Midland-Odessa Car Accident Lawyers

Distracted drivers, careless drivers & drunk drivers inflict devastating harm. But we can help.

If you or a family member has been hurt in a car accident anywhere in the Permian Basin, it’s time to call an personal injury attorney who knows how to win.

Schedule a free consultation to discuss your car accident.

At The Kemmy Law Firm. P.C., we know that you’re suffering from more than just physical injury. Your troubles are compounded with medical debt, lost income, and the total disruption of your life. In the midst of all this, you’re trying to deal with uncooperative insurance adjusters whose job is to persuade you to give up and accept less compensation than you deserve.

The Kemmy Law Firm thinks people in the Midland-Odessa area can do better and recover more. Our legal team has over five decades of genuine trial experience and secured millions of dollars for ca accident injury victims in situations like yours.

Let our local Odessa car accident lawyers explain what you’re entitled to and how to get all of it. Call (432) 400–0000 and schedule a 100% free consultation. You owe nothing unless we win for you.

When You Need Car Accident Lawyer

Car wrecks in Odessa are common, but not every crash requires an attorney. If you only experienced minor scrapes and bruises, you can probably work with the insurance company yourself. And that’s what we frequently recommend in that situation.

But problems arise when your car accident claim involves significant medical bills, pain and suffering, and time away from work.

If you’re dealing with something similar, call a car wreck lawyer in your area who has the skill and resources to help. We understand the cost associated with hiring a lawyer may prevent you from making a call. However, we take Odessa car wreck cases on a contingency fee basis, and simply having us in your corner makes insurance companies act appropriately.

There is no upfront cost when you work with our attorneys, and if it’s clear you would not benefit from our legal services, we will tell you that—at no cost to you.

But with our experience and record, we know a valid car accident claim when we see it. This ensures your rights are respected, the value of your car accident claim is accurate, and someone is looking out for your long-term interests.

Here’s what to look for in a car accident lawyer.

Too many car accident lawyers go after quick settlements, but lack the skill to take a case to court. A fast result may seem appealing, but genuine courtroom experience is what makes large insurance companies respect your claim and treat you fairly.

Discover Who We Are

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Why Choose The Kemmy Law Firm, P.C.?

The Kemmy Law Firm is a Family of Trial Lawyers with the skill, dedication, and courage to hold large insurance companies accountable.

Our family has over 50 years of experience as trial lawyers, and the insurance companies and their lawyers know we relentlessly protect our clients. Many people in Odessa come to us because they suffered a serious injury or tragic loss. The stakes are usually at their highest, and the only way to obtain a meaningful resolution is with aggressive representation.

Our success record and legal skill give you the edge in a car accident claim, whether it’s through a trial or negotiated settlement.

We value quality service over quantity.

Unlike other car accident law firms in the area, we limit the number of cases we take so each client gets the personal attention he or she deserves. When you’re a Kemmy Law Firm client, we will keep you informed at every step and advise you from start to finish.

We promise to always put your interest before our own.

We want you to make informed decisions about your case and we’ll be clear in our communications. When the best possible offer is presented, you’ll know. If we can do better, we’ll explain how to get the max.

The Car Accident Cases We Handle

At Kemmy Law Firm, we handle Odessa car accident claims after all types of collisions. Whatever the vehicle and whatever the cause, we are here to help.

We have seen, investigated, & litigated it all:

  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Speeding
  • Failing to yield
  • Failing to adhere to traffic signs and signals
  • Reckless and aggressive driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Drugged driving
  • A Commercial Truck

In some car accidents, identifying the cause is easy. The driver was distracted by their phone and failed to notice you stopped for a red light.

However, some collisions are complex and have several underlying factors.

How We Investigat Odessa Car Wrecks

Investigating a car accident in Midland-Odessa and determining fault takes skill and resources. At Kemmy Law Firm, we have both and use them to benefit our clients.

Our Midland-Odessa car accident lawyers will figure out what happened, and identify the liable party. We may employ an accident reconstructionist to recreate the accident or find witnesses to testify about what happened.

This is a critical part of assessing liability and is especially important if you may be partly at fault. Having your own lawyer gather and review evidence prepares you to defend against a comparative negligence claim and explain other important car accident laws that may apply.

We Will Assess Your Car Accident Injuries

Our Family Firm recovers compensation for all types and severities of car accident injuries:

Anyone injured in an Odessa-Midland car wreck should seek medical treatment to treat and document the injuries.

Many injuries do not present themselves right away, like whiplash or concussions. A trained doctor may be able to identify a serious injury before you notice symptoms.

Odessa Reginal Medical Center, Medical Center Hospital, and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are a few of your local options.

Once you get an official diagnosis, we will work with you and your doctors to fully document your recovery. We will collect your medical bills, evaluate your long-term treatment, and make sure things like medications, future surgeries, physical therapy, home modifications, and other expenses are fully accounted for.

We know that physical harm is not the only consequence. You may experience significant psychological trauma from the collision. You may suffer from anxiety, a phobia of driving or being in a car, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep disorders, or other psychological and emotional effects.

In some cases, our car accident lawyers hire the necessary experts to help evaluate and prove your damages in each of these areas.

Fatal Odessa Car Accidents

It can be hard to know where to turn if a loved one lost their life in a car accident. We take our commitment to injury victims and their families very seriously and will explore every avenue to secure justice and financial relief for those we represent.

If a loved one was killed because of another driver’s negligence, you may be dealing with funeral expenses, lost financial security, and considerable mental anguish.

To alleviate these pressures, our Midland-Odessa car accident lawyers can help you pursue a wrongful death claim against those responsible. This can give you and your family some closure and ease the burden as you try to move on.

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Our Lawyers Will Identify Those Responsible

Every car accident is unique, but determining who is responsible for the crash and who is legally liable for your subsequent injuries is an essential part of any car accident claim or lawsuit. When you work with the Kemmy Law firm, we will conduct an independent and exhaustive investigation into your accident.

We’ll gather evidence and determine liability in your accident by

  • Reviewing the police report, your statements, and any witness statements
  • If necessary, employing accident reconstructionists and other experts to recreate the exact conditions
  • Gathering any physical evidence, photos, or video available at or near the scene
  • Investigating the background of the other drivers involved.

Car Accident Compensation: We Pursue Everything You Deserve

Through an insurance claim or lawsuit, a Midland-Odessa car accident lawyer will fight for you to receive compensation for your:

  • Property Damage
  • 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

In some situations, when the at-fault driver is guilty of gross negligence or malicious conduct, you may be entitled to punitive damages, also known as exemplary damages.

These damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer—not compensate you for your physical, emotional, or financial injuries. Exemplary damages cannot exceed whichever is more: two times the amount of economic damages plus any amount equal to any non-economic damages, not to exceed $750,000, OR $200,000.

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

We Will Handle Your Texas Car Insurance Claim

Under Texas car accident law, the negligent driver is the person responsible for compensating the parties injured in a collision. In most cases, the at-fault driver’s insurance policy will cover the costs associated with your property damage and personal injuries.

However, an insurance settlement is not always possible. Insurers may wrongfully deny your claim, or despite approving your claim, the insurer may offer an inadequate car accident settlement.

Whatever the case, an auto accident lawyer in Midland-Odessa, TX can negotiate for the outcome you need and protect your interests. This means ensuring you are not wrongly denied, countering lowball settlement offers and fighting for full and fair compensation for all your damages.

Our lawyers have a deep understanding of Texas insurance law and know what juries respond to. We are aggressive negotiators, and if an insurance company refuses to offer what’s right, they know we are not afraid to take your case to trial.

Texas Insurance Requirements

Texas law requires drivers to carry liability coverage of at least $30,000 per person, $60,000 per accident for injuries, and $25,000 for property damage. This is the minimum insurance requirement in Texas and often referred to as 30/60/25 coverage.

Texas requires auto policies to include personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. This pays for you and your passengers’ medical bills, lost wages, and other non-medical costs after a crash. You or other drivers, however, can forgo this type of coverage if you tell the insurer in writing.

Drivers may have policies with higher limits. Or, drivers from other states may have lower policy limits. Texas law also requires insurers to offer uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. If you do not wish to carry this type of policy, you must inform the insurer in writing.

First-Party Insurance Claims

To pursue coverage for your medical bills under your PIP insurance coverage, you will file a first-party insurance claim with your own insurer. You will also need to file a first-party claim to utilize an uninsured/underinsured motorist policy or a collision or comprehensive insurance policy.

When you are pursuing compensation under a first-party claim, your insurer must provide you with benefits offered under your policy, and they must act in good faith as required by Texas law. If you are at all concerned with how your insurer is treating you, call the Kemmy Law Firm.

Third-Party Insurance Claims

When you file a claim against an at-fault party’s insurance policy, this is a third-party insurance claim. The other driver’s insurance company must investigate the claim, and either deny or approve it based on the driver’s policy and according to Texas insurance law.

Insurance companies often make their bottom line a priority to the detriment of policyholders and injured motorists. To protect your rights and fight for fair compensation during a third-party insurance claim, you should partner with a Midland-Odessa car accident lawyer.

Uninsured Drivers

One of the most frustrating things to learn after a car crash is that the other driver does not have any insurance. In this situation, you have a couple of options. If you have an uninsured motorist policy, you may be able to recover compensation for property damage and/or your medical bills. Many UM/UIM policies cover injuries up to between $30,000 and $500,000, depending on the policy you purchase.

You also have the option to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Whether or not this is a good idea depends on several factors you should discuss with an auto accident attorney. If the at-fault driver has little-to-no income or assets, pursuing a lawsuit may be more costly than beneficial. This type of driver is known as judgment proof because even if you obtain a judgment against them, you might never receive compensation.

Underinsured Motorist Coverage

When you are seriously injured in a car crash or your vehicle is totaled, the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage may not be enough. This is particularly true when a driver carries Texas’ minimum requirement coverage. The cost of your personal injuries and property damage may be more than the policy limit, and the at-fault driver’s insurer will not want to pay out any more than the policy limit.

You also may need to rely on a combination of your own insurance and the at-fault drivers. If you have underinsured motorist coverage, this is specifically intended to cover the difference between the cost of your injuries and the at-fault driver’s policy limit.

We’ll Help if Your Car is Totaled

If your vehicle was totaled, then Texas law states you are entitled to the pre-wreck market value of your car. A vehicle is totaled when the cost of repairs plus the salvage value of the damaged vehicle is more than the pre-wreck fair market value of the car. Some insurers will consider the car totaled even when the repair costs are just below the market value—it depends on the insurer’s formula and policies.

Unfortunately, a totaled vehicle can lead to an insurance dispute. The most common argument is over the market value of the vehicle at the time of the accident. Insurers are known for declaring a vehicle’s value is less than what it truly is. You should be represented by an auto accident lawyer when arguing with an insurer about the value of your car to ensure you receive an appropriate payout.

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 Car Accident Cases to Trial and Win

While most car accident cases are resolved by reaching a settlement, insurance companies and their lawyers may deny liability, offer less than what you deserve, or refuse to cooperate. However, the Kemmy Law Firm was built by successful trial attorneys who always put the client first. Insurance representatives and their legal teams know that we are veterans in the courtroom, and unlike other firms, we not afraid to take cases to court.

We have an impressive record of winning high-value verdicts for our clients and over the decades, we have found that filing lawsuits, utilizing the discovery process to collect evidence, and leveraging our reputation in the courtroom are all very effective tools for uncovering critical information and kickstarting stalled negotiations. In the event, the other party still does not cooperate, we have the skills, knowledge, and resources to bring any case to trial and win.

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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.