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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Founding Partner, Terry Crouppen who has more than 40 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney. Our last modified date shows when this page was last reviewed.

If you have been injured in a car or auto accident in the Kansas City area, the accident and injury lawyers at Brown & Crouppen can help you get the compensation you deserve. We have some of the best car accident lawyers in Kansas City which is why we work on a contingency basis, meaning there is no upfront cost to you — if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.

Over the last 40+ years, our car accident attorneys have helped our clients obtain over $1 Billion due to settlements and verdicts, including car accidents. We help those injured receive compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident, call to request a free case evaluation from Brown & Crouppen Law Firm of Kansas City. Get started with your case by calling (816) 670-4701 to request a free case evaluation or submit an online request.

Our lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning there are no upfront legal fees or costs – we only get paid if you win. While the goal of our Kansas City personal injury lawyers is to help everyone who calls us, not every case is a good fit for our car accident lawyers. However, with a team of over 250 legal professionals and an extensive network of attorneys, we’re confident we can provide unparalleled legal representation for car accident claims. We believe in compassionate support, frequent communication, and achieving the best results possible for our clients.

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The moment you get into a car accident, your life can change forever. Medical bills can add up quickly. If you’re unable to work, a sudden loss of income can make it challenging for you to make ends meet. And don’t underestimate the impact the trauma of being in a wreck can have on your ability to do the things you love.

Fortunately, compensation may be available to you. However, at-fault parties and insurance companies won’t be eager to cut you a check. They’ll have teams of attorneys and insurance adjusters working hard to find a reason to deny your claim or minimize your payout.

If you want to win your case and maximize your recovery, you’ll need the help of an experienced Kansas City personal injury lawyer.

At Brown & Crouppen, we have decades of experience going up against tough insurance companies, corporations, and individuals with deep pockets. We’ve helped our clients win over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts – and we’ll invest everything we’ve got into getting you the best results possible.

You focus on recovering while we handle your car accident case from start to finish:

  • Investigate. Our team will conduct a thorough and independent analysis of the crash to determine why it happened and who’s at fault.
  • Gather evidence. We’ll need evidence – ranging from medical records, physical evidence from the scene, KCPD crash reports, vehicle maintenance records, photographs, video footage, and more – to build and support your claim for damages.
  • Consider expert reports. Expert insight can make or break a car accident injury case. Our team will bring in experts and specialists to help us appreciate the full scope and impact of your crash and injuries. The more we know, the better prepared we’ll be to leverage a full financial recovery on your behalf.
  • Defend against victim-blaming tactics. Insurance companies and negligent parties may try to blame you for your crash. This can prevent a financial recovery or limit how much money you can get. We’ll be more than ready to counter these efforts.
  • Negotiate a settlement. Our goal will be to leave negotiations with a full and favorable settlement package for you. After all, that’s the fastest way to resolve your case and get money in your hands. However, we’ll never compromise the quality of our legal representation for a quick result.
  • Bring your case to trial. If you aren’t offered a fair deal, or if your claim is handled in bad faith, our accomplished trial attorneys will be more than ready to bring your case to a judge and jury in Jackson County.

Don’t try to take on an insurance company or negligent party on your own. Brown & Crouppen is here to help. Contact our car accident attorneys in Kansas City to get started with a free case assessment today.

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Car accidents happen unexpectedly and can lead to severe injuries and other damages. Our Kansas City car accident lawyers can help you build a strong car accident claim and receive compensation for the following:

  • Severe Injuries and Pain & Suffering
  • Property Loss & Damages
  • Medical transportation, hospitalization, and current medical bills
  • Ongoing medical treatment and future medical expenses
  • Disability and reduced earning capacity
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Therapy
  • Property damage
  • Nursing assistance
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Emotional distress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of consortium

At Brown & Crouppen, our personal injury law firm has a strong track record for handling, settling car accident settlements, claims with insurance companies to get our clients their desired level of compensation. In some cases, insurance companies may be uncooperative and unwilling to resolve the claim. If that happens, our trial lawyers are prepared to bring the full scope of the Brown & Crouppen legal team and its resources to get you the results you deserve.

Upon taking a car accident case, we begin by understanding the events and collecting evidence to build a strong case. We also take the time to answer any legal questions you may have about your accident; you’ll always have direct access to a legal team for ongoing support when you choose Brown & Crouppen Law Firm.


Our law firm represents crash victims who have suffered:

Don’t hesitate to seek medical care promptly after your wreck. Once your injuries have been treated, reach out to our legal team to discuss your legal rights and options.

"Staff is very polite. Very helpful in explaining everything going on as well. I would definitely tell anyone that's in an accident to go to them. The level of professionalism and kindness is above my expectations. Definitely made me feel at ease during our families difficult time."


When it comes to valuing a car accident injury case, there’s no set settlement or financial award. Every case is different, so it’s essential to consider factors that may be unique to each crash and each victim.


  • What types of injuries have you suffered?
  • Do your doctors anticipate that you’ll make a full physical recovery?
  • Are you able to continue working?
  • What kind of pain and suffering have you experienced?
  • Do you share responsibility for the crash?
  • Did you take the necessary steps to mitigate your injuries?
  • How old were you at the time of the wreck?

Generally, the more serious your injuries (and the more your life is impacted), the more your car accident injury claim will be worth.

The attorney you choose to represent you will also impact how much money you can get after a car accident in Kansas City. At Brown & Crouppen, we’ve led our clients to over $1 billion in compensation. That includes many awards that are often 30 times higher than what insurance companies initially offer.


Each state is typically referred to as an “at-fault” or “no-fault state,” which may be either depending on where the accident occurred in Kansas City:

  • Kansas – Kansas is a no-fault state, meaning that drivers are required to carry no-fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP), which can help cover medical bills, lost wages and some other expenses up to a certain amount and regardless of who is at fault. If you are hit by an at-fault driver, we would assist you with obtaining PIP benefits from your own insurance company or the insurance company for the driver of the vehicle you were in. PIP benefits would be separate from any amounts we would pursue against the at-fault driver as compensation for your injuries. One of our Kansas-licensed attorneys can help you sort out getting PIP coverage and also compensation for your injuries from the at-fault driver. Motorcycle accident victims can still sue the liable party to recover compensation in cases where severe injuries have occurred.
  • Missouri – As an at-fault state, car accident victims receive compensation from the other driver’s insurance company.

Insurance companies can be difficult and unwilling to compensate fairly for injuries, no matter your state. A car accident lawyer can help ensure your claim is properly filed, deal with insurance companies, and collect the evidence needed to build a strong case. Often, insurance companies try to delay or deny claims.

Our Kansas City law firm has helped 100s of car accident victims across Kansas and Missouri recover compensation for their injuries. Request a free consultation from Brown & Crouppen by calling or telling us about your case online. Contact our office today to meet with an experienced attorney ready to help each one of our clients. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you have nothing to lose. Pay no attorney’s fees unless we get compensation for you.


Yes, as long as you’re not entirely at fault. Missouri is one of 12 states to adopt a pure comparative negligence system.

Sharing some of the blame won’t bar a financial recovery. It will, however, affect how much money you can receive in a settlement or jury award. Your award will be reduced based on your role in the crash.

Imagine you’re involved in a car accident and suffer damages valued at $100,000. You’re assigned half of the blame because you were speeding at the time of the crash. When comparative fault is factored in, you’ll be able to recover half of your damages – totaling $50,000.

The more fault you share, the less money you’ll be able to recover.


Anyone who contributes (directly or indirectly) to a motor vehicle accident can be liable for the consequences.

Our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to determine why your accident happened and, in turn, determine who’s at fault.

Potentially liable parties may include:

  • Negligent motorists, including truck drivers and motorcyclists
  • Bicyclists or pedestrians
  • Ride-share drivers for Uber and Lyft accidents
  • Property owners
  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • Government agencies responsible for road safety, design, and maintenance
  • Employers of at-fault parties

We will aggressively seek damages from anyone who was negligent or can be held strictly liable under Missouri state law.


Many terms are used to describe collisions, and our injury lawyers handle all types of car accidents and collisions in Kansas City, including:

We also handle other motor vehicle accidents including:

Our lawyers also represent injuries and accidents caused by distracted driving, driving under the influence (DUI), and reckless drivers. If you or a loved one has suffered car accident injuries in Kansas City, contact Brown & Crouppen Law Firm to see how we can help with your case.

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If you or  a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Kansas City – either in Missouri or Kansas, a car accident lawyer can help you recover financial compensation for property damage, medical bills, your lost wages, and suffering from severe injuries. Getting started is easy. Get help for free from our legal team by calling us at (816) 670-4701 or requesting a free case evaluation online.

Our Kansas City law office is located at 2345 Grand Boulevard #675, Kansas City, Missouri, and serves the greater metro area.


The average car accident settlement is approximately $25,446.84, and includes cases in Missouri and Kansas. This includes all cases and types of injuries, including cases where catastrophic injuries occurred, which often lead to higher settlements. In cases where only minor injuries have occurred, the average settlement is generally between $10,000 – $15,000.

In both Kansas and Missouri, compensatory damages include both economic and non-economic damages. This includes property damage, pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. A personal injury attorney can help you obtain fair compensation for damages.

Missouri has a five-year statute of limitations that applies to the vast majority of car accident lawsuits. You’ll have just three years to file a wrongful death lawsuit if a family member is killed in a fatal Kansas City crash.

There are limited exceptions. However, those exceptions could give you more or less time to take action.

The important thing to know is that once the statute of limitations expires, so does your right to demand compensation in a third-party claim.

You can preserve your legal right to financial recovery by speaking with our experienced car accident lawyers in Kansas City immediately after your wreck.

Kansas City is the largest city in the state of Missouri – both in terms of population and land area. It’s home to more than 517,000 people – and thousands more pour into the city every day to work and take in the local sights. Road congestion can be problematic – the average commuter logged 34 hours sitting in Kansas City traffic in 2020.

Bumper-to-bumper traffic isn’t the only problem on Kansas City roads and highways. Traffic accidents are also incredibly common in the region.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were at least 5,695 reported car accidents resulting in an injury or death in Kansas City, MO in 2021.

These crashes resulted in:

  • 8,200 injuries, and
  • 83 deaths.

That’s between 15 and 16 car accidents in Kansas City, Missouri every single day for a year.
Preliminary statistics for 2022, at least as far as fatal car accidents in Kansas City are concerned, indicate that accidents may be getting more dangerous. In the first three months of the year, at least 21 car accident fatalities were reported in Kansas City. In 2021, just 10 deaths were recorded during that same period of time.

While traffic accidents in Kansas City can happen anywhere, certain parts of the city tend to see more collisions than others.

According to the crash data, crashes frequently occur at:

  • I-70 and I-435
  • Bannister Road and I-435
  • Front Street and I-35
  • I-435 and Wornall Road
  • 75th Street and Bruce Watkins Drive
  • I-435 and Holmes Road
  • I-470 and Blue Ridge Boulevard
  • Bruce Watkins Drive and Gregory Boulevard
  • Three Trails Crossings
  • Broadway Boulevard and 29th Street

While you may not be able to avoid these intersections entirely, you can potentially reduce the risk of an accident by exercising a little bit of extra caution while navigating through them.

Human error, or negligence, is the leading cause of car accidents in Kansas City, Missouri.

Factors that tend to contribute to collisions on Kansas City roads include:

  • Texting and driving
  • Other forms of distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding
  • Driving too fast for road or weather conditions
  • Improper merging
  • Failure to maintain lane
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Road runner
  • Unsafe turns
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Negligent vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Road defects

Sometimes factors outside of a driver’s control – like the weather, road construction, or defective vehicles – can also contribute to crashes in Jackson County.

People often wonder when to get an attorney for a car accident. Generally, you should consider getting a lawyer if you’ve been injured, multiple parties are involved, liability is disputed, or if you’re facing challenges with the insurance company. 



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