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Kansas City Attorneys for DUI Truck Accidents

When Truckers Drive Under the Influence

A 40-ton tractor-trailer is dangerous enough with a sober driver behind the wheel. A trucker who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs is an accident waiting to happen.

If this nightmare scenario injured or killed your loved one, the law firm of Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., can aggressively represent you in a lawsuit against the trucking company for maximum damages. Our alcohol-related accident attorneys in Kansas City represent the victims of truck accidents in both Missouri and Kansas.

Contact us immediately for a free consultation and to start the investigation. Call (816) 484-3776 today.

Drug-Related Truck Wreck Attorneys

Drinking and drug use on the job is generally low among truck drivers — they know they can lose their CDL license, which would end their driving career. But in the aftermath of a truck accident, it is always a suspicion.

Law enforcement will test the driver if there is reason to believe that alcohol played a role in the crash, but they do not automatically test for all substances. If necessary, we can seek to have blood samples analyzed for other drugs.

Use of any intoxicant might be grounds for a negligence lawsuit, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana, cocaine, meth, or other street drugs
  • Prescription narcotics, such as Oxycontin or Percocet
  • High doses of (legal or illegal) stimulants

Our Kansas City alcohol-related truck accident attorneys go a step further to look into the driver’s history. Are there past convictions for DUI/DWI or drug possession? Past accidents? Was the employer aware of these offenses or negligent in hiring? We can also bring in accident reconstruction, toxicology, and human factors experts if necessary to prove how the driver’s judgment and reaction times were affected.

Seeking Maximum Compensation

Once a trucker’s impairment is established, we can go after the truck company for comprehensive damages for the medical, financial, and personal impact the accident has had on you. This is where our legal team, led by Lee Dempsey and Bob Kingsland, really can make a difference for you.

Whether you suspect alcohol or drugs or have no idea what caused the truck crash, Dempsey & Kingsland is the firm you can trust to fight for justice on your behalf.

Call us at (816) 484-3776 for a free consultation. There are no attorney fees unless we secure compensation.

Client Testimonials

When We Make the Case for Our Clients
They Make the Case For Us
  • “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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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  • “Fast Resolution”


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

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  • “"Wonderful results"”

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

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

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

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  • “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!”

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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
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  • $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
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