14109 Overbrook Road, Suite B. Leawood, KS 66224 PHONE: 913.214.5100 FAX: 913.214.5191

Carpani and Gordon P.A. | Personal Injury Attorneys | Kansas City, KS | Leawood, Kansas

Carpani & Gordon, P.A. focuses its practice on the often interrelated matters of tax law, business law and estate planning and it enjoys an of counsel relationship to offer services in personal injury law.

Our practice generally has its genesis in business formation with our up and coming businesses. Additionally, clients who have reached a degree of success and sustainable healthy business revenues work closely with us on tax and estate planning strategies aimed at maximizing their wealth opportunities and minimizing financial and legal risks. Further, we represent clients of every economic stratum with tax controversy issues, working to resolve existing tax liabilities, penalty assessments and in effecting tax minimization strategies. We are a boutique firm working closely with larger intellectual property, health care, bankruptcy, personal injury, securities and litigation firms and can bring much to bear on the issues affecting our core client base.

A personal injury can be a devastating event physically, emotionally, and financially and can affect all aspects of a person’s life, from the ability to work to caring for family. The effects of a personal injury can present significant challenges: the legal system is complex in the area of personal injury and rigid timelines exist in which to sue or make a claim in different types of actions. An individual’s failure to act timely to protect him or herself can become a complete barrier to the right to recover. It is always wise to confer with a personal injury lawyer as soon as the injury occurs to educate yourself on your legal rights and the remedies available. Your first goal should be to attempt to preserve and maximize your rights to recovery, whether they are for physical damages, loss of consortium claims, wage and other property losses, or other recovery theories.

Carpani and Gordon, P.A.’s Of Counsel attorney is available to provide a free consultation regarding potential cases immediately. Steven A. Ediger, the firm’s Of Counsel, has been involved in the handling of injury claims for over 20 years. Collectively, our firm has the background to understand the issues presented in a personal injury or related medical malpractice matter and to focus on providing a solution that best meets the client’s needs. We are experienced in all aspects of settlement negotiations, mediations, alternate dispute resolutions, and Steve has first chaired dozens of trials and appeals. We understand how important it is to our clients to reach resolution by experienced representation.

With the resources of a full service law firm behind our Of Counsel, we are able to draw upon additional expertise when necessary, such as use of a wide range of medical and other experts, from orthopedic, plastic, neuro and other surgeons to industrial psychologists, occupational therapists and chiropractors. We have experience in assisting with the calculation of the financial impact of a personal injury, as well as the financial planning and tax planning attendant to certain recoveries.

Carpani and Gordon, P.A. offers personal one-on-one consultations and represents clients with prompt, responsive, and experienced guidance in a variety of serious personal injury or wrongful death claims, such as those involving the following:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

We are experienced handling cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, or uninsured/underinsured motorist claims resulting from various forms of motor vehicle accidents, such as:

  • Auto accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Accidents resulting in victims of drunk driving/DWI
  • Bicycle/pedestrian accidents

Medical Malpractice

We work to hold medical professionals accountable for negligence and substandard care that leads to serious personal injury, or wrongful death, such as:

  • Nursing home abuse
  • Hospital mistakes
  • Surgical errors
  • Negligent treatment
  • Wrong diagnosis

Worker’s Compensation

We handle cases such as the following:

  • Worker’s compensation
  • Workplace injury and retaliation
  • Construction Accidents

Other Personal Injury

We also handle cases involving the following:

  • Dog bites or animal attacks
  • Premises liability/slip and fall
  • Defective and dangerous products
  • Slip and fall

Employment Law

  • Wrongful termination

If you are injured by someone else’s negligence, the law entitles you to recover various types of damages, such as the following:

Pain and Suffering

An important component of your bodily injury claim can be the right to compensation for physical pain and mental anguish you have suffered and will endure in the future because of your injury. These general damages are in addition to lost earnings and medical expenses.

Medical Expenses

The costs of all past, current and future reasonable and necessary medical expenses incurred because of your injury are recoverable. These expenses include those which are the product of the original injury or that result from an increased susceptibility to future injury.

Loss of Earnings

You are also entitled to recover the loss of earnings suffered from your injuries, including, wages, commissions, bonuses and all other earnings or fringe benefits.

Future Loss of Earnings

If your injuries permanently limit your ability to earn a wage, you can recover the value of the reduction in your earning capacity. A person who has been injured by the fault of another is entitled to recover for his or her loss of earning capacity, in addition to actual lost wages. The award for loss of future earnings does not require an actual loss, but may instead be based on loss of the person’s ability or potential to make money.


Damages for wrongful death may be available for the spouse, parent and child of the deceased person. Damages may include economic loss or damages for mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, loss of society, companionship, comfort, protection, marital care, parental care, filial care, attention, advice, counsel, training, guidance or education.


If the injury causes scarring or other unsightly marks, you are entitled to recover for the disfigurement and humiliation or embarrassment caused by the disfigurement.

Damage to the Marital Relationship

Serious injuries to one spouse may cause damage to the marital relationship. If this occurs, you may recover for the loss of society, affection, assistance, conjugal fellowship and loss or impairment of sexual relations that occurs.

Damage to Your Vehicle or Other Personal Property

You are entitled to seek recover for damage to personal property and for actual expenses incurred as a result of an accident, including prescriptions, prosthetics and for physical property lost or destroyed in the accident itself.

To schedule an appointment or to discuss the specific facts of your case, please contact our offices.

Tax Law

Carpani and Gordon, P.A. places a large emphasis on assisting clients with resolving Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) and Missouri Department of Revenue (MDOR) tax issues.

In most instances, our clients have suffered the loss of a job, experienced a divorce, domestic abuse, health crises, family tragedy, business failure or similar life challenge which resulted in a delinquent IRS, KDOR or MDOR tax liability. Too often, financial and emotional stress mounts in the face of calls from agents or collection agencies or innumerable letters from taxing authorities detailing liens or unfiled returns.

Business Law

Where business law is concerned, Carpani and Gordon, P.A.’s goal at the conclusion of each representation is for our clients to view us as more than a lawyer, but rather as a valued partner in business.

Our logo is intended to depict several important aspects of our practice. Beyond containing our monogram letters of C and G, our branding was specifically crafted to symbolize our core philosophy of assisting clients who are on the Cusp Of Greatness with actualizing their potential by our firm truly participating in and assisting them in getting over the proverbial hills which may be preventing them from realizing or exceeding their own business expectations.

Estate Planning

Death and taxes. With those two most notorious issues looming on every horizon at some point in life, Carpani & Gordon, P.A.’s goal is to assist clients in understanding the estate planning process and preparing for the orderly distribution of his or her affairs in a tax efficient manner.

To make the estate planning process clear and non-threatening, Carpani & Gordon, P.A. provides a no-charge one hour intake and consultation to discuss planning possibilities, deliberate on appropriate planning options and quote a fee.