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Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Hobbs, New Mexico

A significant spinal injury can cause lifelong disabilities, ongoing medical and home care.

Injury to the spinal cord is perhaps one of the most devastating catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury because of the actions of someone else in the Hobbs, New Mexico, area you should know your legal options and how to deal with the situation. Working with an experienced spine injury lawyer can help you get the medical care you need and fair compensation for your injuries.

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Catastrophic Accidents & Injuries

The Kemmy Law Firm understands how serious spinal injuries can be. Damage to the spine can result in losing your mobility and this leads to job loss, your inability to support your family, chronic pain and suffering. What was a peaceful, productive life gets turned upside down. We have a passion for helping those who need it the most, and we treat our clients like family. Let us help you hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

With over five decades of legal experience, our personal injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for injury victims, including a record verdict of $13.5 million for a spinal injury victim in 2013. We know your recovery is not just about money. We help with your family’s needs and will work with you so you can get through this difficult chapter.

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Do You Need a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer?

A spinal cord injury can happen in any number of ways, from oil field work to car and truck accidents, and serious work accidents. These injuries are serious and the injured is in need of help.

Spinal cord injuries are usually caused by a sudden blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae, such as during a vehicle accident or slip and fall injury. Displaced bone fragments, disc material, or ligaments bruise or tear into spinal cord tissues resulting in neurological disabilities.

Because spinal cord injuries are often devastating and lifelong, you should call the Kemmy Law Firm: we successfully handle catastrophic injury cases.

You should be represented by personal injury attorneys with spinal cord accident trial experience willing to take your case to trial, if necessary, to protect you and your family from the additional harm of losing the compensation you need to get on with life.

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Why Choose the Kemmy Law Firm?

The Kemmy Law Firm is a family of trial lawyers with 50 years of combined experience helping the catastrophically injured get their lives back on track as best as can be accomplished. We have the resources to face big insurance companies. We will make sure your needs are met because our goal is to set things right as much as possible for you and your family.

We understand what’s at stake in your case when you are catastrophically injured. Every aspect of your life is harmed: mobility, health, income, relationships. Beyond that, you are faced with mounting medical and rehabilitation costs.

We can put our experience and skills to work to help you get you through the challenges you face: aggressive representation, the right medical and accident experts and an advocate in the courtroom so you can get the compensation you deserve.

We don’t accept every case offered to us. Instead, we focus on providing quality, personal service to our clients. We don’t shortchange them because of a swollen caseload.

The Kemmy Law Firm makes you feel like you’re our only client.

Spinal Cord Injury Cases We Handle

We will litigate all types of spinal injury cases caused by all kinds of accidents.

  • Traumatic spinal cord injuries
  • Herniated discs
  • Slipped discs
  • Lower back pain
  • Bulging discs
  • Spinal cord damage

We’ve worked on car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, oilfield accidents, medical malpractice and cases of serious neglect. All of these have one thing in common. A person like you, in the wrong place at the wrong time, suffering a serious injury because of someone else’s negligence.

Signs of a Spinal Cord Injury

Symptoms of a spinal injury depend on several issues, like the location along the spinal cord (the neurological level) and the severity of the injury (the injury’s completeness). If you have some motor or sensory function below the affected area, it’s considered incomplete, if not, it’s complete.

Paralysis is referred to as tetraplegia or quadriplegia (arms, hands, trunk, legs and pelvic organs are all impacted) and paraplegia (affecting all or part of your chest, legs, and pelvic organs).

Spinal cord injury symptoms show themselves in many ways, including:

  • Lost movement
  • Loss or altered sensation, such as heat, cold and touch
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Exaggerated reflex activities or muscle spasms
  • Changes in sexual function, sexual sensitivity and fertility
  • Pain or intense stinging feelings due to harm to nerve fibers in your spinal cord
  • Difficulty breathing, coughing or clearing your lungs

There currently no effective treatments to recover the permanent, lost function of the spinal cord though some spinal injuries are temporary. Emergency treatment focuses on keeping the accident victim alive and trying to prevent the injury from worsening.

Long term, you may take several medications, have surgeries performed and engage in extensive rehabilitation.

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Our Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Will Identify Who is Responsible

Giving attention to your legal rights as soon as possible after an injury is always advisable. We will gather evidence of your accident, your diagnosis, medical treatment, rehabilitation, and prognosis. We will ask your healthcare providers for medical records. Our team will investigate the facts of your accident, obtain copies of police reports, preserve physical evidence, take pictures of where the accident took place and use an expert reconstructionist to piece together what happened and why.

Through our investigation, The Kemmy Law Firm will determine who may be held legally responsible for your injuries and fight to hold them accountable. We will communicate with that party, their attorney or insurance company. They may deny responsibility, but after we supply the evidence we’ve gathered, we typically successfully negotiate favorable settlements or win at trial.

Spine Injury Wrongful Death Compensation

A wrongful death lawsuit is filed by the next of kin killed by someone whose negligence or intentional act killed their family member.

In fatal spinal cord cases, damages may include,

  • Compensation for the stress caused by a long, painful recovery, with sometimes limited results, for an injury that ends up being fatal
  • The costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation
  • Compensation for the family’s pain and suffering as well as for practical costs such as home modifications and job training
  • If the accident’s cause was intentional or the other party showed a reckless disregard for the lives and safety of others, New Mexico punitive damages, meant to punish the responsible party, may be available.

The Kemmy Law Firm is ready, willing and able to help your family if it’s facing the trauma of a spinal cord injury. Our 50 years of combined experience in litigating accident cases and dealing with insurance companies along with our desire to make sure our clients get the best outcome possible can be put to work for you.

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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 Spinal Cord Injury Claims

In most cases, after the person is injured, we will discuss the issues with you, and if we’re retained, we will start an investigation. After we find out what happened, why, and who caused the accident, we will contact the responsible party or parties, who normally direct us to their attorney or insurance company.

The vast majority of spinal injury claims settle, either before a lawsuit is filed or afterward. However,  many insurance companies won’t take a claim seriously unless it is being handled by an aggressive lawyer, who is prepared to go to trial.

At Kemmy Law Firm, we have a deep understanding of New Mexico law, regarding spinal injuries, and work with top medical experts. We also know how juries respond in these cases and what they are looking for. We are fierce negotiators, and if an insurance company refuses to make a fair offer, they know we are not afraid to take your case to court.

Generally, with rare exceptions, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury or wrongful death action under New Mexico law is three years. If that deadline is missed, you will lose your ability to bring legal claims against those who caused the injuries. You should contact the Kemmy Law Firm as soon as possible after the accident. Don’t wait weeks, months or years.

Our Verdicts and Settlements
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New Mexico Oil Field Worker Suffers Back Injury

We obtained a $2 Million settlement for a New Mexico Oil Field worker.

18-Wheeler Parks on Side of Road and Causes Catastrophic Injury

We recovered a confidential 7 figure settlement (in the millions) for a West Texas family man.

Child Suffers Closed Head Injury at Amusement Park

The Kemmy lawyers secured a $2.3 Million settlement.

Permanent Brain Injury

The Kemmy firm secured an $8 Million settlement on behalf of a client who suffered a brain injury when basic safety rules were violated.


We Take Spinal Injury Cases to Trial and Win

Trial preparation is usually the key to obtaining the best possible outcome after a spinal injury. The better prepared you are to take the case to trial, the more likely the company will pay what they owe.  Trial readiness is strong leverage when negotiating a settlement because not only will facts win a case, the insurance company witnesses first-hand how prepared and serious we are about our job.

Insurance companies often offer a lower settlement early in the process when not all the facts are known. Thanks to discovery, a phase of the litigation process, both parties normally find all the necessary facts. During this time both sides ask each other questions, exchange documents and information, and interview parties and witnesses under other in a deposition.

We will make sure you will receive a fair and equitable amount to help you in the long run. Over the years, with our help, our clients have developed an impressive record of verdicts and settlements. If insurance companies won’t cooperate – we have what it takes to bring any case to trial and win.

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

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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.

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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.