Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer

Trial-Ready Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Attorneys Dedicated to Getting You The Results You Deserve.

Personal Injury Attorneys Ready to Fight For You.

A personal injury accident can change your life and the injuries you sustain can affect your life for years to come. If you’ve been hurt in an accident and you’re now unable to enjoy the things that you used to, we are here to advocate for you. We make you our priority and focus on making claims to get you the compensation you need to recover.

Our Practice Areas

Whether you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you’re suffering from catastrophic injuries, or you’re reeling from the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, we are ready to fight for you. Learn more below.

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Defending Your Rights

Welcome to Sandage Law, where your rights and freedom matter most. Led by seasoned criminal defense attorneys Lance Sandage and Sarah Hess, our firm stands as a beacon of legal expertise and unwavering support for individuals facing criminal charges in Kansas City and beyond.

Why Choose Sandage Law for Criminal Defense?

At Sandage Law, we understand that facing criminal charges can be one of the most daunting experiences anyone can endure. That's why we're here to offer not just legal representation, but also compassion, understanding, and unwavering support throughout every step of your case.

We understand that every case is unique, and every client deserves individualized attention. When you choose Sandage Law, you can rest assured that your case will receive the personalized care and attention it deserves. We take the time to listen to your concerns, understand your goals, and tailor our legal strategies accordingly.

Comprehensive Legal Representation

With a combined experience of representing hundreds of clients in various criminal cases, Attorneys Lance Sandage and Sarah Hess bring unparalleled experience to the table. Whether you're facing charges related to white-collar crimes, violent offenses, sex crimes, or property offenses, our team has the knowledge and skills to mount a robust defense on your behalf.

Navigating the complexities of the criminal justice system requires more than just legal knowledge—it demands trial experience and courtroom prowess. At Sandage Law, we have a proven track record of success in both negotiation and litigation. We are not afraid to take your case to trial if it means securing the best possible outcome for you.

Our primary goal at Sandage Law is to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. Whether that means negotiating a favorable plea bargain, securing a dismissal of charges, or winning an acquittal at trial, we are committed to tirelessly advocating for your rights and interests.

White Collar Crimes

Sandage Law has a long history of providing experienced and aggressive representation for individuals facing allegations of financial, business-related, and personal injury criminal offenses. At Sandage Law, we’ll represent you if you are facing criminal accusations of class actions, business disputes, auto accidents, or wrongful death.

If you find yourself amid a white-collar crime investigation or facing charges in Kansas City, hiring a seasoned white-collar crimes attorney is crucial. White-collar crimes, which often involve complex financial transactions and regulatory violations, require legal experience and skill. At Sandage Law, we have in-depth knowledge of federal and state laws related to white-collar crimes.

Our comprehensive understanding of the intricate financial systems involved in white-collar cases allows them to identify critical evidence, pinpoint inconsistencies, and challenge the prosecution's case. We have excellent attention to detail, which is essential in constructing a strong defense strategy. Our negotiation skills can lead to reduced charges or alternative resolutions that minimize the potential impact on your future. By retaining our services, you’ll get a strong advocate who can protect your rights and work towards the best possible outcome.

Theft, Fraud, & Property Crimes

Sandage Law represents individuals against federal and state charges of theft, fraud, and embezzlement. We defend clients against a variety of charges, from burglaries and robberies to complex cases alleging mail, wire, and other forms of fraud. Sandage Law has experience defending these cases by completing a thorough investigation to identify the client’s best defense, working with investigators to interview witnesses and victims, and negotiating with prosecutors to minimize the charges.

Violent Crimes

We have experience representing clients against allegations of violent crimes, including assaults, armed robberies, weapons charges, and murders. Our attorneys also have experience representing individuals who face a potential death sentence. If convicted, clients can face long prison sentences and a lifetime of registering as a violent offender. Clients charged with violent crimes need an attorney committed to conducting thorough investigations, identifying and arguing all legal issues, and fighting for clients at trials. Sandage Law has a long and proven history of success in each of these areas.


Sandage Law has been able to achieve outstanding results in federal and state sentencing proceedings, including diversions, probation, and suspended sentences. Many of our clients face collateral consequences, including the loss of professional licensing or immigration status. We work to resolve cases so that these consequences can be lessened or avoided altogether.

Sentencing advocacy demands expertise and creativity. Our attorneys find creative ways to argue for the most favorable sentences possible over the government’s recommendation of lengthy prison terms.

Your Trusted Criminal Defense Advocates in Kansas City

When your freedom and future are on the line, you need a legal team you can trust to fight tirelessly on your behalf. With Sandage Law by your side, you can face the challenges ahead with confidence, knowing that you have dedicated advocates who will stand by you every step of the way.

Don't face criminal charges alone. Contact Sandage Law today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards protecting your rights and securing your future.


Car Accidents

Car Accidents


Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents


Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents


Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death


Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic Injury


About Sandage Law

At Sandage Law, we are committed to building strong, supportive relationships with our clients. With over 35 years of trial experience, our attorneys have a proven track record in the courtroom to maximize the value of your personal injury claim.

Our team offers individualized attention, ensuring the most effective strategy for your case. We welcome you to contact our office and experience the dedicated advocacy of our Kansas City personal injury team, known for delivering results.

Get Help Today.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident,
Sandage Law can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you or a loved one have been hurt, you're not alone. Here are some frequently asked questions that other people in your position have had in the past.

What does it mean to have a personal injury claim?

Personal injury claims are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. The responsible person's insurance company will typically provide financial compensation to the injured person for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other ongoing medical expenses. Examples include car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, dog bites, and slip and fall accidents.

How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?

To determine if you have a valid personal injury claim, you must have suffered an injury due to someone else's negligence or wrongful conduct. Additionally, you must have suffered identifiable damages as a result of the injury. Lastly, it is important for there to be a source of recovery, such as an insurance policy. Every case is different. For an evaluation of your situation, contact the personal injury attorneys at Sandage Law for a free consultation. Our team will carefully assess your case and guide you on the best course of action.

What types of damages can I recover in a personal injury claim?

Damages in a legal context refer to a monetary compensation awarded to an individual who has suffered loss or injury due to the unlawful act or negligence of another party. These damages are intended to financially restore the injured party to the position they would have been in had the injury not occurred, covering aspects such as medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and emotional distress.

When should I file a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured in an accident, you should file a personal injury lawsuit as soon as possible, ideally after seeking immediate medical attention. Acting quickly is critical because of legal time limits, known as statutes of limitations, which restrict the time frame in which you can bring a lawsuit. Additionally, prompt action helps preserve vital evidence and witness testimony, increasing the likelihood of a favorable outcome in your case. The sooner your attorney can begin building your case, the better.

Should I accept the insurance company's settlement offer?

Before you sign anything, it is important to speak with an attorney.

Insurance companies will work to diminish the value of your personal injury claim. They often propose quick, initial settlements and may offer less than what you're entitled to. While is may be tempting to accept the initial settlement offer, it's essential to fully understand the extent of your injuries, the impact on your life, and all related costs before accepting any offer.

Consulting with a personal injury attorney, like those at Sandage Law, can provide you with a clear understanding of your claim's value and ensure that your rights and interests are adequately protected. An attorney can negotiate on your behalf to secure a more appropriate settlement that reflects the true cost of your injuries and losses.

How much does it cost to hire a personal injury attorney?

Personal injury attorneys typically work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not pay any legal fees unless your case is successful. In this type of fee arrangement, you pay a portion of the money you receive from the insurance companies to the firm. This allows the firm to aggressively pursue your claim and work on your behalf without a significant personal financial investment.

At Sandage Law, we operate on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases, ensuring that our clients can pursue justice without financial burden. The specific percentage and terms are discussed and agreed upon at the beginning of our representation. This approach aligns our interests with those of our clients, as we only get paid if we successfully recover compensation for them.

What if I am partially responsible for the accident?

In Kansas, if you are partially responsible for an accident, your ability to recover damages in a personal injury case is governed by the rule of comparative fault. Under this rule, you can still recover damages, but your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you. However, it's important to note that Kansas follows a "modified comparative fault" rule. This means if you are found to be 50% or more at fault, you will not be able to recover any damages. At Sandage Law, we can help assess your situation and work towards maximizing your compensation, even if you share some responsibility for the accident.

What should I do if I was injured in an accident?

If you're injured in an accident, prioritize seeking immediate medical attention and follow all treatment recommendations. Document your injuries, treatments, and any expenses incurred. Also, be cautious with insurance companies and avoid giving detailed statements or accepting early settlements. It's crucial to consult with a personal injury attorney like those at Sandage Law as soon as possible to understand your legal rights and ensure your interests are protected.

Client Testimonials

“Lance and Sarah were wonderful to work with. They were intelligent, hard-working, and dedicated advocates for me and brought my case to a positive resolution. They will not over-promise you results although at times you may want them to. I think it is better to be told the trust. When I was given optimistic news I knew I could count on it because of Lance speaking so plainly with me throughout.”

Glen F.

“Already I felt so much more confident about my boyfriend’s legal case to have a lawyer who believes in you and wants to win. It is an amazing feeling. It is hope!”

Melanie B. 

“They care deeply about their clients and get the best possible results.”

Mykelanne I.

Kansas City Personal Injury FAQs

What is a personal injury case?
A personal injury case arises when someone suffers harm or injury due to someone else's negligence or intentional actions. At Sandage Law LLC, we can get you compensation for injuries or losses associated with car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, and catastrophic injuries. 

How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?
To have a valid personal injury claim, you generally need to establish that someone else's negligence or wrongdoing caused your injuries. At Sandage Law LLC, we’ll help determine your fault and get you. 

What damages can I recover in a personal injury case?
Damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and other losses. The specific damages depend on the circumstances of your case.

How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit in Kansas City?
The statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit in Kansas City is two years. It's crucial to file within this timeframe so that you can receive maximum compensation.

Should I accept the insurance company's settlement offer?
Do not accept any settlement offers without consulting an attorney first. Insurance companies may offer low settlements, and an attorney can help determine the fair value of your case.

How much does it cost to hire a personal injury attorney?
Many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if you receive compensation. Discussing fee arrangements during your initial consultation is always a good idea.

What should I do if I've been injured in an accident?
Seek medical attention immediately, document the accident scene, exchange information with the other party, and report the incident to your insurance company if applicable. You should seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney immediately to get the compensation you deserve.

Can I still file a personal injury claim if I was partially at fault for the accident?
Kansas follows a modified comparative fault system. You may still recover damages, but your compensation could be reduced based on your percentage of fault.

Schedule A Consultation

If you have been injured in an accident, contact us today. The consultation is free, and you do not pay unless we win.

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