• 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.


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  • 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.


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    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.


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  • 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.


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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 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.


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    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.


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    & 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.


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    Law
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Our Results.

Buchanan & Williams 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 right away.

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 to represent you can benefit your case. If you have questions or concerns regarding your situation, schedule a meeting with BW today!

  • 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 over to perform some maintenance on her truck. She crawled under her trailer to secure cables that had come loose. The insulation on the cables had rubbed thin, and when she grabbed the cable, she received a shock and quickly jerked her head up and struck her neck and shoulder on the underside of the trailer. She received what was initially thought to be a minor injury to her neck and she was prescribed epidural steroid injections. After her first steroid injection, she began suffering severe headaches, and began experiencing pain throughout her body and balance problems. It was discovered that the epidural steroid injection had punctured her dura, which is the lining of the spinal cord. This happens occasionally during epidural steroid injections and is treated with a blood patch. Our client received a blood patch, however, this did not solve her problems. Her condition became progressively worse and developed into a chronic pain in her upper and lower extremities. Her doctors were unsure about the cause of her problems and disagreed as to whether they were related to the steroid injection that was prescribed to treat her work injury. We deposed our client’s treating doctors and sent her to other doctors for independent medical exams. We were able to develop a case showing that our client had a disease known as arachnoiditis, which can occur where the chemical solution in the epidural steroid is injected into the spinal canal. The chemicals damage the spine and cause clumping of nerve roots. The client had initially hired another law firm, but felt the case was not moving quickly enough. She hired our firm and we were able to put the case together, set it for hearing and schedule a mediation. The case settled at mediation for $175,000.

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