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Kansas City Truck Accident Attorneys

$5 million recovered in settlement resulting from truck collision

In a collision with a tractor-trailer or any large truck, the massive impact is devastating to the occupants of a passenger vehicle. The usual outcome is serious or catastrophic injuries, if not death. How do you even begin to put your health and your life back together?

The experienced truck accident attorneys of Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., have obtained large settlements and jury awards for victims of truck accidents and their families. In 2017, we successfully recovered $5 million in a settlement resulting from a trucking accident claim. Missouri Lawyers Weekly reported that this was the 5th largest settlement of the year. Our successful lawyers take cases across the Greater Kansas City Area and surrounding counties of Missouri and Kansas.

A truck crash demands prompt investigation while evidence and witness memories are fresh. Contact us at (816) 484-3776 immediately for a free consultation.

Trucking Accident Statistics

Sharing the roads with 18-wheelers and commercial trucks can be intimidating. According to the NHTSA, in 2017 there were 148,000 fatalities that were a result of trucking accidents nationwide. Additionally, there are over 400 injuries that occur due to trucking accidents every day. When your safety has been compromised by an injury from a trucking accident, it is imperative that you seek aggressive and successful representation from our truck accident attorneys in Kansas City.

Our attorneys in Kansas City handle common trucking accident cases involving:

  • 18-wheelers
  • Delivery trucks
  • Construction vehicles
  • Private commercial vehicles

Identifying the Cause of a Trucking Accident

Truck crash scenes are complex and chaotic, often involving multiple vehicles. Dempsey & Kingsland can summon professional investigators and accident reconstruction specialists to piece together the clues and prove liability. We act quickly to obtain photo evidence, witness statements, and an inspection of the truck cab, trailer, and victim’s vehicle before they are hauled away. Our attorneys also request logbooks, GPS records, “black box” data, maintenance records, employment records, and other documents.

From this body of evidence we can build a lawsuit to prove:

  • Truck driver fatigue, intoxication, or distracted driving
  • Truck driver negligence (speeding, lane changes, tailgating)
  • Unsafe condition of the truck
  • Overloading or improper loading
  • Negligent hiring of unqualified or dangerous drivers
  • Any combination of the above

Comprehensive Representation

The trucking company will fight liability and the insurance carrier will fight damages. We work with medical professionals and other experts to calculate the long-term impact of a truck wreck on you and your family.

How much are the hospital bills? Will you need future surgery or special care? Will you be able to work again? Were there major injuries resulting in permanent disability? What compensation do the survivors deserve for a wrongful death?

We can address each of these topics to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to under the law. Our Kansas City truck accident attorneys understand the trucking industry, trucking laws, insurance issues, and civil litigation.

Call our office at (816) 484-3776 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Client Testimonials

When We Make the Case for Our Clients
They Make the Case For Us
  • “Your reputation for being the best was certainly demonstrated throughout this whole process.”

    Kaye H.

  • “I would recommend him to anyone seeking an attorney for representation in a medical malpractice case or a personal injury case.”

    Gina R.

  • “I will never hesitate to refer Mr. Kingsland to anyone who is in need of a professional attorney and law firm.”

    John J.

  • “We were both very pleased with how quickly this matter was settled and are comfortable with the settlement amount.”

    Patricia L.

  • “Mr. Kingsland and Mr. Akins were able to get me fully compensated for my injuries.”

    Edmund S.

  • “Thank you Mr. Kingsland for the opportunity to mediate the case yesterday.”

    Thomas V. B.

  • “Bob Kingsland did the finest job of any attorney that I have ever worked with during the more than 25 years that I have consulted on medical cases.”

    D. A., M.D.

  • “I am unbelievably grateful that we had such an outstanding attorney and staff to support us and help us through this experience!”

    Brittny O

  • “I would recommend him to a friend. A great staff.”

    Stan G.

  • “"Wonderful results"”

    Louie Caskey

  • “His firm has excellent service when you are there in the office or over the phone.”

    Erica J.

  • “My wife and I had a wonderful experience working with Mr. Kingsland. Felt like he was on our side from day one.”

    Bill E.

  • “Very proficient. And very hard working towards getting things done in a good, timely manner.”

    Lacretia C.

  • “We were very pleased with the way we were kept informed and guided through every step, all the way to the settlement date.”

    Martha H.

  • “You Mr. Kingsland personally demonstrated courage, candor, and legal ability to achieve this result on my behalf.”

    Reith B.

Why Choose Dempsey & Kingsland

Put Experience on Your Side
  • Proven Record of Success in Cases Like Yours

  • More than 80 Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Dr. O’Shaughnessy & Cathy Brown RN Work with Us From Start to Finish

  • Accessible Attorneys that are Involved in Each Case

Verdicts & Settlements

Your Victories are Our Victories
  • $43.1 Million Settlement Vaccine leads to Paralysis/Quadriplegia
  • $7,326,934.00 Recovery Vaccine leads to cardiac/respiratory arrest and brain damage
  • $7.25 Million Settlement $7.25 million awarded family of worker who fell to his death from high rise building
  • $7 Million Settlement Breach of Policy Coverage/Bad Faith Claim
  • $5 Million Settlement Truck-Car Fatality Collision
  • $4 Million Settlement Head-on Collision
  • $2.69 Million Combined Settlements Elective Surgery Fraud/Malpractice
  • $2.3 million cumulative settlements Bariatric surgeries
  • $1.85 million settlement Worker Crushed by Forklift While Visiting Industrial Plant
  • $1.83 million recovery Vaccine Leads to Spinal Injury

Our Commitment to Excellence

  • Keenan Trial Institute
  • American Association for Justice
  • MATA - Helping to Balance the Scales of Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Best of the Bar
  • AV Peer Review Rated - AV - Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers