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Kansas City Wrongful Death Attorneys

Compassionate Support in Your Time of Need

No amount of money makes up for the death a loved one. An admission or jury finding of negligence doesn’t cure the grief and anger. Yet a wrongful death lawsuit is for the survivors, to compensate for the personal and economic losses and to hold the negligent parties to justice for their careless or reckless actions.

The law firm of Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. handles wrongful death litigation resulting from motor vehicle accidents and other negligence. Our wrongful death attorneys have obtained notable verdicts and settlements for a variety of cases. We practice personal injury in the Kansas City area and surrounding counties of Missouri and Kansas.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation if you lost a spouse, child, or parent to a preventable accident. Call (816) 484-3776.

Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases

Although each case is different, plaintiffs in wrongful death cases may be able to receive compensation for:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of the future earnings of the deceased
  • Loss of household and family services provided by the deceased, including housework, yard work, child care, training, tutoring, care of elderly parents and more
  • Loss of nonpecuniary consortium, companionship, comfort, guidance, counsel, love, and support
  • The victim’s conscious pain and suffering and medical expenses before death

Kansas and Missouri have different wrongful death laws. Our lawyers advise clients about the specific provisions of statutes in each state. We have the knowledge, tools, and experience to build strong cases and help clients obtain justice after a devastating loss.

Fighting Back against the Insurance Company

Insurance companies often balk at large damages for the noneconomic aspects – such as loss of companionship, pain, and suffering – so we prepare claims from the start as if we will have to convince a jury. Law partners Lee Dempsey and Bob Kingsland are accomplished trial lawyers who each bring more than 25 years of experience to your wrongful death case. They are skilled at adding value to settlements through the use of experts, decades of accumulated knowledge, and by not caving in when insurers try to draw the line.

Work with Dempsey & Kingsland

Our Kansas City wrongful death attorneys are here to counsel you about the legal process and discuss the calculations that make up a wrongful death claim. We understand that many clients are concerned that they will be unable to take care of their families if the deceased was the breadwinner. Others may worry about paying for child care or acquiring the skills needed to return to the workforce. We offer you the answers to questions such as these, helping you understand your options and offering you new perspectives about your future.

Get in touch with us today to schedule a free consultation. Call (816) 484-3776.

Client Testimonials

When We Make the Case for Our Clients
They Make the Case For Us
  • “My wife and I had a wonderful experience working with Mr. Kingsland.”

    Bill E.

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

    Cieara J.

  • “Dempsey & Kingsland performed a great service for me.”

    Reith B.

  • “Mr. Kingsland’s professionalism was above and beyond what I expected.”

    Lawanda R.

  • “We want to thank the Dempsey & Kingsland team for all of their hard work.”

    Kaye H.

  • “I am very grateful for Mr. Kingsland.”

    Cindy P.

  • “I will not hesitate to recommend Dempsey & Kingsland.”

    Patricia L.

  • “I am grateful to Mr. Kingsland for the outstanding work.”

    Gina R.

  • “Lee Dempsey and his team work aggressively for each client.”

    Jerry N.

  • “I was very happy with the results of my case.”

    Stan G.

  • “Dempsey & Kingsland has very good lawyers and organization.”

    Efrain V.

  • “Bob Kingsland did the finest job of any attorney that I have ever worked with.”

    D. A., M.D.

  • “Wonderful staff.”

    Louie C.

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

    Edmund S.

  • “I was extremely impressed by Mr. Kingsland's 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 Vaccine Leads to Paralysis/Quadriplegia
  • $7.32 Million Vaccine Leads to Cardiac/Respiratory Arrest & Brain Damage
  • $7.25 Million Workers' Compensation
  • $7 Million Breach of Policy Coverage/Bad Faith Claim
  • $5 Million Truck-Car Fatality Collision
  • $4 Million Head-On Collision
  • $2.69 Million Elective Surgery Fraud/Malpractice
  • $2.3 Million Bariatric Surgeries
  • $1.85 Million Worker Crushed by Forklift at Industrial Plant
  • $1.83 Million 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