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Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in Kansas City

Representing the Innocent Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents

At the law firm of Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., we are familiar with the devastating impact of drunk driving accidents. We share the anger over a senseless decision by one person that leads to lasting injuries and financial hardships for the victims and their families.

Our legal team is committed to holding drivers accountable for crashes they caused while intoxicated or high. We pursue full compensation for victims of drunk drivers in both Missouri and Kansas.

Call a Kansas City drunk driving accident lawyer at (816) 484-3776 for a free consultation if you suffered serious injuries and you suspect the other driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Proving Liability

Personal injury lawyers Lee Dempsey and Bob Kingsland have handled hundreds of car accident cases. If alcohol is suspected as a factor, they know how to guide the investigation to demonstrate that the driver’s judgment and ability to control the vehicle were impaired.

In addition to damages for medical care, lost income, and pain and suffering, Missouri law allows for punitive damages in a drunk driving accident for aggravated liability such as:

  • Speeding or tailgating
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Crossing the center line
  • Driving without headlights
  • Driving on a suspended license

That same negligence often makes the injuries worse in drunk driving accidents, especially when the intoxicated driver drifts into an oncoming lane or plows into the other car (or pedestrian) without braking.


What are the Open Container Laws in Missouri?

The state of Missouri doesn't have open container laws which prohibit the consumption of alcohol. Missouri allows open containers in moving motor vehicles as long as the driver is not actively drinking and everyone who is in the vehicle is over the age of 21.

Although these laws are lenient, it is best to prevent any type of alcohol consumption while driving, as the risks for injuries and accidents can increase rapidly. If you were in an accident due to the negligence of a driver who was drinking and driving, contact Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. for a consultation to seek compensation for your injuries!

How We Can Help

Here at Dempsey & Kingsland, we have medical consultants on call who help us determine appropriate compensation for the physical, financial, and emotional fallout of a car accident. We have recovered damages for the long-term needs from catastrophic injuries such as head injury, spinal injury, amputation, and burn injuries. Our firm has also obtained verdicts and settlements for wrongful death.

Missouri’s dram shop law allows for third-party lawsuits against a bar, restaurant, liquor store, or party host who negligently provided alcohol to an underage or already intoxicated person.

Seeking Justice & Maximizing Compensation

If a loved one was hit by a drunk driver in Missouri or Kansas, work with the Kansas City drunk driving accident lawyers at our firm. We can visit the seriously injured at home or hospital, and there are no attorney fees unless we secure compensation on your behalf.

Reach out to us at (816) 484-3776 to learn more about how we can help you find justice after a drunk driving accident.

Client Testimonials

When We Make the Case for Our Clients
They Make the Case For Us
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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