• 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.

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Buchanan, Williams & O'Brien Results

Buchanan, Williams, & O' Brien is proud to provide quality representation and experienced trial counsel to our clients. We understand that following an injury, you may be facing difficult financial circumstances. If you have been injured, it is important that you contact Buchanan, Williams & O'Brien right away.

Past results afford no guarentee of future results and every case is different and must be judged on its own merits. While no two cases are ever the same, and no attorney can guarantee the outcome of a case, we encourage you to read over just a few of our many results over the years to see how hiring Buchanan, Williams, & O'Brien to represent you can benefit your case. If you have questions or concerns regarding your situation, schedule a meeting with BWO today!

  • Jun05

    BWO Client Gets Large Judgment on Workers' Compensation Award for Interest

    BWO fought hard to get its client a Workers' Compensation Award of permanent and total disability worth nearly a million dollars due to his back injury. The Employer and Insurance Company challenged the Award in every way possible.  They appealed to both ...

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  • Jan10

    Automobile Accident: $600,000 for BWO Trucker Client Injured by Falling Cargo.

    BWO settled a personal injury automobile accident for an injured truck driver for $600,000.00. Our client was an over-the-road truck driver who was seriously injured when a load of electronic equipment fell out of his trailer and landed on him. Our client had injuries to his...

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  • Jan10

    Tractor Trailer Accident: $250,000 for BWO Client Who Suffered Concussion.

    Our client was injured when a tractor trailer ran a stop sign. He swerved to avoid a collision, ran off the road, went airborne, and hit his head on the steering wheel when his vehicle impacted the ground. Initially, our client did not think he...

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  • Jan09

    Workers' Compensation: $760,000 Settlement For BWO Client Who Injured Back At Work.

    Our client was injured while pulling a wire through a wire drawing machine when he heard a pop in his low back. The Employer initially claimed our client had only a back strain. The initial offer was $11,682.56 which was a disability rating of 8%. We tried...

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  • Jan09

    Workers' Compensation: $462,000 Settlement For BWO Client With Injured Back.

    Our client was a factory line worker who injured her back while lifting on-the-job. The Employer initially refused to make any payment or provide medical care, claiming that all of the problems were preexisting. The employer made an initial settlement offer of only $4,500. Then BWO...

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  • Jan08

    Unsafe/Defective Product: $1,000,000+ For Truck Driver Injured After Air Ride Seat Collapsed.

    Our client was a truck driver who was injured when an air ride seat collapsed and smashed her foot when the vehicle hit a pothole. She developed a serious condition known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy. We took numerous depositions, hired experts, and prepared the case...

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  • Jan02

    Workers' Compensation: $175,000 For Injured Truck Driver In Groundbreaking Case Involving Disease Known As Arachnoiditis.

    We represented our client in a workers’ compensation claim involving what is believed to be the first (or one of very few) claims involving a disease known as arachnoiditis. Our client was a truck driver. She was carrying a load in Wyoming when she pulled...

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  • Nov30

    Medical Malpractice: $200,000 For BWO Client Due to Hospital Error.

    BWO represented a widow in a medical malpractice and wrongful death case against a hospital and its nurses alleging medical error that caused death. Our client’s husband was admitted into the hospital with a respiratory problem. While in the hospital, he was on...

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  • Nov29

    Workers' Compensation: $65,000 Recovered For BWO Client Fired For Filing Workers' Compensation Claim.

    ​Buchanan, Williams & O' Brien client was injured on the job. His employer sent him to a doctor as required by the workers’ compensation law. The doctor said our client had a hip injury and needed surgery; however, the employer refused to provide...

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  • Nov18

    Medical Malpractice: Confidential Settlement For BWO Client Given Wrong Medication Belonging to a Different Infected Patient.

    BWO’s client was in the hospital and received medication in the form of a shot from the medical providers. Unfortunately, the medication belonged to another client that was infected with Hepatitis C, an infectious disease that can be life-threatening. Our client tried to...

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