into low settlement offers by aggressive insurance companies and lawyers who do not want to fight it out in court.

Because the Kemmy Law Firm is comprised of highly experienced and skilled litigators, we are not afraid to file personal injury lawsuits. We always take the process seriously and prepare for trial. This ensures we are ready to aggressively negotiate for the best possible settlement. When a settlement is unavailable, we also are prepared to present your claim to a jury.

We have an impressive record, having secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

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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.

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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.