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El Paso Car Accident Lawyer

Las Cruces, New Mexico car wreck injury lawyer

Attorney Helping Victims of Motor Vehicle Accidents in El Paso, Texas

Serious and fatal motor vehicle collisions occur every day, and even the most careful and cautious driver may be unable to avoid being seriously injured in a crash. Many car accidents are not accidental at all, and they occur because of negligence on the part of drivers. When someone operates a car, truck, or other vehicle in a reckless or dangerous manner, and this leads to a collision, the negligent driver should be held responsible for the harm they have caused.

Attorney James Kennedy understands the devastating effects that a car crash can have on drivers and passengers, and is dedicated to ensuring that personal injury victims are fully compensated for the compensation they deserve. As a lawyer who is Board Certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Attorney James Kennedy represents clients in Texas and New Mexico. Attorney Kennedy believes in fighting for justice for those who have been wronged, and with over 25 years of experience, he has taken cases to trial every year. Mr. Kennedy is prepared to negotiate a settlement or go to trial to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Vehicle Collisions Caused By Negligence

Due to the large size and high speeds of car, trucks, and other vehicles, a collision is likely to result in serious injuries. If a crash occurs because a person or company did not take steps to protect others' safety, they should be held responsible for the injuries they have caused. Negligent parties in an automobile collision may include:

  • Reckless drivers - A person may be negligent if they are driving above the speed limit, driving erratically, tailgating, making illegal lane changes, running red lights or stop signs, or failing to respect other vehicles' right of way. All of these actions can lead to dangerous car wrecks.
  • Distracted drivers - Due to the increased use of cell phones and other mobile devices, drivers often take their eyes off the road and their attention away from the act of driving, which can endanger everyone on the road around them.
  • Drunk drivers - Those who violate DWI laws and drive while they are intoxicated by alcohol or drugs put themselves and others at risk. In addition to facing criminal consequences, these drivers may be required to compensate those they have injured due to their negligence.
  • Manufacturers of defective products - The failure of vehicle parts such as tires or brakes may be to blame for a car accident, and those who have designed or manufactured products that did not meet safety standards may be liable for injuries which have been caused by these products.
  • A city that did not maintain a safe road - Dangerous intersections, roads, and highways may be to blame for collisions that occur, and in these cases, a city, county, or state may be held responsible for injuries that occurred because steps were not taken to provide a safe environment for drivers.

Insurance Settlements

In many car wreck cases, victims expect to receive compensation through an insurance claim with their own provider or that of the negligent party. However, it is important to understand that an insurance company's goal is to pay an injured person as little as possible. An insurance claims adjuster will often attempt to close a case quickly by offering what may seem like a fair settlement, but before accepting a settlement, you should work with Attorney James Kennedy in order to establish the full extent of your damages. Mr. Kennedy will make sure that you understand all the types of compensation that you deserve, including expenses related to medical treatment, income you have lost while unable to work, and the pain and suffering you and your family have experienced. Mr. Kennedy can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and if necessary, pursue a personal injury lawsuit to ensure that you will have the financial resources you need.

Contact an El Paso County Car Accident Attorney

James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. will fight to ensure you receive compensation you deserve for injuries suffered in a motor vehicle crash. As the attorney of a tough, family-oriented law firm, I am dedicated to helping families obtain the financial resources they need as they recover from serious injuries. For a free consultation,  contact my office at 915-544-5200. I assist with car wrecks that occur throughout west Texas and southeast New Mexico, and Arizona, including El Paso, Midland, Odessa, Pecos, Carlsbad, Las Cruces, and the Permian Basin. Se Habla Español.

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