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Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers

Proudly Serving the Midwest Since 1949

When you have been injured in an accident or have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence, you need a trusted legal team in your corner. For more than seven decades, Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, Chtd. has been representing the injured and their families in Kansas City and throughout the Midwest.

Our highly respected, award-winning team has secured more than $750 million on behalf of victims of car accidents, truck accidents, insurance bad faith, wrongful death and other forms of personal and corporate negligence. We also handle medical malpractice cases, including those involving infections and, most recently, M. chimaera bacterial infections.

We couple our extensive trial experience with a personalized approach; while we believe that there is no substitute for skill, we also believe that building personal relationships with our clients is equally as important as what we bring to negotiation, litigation, and trial.

When you entrust your case to our Kansas City personal injury law firm, you will receive personal, hands-on attention from your attorney, not just an intake specialist or legal assistant.

If you were injured, contact us for a free consultation with one of our Kansas City personal injury lawyers.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Highly Respected in Our Field

    Our attorneys are well-established in various areas of practice, including Attorney Lynn R. Johnson, who is a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates.

  • A Legacy of Excellence

    We have a longstanding history of exemplary legal representation dating back to 1949, but are committed to leveraging forward-thinking practices and technology for the benefit of our clients.

  • Trial-Ready Legal Advocacy

    While most of our cases result in successful settlements, our willingness to go to trial enables us to secure more favorable outcomes.

  • A Network of Support

    We work to ensure that you receive the resources you need after an injury, including medical care, access to experts, emotional and financial support.

  • Committed to Our Community

    Our advocacy does not stop in the courtroom - it extends into our support for various local organizations that benefit our community.

  • Personal, Hands-On Attention

    All members of our team, including partners, associates and paralegals, are committed to providing direct contact and clear communication.

Why Hire SJB?

There are many very good reasons for choosing the attorneys of SJB to represent you. Law firms have different skills, different areas of expertise and different ways of approaching cases. Find out about our firm’s strengths, successes on behalf of our clients, and more importantly, the five reasons why you should hire us.

Our Experience Pays

View Some of Our Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Trucking Accident Verdict $23 Million

    Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman won what is thought to be the largest personal injury verdict in Kansas in a trucking case against Swift Transportation. The $23.5 million verdicts followed a lengthy jury trial in U.S. District Court in Wichita.

  • Massive Bad Faith Judgment $11.5 Million

    The District Court of Riley County, Kansas, issued a ruling enforcing an $11,588,548 judgment against insurance carrier USAIG for its negligence and bad faith in handling a claim against its insured pilot following a fatal airplane crash. In 2021, the ruling was upheld by the Kansas Court of Appeals.

  • Insurance Bad Faith $10.25 Million

    An insurance company's failure to timely offer its $100,000 liability policy after a motor vehicle accident resulted in the company's payment of a $10.25 million settlement of a Kansas "bad faith" action handled by Vic Bergman.

  • Drilling Truck Accident $5.2 Million

    A head-on highway collision caused by an oil and gas driller resulted in a $4 million settlement from the drilling company after a week and a half of trial in southwest Kansas.

  • Preventable Birth Injury $4.72 Million

    The negligence of an obstetrician and of labor and delivery nurses at Salina Regional Health Center resulted in a $4.72 million settlement. The case, which was handled by Vic Bergman and Matt Birch, exhausted the defendants’ available insurance coverage and included $20,000 of the physician’s personal assets.

  • Preventable Birth Injury $4.3 Million

    A hospital’s failure to have policies in place to prevent devastating brain injuries to infants led to a $4.3 million Kansas settlement. Vic Bergman represented the family.


We've Helped Thousands of People Just Like You
  • “I highly recommend this practice. Richard Budden was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and realistic with my expectations. He and his team were always quick to respond and handled all of my concerns ...”

    - Sarah B.
  • “After our son’s birth injury, it was our ultimate goal to determine what had really happened during his delivery. With the help of Shamberg, Johnson, & Bergman, we were able to get some answers and ...”

    - Katy Brown
  • “Highly recommend this firm. They were professional and helped us understand the whole process while working with them. David was very down to Earth and excellent to work with.”

    - Amanda H.
  • “David Morantz and his team were so very helpful and compassionate during an extremely difficult time in my life. They were very knowledgeable regarding laws governing our situation and gave perfect ...”

    - Deanna B.
  • “This firm, specifically, David Morantz, was a huge help in the case that I had over the past few years. All the members of the law firm that helped with everything put in tireless hours to give the ...”

    - Jeff K.
Standing Up for the Injured

Personal injury law allows victims of negligent and wrongful conduct to hold at-fault parties accountable and seek financial compensation for their losses. At Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, Chtd., we are passionate about standing up for your rights and helping you get back on your feet.

In addition to our comprehensive legal services, our Kansas City personal injury lawyers also frequently assist our clients with other aspects of the healing process, from finding a qualified physician to obtaining counseling services from a licensed psychologist to locating a reputable auto repair shop. Throughout the entire process, our team is committed to providing the emotional and legal support you need.

We are proud to be a powerful, long-standing personal injury law firm with a history of serving the Kansas City community. We are also committed to remaining on the cutting-edge of personal injury law, offering our clients convenient services and utilizing the latest technology in order to build the strongest possible cases.

We provide free consultations, both in person and over the phone, as well as contingency fees. This means that you do not pay any out-of-pocket expenses but, rather, your attorney’s fees are paid via an agreed-upon percentage of your total recovery. If we do not win your case, you do not pay a dime.

Browse our website to learn more about who we are and the types of cases we handle, or contact our Kansas City personal injury lawyers directly at (816) 542-5999 to schedule a complimentary case evaluation today.
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Lynn R. Johnson, Attorney

Personal Injury FAQ

  • How do I know if I have a personal injury case?

    In order to have grounds to file a personal injury claim, you will need to prove that another person, company, government entity, or some other party is liable for your injuries and the resulting damages. This typically requires that you establish that the other party owed you a duty of reasonable care and that they breached this duty by acting negligently, recklessly, or unlawfully. You will also have to prove that the breach of the duty of care was the proximate cause of your injuries and that you sustained measurable damages.

  • What are damages?

    In personal injury law, “damages” refers to any losses you suffer as a result of an accident, injury, or death of a loved one. Damages can be both economic and non-economic. Economic damages include things like medical bills, lost wages/income, lost earning capacity, future medical expenses, and more. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, include intangible losses stemming from the incident, such as pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and loss of love or companionship.

  • How much is my case worth?

    Because every situation is entirely unique, it is impossible to determine the exact value of your case without conducting a thorough investigation of the facts. No reputable attorney will be able to provide an assessment of the value of your potential claim without first meeting with you to discuss the various details of your situation. Contact us today for a free consultation!

  • How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?

    Most personal injury attorneys, including ours, charge fees on a contingency basis. This means that your personal injury attorney’s fees will be contingent on them winning your case. Typically, personal injury firms cover the upfront costs of a case and collect reimbursement and/or attorney’s fees based on an agreed-upon percentage of the client’s total settlement or verdict if trial is necessary. To learn more about our contingency fees and how much it costs to hire a KC personal injury lawyer, please contact us today.

  • Why should I choose Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Chtd. for my case?

    When it comes to finding the right Kansas City injury attorney for your personal case, it’s important that you evaluate all potential law firm’s level of experience, reputation, and history of handling cases like yours. At Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, Chtd., we have been representing injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed in Kansas City and the surrounding areas since 1949. We have successfully recovered more than half a billion dollars for our clients, including some of the largest settlements and verdicts in the region. Our attorneys are all highly respected and highly awarded trial lawyers in Kansas City and, most importantly, all are committed to providing you with the personalized care and attention you deserve.


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