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

    Edmund S.

  • “I am very grateful.”

    Cindy P.

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

    John J.

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

    Bill E.

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

    Thomas V. B.

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

    Reith B.

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

    Gina R.

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

    Cieara J.

  • “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.

  • “"Wonderful results"”

    Louie Caskey

  • “Fast Resolution”


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

    Kaye H.

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