18-Wheeler Truck Accident Lawyer in Hobbs, NM

Commercial trucks are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the roads. If you have been involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer, you may find yourself dealing with life-threatening injuries, massive financial losses, and debilitating emotional trauma.

Fortunately, you can take action against those responsible for causing your injuries and recover your losses entirely. Reach out to an 18-wheeler truck accident lawyer in Hobbs, NM at Kemmy Law Firm for a free consultation to learn how the truck accident claims process works, who could be at fault for your damages, and the steps you must take to make them pay.

Where Do Big Rig Accidents Most Likely Occur in NM?

Big rig accidents frequently happen on major roadways across New Mexico. Some of the busiest areas include I-40, which frequently sees its fair share of trucking wrecks. Other types of areas prone to commercial truck wrecks include:

  • The intersection at Paseo Del Norte Blvd NW and Coors Blvd NW
  • Central Avenue and Coors Boulevard in Albuquerque
  • The intersection at Osuna Road and Pan American East in Albuquerque
  • Central Ave. from San Mateo Blvd. SE to Dorado PI. SE in Albuquerque
  • New Mexico 567
  • Interstate 25 and Interstate 10
  • The “Highway to Hell” or State Road 550
  • State Road 285
  • Route 31 along 285

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What Is an 18-Wheeler Truck?

An 18-wheeler truck is a commercial vehicle that carries large amounts of freight and supplies. They are known for being particularly massive in size, and in addition to their 18 wheels, they use a fifth-wheel trailer hitch to pull cargo.

When these vehicles are not handled or maintained correctly by operators, employers, or other third parties, catastrophic and life-threatening injuries occur.

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What Makes a Big Rig So Dangerous?

There are many reasons why big rig trucks are so dangerous. The significant size of the vehicles makes them more challenging to maneuver for even the most experienced truck driver.

When cargo loaders do not adequately secure loads, the truck’s freight can cause the weight in the trailer to shift, and ultimately the driver could lose the load or cause a jackknife accident.

If trucking companies fail to make necessary repairs and ensure the tractor-trailer receives the necessary maintenance the truck requires, these collisions could prove fatal.

Who’s At Fault in an 18-Wheeler Accident?

One of your 18-wheeler truck accident lawyers’ top responsibilities will be determining who is at fault for your damages. To do this, they must start by investigating the cause of the accident. Here are some liable parties for 18-wheeler accidents and reasons why:

  • Negligent truck drivers are commonly found responsible for causing commercial truck crashes when they drive drunk, distracted, impaired, drowsy, aggressively, recklessly, or in any other type of unsafe manner.
  • Dram shops could be sued for truck accident damages when they are found to have served alcohol to a truck driver already under the influence.
  • Trucking companies can be held accountable for the actions of their truck drivers if they fail to conduct background checks, force truck drivers to violate Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) trucking regulations, or fail to ensure the truck receives safety inspections and maintenance repairs.
  • Government agencies and authorities such as the city of Hobbs, the New Mexico Department of Transportation, and other parties could share blame if their failure to maintain the integrity and safety of the roads contributes to your accident.
  • The truck’s owner could be responsible for your damages if a mechanical failure or defect contributed to the accident.
  • Cargo loaders and other trucking company employees can be sued for failing to properly secure the cargo contained within the commercial truck.


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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.

  Stacey Mitchell   |   07.19.2019   |   See All Reviews

How Can An Attorney Prove Fault?

Your 18-wheeler accident lawyer in Hobbs, New Mexico may prove liability and negligence by introducing powerful supporting evidence, such as:

  • Photos of your truck accident injuries
  • Data recovered from electronic logging devices
  • The tractor-trailers repair and maintenance records
  • Trucking company’s federal compliance history records
  • The trucking company’s employment and employee records
  • The truck driver’s cell phone, driving history, and medical records
  • The trucker’s inspection and safety logs

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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.


Contact Our 18-Wheeler Truck Accident Lawyers Today

An experienced 18-wheeler truck accident lawyer in Hobbs, NM advocating for you could make all the difference in your ability to recover maximum compensation for your damages.

Are you ready to make the at-fault party pay? Do not hesitate to contact Kemmy Law Firm for a no-cost, risk-free consultation. You can complete our online contact form or call our office at (575) 222–8549 to take advantage of this opportunity today.

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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.