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Kansas City Boat Accident Attorneys

The Legal Support You Need after an Accident

The rules for operating watercraft are different from the rules for driving a car, but the laws of negligence are the same. If a family member was injured or killed in a boating or jet ski accident, Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. provides the experienced and aggressive representation to fight for full compensation.

We have handled boat and personal watercraft (PWC) accidents on Lake of the Ozarks and Smithville Lake. We can also evaluate injuries that occurred on Longview Lake, Lake Jacomo, Blue Springs Lake, Truman Lake, Table Rock Lake, Pomme de Terre Lake, and other boating hotspots in Missouri or Kansas.

Call us at (816) 484-3776 for a free consultation to explore your potential compensation for a serious personal injury or wrongful death.

Possible Boat Accident Scenarios

Here at Dempsey & Kingsland, we have seen every type of boat accident scenario, including:

  • Powerboat collisions
  • Personal watercraft (“jet ski”) crashes
  • Boats hitting water skiers or swimmers
  • Boaters running into docks, bridges and other fixed structures

We rely on DNR or State Water Patrol accident reports as the basis for our own investigation into boat accidents. Through victim and witness accounts and, if necessary, accident reconstruction experts, we work to identify the liable parties and how they were negligent. Was alcohol involved? Was the operator recklessly close to other crafts? Was the boat traveling at an unsafe speed on a crowded lake? Was the operator old enough to go solo? Did the accident happen at night without running lights?

Maximizing Your Compensation

Boat and PWC crashes often involve drowning deaths, brain injury from near-drowning, or head trauma, spinal injuries, severe burns, broken bones, and other serious or permanent harm. Our Kansas City boat accident attorneys are committed to seeking comprehensive damages for your pain and suffering, future care requirements, and economic losses.

Contact us at (816) 484-3776 if you suspect another party was negligent in your serious boat accident. We offer a free consultation and take no attorney fees unless we obtain compensation.

Client Testimonials

When We Make the Case for Our Clients
They Make the Case For Us
  • “Thank you Mr. Kingsland for the opportunity to mediate the case yesterday.”

    Thomas V. B.

  • “Your reputation for being the best was certainly demonstrated throughout this whole process.”

    Kaye H.

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

    Cieara J.

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

    Jennifer B.

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

    Bill E.

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

    Reith 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.

  • “Fast Resolution”


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

    Joseph Z.

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

    Stan G.

  • “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.

  • “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 am very grateful.”

    Cindy P.

  • “From our initial encounter to the day of settlement, I was extremely impressed by his professionalism.”

    J. Mattonen

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