Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Odessa, TX

Distracted teens, drunk drivers, and other negligent motorists can cause devastating motorcycle accidents and injuries.

Our highways and roads are meant to be shared by everyone with a license to drive, motorcyclists included. But, unfortunately, many drivers have a difficult time sharing the road with motorcyclists.

The Texas Department of Transportation reports that on average, a motorcyclist dies in a crash on Texas roads every day. In 2018, 417 riders lost their lives in crashes, while hundreds more were seriously injured. More than half of the fatalities resulted from collisions with other vehicles.

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If you or a loved one suffer injuries in a motorcycle crash, it is important to work with a Midland-Odessa personal injury attorney who is Board-certified in personal injury law and has the experience and resources to handle motorcycle accident claims and lawsuits. Kemmy Law Firm has decades of experience with personal injury cases and knows how to win.

We understand the law surrounding these cases, as well as the true damages that affect motorcycle accident victims. We are passionate about pursuing the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Because of this passion, we are not afraid to fight large insurers who try to deny liability and offer lowball settlements.

With over five decades of combined personal injury experience, our motorcycle accident attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for our injured clients. Let us use our knowledge and experience to obtain everything you and your family need to move forward. Call us at (432) 400–0000 to schedule a free consultation. You owe nothing unless we win for you.

Do You Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

Motorcycle accidents are rarely simple or minor. When you are involved in a motorcycle crash, you may sustain significant injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple broken bones, spinal cord injury, or paralysis. With severe motorcycle injuries comes the need for substantial medical care. You may be in the hospital for days or weeks. You may need months of physical therapy. All of this comes at a high cost, even if you have health insurance.

Early intervention is essential to building a strong case for compensation.

By contacting Kemmy Law Firm within days of your collision, you have an experienced attorney ready to dive into an in-depth investigation. We will immediately take steps to gather as much evidence as possible. This includes the police report, photos or videos of the crash, and eyewitness statements.

We commonly find that potentially relevant evidence is under the other party’s control. Because of this, we take steps to preserve that evidence by sending the other parties a Preservation of Evidence letter. This places them on notice that you will pursue a personal injury lawsuit and demand that evidence.

While we investigate, we may recommend filing a personal injury lawsuit. Through the discovery phase, we will use every legal tool at our disposal to gather additional evidence. Filing suit also shows the insurance company you are serious about your claim.

You may receive a settlement offer, but we recommend you review it carefully before accepting it. Quick settlement offers tend to be lower than what your claim is worth.

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Why Choose Kemmy Law Firm?

When you are injured in a motorcycle accident in Midland or Odessa, Texas, you have a number of personal injury law firms to choose from. However, not all personal injury firms are alike in experience, skills, resources, and outcomes.

Kemmy Law Firm is family-owned and -operated. We others with compassion and respect, and we extend those values to our clients. When you walk in our doors, you are family.

When fighting for your motorcycle injury compensation, you need a lawyer with genuine trial experience. Our family of trial lawyers has more than 50 years of litigation experience. Over the decades, it has become clear what is truly at stake for motorcycle accident victims: their future stability and comfort.

We know what you are facing and what you need to get through this process. Kemmy Law Firm has the knowledge, experience, and resources to go up against the big insurance companies. When it comes to negotiations, we are vigorous and assertive in pushing for the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Just as important as our capabilities, we have a deep desire to set things right when someone has been wronged. It is this desire that drives us to consistently offer high-quality services over quantity. We limit our caseload so that you and your family can be confident your case receives the attention it deserves.

Motorcycle Accidents We Handle

Our firm has the experience and resources to handle any kind of personal injury case that happens on our roadways, including crashes involving motorcycles. We understand that motorcycle crashes are often serious, and victims suffer moderate to life-threatening injuries. Whatever your circumstances, do not hesitate to reach out

Types of motorcycle accidents we can address include:

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

Every motorcycle accident is unique. How we establish liability in one case will not be the same as how we establish liability in another. For example, proving a teen driver was distracted requires a different approach than proving a motorist was inebriated. Our motorcycle injury lawyers understand the nuances involved in motorcycle crashes and address those differences appropriately.

Evaluate Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries

After a motorcycle crash in Midland-Odessa, a physician may diagnose you with:

  • Bone fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Severe lacerations
  • Facial and dental injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Concussion or traumatic brain injury
  • Neck or back injuries, including herniated discs
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Paralysis
  • Road rash
  • Crush injuries
  • Amputation
  • Internal organ damage

It is essential you receive excellent medical care after a crash. There is no way to tell how severe your motorcycle injuries are until a physician examines you.

Going to the emergency room or seeing a trusted physician as soon as possible is important to your claim. You want to begin documenting your injuries and the cost of medical care right away.

We recommend you take pictures of your injuries immediately following the crash and every day after to create evidence of your treatment and healing. Also, keep a daily journal. Make a note about how you feel mentally and physically each day. All of this can help us establish the true value of your injuries.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

There are few things in life more difficult than dealing with the grief of losing someone you love, especially when that loss comes unexpectedly. This grief is also made more difficult when we are left with questions about who was responsible for the loss. If a loved one has passed away after being injured in a motorcycle accident and you have questions, call us. We can answer your questions and guide you through this difficult period.

When another person was responsible for your loved one’s death, your family can pursue certain wrongful death damages. The law may entitle you and your family to compensation for the loss of your relative’s income, the loss of your relative’s care, support, companionship, and love, and your mental and emotional anguish.

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Our Lawyers Will Identify Who Is Responsible

One of the most critical steps in the motorcycle accident claims process is identifying who is responsible for your injuries. This requires determining who was directly at fault for the crash. In many cases, this is a negligent motorist.

Evaluating fault requires us to collect and analyze a wide range of evidence, including:

  • Any police and accident reports;
  • Eyewitness statements;
  • Photos of the crash aftermath;
  • Video footage of the crash or the parties’ driving leading up to the collision;
  • The other motorist’s driving record;
  • Evaluations of the physical evidence; and
  • Expert opinions, including engineers and accident reconstructionists.

The next step is identifying who is liable for compensating you. This may or may not be the same party directly at fault for the collision. Liability may rest on the negligent motorist’s employer’s shoulders or with the owner of the vehicle.

Once we know who is liable for your injuries, our job is to build the strongest case possible. This involves anticipating the other party’s defenses. Many drivers will deny liability for motorcycle accidents. They will claim you were also responsible for the crash. Some drivers will go so far as to blame the collision on you entirely. By gathering all the evidence available and working with experts, we will fight back against denials of liability.

Motorcycle Accident Compensation

To gain a fair motorcycle accident settlement, you must be aware of the damages the law entitles you to and the value of those damages.

Personal injury damages include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Physical limitation
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Reduced quality of life

You are not automatically entitled to a certain amount. We must take steps to prove your damages in court or to the insurance company.

To prove your economic damages, we will use medical bills, receipts, pay stubs, tax returns, and other documentation. Personal injury damages can be difficult to evaluate. You are not automatically entitled to a certain amount, so we must take steps to prove your damages in court or to the insurance company.

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

Texas Motorcycle Accident Claims

Motorcycle crash claims are typically based on negligence, which is a breach of duty that causes another person harm. Drivers are required to maintain the duty of ordinary care, which means they must act as reasonably prudent people would under the same or similar circumstances. When a driver fails to act as a reasonably prudent person and causes a crash, they are negligent.

Kemmy Law Firm will guide you through the steps of a motorcycle accident claim, including:

  • Obtaining medical care, including any necessary specialists.
  • Gathering and analyzing evidence.
  • Identifying the at-fault and liable party or parties.
  • Collecting evidence of your physical, emotional, and financial injuries.
  • Calculating the value of your damages.
  • Beginning the claims process with the insurance company.
  • Filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Acquiring additional evidence through the discovery process.
  • Beginning settlement negotiations with the insurer.
  • Resolving your case or going to trial.

Our attorneys at Kemmy Law Firm have a deep understanding of Texas’ personal injury and wrongful death law. We know the type, amount, and strength of the evidence you need to establish your case and obtain compensation.

We also know what is necessary to obtain the full value of your claim. We are aggressive negotiators, and we will never recommend you settle for less than you deserve. If an insurer refuses to settle the case for an appropriate amount, we are not afraid to take your case to trial.

Texas Motorcycle Accident Laws

Every state has its own laws regarding motorcycles, which may be relevant to your case:

  • Equipment: All motorcycles must have certain parts and equipment, including steering, wheels, wheel assembly, brakes, exhaust, headlamp, tail lamp, stop lamp, license plate lamp, rear red reflector, vehicle identification number, horn, and mirror.
  • Licensing: All riders must have a valid Class M license.
  • Registration: All motorcycles and mopeds must be registered through the County Tax Assessor-Collector in your county. You must keep the registration visible on your license plate.
  • Annual Inspections: All motorcycles must pass a yearly inspection, and the certificate of completion must be placed near the rear license plate.
  • Insurance: Motorcyclists must carry auto insurance.
  • Helmets: All riders under the age of 21 years must wear a helmet. Riders over 21 years can go without a helmet if they have a certain amount of insurance coverage or pass an approved motorcycle training course.
  • Passengers: Motorcycle passengers in Texas must be over five years old, and all passengers between 5 and 21 years old must wear helmets. The motorcycle must have the proper seating for a passenger.
  • Lane Splitting: Texas does not explicitly prohibit 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

A majority of motorcycle accident claims settle. However, that does not mean you should ignore litigation. Trial preparations are an essential step in the claim process. Without taking full advantage of the discovery process during litigation, you may not have the information you need to strengthen your case. You may miss a piece of crucial evidence that could lead to a higher settlement.

This is why it is essential to work with an experienced litigator. We may believe it is possible to obtain a fair settlement, even though an insurance company is bound to offer less than your case is worth initially. By pursuing a thorough investigation and utilizing discovery, we will have the evidence and leverage we need to demand more. Our priority is to win the compensation you need in the long run.

If an insurer refuses to be reasonable and settle for a fair amount, we are not afraid to take your case to trial. Our motorcycle accident attorneys have decades of litigation experience and an impressive record of obtaining court awards in our clients’ favor.

We have won more than $50 million in settlements and verdicts in the past two years.

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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.