Raymore, Missouri Personal Injury Lawyers

Michael S. Foster
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in personal injury cases. Call now!

I’m an experienced personal injury lawyer and I fight to help my clients pursue the compensation they deserve. My practice includes motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, medical malpractice, and slip and falls. Read More »
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Jason Roth
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Personal Injury Attorney with 18 years experience

Mr. Roth practices in all areas of civil litigation, with a focus on serious personal injury and wrongful death. For nearly a decade Jason practiced civil defense litigation. Jason represented some of the largest... Read More »
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Joshua Wilson
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Raymore, MO Personal Injury Lawyer
(816) 331-9968 309 South Washington Street
Raymore, MO 64083
Personal Injury, Criminal and Family
University of Arkansas School of Law
Joshua J. Wilson is a University of Arkansas Law School Graduate. He achieved high academic achievement and success in the courtroom. One of Joshua’s favorite stories to tell is about him beating the City of Pittsburg, Kansas on a red light ticket before he was ever a lawyer. Joshua says, “The reason that story is important to me is because it highlights my drive for justice. I know I did not commit the crime and I was not to stop until I proved that.” Joshua lost the municipal court trial (as he says is typical in these cases), but victoriously...
Kim Benjamin
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Belton, MO Personal Injury Attorney with 23 years experience
(816) 322-8008 8427 Clint DRive
Belton, MO 64012
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
The George Washington University Law School
As the owner of the Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at the Benjamin Law Firm, LLC, I manage an amazing team of lawyers who focus on criminal and DWI defense, while also collaborating with a team of lawyers on personal injury and nursing home abuse and neglect cases.

I have extensive trial experience with more than 200 trials, including dozens of jury trials, and have not lost a trial in over 10 years. I enjoy mentoring and training other lawyers in trial skills - those on the team at Benjamin Law Firm in addition to lawyers across...
J. Denise Carter
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Lee's Summit, MO Personal Injury Attorney with 27 years experience
(816) 246-8881 211 NW Executive Way
Suite G
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Denise has focused on criminal defense, traffic tickets and serious personal injury cases her entire career. She has handled countless felonies, misdemeanors and traffic tickets along with serious personal injury accidents. She has a solid reputation as an outstanding and approachable advocate excelling in both criminal defense and serious personal injury. Denise takes great pride in working hard to achieve the best results possible for her clients.
Tamara Putnam
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Lee's Summit, MO Personal Injury Lawyer with 24 years experience
(816) 246-8881 211 NW Executive Way
Suite G
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, DWI and Medical Malpractice
Washburn University School of Law
Tamara has focused her practice on criminal defense and serious personal injury her entire career. She has handled countless felonies charges in State Court as a prosecutor and now as a criminal defense counsel. She also focuses her practice on litigation of serious personal injury accidents. Tamara has a fierce reputation as an outstanding advocate excelling in both criminal defense and personal injury.
Aaron Woods
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Lee's Summit, MO Personal Injury Attorney with 30 years experience
(816) 735-4588 218 NE Tudor Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Aaron has represented clients in numerous practice areas during his career. He spent the early years of his practice at Risjord & James, P.C., where he focused on representing individuals injured by defective products. Since leaving that firm, he has broadened his practice to include automobile accidents, trucking accidents, dangerous premises and medical negligence. Aaron has also developed specialized experience in representing individuals with traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
Ryan T. Linville
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Lee's Summit, MO Personal Injury Lawyer with 27 years experience
(877) 537-5767 322 NE Tudor
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Animal, Insurance Claims and Workers' Comp
Ryan Linville is an attorney with Lourenco & Linville, P.C. His practice primarily involves representing individuals who have been injured as the result of the fault of others, and representing individuals who have been injured at work.
Dana Altieri
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Lees Summit, MO Personal Injury Lawyer
(816) 524-0404 332 SE Douglas St
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Personal Injury
Mark Gilmore
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Lees Summit, MO Personal Injury Lawyer
332 SE Douglas St
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Personal Injury
Ross Nigro
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Kansas City, MO Personal Injury Lawyer with 27 years experience
(816) 753-4830 606 W. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Medical Malpractice
Ross C. Nigro, Jr., graduated from the University of Kansas with bachelor's degrees in Political Science and History. Mr. Nigro obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri, Kansas City - School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Nigro worked as a law clerk with the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Missouri in Jackson County, Missouri. Mr. Nigro then went on to work as an Assistant Jackson County Counselor handling county prosecutions and civil rights violations. Since 1997, Mr. Nigro has been in private practice, where he has concentrated his practice in the criminal...
Timothy Monsees
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Kansas City, MO Personal Injury Attorney with 38 years experience
(816) 361-5550 4717 Grand Ave
Suite 820
Kansas City, MO 64112
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Insurance Claims and Products Liability
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Timothy Monsees, a Kansas City native and founding partner of Monsees & Mayer P.C., represents personal injury clients from the firm's two convenient office locations in Kansas City and Springfield, MO. In over 25 years of practice, he has worked for law firms specializing in defense of insurance companies and product manufacturers. He now uses this experience to better know his opponents while restricting his practice to representation of victims of wrongdoing. His recognition by his peers in the legal community along with a Martindale-Hubbell rating of "A/V', sets him at the top of his profession...
David Mathew Mayer
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Kansas City, MO Personal Injury Lawyer with 27 years experience
(816) 361-5550 4717 Grand Avenue
Suite 820
Kansas City, MO 64112
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Construction, Nursing Home and Products Liability
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
As a partner at Monsees & Mayer P.C., David M. Mayer has provided personal injury and neglect victims in the Kansas City area with the legal representation they need to fight for the compensation they deserve. With over 20 years of distinguished experience, the Kansas City native has received more than seven multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, earning him an exclusive spot on the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. His community involvement and dedication to each case has also earned him recognition as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in Missouri for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury...
Michael S. Foster
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(816) 249-2101 1501 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Personal Injury, Consumer, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and Drake University
Michael Foster is the 2018 Pro Bono Publico award winner given by the Missouri Bar Association for outstanding character and pro bono commitment. Michael is also the 2018 Legal Champion given by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. He is a former shareholder at one of the biggest law firms in the country and resides in the Kansas City area with his wife Melissa and their two children.

Michael has a well-honed ability to see the big picture and quickly narrow options to a best possible solution. From growing up in a family of attorneys, this legal intuition comes to him naturally. His father...
Gene Cullan
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Kansas City, MO Personal Injury Lawyer with 32 years experience
(866) 540-7600 4900 Main St
Suite 310
Kansas City, MO 64112
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Creighton University School of Law
Dr. Gene Cullan is an experienced trial attorney with advanced medical education in human anatomy and advanced training in accident reconstruction. He dedicates his practice to helping individuals who have been seriously injured due to personal injury and medical malpractice, with a special emphasis in semi-truck and auto accident cases, as well as nursing home abuse and medical malpractice cases. He has received various awards and accolades, including being named as “Best of the Bar” by the Kansas City Business Journal for six consecutive years.
Paul Edward Evans
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Blue Springs, MO Personal Injury Attorney with 24 years experience
(816) 224-9500 1114 West Main Street
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BLUE SPRINGS, MO
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Family, Insurance Claims and Workers' Comp
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Paul E.Evans Attorney at Law has been successfully representing clients for over 20 years in Auto/Truck Accident/Injury, Personal Injury and Workers Compensation. He has a well earned reputation as an excellent attorney for domestic issues such as Divorce, Child Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Paternity, Relocation, Guardianship, and Adoption. While acquiring that reputation he also has handled many cases involving Workers Compensation and claims for injuries such as Auto Accidents. He has represented numerous families in death claims and catastrophic bodily injury. Paul E. Evans Attorney at Law has over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of motor...
Sam Cullan MD, JD
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Kansas City, MO Personal Injury Lawyer with 37 years experience
(866) 540-7600 4900 Main St. Ste. 310
Kansas City, MO 64112
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Creighton University School of Law
Dr. Sam Cullan's first degree was from the United States Merchant Marine Academy where he graduated with a major in Marine Engineering and a minor in Nuclear Engineering. After graduating, he ran for public office and was elected to the Nebraska State Senate, at the age of 22. He served in the State Senate for two terms and then attended Creighton University School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1982. While practicing law he pursued a medical degree from Creighton University Medical School and graduated in 1987.
After medical school, Dr. Cullan worked for a large Kansas City firm defending serious...
Matthew Meyerkord
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Kansas City, MO Personal Injury Attorney with 15 years experience
233 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Workers' Comp
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
When you come to Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott, your case can receive the care and attention it requires. A Kansas City personal injury lawyer at this office has dealt with all kinds of injury accidents and is ready to take on your case and fight for you today. Attorney Matthew D. Meyerkord obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law. He is a member of The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and The Eastern Jackson County Bar Association. Attorney Brian C. Russell earned his Juris Doctorate at the University...
Donald Joseph Quinn II
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KANSAS CITY, MO Personal Injury Lawyer with 38 years experience
(816) 444-7474 9229 WARD PARKWAY
SUITE 290
KANSAS CITY, MO 64114
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Elder, Insurance Claims and Probate
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Former deputy clerk in Probate Court of Jackson County, Missouri. Former law clerk to Missouri Appellate Judge. In practice for over 36 years. Bilinqual
James Roswold
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Lee's Summit, MO Personal Injury Attorney with 29 years experience
200 NE Missouri Rd.
Suite 200
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
University of Iowa
James Roswold has been in practice since 1990. James is a graduate of University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis, MN, graduating magna cum laude, and University of Iowa Law School in Iowa City, IA, receiving his law degree and graduating with distinction, and he is admitted to practice law in both State and Federal Courts in Missouri and Kansas. James started his legal career working for a defense litigation firm, where he litigated personal injury, insurance, FELA, and asbestos cases. After gaining valuable insight into "the other side's" preparation for a civil case, James...
Virginia Lorene Cullan
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Kansas City, MO Personal Injury Lawyer with 36 years experience
(866) 540-7600 4900 Main St., Ste. 310
Kansas City, MO 64112
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Medical Malpractice
Creighton University School of Law
Virginia Cullan, attorney and business manager of Cullan & Cullan, earned her law degree from Creighton University School of Law in 1983. Virginia has extensive experience working on cases involving semi-truck and trailer wrecks, automobile wrecks, birth injury, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse. She is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska and is a member of a number of distinguished legal organizations including the American Association for Justice, Missouri Bar Association, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.
William Garry Cownie
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Lee's Summit, MO Personal Injury Lawyer with 37 years experience
(816) 246-4429 1328 NE Windsor Dr
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Stephen Chase Higinbotham
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Lee's Summit, MO Personal Injury Attorney with 32 years experience
(816) 322-5297 200 NE Missouri Rd., Suite 200
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of Kansas School of Law
Mom and Pop shop. I handle Criminal and Traffic on the local, state and Federal level in Missouri and Kansas. Michelle handles Civil Litigation, Domestic matters, including Divorce, Child Custody, Modifications and Child Support. She also does some Probate and Worker's Compensation. This is my 32nd year of practicing law in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Our office is in Lee's Summit, MO.
Garrett James Tuck
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Kansas City, MO Personal Injury Lawyer with 4 years experience
(816) 463-8035 4050 Pennsylvania Avenue
Suite 121
Kansas City, MO 64111
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Insurance Claims
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and Creighton University School of Law
Garrett focuses his practice in the areas of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and personal injury.
Brett T Burmeister
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Independence, MO Personal Injury Attorney with 13 years experience
(816) 373-5590 14701 E 42nd Street S
Independence, MO 64055
Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Business and Medical Malpractice
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Brett Burmeister practices in civil litigation with a focus on serious personal injury and wrongful death matters. He also represents clients in business litigation, bankruptcy, and other practice areas. He is a licensed real estate broker and handles property transactions and disputes as well. At Burmeister Gilmore LLP, the law firm’s maxim is Clients Come First. It is a fundamental principle that Mr. Burmeister follows in every case. He is honored to help personal injury victims and wrongful death surviving family members recover and enjoys problem-solving with business clients.

From 2012 to 2017, Mr. Burmeister’s peers named him to the Super...
Justin Michael Crozier
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Kansas City, MO Personal Injury Attorney with 4 years experience
(816) 695-5287 800 E 101st Terr
Ste 350
Kansas City, MO 64131
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal and Family
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Garrett Mark Hodes
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Kansas City, MO Personal Injury Lawyer with 21 years experience
(816) 931-1718 900 Westport Road
2nd Floor
Kansas City, MO 64111
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Business, Employment and Products Liability
University of Kansas School of Law
Joseph D. Klenofsky
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Kansas City, MO Personal Injury Attorney with 12 years experience
(816) 865-5700 4505 Madison Avenue
Suite 210
Kansas City, MO 64111
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Nursing Home and Workers' Comp
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
At The Klenofsky Law Firm, LLC we represent clients in St. Louis car accidents, St. Louis motorcycle injuries, and St. Louis tractor trailer accidents in both state and federal courts. Do not attempt to take on the insurance company alone. This does not have to be David vs. Goliath - we can even the playing field. You will never pay us anything out of your own pocket. We are ONLY paid if we make a recovery for you out of your car accident settlement. That is our guarantee to you. Call us for free at 314-932-5790.
Tracy Barnes Spradlin
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Kansas City, MO Personal Injury Attorney with 6 years experience
(816) 768-6900 4310 Madison Avenue
Ste. 180
Kansas City, MO 64111
Personal Injury, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
A criminal defense attorney representing clients in Kansas City, Missouri, Tracy Spradlin is a partner at the Spradlin Kennedy Law Firm. Known as one of the most promising young attorneys in the region, she handles cases of assault, check fraud, trespassing, property crimes, drug possession, driving while intoxicated, domestic violence and traffic violations. She is passionate about protecting the rights of the accused. In 2017, she received Missouri Lawyers Weekly's distinguished "Up and Coming" award.

Along with clients in Kansas City, Ms. Spradlin also represents those in Lee’s Summit, Independence and Jackson County, and clients in both Kansas and western Missouri....
Douglas R. Horn
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Independence, MO Personal Injury Attorney
(816) 795-7500 19049 Valley View Parkway, Suite J
Independence, MO 64055
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Capital University
Douglas R. Horn founded The Horn Law Firm in 1990. Over the past 20 years, Horn has handled numerous personal injury and wrongful death cases in the areas of motor vehicle accident, premises liability , medication error, industrial accident , worker's compensation, and catastrophic injury. Horn represents clients in Missouri and across the Midwest. Different aspects of Horn's law practice have been profiled in the news media and he frequently publishes in the area of personal injury law.
Brian R. Barjenbruch
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Independence, MO Personal Injury Lawyer
(816) 668-5323 3720 S. Arrowhead Ave., Suite 215
Independence, MO 64057
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Consumer, Employment and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Brian Barjenbruch has been a practicing attorney since 2002, having had the opportunity to work with and learn from many talented and well-respected members of the Kansas City metropolitan bar. Mr. Barjenbruch is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Kansas, and has represented clients at the trial court and appellate court levels, and in arbitrations before the National Association of Securities Dealers (predecessor to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Barjenbruch has litigated and resolved dozens of cases, including claims for wrongful termination, employment discrimination, employment contracts, fraud, breach of contract, personal injury, worker’s compensation...
Chelsea Dickerson
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Kansas City, MO Personal Injury Lawyer
(816) 977-2080 435 Nichols Road, #200
Kansas City, MO 64112
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Creighton University School of Law
Chelsea Dickerson is a partner at Dickerson Oxton, LLC - a personal injury law firm in Kansas City. Chelsea graduated magna cum laude from Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism. Chelsea is experienced in handling serious injury cases including automobile accidents, trucking accidents, burn injuries, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and more.
Mr. Stephen R Bough
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Kansas City, MO Personal Injury Lawyer with 10 years experience
(816) 931-0048 917 W. 43rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Personal Injury, Asbestos, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
M. Blake Heath is the lead trial attorney for the firm. He grew up in the small town of East Prairie, Missouri and attended Westminster College for his undergraduate degree. Blake received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he graduated cum laude. During law school Blake served as a Notes & Comment Editor for the UMKC Law Review. He was also on the Executive Board for the Ellison Moot Court Competition, and was a legal intern for the Honorable Duane Benton on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Blake has dedicated his career to...
Rocky T Cannon
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Raytown, MO Personal Injury Attorney with 20 years experience
(816) 582-4595 6119 Blue Ridge Blvd
Raytown, MO 64133
Personal Injury, Bankruptcy and Criminal
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Daniel J Baylard
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Blue Springs, MO Personal Injury Lawyer with 15 years experience
(816) 224-2550 2307 NW South Outer Rd.
Ste. 209
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Products Liability
Mr. Baylard is a trial attorney that specializes in personal injury, wrongful death and family law cases, but also handles all types of legal matters. He has recovered millions for his clients, and refuses to slow down in his pursuit to ensure fair compensation for injured people and their families. Mr. Baylard’s philosophy is to work hard, and treat people as people, not just another nameless case to work-up. Going through an injury related accident can be, and usually is, a life-altering situation that needs personal attention. Mr. Baylard is also...
Catheryn Brooks
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Blue Springs, MO Personal Injury Lawyer with 40 years experience
(816) 229-3111 1200 S. Outer Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Personal Injury, Business, Criminal and Insurance Claims
Kirby L. Minor
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Lee's Summit, MO Personal Injury Attorney with 13 years experience
(816) 888-0632 3720 NE Troon Dr.
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Business, Divorce and Family
Lee's Summit Divorce Attorney- Kirby graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School in 2004. Kirby is admitted in Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Kirby has worked in the areas of family law as well as litigation involving complex insurance coverage issues, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. Kirby's practice focuses on family law, personal injury, criminal and traffic matters but he is also well versed in intellectual property law, employment law including Americans with Disabilities Act claims, business formation...
Rick DeVault
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Lee's Summit, MO Personal Injury Attorney
(816) 350-1600 3720 NE Troon Drive, Suite 100
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Joseph Backer
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Independence, MO Personal Injury Attorney
(816) 399-5219 14801 EAST 42ND STREET SOUTH SUITE 100
Independence, MO 64055
Personal Injury
Lee's Summit, MO Personal Injury Lawyer
(816) 525-5226 212 NE Tudor Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Personal Injury
Lee's Summit, MO Personal Injury Lawyer
(816) 463-9726 400 SW Longview Blvd. Suite 220
Lee's Summit, MO 64081
Personal Injury
David M Peterson
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Kansas City, MO Personal Injury Lawyer with 26 years experience
(816) 888-8888 801 W 47th St
Ste 107
Kansas City, MO 64112
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability and Social Security Disability
University of Missouri - Columbia
As the founder of Peterson & Associates, P.C., Mr. Peterson has been helping to protect the rights of personal injury victims for more than two decades. Having successfully recovered over $350 MILLION in compensation for his clients, David has a proven track record of success and is highly regarded within the legal community. With a dedication to the pursuit of justice, Mr. Peterson is a mentor to many of the younger attorneys at the firm and has also been rated by his peers as an "A-V" lawyer - an honor awarded by Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of Mr. Peterson's...
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Injured in an accident?

When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.

Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.

Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.


Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.

Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.