• 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.

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    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.

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  • 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.

  • "Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar. "- D.H. Lawrence

Unsafe Products

We are Missouri product liability lawyers who provide personal attention for proven results.

People are injured every year due to defective, unsafe, and dangerous products. Big companies sometimes hurriedly release new products into the market without properly designing, manufacturing, and testing the products to make sure they are safe for users. From a defective baby swing to SUVs prone to rollovers, these products can and do cause serious injuries and even death.

The designers, manufacturers, and distributors can be held responsible for these dangerous and defective products. The incentive to hurriedly release new products into the market is clear - profit. Product liability law holds companies accountable for selling dangerous products so that profit does not come before safety.

If you or a family member has been injured by a dangerous product, contact us because we are experienced in investigating and aggressively handling products liability lawsuits. In many cases, the dangerous product may have harmed many other consumers.

We have the resources and expertise to help you in any type of product liability/unsafe products case.

We have handled products liability cases for 35+ years and can handle any type of product liability/unsafe product case, including:

Automotive/Car/Truck Defect – A car crash or other motor vehicle accident is often caused or exacerbated by defective automotive products that contributed to the injury or death. These can include car seats, seat belts, or air bag defects, crushing roofs, lack of crashworthiness, SUVs that roll over, tire blowouts, and post-collision fires.

Consumer Products - More people are injured in their homes than anywhere else, and much of the danger comes from dangerous or defective household products. We help you with your defective appliance, power tool, children’s toy, aerosol can, ladder, and garage door injuries.

Workplace Accidents - Beyond receiving worker’s compensation, you may be able to hold third parties responsible if their defective equipment contributed to your injury. Our firm is adept at identifying liable parties, including subcontractors and equipment manufacturers.

Dangerous Pharmaceuticals and Defective Medical Devices - Any medical treatment involves some risk, but sometimes pharmaceutical companies or medical device manufacturers know that their products are more dangerous than they seem, but fail to warn doctors and consumers. When pharmaceuticals or medical devices injure you unexpectedly, we can help.

Industrial Equipment and Machinery – Injuries caused by industrial equipment and machinery can be the result of design defects and manufacturing errors. Our products liability lawyers in Joplin and St. Louis have the experience and expertise to assess if an injury caused by industrial equipment or machinery is limited to workers’ compensation benefits only or whether a products liability lawsuit can be pursued. Contact us so that we can help fully protect your rights.

Toys, Children’s Products, and Recreational Equipment – Many kids and adults are injured due to dangerous toys, children’s products, and recreational equipment. We represent people who have been injured because of unsafe and defective toys, children’s products, and recreational equipment. Contact us today because we can help.

Contact us today because with our law firm, you owe nothing unless we recover money for you.

A product liability lawsuit requires serious action by experienced lawyers. Contact us now and let us help you. We have been representing clients injured by dangerous products for 35+ years. If you have been injured by a dangerous product, contact us today at 417-623-0900 or 800-371-8220 or send us an email. We will meet with you free of charge to discuss your case.