Fatal Truck Accident Lawyers in Odessa, TX

Was your loved one killed in a truck accident in or near Odessa, TX? Our family of trial attorneys at Kemmy Law Firm know it is heartbreaking to lose a loved one, and your grief is only compounded when you realize the time and energy it will take to receive fair compensation from the party responsible. But that’s where our fatal truck accidents lawyers can help.

We take the pressure off your family and handle the insurance claim and litigation processes. We will pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim while your family focuses on being together and moving forward. We have over 5 decades of experience in catastrophic accident claims and wrongful death actions, and have secured millions of dollars for our clients.

To learn more about how we handle fatal truck accident cases in Midland Odessa, contact us online or call (432) 400-0000. We can talk over the phone or at our local Odessa office.

Why You Need a Lawyer After a Fatal Truck Accident

After losing someone in a commercial vehicle accident, whether it was a truck wreck on 1-20 or an 18-wheeler accident on State Highway 191, we highly recommend calling a lawyer with experience in truck accidents. This type of vehicle crash isn’t like a standard car accident. Fatal truck accidents tend to be more complicated and result in higher settlements if handled effectively.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations

After a fatal truck crash, you need a lawyer who knows the FMCSA trucking regulations. Semi-truck drivers and motor carriers must abide by FMCSA regulations and state trucking laws. These regulations dictate a truck’s size and weight, insurance coverage, hours of service, and much more. A knowledgeable attorney will thoroughly investigate for regulatory violations, which could establish negligence.

Complex Liability

Liability for a fatal semi crash can be complicated. There are multiple businesses behind the scenes that could be at fault. A manufacturer might be responsible for a defective part, or a third-party maintenance provider could be responsible for shoddy repairs. Many cases require a thorough investigation to uncover the underlying cause and which party is liable.

Larger Settlements

Because truck accidents tend to cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities, and because trucking companies tend to have larger insurance policies, families can often recover more compensation than they would after a fatal car accident. But securing a significant settlement or court award requires experienced legal representation.

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Why Kemmy Law Firm Is Right for You

At Kemmy Law Firm , our highly-successful and dedicated team have more than 50 years of experience handling cases involving serious and fatal injuries in Texas. Odessa and the surrounding areas have seen a tremendous increase in commercial truck traffic because of the oil and gas industry. And while economic activity benefits the region, more trucks has led to a lot more serious and fatal accidents.

We have worked to hold negligent truck drivers and trucking companies responsible for the harm they cause the residents of Midland, Odessa and the Permian Basin.

Decades of Legal Experience

Thomas G. Kemmy, the founder of the firm, has over 30 years of trial experience and built a reputation on achieving results for his clients. Whether they were hurt in an accident, lost a loved one to negligence, or run a small business, attorney Kemmy and his family of trial attorneys know what it takes to help you recover.

Litigation Experience

Many personal injury and wrongful death law firms focus on settlements because they lack trial experience and hope to avoid litigation. But when you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly truck accident, you need someone who can and will go to court for you.

You often need to file a lawsuit to benefit from the discovery process. If your case has to go to trial, you want an experienced litigator to present your case to the jury. Our team at Kemmy Law Firm as the litigation experience you need.

A Compassionate Approach

We believe in providing big law firm results with the compassion and personal service of a small, family-run firm. Tom Kemmy started this firm to help people who otherwise lacked the resources to hold insurance companies and big businesses responsible. He wanted to work one-on-one with the people who needed help the most. At Kemmy Law Firm, you’ll never be treated like just another case file.

A History of Results

Kemmy Law Firm’s approach to personal injury and wrongful death cases gets clients the results they need. In the past 24 months, the firm has won over $50 million in verdicts and settlements. To learn about the results we’ve achieved in serious injury and fatal truck accident cases, schedule a free consultation.

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Statistics on Fatal Truck Crashes in Odessa, TX

In 2019, Ector County, TX, experienced 554 commercial motor vehicle accidents, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. These crashes caused 22 serious injuries, 76 non-incapacitating injuries, 69 possible injuries, and 12 fatalities.

Your Rights After a Fatal Semi-Truck Accident

In Texas, surviving spouses, children, and parents have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit and recover compensation after a fatal truck accident.

To obtain a settlement or verdict, you must prove another party was negligent and responsible for your loved one’s death. This is called the burden of proof, and by working with an attorney you can investigate the truck crash, gather evidence, hire experts, and craft a strong argument as to why the truck driver, trucking company, manufacturer, maintenance provider, or another party was negligent.

Compensation After a Deadly Crash in Texas

Through a wrongful death claim, your family can demand compensation for:

  • 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

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

Building a Strong Claim for Compensation

Our experienced fatal truck accident attorneys will guide you through the process of filing and building the strongest possible claim for you and your family need after a loss. Kemmy Law Firm will gather evidence, like the police report, photos, video, and eyewitness statements.

We will file a wrongful death lawsuit to investigate further through discovery. We can use depositions, interrogatories, and demands for documents for more information like maintenance records, time logs, employment reports, or the truck’s electronic data record. When necessary, we’ll also hire one or more experts, like engineers or accident reconstructionists to evaluate the evidence regarding the cause and who is liable.

Truck Accident Insurance Claims

The first step in pursuing compensation for a fatal semi-truck accident is to work through insurance. Truckers and trucking companies carry significant insurance policies to cover property damage, injuries, and deaths. But don’t expect the insurance company to write you a fair check immediately. Any initial settlement offers you receive are probably for less than your claim is worth. Another common issue is the insurance carrier wrongly denying or limiting compensation due to allegations of comparative negligence.

The insurance company isn’t on your side. Its priority is limiting the cost of this claim. When you hire Kemmy Law Firm, our priority is to make sure your family receives the maximum compensation possible. We aren’t afraid to go head-to-head with a major insurance company and large motor carrier during negotiations.

Our Verdicts and Settlements
Speak for Themselves

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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Truck Accident Lawsuits

When you want to pursue compensation after a deadly truck accident, you should be willing to file a lawsuit and go to court. We understand that no one looks forward to going to court. No one wants to be responsible for court costs and attorney’s fees. But being willing to file a lawsuit to hold the negligent party liable is the best way to recover the maximum compensation possible, even after subtracting fees and costs.

Call a Fatal Truck Accident Lawyer for Help Today

With our strong record of recovering settlements and winning trials, Kemmy Law Firm is prepared to fight for you and your family. We deal with insurance companies regularly and know what to do when they refuse to negotiate in good faith or offer a fair settlement. We aren’t afraid to take trucking companies and insurers to trial, where we’ll present a compelling argument on your behalf.

To learn more about how we can help after a fatal truck accident, call (432) 400-0000 or use our online form. We offer free consultations so you have all the information you need to make the best decision for your family.

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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.