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Calculating Compensation for the Aftermath of a Car Accident

Kansas and Missouri Auto Wreck Attorneys

Insurance companies like to put a fixed value on injuries, and usually a low number at that. The law firm of Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., excels at getting more money for victims of personal injury. The more severe the injuries, the more our skill and experience matters in getting full value for claims.

Our lead trial lawyers, partners Lee Dempsey and Bob Kingsland, each bring more than 25 years of experience in civil litigation to the task of maximizing compensation for our clients. They have secured notable verdicts and settlements in motor vehicle accidents, including a $5 million award in a fatal truck accident, the fifth largest recovery for such a case in Missouri history.

If your loved one was seriously injured or killed by the negligence of others, call us at 816-421-6868 for a free initial consultation. We have handled hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout the Kansas City metro area in both Missouri and Kansas.

Calculating Compensation Is Where We Shine

We pride ourselves on our knowledge and approach in maximizing applicable damages for serious injury cases, especially catastrophic injuries such as a brain injury, spinal cord injury or loss of limb. Even when liability is not disputed, we believe that our medical insights and decades of experience can add thousands of dollars — hundreds of thousands in major cases — to the compensation that goes to our clients.

One key to our success is the in-house acumen of our attorneys. Mr. Dempsey and Mr. Kingsland work from the original source material, the complicated and technical "doctor-speak" of medical records, without having it dumbed down. Combined with their knowledge of the legal and insurance barriers, they can back up a claim for substantial damages.

Our firm has an exclusive relationship with two medical professionals who evaluate every case. Jane O'Shaughnessy, M.D., is our physician consultant, a board-certified doctor with a distinguished background in emergency medicine and assessment of traumatic injuries. Cathy Brown, RN, BSN, is our nurse consultant, bringing 35 years of broad experience in nursing care and medical research.

We invest in other experts as necessary to shore up our claims, including nationally known medical specialists, economists and life care planners who can testify to the physical, financial and psychological impact in concrete terms.

We Anticipate the Future Needs of Our Clients

A serious or permanent injury creates many hardships and needs, and the dollars quickly add up. We carefully document everything that our clients will endure or likely need over a lifetime:

  • Physical therapy, surgery or reconstructive surgery
  • Nursing care or assisted living help
  • Expensive pain medications
  • Modifications to the home
  • Wheelchairs, lifts, specially outfitted vans
  • Artificial limbs or joint replacement
  • Job training to adapt to a new career
  • Psychological counseling for depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress

We also work to detail all the ways that our client and the family will be affected in seeking additional damages for:

  • Projected lost wages/reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life from the limitations of a permanent injury

There Is One Opportunity to Collect Damages — Don't Settle for Less

Arrange a free consultation with Kansas City accident attorneys committed to the full compensation you deserve for the lasting impact of someone else's careless or reckless actions. There are no attorney fees unless we secure a settlement or win at trial.

Kansas City Dempsey and Kingsland Personal Injury Attorney Video

The attorneys at Dempsey & Kingsland handle personal injury cases. If you have been seriously injured, contact a lawyer in Kansas City, Missouri at 816.421.6868 or visit http://www.dempseyandkingsland.com

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