Kansas City Car Accident Attorneys
Comprehensive Representation for Car Accident Victims
The experienced personal injury lawyers at Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. have handled hundreds of car accident cases throughout Missouri and Kansas. We are skilled at proving the negligence and extracting full compensation for the physical, financial, and personal impact that a car crash has on the victims and their families. After a family member’s serious injury in a car accident, it is important that you work with a Kansas City car accident attorney who can take on the burdens and prevent the insurance companies from taking advantage of you during a vulnerable time.
Don’t talk to the insurance representatives – talk to an attorney first about a serious or catastrophic car accident that injured or killed a family member. Call us at (816) 484-3776 today.
We Know Car Accidents
Trial lawyers Lee Dempsey and Bob Kingsland have each practiced for more than 25 years and have secured substantial settlements and jury verdicts for clients.
We are familiar with the unique injuries and legal issues presented in all types of auto accidents, including:
- Intersection crashes and rear-end collisions
- Pedestrians or bicyclists struck by cars
- Car-motorcycle accidents
- Collisions with trucks
- Injuries to passengers
- Accidents caused by drunk drivers
Dempsey & Kingsland deals with the insurance companies for you to spare you the frustrations and to make sure your settlement covers your losses. We can help with unpaid medical bills and the repair or replacement of your damaged vehicle. Our team even has experience with uninsured/underinsured motorist claims against your own auto insurance policy.
One mistake that people make when they handle their own insurance claims is leaving money on the table. The average person doesn’t fully understand his or her rights and all the damages he or she may be entitled to.
If you suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one, the settlement must cover many needs. The legal team at Dempsey & Kingsland anticipates those needs when seeking comprehensive compensation for your losses.
What Damages Apply to Your Personal Injury Case?
Every case is unique. Our Kansas City car accident attorneys have handled the spectrum from fractures and lasting “whiplash” injuries to permanent or catastrophic injury such as brain injury or paralysis.
Working with our on-call medical consultants and a nationwide network of experts, our lawyers strive to ensure you are covered for the immediate and long-term impact through available damages including:
- Hospital bills and future medical care, such as surgery
- Physical therapy and chiropractic care
- Nursing home care or home health aides
- Medications and medical equipment
- Reasonable medical travel expenses
- Lost wages and projected lost earnings
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Lost enjoyment (limitations from a permanent disability)
- Punitive damages in certain cases of gross negligence or reckless indifference
Even this is not an exhaustive list. We work closely with the victim, doctors, and family members to learn what the needs are for your specific situation.
In most car accidents, there is no mystery about who is responsible. But when fault is not clear, proving negligence can be a barrier to much-needed compensation.
Dempsey & Kingsland has the resources to conduct a prompt investigation to preserve evidence, including accident reconstruction specialists in severe or complex cases. We contract with an experienced physician consultant and a nurse consultant to assess each client’s injuries and future needs. Our team can also bring in additional professionals to calculate damages for a family member’s wrongful death or major injuries such as brain damage, paralysis, or loss of limbs.
Our Kansas City car accident lawyers act quickly to preserve evidence that is critical to your case, including:
- Photos of the vehicles, ideally before they are moved
- Photo or video of the crash site (skid marks, debris, obstructed views)
- Photos of the victims’ injuries
- Inspection of the vehicles for evidence of poor maintenance
- Data from onboard “black box” recorder (speed, braking, etc.)
- Truck driver logbooks and corresponding truck company logs
- Driver history (license status, prior accidents, traffic violations, criminal convictions)
- Law enforcement accident reports
- Toxicology tests if alcohol or drugs are suspected
- Witness statements
From this body of evidence, we can trace the actual negligence: A fatigued trucker, a driver distracted by a cell phone, unsafe condition of the vehicle itself.
In fatal accidents, the person does not always die at the scene or from the immediate injuries. Our medical consultants and attorneys are skilled at proving liability via medical causation if a family member died weeks, months, or even a year later from complications such as internal bleeding, stroke, infection, or organ failure.
Laying the Groundwork for Full Damages
We present our evidence to the insurance company and begin the earnest negotiations. If the insurer still denies negligence or argues our client’s contributory negligence as a minimizing factor, we are ready and willing to go to a jury.
But even if liability is acknowledged, securing full compensation is another matter. We anticipate resistance from the insurance company by carefully documenting the extent of the injuries and the physical, financial, and emotional impact on our client.