We represent clients in Joplin and across Missouri who have suffered injuries or lost a loved one in an automobile accident. Even with huge advances in vehicle safety technology and practices, these accidents still happen too often. Sadly, they are routinely caused by drunk drivers or distracted drivers on cell phones. Often uninsured and underinsured motorists are involved.
Not only do we help the victims of accidents caused by other drivers, but we also can help you if your accident is the result of a defective or malfunctioning piece of equipment. No matter the conditions of the accident, our firm is more than capable of helping you get justice.
Injuries from car accidents can range from small to 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 car accident in Missouri. We are dedicated accident attorneys in Joplin with offices in St. Louis, Springfield, and Joplin. We can easily meet you in Springfield, Kansas City, Columbia, or another location that is 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.
We provide personal attention to hurt truckers and get results.
Our trial-ready team has been helping injured truckers with personal injury and workers’ compensation claims for 40+ years. We have law offices in St. Louis (conveniently close to Illinois) and Southwest Missouri (offices in Joplin and Springfield 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.
Our law firm dates back 40+ 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 in helping truckers and drivers in Missouri, Illinois, and throughout the United States recover the personal injury and workers’ compensation benefits they are owed.
We handle cases across 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.
Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence
We 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 of addressing 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 are 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||Verbal, Psychological, and Emotional Abuse|
|Sepsis||Malnutrition and Dehydration|
|Wandering and Elopement||Medication Errors|
|Physical Abuse||Clogged Breathing Tubes|
|Physical or Chemical Restraints|
Missouri premises liability and unsafe property experts 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:
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.