Bicycle & Motorcycle Accidents
Buchanan, Williams, & O’Brien represents clients who have suffered personal injuries or lost a loved one in a motorcycle or bicycle accident. Such accidents include those involving drivers distracted by cell phones, radios, and GPS units. These accidents are also caused by drunk drivers and hit-and-run drivers. Often uninsured and underinsured motorists are involved.
Our firm also represents those who are injured or killed in motorcycle and bicycle accidents as a result of defective products and bad designs of motorcycles and bicycles.
Injuries from motorcycle and bicycle accidents can be severe and even fatal.
Common injuries are broken bones, injuries requiring surgery, whiplash, nerve damage, spinal cord paralysis, amputation/loss of limbs, traumatic brain injury, and coma.
Contact us now if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle or bicycle accident. We practice in Missouri, Illinois, and throughout the United States. We have offices in St. Louis, Carthage, and Joplin and can easily meet you in Springfield, Kansas City, Columbia, or a place convenient for you. And remember, you won’t owe us a single dime unless we are successful in resolving your case. No upfront costs, no hidden fees: just outstanding service to you.
Injury Requiring Surgery
An automotive accident or a slip and fall may require surgery. Many negligent acts can cause surgery. Surgery introduces additional risks, such as improper healing or serious infections. Even when surgery is technically “successful,” the patient often never returns to the level of health, mobility, and function they had before the injury.
Our personal injury attorneys can help you if you had to have or need surgery due to your injury. We can explain the legal ramifications and protect your rights. Contact us now if you or a loved one has been injured. We practice in Missouri, Illinois, and throughout the United States. We have offices in St. Louis, Carthage, and Joplin and can easily meet you in Springfield, Columbia, Kansas City, or a place convenient for you.
Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence
Our attorneys help victims of nursing home abuse and negligence.
When you place a loved one in the care of a nursing home or an assisted living facility, you expect that their needs will be met and that they will be cared for. Unfortunately, abuse and negligence are all too common.
Even though there are many laws and regulations in place to protect our loved ones, serious violations occur every day that compromise the health, dignity, and well-being of some of society’s most vulnerable members. Research has suggested that abused elders tend to die earlier than those who are well cared for, even in the absence of life-threatening or chronic conditions.
Our firm has the resources and proven record to address any type of nursing home and abuse case.
Our firm can help you or a loved one. Nursing home abuse and negligence take many different forms. Nursing home abuse and neglect is not limited to physical abuse, but can also be emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.
Common signs of elderly physical abuse are unexplained bruises, cuts, and broken bones. Forms of elderly emotional abuse may be intimidation through yelling and threats, humiliation, isolation, and terrorizing, ignoring, and mocking the patient. Elderly sexual abuse also occurs, as well as financial exploitation of the elderly, which may include misuse of checks, accounts, or credit cards; stolen money, checks, or belongings; forged signatures; unauthorized withdrawals and transfers of money; and stolen identity.
We represent victims of injured nursing home residents and the families of those wrongfully killed in cases involving:
- Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers
- Wandering and Elopement
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Assault/Abuse
- Physical or Chemical Restraints
- Verbal, Psychological, and Emotional Abuse
- Malnutrition and Dehydration
- Medication Errors
- Clogged Breathing Tubes
Contact us today because, with BWO, you owe nothing unless we recover money for you.
Missouri and Illinois attorneys who provide personal attention to hurt truckers for proven results.
Our trial-ready lawyers have been helping injured truckers with personal injury and workers’ compensation claims for 35+ years. We have law offices in St. Louis (conveniently close to Illinois) and Southwest Missouri (offices in Joplin and Carthage that are conveniently close to Springfield).
Injured truckers deserve respect and support, so we offer all injured truck drivers a free consultation to discuss their rights. We provide free trucker injury resources, and we invite all injured truckers to contact us with any question. We are proud to represent the hard-working men and women in the trucking industry.
We have the resources and expertise to help injured and hurt truck drivers in any type of case.
Our law firm dates back 35+ years to 1975 when Charles Buchanan began his personal injury and workers’ compensation practice. Since that time, we have been helping injured truck drivers recover the personal injury and Workers’ Compensation benefits they are owed. Our practice is built on the twin pillars of (1) superior legal representation and (2) exceptional personal service. Over the years, our firm has earned a reputation for excellence for helping truckers and drivers in Missouri, Illinois, and throughout the United States recover the personal injury and workers’ compensation benefits they are owed.
Our injured truck driver attorneys handle all types of trucking cases and injuries for clients located in Missouri, including the Joplin/Springfield and St. Louis areas, Illinois, and throughout the United States, including:
- Personal Injury Lawsuits
- Workers’ Compensation Claims
- Wrongful Death Actions
- Knee Injuries
- Ankle and Foot Injuries
- Shoulder Injuries
- Elbow and Wrist Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Loss of Sight
- Loss of Hearing
- Muscle Tears
- Meniscus Tears
- Repetitive Stress Disorders
- Neck Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Heart Attacks
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
Contact us today because, with our law firm, hurt and injured truckers owe nothing unless we recover money for you.
Missouri premises liability/unsafe property attorneys in Joplin who get results.
Premises liability covers a wide range of cases, usually involving personal injuries sustained as a result of a home or property owner’s negligence. If you are injured as a result of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Property owners may be held liable (legally responsible) for things such as:
- Slippery surfaces
- Poor lighting
- Walkway impediments
- Negligent care of a sidewalk
- Unsafe or narrow stairways
- Torn carpeting
- Changes in flooring
- Wet floors
- Violations of building codes and safety code infractions
- Uneven stairs
- Broken railings
- Cracked sidewalks
Your class (invitee, licensee, trespasser) at the time of the injury will determine, in most instances, your rights in such a case because property owners owe different duties to different classes of people.
To recover in such a case, you generally must prove your injury was caused by a dangerous condition on the premises that was known to, or should have been known to, the owner. A common defense to such cases is that the danger was “open and obvious”. Property owners usually do not have to warn the public about dangers that are easily seen. We are experienced in handling these types of cases and can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
We have the experience and resources to help you in any type of premises liability/unsafe property case.
The attorneys at Buchanan, Williams, & O’ Brien have over 30 years of experience and are capable, trial-ready attorneys in any type of premises liability case, including Slip and Fall Accidents, Assaults on Property, Drowning Accidents, Exposure to toxic or hazardous substances, Dog Bite Injuries.
Premises liability lawsuits may arise in a number of establishments, including restaurants, grocery stores/supermarkets, office buildings, other peoples’ homes, malls, department stores, hardware stores, parking lots, streets, and sidewalks.
BWO is evaluating cases for people who have suffered serious bleeding events while taking the blood thinner Xarelto. In May 2014, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices reported that people taking Xarelto were suffering an increase in serious bleeding events such as gastrointestinal bleeds and hemorrhagic strokes.
This report led to lawsuits against Bayer AG, the manufacturer of Xarelto, for these injuries. BWO works with the St. Louis law firm of Niemeyer, Grebel & Kruse, LLC (NGK) to handle these cases. NGK has extensive experience handling lawsuits involving blood thinners such as Xarelto. NGK’s experience includes Pradaxa, which is a blood thinner that had similar bleeding complications as Xarelto. The NGK firm was appointed lead counsel for consolidated lawsuits involving Pradaxa, and successfully resolved those claims for people injured by Pradaxa.
Xarelto was developed to replace Coumadin, which is a blood thinner that has been around since the 1950s. Blood thinners help people that have suffered clotting to thin the blood and decrease the risk of future clotting events. The NGK law firm has already filed a Xarelto lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that the makers of Xarelto sold the drug claiming that users do not need monthly blood tests to ensure proper dosage, which is required when taking Coumadin. Xarelto was marketed as a more convenient alternative to Coumadin.
The lawsuit alleges that users of Xarelto do, in fact, need regular blood testing to monitor dosage because the lack of monitoring can lead to an increased risk of bleeding events, such as:
- Strokes and brain hemorrhages
- Blood clots
- An aneurysm
- Fatal injuries caused by bleeding that cannot be stopped
- Bleeding in the intestines
If you or a family member has suffered a hemorrhagic stroke, gastrointestinal bleed, or other bleeding events while taking Xarelto, contact us today at 417-623-0900 or 800-371-8220 or send us an email. We have been representing clients injured by dangerous products for 35+ years. We will meet with you free of charge to evaluate your case.