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Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claim Attorneys in Kansas City

Helping You through Stressful Situations

It is alarming to victims of car accidents when they discover that the driver who hit them has no auto insurance or carries only the minimum liability coverage.

Are you stuck holding the bag? No. You are covered under your own car insurance policy for this scenario. However, insurance companies routinely fight these claims or offer a lowball settlement. You may need uninsured motorist attorneys in Kansas City to enforce your rights.

The personal injury attorneys of Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., have extensive experience with uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) claims. We will take your insurer to court if necessary to force them to honor their obligations – though in most cases we can extract a fair settlement.

Talk to us about your case. Call (816) 484-3776 to schedule a free consultation.

Attorneys for Underinsured Driver Claims

Even if another motorist caused your crash, your initial medical bills are paid by your personal injury protection (also known as PIP, Med-Pay or “no-fault”) insurance. When PIP coverage is exhausted, the other driver’s insurance pays for any excess medical costs, as well as damages for lost earnings, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.

If the other driver is not insured or does not have enough coverage to pay your losses, your uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist pays the remainder. At least that’s how it’s supposed to work. In reality, insurers play games with PIP and UM/UIM claims to delay, deny, or downplay the payout.

Protecting Your Interests

Lee Dempsey and Bob Kingsland are veteran trial lawyers who are savvy to the insurers’ tactics and the statutes in Kansas and Missouri governing these claims. We can step in to make sure you get fair and timely treatment.

Keep in mind that:

  • In Kansas, you cannot receive payment from your UM/UIM policy until the other driver’s carrier signs a waiver of liability. This trap in the law requires an attorney’s assistance.
  • In Kansas, insurers cannot seek subrogation (reimbursement) of your PIP claims if you have out-of-pocket losses above and beyond the UM/UIM coverage. In Missouri, there is no subrogation of Med-Pay at all. These laws do not stop insurers from seeking reimbursement they are not entitled to. We can make them back off.
  • If your PIP/Med-Pay insurer is slow to pay your doctor bills, we can intervene to help.

Don’t despair if the other driver was underinsured, but don’t handle these claims yourself. Contact us at (816) 484-3776. We take no attorney fees unless we recover your rightful compensation.

Client Testimonials

When We Make the Case for Our Clients
They Make the Case For Us
  • “From our initial encounter to the day of settlement, I was extremely impressed by his professionalism.”

    J. Mattonen

  • “He does everything within His power to go above the call of duty to ensure your case is handled only in the most professional/productive manner with the your quality life always in the forefront.”

    Christopher P.

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

    Erica J.

  • “Mr. Kingsland and his staff were exceptionally prepared. He removed a major burden from my life.”

    Joseph Z.

  • “"Wonderful results"”

    Louie Caskey

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

    Patricia L.

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

    John J.

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

    Edmund S.

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

    Reith B.

  • “Once again I can’t thank you all enough. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me. ”

    Cieara J.

  • “Mr. Kingsland’s professionalism was above and beyond what I expected. He is a man of great integrity, compassion and honor…”

    Lawanda R.

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

    Bill E.

  • “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.

  • “Mr. Kingsland and his staff were very thorough and stayed with my case for a prompt resolution.”

    Jennifer B.

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

    Lacretia C.

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