When a motor vehicle accident, medical error, or other calamity leaves a loved one disabled, it creates great burdens for both the victim and the victim’s family. There is the pain and physical challenge of rehab and recovery, the financial hardships that come with lost income, and the profound psychological impact of lives forever changed.
The legal team at Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., is committed to holding the negligent party accountable for comprehensive compensation. Monetary damages won’t make the person whole, but it can restore economic security, cover future medical needs and special care, and pay for those things that will make life less taxing and more normal again.
Our catastrophic injury attorneys have secured verdicts and settlements for victims across the greater Kansas City area in both Missouri and Kansas. Arrange a free consultation today to learn how our experienced attorneys and top-notch experts can help you or a loved one.
A Record of Success in Serious and Catastrophic Injury Cases
The most significant aspect of a serious or catastrophic injury case is the permanence of the injury and the disability connected to the injury. Our mission at Dempsey & Kingsland is to achieve maximum damages from the negligent parties who should be held accountable in serious and catastrophic injury cases. Our team, led by Robert Kingsland and Leland Dempsey, has proudly accomplished that mission since Dempsey & Kingsland opened its doors in 1986.
Catastrophic Injury Attorneys On Your Side
We have more than 50 years of combined experience in personal injury litigation. Robert Kingsland and Leland Dempsey have recovered compensation for a wide range of major injuries:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury (paralysis or lost function)
- Loss of limb
- Disabling back and neck injuries
- Eye injury or profound hearing loss
- Severe burn injury
- Facial disfigurement
- Knee and joint injuries
- Shoulder injury
We Won’t Sell Your Claim Short
We have access to experts who can help prove liability, but in catastrophic injury cases there often is no mystery or dispute about the negligence that caused the accident. The bigger issues are demonstrating damages and finding the insurance coverage, and that’s where our firm can make the biggest difference for our clients.
We have an exclusive arrangement with two highly experienced medical consultants (a physician and a nurse) who assess each client for extent and permanency of injuries so that we can calculate what financial compensation will cover the hard years ahead. Using their medical expertise, they can determine if the client will need the following:
- Nursing home care
- A home health aide
- Home or vehicle modifications to accommodate a disability
- Expensive medications or special medical equipment
- Psychological counseling
We also work with life-care planners, vocational specialists, and other experts to project lost earnings over a lifetime. Once we have enumerated the needs, we go to the liable party’s insurance company. We shoot for the policy limits or a reasonable settlement that reflects all of our client’s needs, and we are prepared to go to trial if necessary to convince a jury to award full compensation.
The Depth and Achievement of Our Legal and Medical Team Sets Us Apart
Both Mr. Kingsland and Mr. Dempsey have established records of success and distinction in resolving serious and catastrophic injury cases during their careers, which span more than 30 years. Their case results have attracted statewide, national, and even international attention. They have been recognized for their trial results in Super Lawyers of Missouri and Kansas, and they have received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, Mr. Dempsey has been selected for Best of the Bar in Kansas City, and Mr. Kingsland has been selected for membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates. Both attorneys are published authors in peer-reviewed journals and have lectured on trial practice. Finally, both Mr. Kingsland and Mr. Dempsey have achieved multi-million dollar results in injury cases.
The credentials of our medical team members also reflect success and recognition. Jane O’Shaughnessy, MD, has an extraordinary record of achievement in her medical career. For more than 20 years she acted as the medical director for emergency medicine at leading hospitals in New York City. She achieved board certification in her medical specialty and has academic appointments at two New York area medical schools. Cathy Brown, RN, has practiced as a registered nurse for more than 30 years. She began her nursing career in Houston, Texas, where she worked with world-renowned heart surgeon, Michael Debakey, MD.
The associate attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants who comprise the legal staff of our team have similarly excellent credentials. Their accomplishments include academic scholarships and memberships in Phi Beta Kappa and Law Reviews. The members of our legal staff have made invaluable contributions to Dempsey & Kingsland’s long record of success.
A Commitment to Excellence and Success
The profound depth of our legal and medical expertise allows us to achieve maximum accountability and damages. No medical issue or disability is too complex for Dempsey & Kingsland. Our team members Jane O’Shaughnessy, MD, and Cathy Brown, RN, provide us with medical expertise that few law firms can match. Our case results and our clients reviews confirm our ability to achieve maximum recovery.
The talent, dedication, and experience of our team members provide the foundation for our achievement, but it is our passion and our commitment to excellence that drive our success. Steve Jobs famously commented that a product wasn’t correctly built unless all of the product—inside and out—reflected excellence. Our philosophy in the building of our clients’ cases to accomplish successful outcomes incorporates the same thought.
We invite you to review the biographies of our attorneys, medical professionals and our staff. We also urge you to review our case results and our client reviews. We are confident that we can win your trust and help you obtain the maximum damages from the negligent parties who should be held accountable.
Schedule a Free Consultation at Our Firm Today
Contact our law firm at 816-421-6868 for a free initial consultation with our catastrophic injury attorneys. We bear the costs of experts and litigation when we take on a case, and we do not recover our investment or take attorney fees unless we secure compensation.