AmblerLaw

AmblerLaw

AmblerLaw is a personal injury firm in West Texas & New Mexico helping families who have been affected by wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries, workplace accidents, car or truck wrecks, and DWI.

Firm Overview

Main Office
Main Office
2651 Kermit Highway
Odessa  TX  79763
Phone
  • (432) 653-2427
Fax
  • (432) 653-2494
Websites
Personal Injury
AmblerLaw is a personal injury firm in West Texas & New Mexico that is experienced with injuries and deaths that happen in the Oil and Gas industries, Workplace Accidents, Personal Injuries, Slip and Falls, and Car and Truck Wrecks.
Have you or a loved one been hurt or, worse, killed in an accident? Serious personal injuries can be life-changing events. The injury can cost you and your family your normal lifestyle for months, if not forever. If you're hurt at work, workers' compensation payments can offset some of the lost wages while the employee recovers from an injury, but workers' compensation usually does not even begin to cover the true costs of a workplace accident, especially in the event of tragic injuries or death.

In some cases, successful personal injury cases have helped injured or ailing victims recover compensation to help cover a wide spectrum of costs, including payment for past and future medical bills, medical devices, past and future lost income, expenses related to travel for medical purposes, debt or penalties accrued as a result of lost income or missed payments, pain and suffering, and any decrease in quality of life as a result of permanent injuries.

AmblerLaw is ready to fight for you. We know how to protect workers hurt in the workplace. Your employer or worksite owner has lots of lawyers and big insurance companies to protect them if you get hurt. You need someone to protect your and your family's interests.

AmblerLaw knows and understands workplace injuries and deaths. Rachel Ambler knows how to figure out what went wrong, what experts to call, who's to blame, and how to get the most money for you.

CALL AMBLERLAW TODAY
Understanding workplace and personal injuries is critical. Rachel Ambler has been in Midland/Odessa since 2001. She knows it. She gets it. She's been called a "pitbull on a chain," because she won't stop fighting for you. When you've been hurt at work, that's exactly what you want. Call AmblerLaw today.
Auto Accident
AmblerLaw is a personal injury firm in West Texas & New Mexico that is experienced with injuries and deaths that happen in the Oil and Gas industries, Workplace Accidents, Personal Injuries, Slip and Falls, and Car and Truck Wrecks.
Car accidents are among the leading causes of death and catastrophic injury in the United States every year. In 2016, sadly, 265,076 people were in injured and 3,773 people were killed in car wrecks in Texas.

While car accidents between passenger vehicles can be devastating, a crash between a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer is usually worse. An 80,000+ pound tractor-trailer versus a typical car is just not a fair fight. When a semi-truck collides with a passenger car, 72% of the car occupants were injured compared to only 17% of the truck occupants.

In addition to your past medical expenses and lost wages, AmblerLaw, whenever practical, always tries to include provisions in our lawsuits to cover future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, outpatient treatment costs, medication costs, and any other expense that may be associated with your recovery.

WHY YOU SHOULD CALL AMBLERLAW
Car and Truck Wreck and Accident litigation can be unexpectedly complicated. So it can be extremely difficult for victims to obtain a fair compensation without the help of an experienced and reputable car accident attorney. The insurance companies who insure the negligent drivers often take advantage of victims who are not represented by experienced car accident trial lawyers. Some specific reasons for hiring a car accident attorney include:

--Fair Compensation
Car accident victims are entitled to receive compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of normal life, disability, and emotional distress. Insurance companies can only be forced to pay fair compensation by an experienced car accident lawyer who has the skill and knowledge needed to obtain fair compensation for their clients.

--Liability Disputes
Negligent drivers who cause accidents often do not tell their insurance companies the truth about how the accident occurred. The insurance companies for the negligent drivers often try to blame the victim for causing the accident in an effort to avoid having to pay compensation. In these situations, an experienced car accident lawyer can hire accident reconstruction specialists who use modern technology to prove the accident was caused by the negligent driver and was not the fault of the innocent victim.

--Insurance Coverage Issues
In automobile crashes involving death or serious injury, the most important and complicated issue is the amount of insurance coverage applicable to the case. The insurance coverage for any accident can be extremely complicated and difficult to understand. Attorney Rachel Ambler has the knowledge and skill needed to help you recover fair compensation from every potential insurance policy applicable to the case. These can include general liability policies, umbrella policies, as well as uninsured and underinsured motorist policies.

--Defective Vehicles
People are often killed or seriously injured in car accidents that are caused by defective car parts such as:
- Defective tires
- Sticking gas pedals causing unintended acceleration
- Airbag and seatbelt failures
- Braking system failures
- Roof supports that collapse upon impact

If you have been injured in a collision caused by an automobile defect, attorney Rachel Ambler can ensure the manufacturer of the defective items is held accountable and is forced to pay you fair compensation for all of your injuries and losses.

-- Special Circumstances
In some cases there are circumstances that may limit or alter a driver's liability. For example, negligent drivers working for the government at the time of the crash may be protected from litigation. Additionally, in circumstances where the negligent driver did not have permission to use the car at the time of the crash there will be complications involving insurance responsibility.

CALL AMBLERLAW TODAY
Rachel Ambler has been in Midland/Odessa since 2001. She knows it. She gets it. She's been called a "pitbull on a chain," because she won't stop fighting for you. When you've been hurt in a car accident, that's exactly what you want. Call AmblerLaw today.y.
DUI and DWI
AmblerLaw is a law firm in West Texas helping those arrested and charged with DWI and DUI.
WARNINGYou only have 15 days to save your driver's license!!

A DWI is a serious charge that carries a harsh life impact, and facing the criminal justice system can be intimidating. Accepting DWI charges can result in heavy fines, years of increased insurance rates, many hours of drunk driving school, and community service.

Courts across West Texas taking a criminal DWI ("Driving While Intoxicated") or DUI ("Driving Under the Influence") very seriously. There can be major consequences, like losing your driver's license, possibly losing your job, losing your freedom, and family strife.

In Texas, a DWI is determined by your Blood Alcohol Content ("BAC"):
- 21 years old or older: 0.08%
- Commercial drivers: 0.04%
- Under 21 years old: Any detectable amount.

If you are arrested for DWI in Texas, you could receive a license suspension of 90 days up to two years. If you are a commercial driver, failing or refusing to take a breath test can result in an automatic one year disqualification of your Commercial Driver's License. The arresting officer may take your Texas driver license and issue you a temporary driving permit and a Notice of Suspension. If you do not request a hearing to contest your driver's license suspension within 15 days, your driver's license will automatically be suspended 40 days after your arrest. Losing your driver's license can impact your work, family, and overall quality of life.

--Refusing or Failing "The Test"
If you drive in Texas, you have consented to take a sobriety test. Driving is a privilege. When you asked the State to give you a driver's license, you agreed to perform a sobriety test when an officer suspects you may be under the influence. Because of this rule, you can lose your license if you refuse the test. This suspension is completely separate from the criminal part of a DWI case, and can result in a license suspension of 90 days up to two years.

--DWI/DUI Penalties
If you enter a guilty plea or no contest for your DWI, the fees and expenses incurred for your charge of driving while intoxicated could reach over $10,000. This doesn't include the time, money, and energy of securing alternative transportation to get to work, to drop your kids at school, to run errands, and to go out. You should also expect to be assessed court fines, court costs, probation/community supervision costs, fees associated with installing and using the ignition interlock device, and attorneys' fees.

You will also face a variety of fees and surcharges related to license reinstatement and maintenance, and some of these depend on your age and circumstances. For example, everyone must pay a $125 fee for license reinstatement after an Administrative License Revocation ("ALR"), which happens whenever you fail or refuse to submit to a chemical test. Once you get your license back, you will have to pay an annual fee of $1,000 to $2,000 every year for 3 years.

-- Commercial Drivers and DWI
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ("FMCSA") states that any commercial driver operating a commercial vehicle with a BAC of 0.04% or higher is considered to be driving under the influence. If you're a CDL holder and you either refuse a chemical test or take one and have a BAC of 0.04% in your commercial vehicle or 0.08% or higher in any vehicle, your CDL is disqualified for 1 year. If you drive a commercial vehicle placarded for hazardous materials, the penalty is 3 years.

--Minors
Under Texas DWI laws, anyone younger than 21 years old is considered a minor. Texas has a Zero Tolerance Law for minors and alcohol. This means drivers younger than 21 years old can't operate motor vehicles with any amount of alcohol or drugs in their systems.

--Have you been charged with DWI or DUI?
The State has a highly experienced and qualified team of police officers, government lawyers, and scientists to try their best to convict you of DWI. AmblerLaw will make sure all of the administrative procedures were followed in your arrest and that the evidence collected has been processed correctly. Rachel Ambler will work with the District Attorney's Office to review the validity of the case and to discuss other options that might be available. These are tasks that you can't accomplish if you represent yourself.

AmblerLaw is ready to fight for you. Having AmblerLaw represent you on your DWI charge could be the difference between the loss of your license, jail time, and other harsh terms imposed by the judgeand small fines, probation, community service, or the possibility of having the charges dropped.

CALL AMBLERLAW TODAY
Rachel Ambler has been in Midland/Odessa since 2001. She knows it. She gets it. She's been called a "pitbull on a chain," because she won't stop fighting for you. When your facing a DWI, that's exactly what you want. Call AmblerLaw today.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Ms. Ambler believes in a personal approach. Ms. Ambler will select the best team to work with her to get you and your family the best result, whether that is the most money or the least punishment. Our typical personal injury team includes paralegals, legal assistants, accident reconstruction experts, economists, and your physicians and surgeons.

To be successful, our team will be working with you, not for you.

Unlike other law firms where you never get to talk to the actual attorney, Ms. Ambler is always available. While a busy court schedule means she sometimes has to turn off her phone, telephone calls are usually returned the same day. Emails and texts are returned usually within an hour.
After all, it is your case. We know the law, how to argue, and how to get the most for you, but we always listen to you, your concerns, and your ideas.

Ms. Ambler looks forward to fighting for you and your family,

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Rachel Ambler received her Juris Doctorate degree from St. Mary's University School of Law where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of The John M. Harlan Society and Phi Delta Phi. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in History, summa cum laude, from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

While in law school, Ms. Ambler was on the St. Mary's Law Journal. Ms. Ambler served internships in both the civil and criminal divisions of the U.S. Attorney's Office. She was a summer clerk for the Hon. Robert Junell, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. While in law school, she clerked for a prestigious civil and bankruptcy litigation firm in San Antonio.

Ms. Ambler has authored several magazine articles, legal book reviews, and published law journal articles. She co-authored a comprehensive legal textbook on Texas Community Property and Marital Law, which is now in its second edition. Her textbook is being used at St. Mary's University School of Law and Texas A&M University School of Law.

Ms. Ambler is licensed to practice law in the States of Texas and New Mexico. She is admitted to practice before the Federal Courts of the Western District of Texas and the Northern District of Texas. She is a Member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, The Texas Bar Association, the Midland County Bar Association, the Ector County Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, and the Permian Basin Trial Association. She is a Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

You are not asking for much. Not really. You simply want the money necessary to cover your medical bills and lost wages and to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of someone else's negligence. You just want to move forward.

That's not as easy as it sounds. Expect the insurance company or company who hurt you to fight you every, single step. They want to pay you as little as possible. And, if you represent yourself, they are very happy.

When you or your loved one is hurt, or, worse, killed, you need someone who can step right in and protect you. You need to focus on yourself and your family. During your difficult time, I am here to stand up and fight for you.

Rachel Ambler is an Ethical, Experienced, Focused, Caring, and Agressive Trial Lawyer. One client called her his "pitbull on a chain," which, as the proud owner of a pitbull, she knows is a great complement.

You and your family matter to AmblerLaw. Unlike other firms, when you want to talk to an attorney, you can talk to me. You won't be screened by a series of assistants. It is your case and we are working together.

Rachel Ambler

Rachel Ambler received her Juris Doctorate degree from St. Mary's University School of Law where she graduated cum laude. She is a member of The John M. Harlan Society and Phi Delta Phi. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in History, summa cum laude, from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

While in law school, Ms. Ambler was on the St. Mary's Law Journal. Ms. Ambler served internships in both the civil and criminal divisions of the U.S. Attorney's Office. She was a summer clerk for the Hon. Robert Junell, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. While in law school, she clerked for a prestigious civil and bankruptcy litigation firm in San Antonio.

Ms. Ambler has authored several magazine articles, legal book reviews, and published law journal articles. She co-authored a comprehensive legal textbook on Texas Community Property and Marital Law, which is now in its second edition. Her textbook is being used at St. Mary's University School of Law and Texas A&M University School of Law.

Ms. Ambler is licensed to practice law in the States of Texas and New Mexico. She is admitted to practice before the Federal Courts of the Western District of Texas and the Northern District of Texas. She is a Member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, The Texas Bar Association, the Midland County Bar Association, the Ector County Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, and the Permian Basin Trial Association. She is a Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.
License
  • Bar Number: 24081954
    Texas
  • Bar Number: 149469
    New Mexico
Education
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Cum Laude
  • University of Texas of the Permian Basin
    Bachelor's - History
    Summa Cum Laude

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