• Personal Injury

    Have you or a loved one been injured or killed because of someone else's fault? We have litigated personal injury cases for 35+ years and have the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Contact us now and click here to learn more about our successful personal injury practice.

  • Wrongful Death

    Wrongful death is when a person or company causes the tragic death of a loved one. Our attorneys can help if you have lost someone. Money can never replace what was lost, but it may provide security and help prevent future tragedies caused by dangerous companies and individuals. We have offices in Joplin and Carthage and can handle cases anywhere, anytime: Springfield, Kansas City, Columbia, Jefferson City, Rolla, etc. Contact us now and click here to learn more about BWO's wrongful death practice.

  • Medical Malpractice

    We pride ourselves on being strong and successful patient advocates for those who have been injured or killed because of medical error. The prestigious Journal of Patient Safety recently reported that as many as 440,000 people die every year from unnecessary medical mistakes. Although many doctors try their best, they are like everyone else and sometimes make mistakes. When mistakes happen, let BWO's expert patient advocates help you. Contact us now and click here to learn more about our substantial medical malpractice experience.

  • Automobile & Trucking Accidents

    Roadway crashes seriously injure and kill victims every day. If you or a love one has been involved in a car or truck accident, contact the lawyers at BWO today! We have 35+ years of experience to help you get the best result possible.

    Automobile &
    Trucking Accidents
  • Work Place Injuries

    Have you been hurt on the job? If so, you are at the right place because we can help. We are one of the leading Workers' Compensation law firms in the area. We have seen virtually every type of injury there is in our 35+ years of representing hurt workers. Plus, we have the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. We know the law and will work hard to ensure you get the best results possible. Contact us now and click here for more information about work place injuries.

    Work Place
  • Family Law & Divorce

    When you need assistance in the area of family law and divorce, the first thing you should do is call BWO because we can help. We have 35+ years of experience. Our trial attorneys have fought for our clients in almost every courthouse in front of every judge in Southwest Missouri. Contact BWO now and click here to learn more about our law firm's family law and divorce practice area.

    Family Law
    & Divorce
  • Criminal Law

    Buchanan, Williams, & O' Brien has a strong and well-deserved reputation of fighting for the rights of our criminal law clients. We have attorneys that understand the system and know what needs to be done to make sure our client's rights are protected. We have handled all types of criminal law cases and we can help you. Contact us now and click here to learn more about BWO's criminal law practice.

  • "I think the first duty of society is justice. "- Alexander Hamilton

Unsafe Property

Missouri premises liability/unsafe property attorneys in Joplin who get results.

Premises liability covers a wide range of cases, usually involving personal injuries sustained as a result of a home or property owner's negligence. If you are injured as a result of a dangerous condition on someone else's property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Property owners may be held liable (legally responsible) for things such as slippery surfaces, poor lighting, walkway impediments, negligent care of a sidewalk, unsafe or narrow stairways, torn carpeting, changes in flooring, wet floors, violations of building codes and safety code infractions, uneven stairs, broken railings, and cracked sidewalks.  Your class (invitee, licensee, trespasser) at the time of the injury will determine, in most instances, your rights in such a case because property owners owe different duties to different classes of people.

To recover in such a case, you generally must prove your injury was caused by a dangerous condition on the premises that was known to, or should have been known to, the owner. A common defense to such cases is that the danger was "open and obvious". Property owners usually do not have to warn the public about dangers that are easily seen. We are experienced in handling these types of cases and can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

We have the experience and resources to help you in any type of premises liability/unsafe property case.

The attorneys at Buchanan, Williams, & O' Brien have over 30 years of experience and are capable, trial-ready attorneys in any type of premises liability case, including: Slip and Fall Accidents Assaults on Property Drowning Accidents Exposure to toxic or hazardous substances Dog Bite Injuries Premises liability lawsuits may arise in a number of establishments, including restaurants, grocery stores/supermarkets, office buildings, other peoples’ homes, malls, department stores, hardware stores, parking lots, streets, and sidewalks.

Contact us today because with Buchanan, Williams, & O' Brien, you owe nothing unless we recover money for you.

Contact us now and let us help you.  We can meet you at a time and place convenient to you.  We have represented folks all over the United States and have convenient locations throughout Missouri in Joplin, St. Louis, and Carthage.  And remember, you won’t owe us a single dime unless we are successful in resolving your case.  No upfront costs, no hidden fees: just outstanding service to you.

Related FAQs

  • What Kind of Personal Injury Cases do Buchanan, Williams & O' Brien Handle?

    Our attorneys handle all types of personal injury lawsuits for clients located in Missouri and throughout the United States, including those arising out of:

    Automobile and Trucking Accidents

    Medical Malpractice

    Wrongful Death

    Dangerous and Unsafe Property

    Catastrophic Injury

    Injury Requiring Surgery

    Unsafe, Defective, or Dangerous Products (Product Liability)

    Slip and Fall Accidents

    Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence

    Construction Accidents

    Work Injury (Workers’ Compensation)

    Bicycle and Motorcycle Accidents

  • I have been hurt and cannot afford an attorney. What do I do?

    Hire BWO to help you with your personal injury and work comp cases. At BWO, you do not owe us a dime until we get money for you. Other types of cases are generally billed on an hourly basis. We are confident we can help you so contact us now. If you have been hurt and need assistance, let BWO help you. Remember when it comes to personal injury and work comp, no money for you, no fee for us.