• 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.

  • "BWO was able to reduce the amount of my medical bills and made sure I was compensated for the injuries I received due to the negligence of a large retail store. I was always able to get in touch with my attorneys at BWO by phone and email. I would recommend the attorneys at BWO to anyone who was injured."- Tiffany


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    Receive a FREE Phone Holder by Taking the Joplin Safety Pledge

    At Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien (BWO) we have helped to protect Joplin workers and drivers in the aftermath of injuries for over 35+ years. These accidents, caused by the carelessness of others, can lead to significant harm and are often out of your control.

    For the situations that can be controlled, though, BWO wants to be part of the safety solution. By utilizing our legal experience, investing our resources, and seeking advice from leading safety figures in the community, we hope to prevent some of those injuries before they occur. Specifically through our new Safety Pledge program.

    To do that we've partnered with Kevin Theilen, former Joplin firefighter and Safe Kids Coordinator at The Alliance of Southwest Missouri, The Alliance of Southwest Missouri is a community partnership that exists to strengthen families and communities by identifying concerns, locating resources, and facilitating change through community collaborations, partnerships, and service provision.

    Theilen’s experience allows him the unique opportunity to provide intimate knowledge of the best practices for safe driving and working. We’ve captured this information in two videos which can help prevent injury not only to yourself, but to others as well.

    “If you can avoid the accident that is what you need to do,” Theilen said. “It doesn’t matter whose fault it is if you have an accident. You could still get hurt, or you could hurt somebody.”

    Each video is filled with helpful tips, tailored specifically for the Joplin area, on how to handle dangerous situations both in the workplace and on the road. BWO’s very own attorney, Andrew Buchanan, also shares vital information in the Joplin Workplace Safety video on the number one mistake that we see in worker’s compensation cases; a tip that can help reduce stress in the event of a workplace injury (even if an accident cannot be prevented by safe working habits).

    Remember that simple steps, such as knowing your physical limitations in workplace, or setting your cell phone aside while driving, can make all the difference when preventing injury for yourself and those around you. Watch both quick videos, and take the Joplin Safety Pledge. For taking the first steps toward safety today, we will be mail you a free cell phone holder for your car!

    These cell phone holders not only serve as our Thank You to the Joplin citizens who take their safety seriously, but they are also a great way to prevent auto accidents. By putting our phones down, we show a high level of respect for ourselves and everyone else’s safety while on the road.

    “We've got to be courteous to other people on the road,” Theilen said. “Give them the courtesy to get off your cell phone, quit texting, don’t speed, and pay attention…”

    Buchanan, Williams, & O’Brien wants to help you --and everyone in our Joplin community-- be the safest they can be. Even when we take steps to ensure our safety, however, we can’t always protect ourselves from accidents. For those moments, Buchanan, Williams, & O’Brien hopes you will remember us and trust us when you need an attorney to protect you.

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