The Team You Need for the Results You Deserve Kansas City's Leading Medical Malpractice & Serious Personal Injury Firm

Distracted Driver Truck Accident Attorneys in Kansas City

Representing Those Harmed by Distracted Truck Drivers

The research shows that engaging in any other activity while driving increases the chances of an accident. When a truck driver’s attention is divided, it is the lives of other motorists that are most endangered.

No truck driver is going to admit to inattentive or distracted driving. The Kansas City truck accident attorneys of Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. have the experience and the network of professionals to uncover the truth. We have won compensation for many clients by demonstrating driver negligence in tractor-trailer crashes and other commercial vehicle accidents.

Call us immediately at (816) 484-3776 if you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident. We offer a free consultation, serving clients in both Missouri and Kansas.

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Any activity that takes your eyes off the road for even a moment — changing the radio station, glancing at a map, unwrapping a sandwich — increases the risk of an accident. But talking and texting on a cell phone are two of the most dangerous distractions.

Dialing or talking on a cell phone — even a hands-free device — makes a driver four times more likely to be in a crash with injuries, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Plus, the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration reports that inattentive driving is a factor in 25% of all motor vehicle accidents.

Proving Texting While Driving & Other Distractions

The “black box” data recorder on a tractor-trailer provides valuable information about the driver’s speed and braking prior to impact. Our accident reconstruction experts compare this information with skid marks and other evidence at the crash scene to piece together fault. Witness statements can be very powerful evidence, and we can subpoena the driver’s cell phone records to prove that he or she was on the phone or texting while operating the truck.

Once presented with a solid case for liability, the trucking company and insurance carrier are more likely to negotiate a good settlement. For a catastrophic injury or wrongful death, we work with many professionals to calculate appropriate damages for future medical treatment, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Our experienced Kansas City truck accident attorneys are committed to maximizing your compensation. Contact us at (816) 484-3776 as soon as possible so we can investigate.

Client Testimonials

When We Make the Case for Our Clients
They Make the Case For Us
  • “We were both very pleased with how quickly this matter was settled and are comfortable with the settlement amount.”

    Patricia L.

  • “I would recommend him to anyone seeking an attorney for representation in a medical malpractice case or a personal injury case.”

    Gina R.

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

    Reith B.

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

    Lacretia C.

  • “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 exceptionally prepared. He removed a major burden from my life.”

    Joseph Z.

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

    Lawanda R.

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

    Martha H.

  • “I would always recommend Bob to anyone with a serious injury who needed an attorney.”

    Mary A.

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

    Thomas V. B.

  • “I am unbelievably grateful that we had such an outstanding attorney and staff to support us and help us through this experience!”

    Brittny O

  • “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.

  • “Fast Resolution”


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

    Bill E.

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

    Jennifer B.

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