Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
SWR has a long history of defending challenging personal injury and death tort cases through the Midwest. Some examples include:
Plaza Gas Explosion- SWR defended a Kansas City area contractor from claims of negligence after a gas leak led to a deadly explosion and fire.
Eminem Tour Bus Accident- SWR defended a bus driver from negligence claims arising from an accident that occurred while transporting rap music artists to an upcoming concert.
Owen Hart Wrongful Death Case- SWR successfully defended a KC area sports arena in a wrongful death lawsuit after a professional wrestler fell over 70 feet from a skywalk to the wrestling ring leading to his death.
Each year SWR attorneys try several personal injury and death cases to verdict throughout Kansas and Missouri state and federal courts. In fact, SWR was one of the few defense firms to obtain a favorable verdict for its client during 2020 despite the heavy restrictions imposed because of COVID-19.
This trial experience, coupled with the expertise of our busy mediation practice group, allows the firm to obtain favorable settlements in cases that are better suited for resolution without the benefit of a trial.