• 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 over 30 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, St. Louis, 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 30+ 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 30+ 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 over 30 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
  • "I think the first duty of society is justice. "- Alexander Hamilton

Unsafe Property

Missouri premises liability/unsafe property attorneys in Joplin and St. Louis 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 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, 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

  • 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.

  • Does dissolution of marriage have to be hard fought and bitter?

    Dissolution of marriage is almost always difficult, particularly if there are children involved. It is almost inevitable that there will be disagreements. It takes two people to reach an agreement; however, anything that you can do to keep the relationship calm and rational will probably be to your benefit. A provocation by one spouse is usually met with retaliation and the atmosphere can degenerate. When parties seek revenge for past injustice, presumed or real, the battle can be long, expensive and bitter. Even though the statute allows the judge to consider the conduct of the parties in dividing the property, the judge will probably place little weight on the misconduct unless it involves clear physical or emotion abuse. Remember you are paying your attorney by the hour and it is usually a bad idea to escalate the battle if it can be avoided. In summary, try to remain rational and calm and avoid unnecessarily angering your spouse. Remember that you once loved this person and if you have children, you will need to work together in the future to raise these children. Be assertive about your rights, but do not be petty and do not use your children as pawns. We understand that you may have a spouse that is being difficult, and we will help you focus on being calm so that the best possible outcome can be attained.