• 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 40 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.


    Personal
    Injury
  • 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 BW's wrongful death practice.


    Wrongful
    Death
  • 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 BW's expert patient advocates help you. Contact us now and click here to learn more about our substantial medical malpractice experience.


    Medical
    Malpractice
  • 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 BW today! We have 40 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 40 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
    Injuries
  • Family Law & Divorce

    When you need assistance in the area of family law and divorce, the first thing you should do is call BW because we can help. We have 40 years of experience. Our trial attorneys have fought for our clients in almost every courthouse in front of every judge in Southwest Missouri. Contact BW 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 has a strong and well-deserved reputation of fighting for the rights of our criminal law clients. We have attorneys who are former prosecutors 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 BW's criminal law practice.


    Criminal
    Law
  • "My attorney was respectful and personable. I appreciated my attorney involving me in negotiations, calling me back promptly, and his supportive tone throughout my case. I was very pleased with my experience and would absolutely recommend JoplinLawyers.com to others."- Kim

The Accident

Vehicular accidents are one of the leading causes of death for individuals between the ages of 3 and 34. This trend does not appear likely to change any time soon as drivers are more distracted today than ever before. It is common to see drivers talking on their cell phones, sending texts, using their navigational systems, or changing the radio station.  Even in situations such as these where negligence is clear, insurance companies often refuse to take responsibility for their insured's actions. We will hold the negligent driver and his or her insurance company accountable, and we will help you recover the compensation you deserve.  If you or a family member has been in a traffic accident, the following are very important to your case: If you have been in a traffic accident, you will undoubtedly have questions about your injuries, insurance coverage, and your right to compensation. Our website answers many frequently asked questions. The navigation on the left hand side of the page will help you find the information you need. 

  • Take pictures of the vehicles and the scene.
  • Gather the names of witnesses.
  • Find out who was driving the other vehicle and their insurance company.
  • Go to the hospital or make an appointment with your doctor.
  • Cooperate with the police and if subpoenaed, appear in court.
  • Follow your doctor's instructions and keep all medical appointments.
  • Don't talk with an insurance company until you have talked with your own attorney.

We have been representing Missourians injured in car accidents for 40 years. We have the experience and expertise to get the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured in an automobile accident, call us today in Southwest Missouri at 417-623-0900, toll free at 800-371-8220 or send us an email. We will meet with you free of charge to discuss your case.

Related FAQs

  • What Kind of Cases does Buchanan & Williams Handle?

    Our personal injury 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 BW to help you. At BW, you do not owe us a dime until we get money for you. We are confident we can help you so contact us now. If you have been hurt and need assistance, let BW help you. Remember, no money for you, no fee for us.