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Trusted and Effective Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer

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Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer Proudly Serving Missouri

Trusted and Effective Legal Representation

Our top priority is our clients and ensuring that their rights are protected. Our goal is to provide effective legal representation regardless of the matter. Attorney Peterson is a Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer who is licensed to practice law in the states of Missouri and Alabama.

Regardless of the type of case, a Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer speaks with you directly to discuss the details and circumstances of your case.  We will explain the applicable laws that apply to your case in a way that you can understand.  Next, we discuss your options and the next steps involved in your case.  You will be updated monthly on the status of your case to ensure that you know the progress and work that we are doing.  

Contact us now to schedule a strategy session.  If you cannot come to our office, we will meet you at your home, the hospital, or any other location that is convenient for you. Ultimately, our goal is to provide unparalleled customer service while ensuring that your case receives the proper attention required for a successful outcome.


Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer

Cases We Handle

Free Case Evaluation

No Fee Unless We Win

Lifecycle for a Personal Injury case

Lifecycle for a personal injury case average duration – 2-4 years

Pre-suit Phase

Average time period: 3 months – 1 year

Demand Phase

Average time period: 2 months – 4 months

Negotiation Phase

Average time period: 4 months 

Closing/Settlement Phase

Average time period: 1 months – 4 months

Lawsuit Preparation and Filing

Average time period:  Additional 1- 3 years

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Why Choose Us

Why More Accident Victims in Kansas City Area Choose Us

The Law Firm of Jamiel J. Peterson, P.C. is a top-rated, client-focused Kansas City Personal Injury law firm.

How We Work

The Law Offices of Jamiel J. Peterson, P.C. is dedicated to representing individuals throughout the states of Alabama and Missouri who have suffered catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of another.

We understand that injured people and their family members incur significant expenses due to medical cost, loss of wages, property damage, and other cost associated with recovery from injuries.

The best way to ensure that you receive the full value of your claim is by working with our office. We implore a combination of negotiation strategies and trial advocacy skills to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Additionally, our office accepts personal injury cases on a contingency basis so you do not pay us legal fees unless we win your case.

Allow us to handle the details of your case while you focus on your healing. We make your recovery our priority. In other words, if you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence or misconduct of another, there is no question that you will need a top rated Kansas City personal injury attorney on your side. We make it a priority to fight on your behalf and ensure that you receive the compensation due

experienced courtroom litigator

Jamiel Peterson is an experienced courtroom litigator who has successfully represented hundreds of clients in courtrooms across the continental United States. He recognizes the difficulties, anxiety, and stress that people are faced with when dealing with legal issues. Jamiel understands that each client he represents expects him to be sympathetic and compassionate as he is presented with their legal issue. In every case, he develops a comprehensive plan and discusses legal strategies with clients in detail so that you can make the best choices for your case as it progresses.

Regardless of the practice area, Jamiel works tirelessly and utilizes the necessary resources, to the extent possible, in order to reach the best outcome for your case.

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Morris G.


I was so lucky to find such a great personal injury accident attorney. Everyone was blaming everyone after the accident it was a mess I didn’t know what to do. Joseph really helped explain everything to me and took over talking to the insurance company and got them to pay me for my injuries. Couldn’t have done it without you thanks!!

Chantly B.


I got into a 4-car accident on the 405. The accident was the LAST thing I needed. Not only did Compass Law make it seem like a cakewalk to deal with, they got me compensation for all my damages and then some. They’re extremely professional and made me feel like hey truly had my best interest in mind. What started as a nightmare resulted in the best case scenario. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Compass Law!!

Melissa N.


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Questions to ask before hiring a personal injury lawyer

It cost you nothing up front to hire us to handle your case − if we do not recover on your case, we do not get paid. We handle personal injury matters on what is called a "contingency fee." This means that our legal fees are contingent upon us recovering damages on your claim. We also offer Free Strategy Sessions to discuss your case.

A Kansas City Personal Injury lawyer can help you get the most compensation for your claim. Insurance companies are notorious for presenting low ball offers to individuals attempting to settle a claim without a lawyer. Having a dedicated Kansas City Personal Injury lawyer by your side will increase your chances of a higher recovery significantly.

This depends on several different factors and the complexity of the case. Personal injury cases will always involve third parties (i.e. police investigations, insurance companies, etc.) that could affect the timeline of a case. Most cases settle within 12 − 24 months; however, if we have to file a lawsuit in a matter, it could possibly take longer to resolve the case.

Based on the Missouri Code section 516.120, you have five years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury claim. The clock begins running when you discover the injury.

This question involves several factors that may not make it easy to answer early in your case. This is because the extent of your injuries and the required treatment may not be known at the time your suffer a personal injury. Once we have collected all records regarding your treatment calculated all damages that you may be entitled to, we can answer this question more accurately prior to submitted a demand andƒor filing a personal injury lawsuit.

This is a rather practical question that is overlooked by many people looking to hire an attorney. You always want to make sure that your attorney has handled your type of personal injury case and that they have the appropriate training and resources to see your case through until the end. Do not hesitate to ask the attorney how many personal injury cases they have handled or how many they are currently working. Additionally, ensure that your attorney has trial experience. Personal injury cases must be prepared from the beginning as if they will be going to trial. This ensures diligence and proper strategy every step of the way on your case.

It is very important to ensure that the office and attorney working your case has the time to give your case the attention it deserves. Great lawyers know their limits. Ensure that your attorney has the resources, assistance, time and energy to dedicate to your case.

You often see TV ads from well known personal injury attorneys that lead you to believe that person will be representing you personally. Much of the work on a personal injury case is often handled by non-attorney staff workers or case managers. At hearings, you may likely see junior attorneys within a law firm going before the court. Although these attorneys are qualified, do not assume that the big name you see will be beside you at a court hearing. If this is of significance to you, be sure to communicate this during your consultation.

This is a common question for various reasons. Many people have fear of courtrooms and proceedings, and others understand that it could take several months before a trial takes place. Generally, an experienced personal injury attorney will have a general time frame of when your case may go to trial. This is usually based on the local courts and that particular legal system.

Generally, personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. This mean that you will not pay for the attorney's services upfront, but if the attorney recovers any monies from your settlement or obtains a jury verdict on your behalf, the attorney fees will be paid from the settlement or verdict amount. The amount that the attorney will recover will usually be in the form of a percentage which will usually be disclosed within an engagement contract or fee agreement with the attorney. Always be sure to read the engagement or fee agreement carefully and ask for clarification to ensure that you understand the terms. At our office, if we do not win, you do not pay.

Your lawyer will handle the formal aspects of your case such as dealing with insurance adjusters, court preparation, court proceedings, experts and the like; however, your lawyer will no you to help with proving aspects of your case. For example, your lawyer will need you to regularly attend therapy and doctor appointments for treatment. Most importantly, having an open line of communication with you is of the upmost importance to move the case along