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.