• 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.


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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 BWO's wrongful death practice.


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  • 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.


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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 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.


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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 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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    & 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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Updates

  • Dec18

    $200,000 for Highway Accident

    Our client was a passenger in a tractor trailer when the truck she was riding in was cut off by another car.  Our client was sleeping in the sleeper cab when the driver slammed on the brakes to avoid a collision.  Our client was thrown out of the sleeper cab and slammed against the back of the front seating.  She suffered serious injury to her neck, which required a fusion surgery.  She also suffered what is called a "double crush" injury to her median nerve.  

    The median nerve runs from the cervical (neck) area of the spine to both wrists.  When the median nerve in the neck is injured, the injury can cause carpel tunnel in the wrists.  That is what happened to our client.  The accident and treatment left our client with painful, permanent injuries.  

    The accident happened while our client was at work.  We filed a workers' compensation claim to recover benefits under Missouri workers' compensation law.  The insurance company initially refused to pay our client anything claiming that her permenent injuries were not caused by the accident.  We hired medical and vocational experts to prepare the case for trial.  Days before trial, the insurance company agreed to pay $200,000 to settle the case.  

    The workers' compensation system provides injured workers with medical care, wage replacement, and payment for permenent injuries that occur on the job.  Make sure you know your rights if you are injured on the job.  We are happy to help our clients recover the money they are owed.

     

     

     

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