At Langdon & Emison, our personal injury experience, passion for justice, and history of handling small and large cases go a long way in how we fight for clients.
We promise to provide every injury victim with compassion, personalized legal counseling, and a firm dedication to seeking maximum recovery.
Dedicated personal injury lawyers are ready to help.
If you have been injured in the North Kansas City area—whether by a car crash, defective product, or another type of accident—Langdon & Emison is ready and waiting for your call.
Our personal injury lawyers will:
- Seek a comprehensive understanding of your injury, what caused it, and its impact on you and your loved ones’ lives.
- Work with you on your schedule.
- Outline your options and help you weigh the pros and cons of each potential solution.
- Handle your case with compassion and empathy.
- Conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of your accident and gather the necessary pieces of evidence to build your case.
- Negotiate on your behalf to reach a settlement that fully compensates you for your losses.
- Take your case to trial if it’s clear that the other party will not negotiate in good faith.
A personal injury lawyer can be a tremendous resource and ally in your fight to seek compensation for your losses. Take the first step by calling us at (816) 793-8867 or contact us online to schedule your risk-free case evaluation.
Over $750 Million in Verdicts and Settlements Recovered for Injury Victims
Over the past 30 years, Langdon & Emison has recovered over $750 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Our personal injury lawyers are never afraid to take on challenging cases. Plus, unlike many personal injury firms, we will take a case all the way to trial if necessary to seek maximum recovery for our clients.
Contact our Kansas City firm today at (816) 793-8867 to schedule your risk-free case evaluation. Our team can help you get started on your personal injury case, evaluate how much you may be able to recover in damages, and provide advice specific to your situation.
Langdon & Emison Case Results
Langdon & Emison is known across the country for its leadership and fearlessness when it comes to taking on large companies and holding them accountable.
These case results are examples of what our firm can do for personal injury victims in Kansas City.
“Ever since my accident I felt like I had lost a sense of control in my life, and Langdon & Emison helped me take it back and look forward to the future—which is priceless. Very personable and patient, they guided me through the process and were available with any answers I needed. Sometimes reaching out and getting help that changes your life really isn’t too good to be true. They have my lifelong gratitude and appreciation.”
Our client testimonials demonstrate the commitment and dedication of our Kansas City personal injury lawyers. When you work with us, you’re guaranteed to have a capable, experienced representative handling your personal injury claim.
No matter the size, we will ensure your case is handled properly with compassion and the utmost attention to detail.
Langdon & Emison’s Guarantee to You
The dedicated attorneys at Langdon & Emison are driven by one guiding principle: we put the clients’ needs first, always. When you work with us, we guarantee the following:
- Honest and knowledgeable advice from an experienced lawyer who has handled cases similar to yours in the past
- Compassion, empathy, and support as you seek healing and recovery
- Respected lawyers with trial experience who will fight for you—in or out of the courtroom
- Risk-free case consultation
- Zero dollars in fees unless we win a settlement or verdict on your behalf
Our Kansas City Practice Areas
Personal injury law covers a wide variety of injury types. However, at the heart of all personal injury cases lies one shared factor: an innocent person suffered an injury as a result of the negligence or inaction of another.
In our 30 years of practice, we’ve seen it all. However, in our experience, nearly every case we’ve taken on has involved a defective product or some type of negligence that caused an injury that could have been prevented.
Our Kansas City, MO lawyers have deep knowledge and extensive experience in the following personal injury practice areas:
- Automotive defects
- Consumer product defects
- Commercial trucking accidents
- Passenger vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Roadway defects and signage hazards
- Railroad accidents
- Electrocution accidents
- Gas explosions
- Medical device defects
- Airbag defects
- Spinal cord and brain injuries
- Driver fatigue accidents
- Defective workplace products
- Child car seat defects
- Slip and falls
- Premises liability accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
After suffering a serious injury, you want a lawyer on your side who has experience that relates specifically to your accident. Contact our personal injury lawyers today to see what they can do for your case.
Common Causes of Injuries in Kansas City
Kansas City and the surrounding suburbs is a fantastic place to live and work. However, as part of a larger metropolitan area, it’s also an unfortunate reality that there are many accidents and injuries, especially ones involving vehicles, that occur in the area.
Accidents are the third-leading cause of death in the Kansas City metropolitan area. In 2019 alone, there were 64,682 traffic crashes. Many of these auto accidents led to property damage, serious injuries, and fatalities.
Over the past few years, the leading cause of accidents in the Kansas City area has been driver inattention and distraction. Other leading causes of accidents include:
- Influence of alcohol and drugs
- Aggressive, careless, or reckless driving
- Driver fatigue
- Right of way violations
- Improper lane changes
- Following other vehicles too closely
All of these factors have one thing in common: these accidents could have been prevented if it weren’t for someone’s negligent or reckless behavior.
Langdon & Emison specializes in auto crashes and other types of accidents caused by others. Let us handle your case. We can investigate the cause of your accident and pursue maximum recovery on your behalf.
Recoverable damages in a personal injury case.
As the victim of a personal injury, you have the legal right to seek damages for your injuries, property damage, and other losses.
There are two main types of compensatory personal injury damages: general or special damages. Being aware of the different kinds of damages can help you understand what you may be able to recover in your case.
Special Damages (Economic)
Special damages seek to make injury victims whole for the losses they’ve incurred as a result of their injuries. Special damages cover specific expenses that can be typically quantified with receipts, bills, and invoices, such as:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Cost of future medical care
- Household expenses
- Physical therapy, rehabilitation, and other recovery bills
- Property damage
- Hospital bills
- Prescription medication costs
However, even if two victims suffer from the same type of accident, their special damages may look drastically different from one another. How much you’ll be able to recover in damages depends on the extent of your injuries and the treatment needed to recover.
General Damages (Non-economic)
General damages compensate injury victims for non-monetary damages resulting from their injury and can include:
- Emotional distress and trauma
- Loss of consortium or companionship
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Without the use of bills or invoices, general damages may require more time to assess which is where a personal injury lawyer can be of service.
After you’ve sustained an injury, a personal injury lawyer at Langdon & Emison can provide an evaluation of the damages you may be entitled to recover. To schedule your free case consultation, call (816) 793-8867.
Contact a Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you have suffered because of another party’s negligence, just know that you have options and you’re not alone. The experienced Kansas City lawyers at Langdon & Emison are ready to fight for your rights to seek recovery for your losses.
Contact our firm today. We can learn more about your case, answer any questions you may have, and help you weigh the pros and cons of your options. Call us at (816) 793-8867 or contact us online to schedule your no-obligation case evaluation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I have a case?
If you or a loved one have been hurt, harmed, or suffered a loss that was not your fault, you likely have grounds to seek recovery through a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury cases operate under the concept of negligence—whether it’s on the road, in public, at the hospital, or elsewhere everyone has a duty to exercise care in their interactions with others. When people fail to uphold their duty of care and cause harm, they are considered negligent.
A Kansas City lawyer can help determine whether you have a case, who can be held accountable, and outline your options to seek compensation.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit in Missouri?
The statute of limitations in Missouri to file most personal injury lawsuits is five years (Missouri Code §516.120). If you fail to file suit within this timeframe, you most likely will not be able to bring charges against the negligent party. The exceptions to this case are if the injury victim was under 18 years old OR if the injury was not discovered until later.
We advise our clients to take action as swiftly as possible once an injury has occurred. While five years may seem like a long time to file suit, in reality, it can go very quickly if you are focused on recovering from your injuries. Don’t lose your chance to recover much-needed damages to cover your losses.
How much does a Kansas City personal injury lawyer cost?
The personal injury lawyers at Langdon & Emison work on a contingency fee basis. We don’t charge anything upfront and only get paid if your case reaches a successful conclusion through either a settlement or trial. We want our clients to breathe easier knowing they can focus on their recovery efforts instead of worrying about how they’ll cover legal fees.