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Fatal Truck Accident Lawyers in Hobbs, NM

Did you lose a loved one in a truck accident in Hobbs or Lea County, NM? Learning of a fatal accident is devastating. You’ll also face a lot of uncertainty as you struggle to identify who caused the crash and hold them responsible. To take full advantage of the legal process and recover the compensation you need, it is best to work with an experienced fatal truck accident lawyer.

Kemmy Law Firm has over 50 years of experience navigating the insurance and court processes after fatal truck wrecks and a track record of securing millions of dollars for our clients. We have the knowledge, skills, and dedication you need to carry on. Let us take the pressure off your shoulders while your family focuses on more important things.

To talk with us about your rights and options after losing a relative in a truck accident, contact us online or at (575) 222-8549. We offer free, initial consultations and only get paid when you recover compensation.

Why You Need a Lawyer After a Fatal Truck Crash

Because your family is in distress and unfamiliar with New Mexico truck accident law, it is best to hire a truck accident lawyer. We are a family operated firm with years of experience handling deadly crashes in Hobbs. We’ll guide you through an independent investigation, an analysis of the evidence, the insurance claim process, and litigation. Our end goal is to recover your family fair compensation for your loss.

We Have Commercial Vehicle Accident Experience

When looking for a law firm after a fatal truck accident, it is important to look for a firm that regularly handles commercial vehicle crashes. These cases are different from typical car accidents. First, semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles are strictly regulated by state and federal law. You need an attorney familiar with these regulations and investigating potential violations.

Secondly, because of the extent of the damage, victims of 18-wheeler accidents and other commercial vehicle accidents are often entitled to a greater amount of compensation. Thankfully, commercial trucking companies and drivers are required to carry significant insurance policies. You need a lawyer who knows how to recover the maximum compensation possible under these policies.

We Have Decades of Trial Experience

Unlike typical car accidents, you are more likely to need to go through the court process to recover compensation. Truck accident investigations can be challenging. A lot of information is controlled by the truck driver, trucking company, manufacturer, or other third parties. To access that information, you need to go through discovery, which is a phase of litigation before trial.

Our fatal truck accident attorneys have decades of combined trial experience. We can advise you on when to file. We handle court appearances, pleadings, and discovery on your behalf. We dig into your case, gather evidence, and craft a strategy for pursuing a settlement or court award.

We Offer Insurance Industry Know-How

Even though truck accident cases benefit from going to court, a majority of them are still resolved through settlement. That means you need a lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the truck insurance industry and experience navigating insurers’ processes.

]It’s important to recognize that a truck driver or trucking company’s insurance provider isn’t on your side. They are more concerned with limiting their costs than what you need. You need a lawyer who only concerned with your best interests.

We Will Treat You with Compassion and Respect

After a fatal semi-truck accident, the last thing you want is to be treated like just another case file at a big law firm. You need a lawyer who will listen to you, answer your questions, and guide you through the legal process with kindness.

At Kemmy Law Firm, we pride ourselves on limiting our caseload so we can offer each client our personal attention. We treat every client with compassion and respect.

We Gets Results

When searching for the right attorney, you want to be confident in the firm’s ability. Our firm has recovered over $50 million in verdicts and settlements in the past two years. Though we can never guarantee a specific outcome to a case, we recommend you talk with us right away about the potential value of your wrongful death damages.

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We Handle All Types of Fatal Truck Accidents in Hobbs

Our family has decades of experience and a track record of excellence handling wrongful death claims arising from:

  • Jackknife truck accidents
  • Rear-end truck accidents
  • Head-on truck accidents
  • Truck brake failure accidents
  • Runaway truck accidents
  • Truck rollover accidents
  • Wide-turn truck accidents
  • Override/underride truck accidents
  • T-Bone/side-impact truck accidents
  • Tire blowout truck accidents
  • Distracted truck driver accidents
  • Intoxicated truck driver accidents
  • Drowsy truck driver accidents
  • Shifting cargo truck accidents
  • Lost load truck accidents
  • Truck blind spot accidents

Truck Accidents in Hobbs, NM

The Permian Basin has experienced an oil and gas industry boom in recent years. A result of that growing industry is semi-truck and other commercial vehicle traffic. There are truckers hauling sand, crude oil, fracking chemicals, equipment, and other cargo to and from the oil fields.

The increase in truck traffic has resulted in a greater rate of trucking accidents in Hobbs and surrounding areas. Locals have even begun to call a section of US 285 “Death Highway” because of the number of fatal truck crashes. State Routes 31 and 128 also have problem areas because of the increased truck traffic.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Hobbs

An increase in truck traffic isn’t the sole cause of truck accidents in the region. Truck crashes in and around Hobbs, NM, happen for all sorts of reasons. A common cause is truck driver negligence. Truckers who are in a hurry speed, fail to yield at intersections, cross over the center line, or try to pass without enough room.

A major issue is distraction, inattention, and driver inexperience. Because the oil and gas industry is rapidly growing in the area, companies are in constant need of new drivers. But inexperienced truck drivers aren’t prepared for congested and narrow roads that are in disrepair. Many of the roads in the Hobbs area are old, two-lane farm roads that were never intended for this type of traffic.

And still, there are more concerns. Trucking companies that need to meet the demand of the Permian Basin aren’t maintaining their trucks as they should. Inspections might be sped through or skipped entirely.

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Steps in the Legal Process After a Fatal Truck Accident

Because of all the potential contributing causes to a truck crash, it’s important to consult a fatal truck accident lawyer who will thoroughly investigate the incident. At Kemmy Law Firm, we will get to the bottom of what happened and why.

Most importantly, we will identify who is legally responsible for your loved one’s death and your damages by

  1. Immediately investigate the crash and gather as much evidence as possible, including the police report, your statement, and other witness statements.
  2. Sending Preservation of Evidence letters to all potential parties to a lawsuit.
  3. Connecting with experts. For example, an experienced accident reconstructionist can recreate the accident and identify the underlying cause.
  4. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit so we can get started on discovery.
  5. Using depositions, interrogatories, requests for admissions, and requests for production of documents and inspections to obtain a wealth of information about the crash.
  6. Calculating the value of your economic and non-economic damages.
  7. Pursuing settlement negotiations with the insurance company for full and fair compensation.
  8. Preparing an aggressive trial strategy in case negotiations break down.
  9. Resolving your case through a pretrial settlement or trial.

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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   |   See All Reviews

Pursuing Wrongful Death Compensation

During a wrongful death claim, it is your burden to prove the other party’s liability. If the truck driver was at fault, you have to establish that the driver was careless while behind the wheel, which resulted in the accident and your loved one’s death.

The truck driver isn’t always the one at fault. For example, you might have to prove the trucking company was responsible for negligently hiring and retaining an unqualified driver. Whatever the cause of the crash, we carefully prepare the evidence and our argument to show an insurer or jury who was at fault.

Once you establish liability, you can demand compensation for your:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Loss of decedent’s earnings
  • Loss of future inheritance
  • Loss of the value of decedent’s household services
  • Loss of decedent’s companionship, society, and love
  • Loss of consortium
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress

Under New Mexico’s wrongful death law, the personal representative of your loved one’ estate files the claim. But the surviving beneficiaries, who are typically the surviving spouse and children, receive compensation. If your loved one did not leave behind a spouse or children, then the parents are next in line, followed by siblings.

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.


Call a Fatal Truck Accident Lawyer Today

After a deadly truck accident in Hobbs hurts your family, we recommend calling Kemmy Law Firm right away. We have over five decades of experience handling truck accident cases, including those that result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. Let us answer your questions and explain your options.

We aren’t afraid to take large trucking companies and insurers to trial. When you work with us, you can be confident that we know the law, how to handle unhelpful insurance companies, and know how to win. Contact us online or call (575) 222-8549. We offer free consultations so you have all the information you need to make the best decision for your family.

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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.