Advanced Experience in Personal Injury Law


Personal Injury

When someone is injured due to the negligence of another person or entity, it may be cause for the victim to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Personal injury actions can encompass a wide range of injuries, from automobile collisions to medical malpractice, to injuries caused by dangerous products. Generally, a personal injury claim, regardless of its basis, has two basic issues—liability and damages.

Liability essentially means a legal responsibility for another person’s injury or damages. Damages are intended to compensate the injured person for what was lost due to the accident or injury—to make the injured person "whole" again from a monetary standpoint (to the extent that is possible). This means trying to put a dollar figure on all the consequences of an accident. Some damages are relatively easy to calculate—like reimbursement for property damage, medical bills and lost wages. But it is more difficult to place a monetary value on pain suffering or the inability to enjoy hobbies or other life activities because of physical limitations caused by accident-related injuries. 

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person or entity, please contact the attorneys at Boyd Kenter Thomas & Parrish. 


What to Do in Case of a Car Accident

If you or a family member has been injured on the job or due to a car accident, we are ready to help. 

  • Put your physical safety first – move safely away from the accident if possible

  • Immediately call 911 for medical and police help

  • If you are able, exchange insurance information with the other party

  • If possible, take photos of the vehicles in the position they stopped at after the wreck —if you cannot safely take a photo of the accident, move your vehicle then take a photo

  • Ask for names of bystanders who saw or heard what happened (if able)

  • Be cautious about speaking with anyone else at the scene other than the police and EMTs about what happened and injuries (other than as needed to be sure the medical needs of others are being attended to).

Consider speaking with an attorney before communicating directly with your insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company.




John R. Boyd

J.R. Boyd is a fellow in the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers and has been a member and held leadership positions with the Workers’ Injury Law Advocacy Group (WILG) since its inception in 1995.



Jerry Kenter, a veteran of the United States Air Force, is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Jerry assists veterans who have filed an appeal due to claim processing errors, missing or lost medical evidence with the Department of Veterans Affairs.



Brianne Thomas is a seasoned litigator and serves as Managing Partner at Boyd Kenter Thomas & Parrish. She has held leadership positions with the Association for Women Lawyers (AWL) of Greater Kansas City and serves on the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.



As an associate, Jason has first-chaired workers’ compensation hearings and assisted partners Brianne Thomas, Mark Parrish and Jerry Kenter in many aspects of civil litigation. He has also written appellate briefs and argued before the Court of Appeals for the Western District of Missouri.



Detail oriented and proactive with a strong work ethic, Josh has assisted and taken lead in all aspects of civil litigation, including significant courtroom experience. He has also written appellate briefs and argued before the Court of Appeals for the Western District of Missouri.



Jeff Carey has been practicing law for more than 20 years. He received the Legal Champion’s Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly for his work on a federal corruption case and in support of the initiative petition process.


dennis l. horner

Dennis Horner is a frequent speaker at Kansas Division of Workers Compensation Seminars, Kansas Bar Association Seminars and Kansas Association for Justice Seminars.



Ray is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.



Driven by intuition, Erica has a creative and open-minded approach to practicing law. She has a passion for helping those who have been wronged or injured.