Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Lawyer in Kansas City, Missouri
The O'Connor Law FirmHelping Hand Institute
523 Grand, Suite 1B
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONThe O'Connor Law Firm is an experienced firm located in Kansas City, Missouri. Matthew J. O'Connor focuses in practicing as a criminal defense and personal injury attorney in Kansas City, MO cases.
As a Kansas City personal injury attorney, Matthew J. O'Connor has a wealth of experience, both in and out of the courtroom. He has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for his clients, and he will fight hard to win your cause. His extraordinary skills and legal expertise in Kansas City personal injury cases have resulted in many successes for his clients. He treats each case as if it were the only one - because he knows that your case is the only one that matters to you. When it comes to personal injury, he knows that improving his client’s lives and getting the compensation they deserve is his job, and he will work on your case to get the outcome you deserve. His passion is to give his clients the best possible service and provide the outcome they desire in each and every case.
When it comes to Kansas City criminal defense, Matthew J. O'Connor delivers a level of quality, care and personal attention that you won't receive from any other law firm. He realizes the charges you face may be tough, and he and his team are well prepared to aggressively defend you and fight for your freedom. When it comes to your life and freedom, choose the lawyer that will deliver results.
Areas of Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Animal Bites
- Back & Neck Injury
- Bicycle Accident
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injuries
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accident
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Child Abuse
- Child Support & Custody
- Child Visitation
- Civil Litigation
- Computer Crime
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Injuries
- Controlled Substances
- Criminal Defense
- Criminal Law
- Defamation, Libel & Slander
- Defective Drugs
- Defective Products
- Drug Crime
- Family Law
- Federal Law
- Identity Theft
- Industrial Injuries
- Medical Malpractice
- Money Laundering
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Motor Vehicles
- Motorcycle Accident
Additional Areas of Law: Defense of Veterans; Social Media Defamation; Negligent Security; Elder Neglect; Swimming Pool Accidents; Amputation - Loss of Limb; Dog Bites; Internet Fraud; Forgeries; Bank Fraud; Mortgage Fraud; Mail Fraud; Federal Crimes; Conspiracy; Division of Property; Guardianship; Name Changes.
Areas of Law Description
The O'Connor Law Firm provides the highest level of legal services for a wide variety of legal needs, including but not limited to:
- Personal Injury
Matt O’Connor has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for his clients; including successfully negotiating a multi-million dollar class action settlement and receiving a million dollar settlement for his client in a products liability case. When you or someone you love has been hurt or injured you want an attorney who will not only fight passionately to get you the compensation you deserve but who also has the knowledge and skills in and out of the courtroom to offer you the best representation possible. A seasoned trial attorney, Mr. O’Connor’s legal expertise and courtroom skills have resulted in numerous successful verdicts for his clients.
- Auto Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents require the expertise of a Kansas City car accident lawyer. When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident that is the fault of someone else's negligence, your first step is to seek medical attention for any injuries sustained. Matthew J. O'Connor has successfully handled thousands of these types of cases, and helped plaintiffs get rewarded compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and other costs. Matthew J. O'Connor and his team will fight aggressively for your rights and apply their knowledge in and out of the courtroom to make sure you get every bit of the compensation you deserve.
- Wrongful Death
When your loved one dies because of a fatal car crash or rollover, medical malpractice, or nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation for your loss. The O'Connor Law Firm has years of experience and knowledge in successfully handling these types of lawsuits. Matthew J. O'Connor is one of the most successful Kansas City wrongful death attorneys you will find. He has compassion for every client and treats each case personally. He truly cares, and will take aggressive action to insure that your family gets the treatment and compensation they so deserve. He is dedicated to helping you and your family put your life back together.
- Slip and Fall
Slip and fall accidents account for numerous injuries and an estimated 16,000 deaths each year. These accidents are frequently caused by a dangerous condition that exists on someone else's property. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, you are entitled to compensation. If you have been injured in a Kansas City slip and fall accident caused by the negligence of someone else, you need representation. Not just any attorney will get the results you want - you need the experience and knowledge of a Kansas City Missouri personal injury attorney that can obtain exceptional results. This is what Matthew J. O'Connor offers you.
- Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Injuries can range from mild to life altering. Often, inexperienced lawyers settle cases too quickly when someone suffers a life altering injury. The long-term needs of our clients are taken in to consideration, and we make sure every aspect of the case is thoroughly investigated and documented. When your entire life has been changed because of negligence, we make sure our clients get compensated for their loss. Seasoned and well-qualified attorneys will work with medical investigators to assess how severe the damage caused by the injuries are, and whether it is permanent. The O'Connor Law Firm is well equipped to handle these types of cases, and has the expertise to win your case.
- Vehicle Rollovers
Most often, SUVs and pickups are involved in rollover accidents. These are some of the most deadly of all accidents, and occur when a vehicle flips over onto its side or roof. SUVs are by far the most common vehicle that rollover accidents occur in. Because of their high center of gravity, they are more prone to tip and roll over than regular passenger cars. These types of vehicles are also more likely to be involved in rollover accidents caused by a sudden wheel turn to avoid hazards. A reputable, seasoned lawyer will have the resources and knowledge to prepare a thorough case by retaining experts and investigators.
- Social Defamation / Social Media
Social media defamation is becoming a huge and growing concern with the explosion of social networking and media sites online today. Defamatory statements and remarks can hurt an individual's reputation and even break up marriages. In the business world, malicious statements and false remarks or allegations can be the ruin of the business. Social media defamation has become a regular occurrence with the growth of sites such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and even personal or company blogs. At O'Connor Law in Kansas City, we offer social media defamation legal services to help protect your rights and your reputation.
- Pedestrian Accidents
As skilled Kansas City pedestrian accidents attorneys we realize that victims of these types of accidents often suffer spinal cord and head injuries, back injuries, broken bones, skull fractures and other serious injuries. Severe injuries can require rehabilitation, surgery, or extensive healing time, leaving victims unable to work or live a normal life. Medical care can devastate you financially; combined with the fact that you are unable to work, it can leave you with no choice but to file bankruptcy. At The O'Connor Law Firm we believe that those responsible should be held accountable for their negligence.
- Catastrophic Accidents
Whether you were seriously injured in a car accident, sustained burns or loss of a limb or appendage at your workplace, or suffered a spinal cord injury in a bicycle or pedestrian accident, you need a capable Kansas City catastrophic injury lawyer on your side. Serious injuries leave victims with substantial costs which may include medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, expenses for physical or psychological therapy and other costs. Your life has been changed due to the negligence of another person or party; you deserve justice.
- Product Liability
Oftentimes, products are inadequately labeled, resulting in misuse by the consumer. Each year there are numerous recalls announced, but consumers often have these products remaining in their homes and suffer injuries. The design or a product or inadequacy in warning consumers of potential risks can leave you subject to injuries. Our Kansas City products liability law firm takes aggressive action against those who have been negligent, whether your injuries relate to dangerous drugs, household goods, automotive defects or even medical devices such as hip replacements that are defective.
- Nursing Home Abuse / Elder Neglect
When you suspect that your elderly loved one is being abused in a nursing home or elder care facility, the first step you should take is to consult with a reputable Kansas City nursing home abuse lawyer. At The O'Connor Law Firm, our experience, skill and knowledge allow us to provide clients with aggressive legal counsel. You place your loved one in these facilities with the hope that they will get exceptional care; you also want them to be treated with dignity and respect. Our Kansas City elder abuse attorneys know that all too often, this is not the case.
- Work Accidents
Employers are required to keep employees safe in the workplace as much as possible. Whether you work in a factory, office, in a retail setting or on a construction site, accidents can happen. Our Kansas City premises liability lawyers are prepared to protect your rights whether you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, while working with machinery or in a fire or explosion. We realize that individuals spend a significant amount of time on the job every week, which increases the odds that an accident or injury could occur.
- Burn Injury
Whether you are injured by fire or an explosion in the workplace, a car accident, industrial area or even at home, you have rights. You may feel certain that the fault lies with another party, that someone's negligence caused the accident. Burn injuries are some of the most serious of all, often requiring numerous surgeries, painful skin grafting and years of medical care. Our Kansas City burn injury lawyers work tirelessly investigating the details, interviewing those who witnessed the accident, and doing whatever is necessary to ensure that you are fairly compensated for what you have been through.
- Truck Accidents
Truck accidents involving 18 wheelers, tractor-trailer rigs and other large commercial trucks can leave you or a love one with serious or even life-threatening injuries. When you need a skilled Kansas City truck accident lawyer, count on the skills and experience of The O'Connor Law Firm. A serious crash injury can leave you disabled for life; you deserve justice. Kansas City truck accidents attorneys understand that these types of accidents present complex issues that are not typically found in a car crash. Trucking firms often have their own team of representatives who will rush to the scene of the accident in order to limit their own liability, trying to put the burden on the victim.
- Motorcycle Accidents
Those who drive motorcycles are highly vulnerable, without the protection that other motorists have. Motorists often feel that they have the "right of way" and that bikers have no rights. At other times, someone driving a car will simply not see you in their side or rear-view mirrors. When you are in need of a skilled Kansas City motorcycle crash injury lawyer, count on us to offer skilled and effective legal counsel. At The O'Connor Law Firm, our talented Kansas City motorcycle accident attorneys work hard to protect your rights and seek the justice you deserve.
- Bus Accidents
Anyone who steps on to a city bus or places their child on a school bus trusts that they are in good hands. We count on bus drivers to drive in a safe manner, obeying traffic rules and delivering us to our destination safely. While you hope that an accident never happens, the unexpected does happen. As experienced Kansas City bus accident lawyers we know that those who suffer injuries as the result of an accident involving a bus can be looking at not only medical expenses and lost wages, but emotional or mental trauma as well. We seek to maximize your recovery and hold those responsible accountable for their negligent actions.
- Bicycle Accidents
Even though a bicycle rider may wear a helmet or other protective gear, they are no match for a vehicle. Some car to bicycle injuries involve hit-and-run drivers who leave the scene of the accident, not having the compassion to check on someone is may be injured. As a trusted Kansas City bicycle accidents law firm, we know that more people are riding bicycles today for economic and fitness reasons. While it is fun to ride around town on a bicycle and a great way to get in shape, the chances of a serious or even life-threatening injury are substantially higher than for those who drive cars.
- Construction Accidents & Construction Injury
The very nature of the industry means workers are at numerous risks. Working at substantial heights, scaffolding, ladders, heavy machinery and equipment - there are many aspects of working in the construction industry that are dangerous. A knowledgeable Kansas City construction accidents attorney realizes that sometimes a property owner, contractor or company is negligent, and that safety precautions are not always enforced. Poorly maintained equipment, failure to enforce the use of hard hats and/or harnesses, and even insufficient training of employees can lead to construction injuries. Our Kansas City construction accidents attorneys investigate the details in order to determine who is at fault.
- Criminal Defense
When you are faced with serious criminal charges, obtaining the services of an experienced attorney is crucial - your freedom and future depend on it. At the O’Connor Law Firm, you receive not only the knowledge and expertise of one of Kansas City’s most experienced criminal defense attorneys but also the security of knowing you are being represented by an attorney who gives his clients an unparalleled level of quality, care and personal attention. The O’Connor Law Firm is prepared to aggressively defend you regardless of what charges you may be facing. We handle all misdemeanors and felonies whether you are charged with a crime in municipal, state or federal court.
- Arson Defense
Arson is a serious crime; you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer with in-depth understanding of the law. When you find that you are facing arson charges, you will likely be very frightened. You don't know what your future holds, or what to expect in court. The future of your family is a great concern. The O'Connor Law Firm employs a team of professionals who have unparalleled insight into every aspect of criminal law, including arson. Our vast knowledge of how prosecutors work enables us to fight aggressively against them, so that we can secure your future.
- White Collar Crimes
Your career can be ruined if you are convicted of a crime such as embezzlement, forgery, internet crimes or bank fraud. Even if no jail time is served, you can expect that your criminal record will prevent you from being employed in a good job for the rest of your life. Very few employers are willing to hire an employee who shows a conviction for a crime when a background check is performed. If you have been or are expecting to be charged with a Kansas City Missouri white collar crime, your defense is too important to be left to an inexperienced attorney. The O'Connor Law Firm is staffed by professionals who are well experienced in white collar crimes, and know how to get the best results for you.
- Felony Drug Charges
Kansas City drug charges are extremely serious, especially if they are Federal charges. Federal crime charges can be triggered by simply possessing a certain amount of controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamines. These charges can place your freedom and reputation in jeopardy. If you have been charged with these federal drug conspiracy crimes in Kansas City Missouri, you need a lawyer who is qualified to defend you, and fight for your rights. The O'Connor Law Firm is highly experienced and knowledgeable in this area, and is the right choice for representation.
- DUI Defense
If you have been arrested for DUI or DWI in Kansas City, Missouri, you need to act quickly to protect your rights. If you took the breath test, you only have 15 days to file an appeal of the suspension of your license. Failure to file your appeal within this time will result in the revocation of your driving privilege. If you refused the breath test, you have only thirty days to file an appeal. Failure to do so will result in revocation of your license for at least one year. Not all Kansas City DUI attorneys take the time to challenge the case against you. Some attorneys simply walk you through a plea without checking the police reports, video of the stop, and the certification of the officers. Criminal defense lawyer Matthew J. O’Connor digs deep on each and every DUI or DWI case to make sure that if there is a way to beat the case, he will find it.
- Possession Of Drugs
When you are accused of drug possession (civil or federal charges) of a controlled substance, a tried and proven Kansas City criminal defense attorney can often get charges completely dropped or negotiate positive plea agreements with the prosecution. Sometimes police make mistakes, and this can result in a positive turn for your case. Facing felony charges is a serious legal problem, and has the ability to forever change your life. The O'Connor Law Firm is who you want to represent you. We have the expertise and knowledge to make sure that you get fair legal treatment. He will also be compassionate and fight aggressively to win your case.
- Federal Crimes Defense & Felony Charges
When you are charged with a federal crime, your reputation and liberty are at stake. The O'Connor Law Firm offers defendants accused of federal crimes the best representation available. When you are charged with a federal crime in Kansas City Missouri, you want an attorney who is totally dedicated to fighting for your rights, and who is willing to take a stance against the government and its power. Whether you are guilty or innocent, you need a lawyer who can collect the resources, knowledge, and experts needed for a vigorous defense.
- Defense of Veterans
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a very real problem for many of our veterans. In fact it is now estimated at as many as 1 in 4 of our soldiers will battle PTSD when they return home. Not only is PTSD a difficult struggle for the soldier and their family but it can also at times create legal problems as well. The trauma of war and the unique circumstances our veterans face is something that we understand. At the O’Connor Law Firm, we pride ourselves in the care we take of our veterans. We understand the issues that are unique to your situation and we will fight tirelessly to obtain justice for you.
- Civil Litigation
Whether you have been injured in an auto accident or are the victim of a faulty product, you need an experienced civil attorney to protect your rights and help deliver justice for you. Matthew J. O'Connor is one of the most successful Kansas City civil litigation and wrongful death attorneys you will find. He has compassion for every client and treats each case personally. He truly cares, and will take aggressive action to insure that your family gets the treatment and compensation they so deserve. He is dedicated to helping you and your family put your life back together.
- Family Law / Divorce
At The O'Connor Law Firm, our Kansas City divorce attorneys are skilled and experienced, bringing our expertise and knowledge to offer the best possible representation to our clients. Our Kansas City divorce lawyers work to determine the most appropriate approach to divorce according to the unique needs of your family. Division of property, child custody issues and visitation are a few of the areas that are important when you and your spouse can no longer live together. In matters of family law, a Kansas City family attorney with our team can help with issues such as child support, guardianship, name changes and more.
Mr. Matthew J. O’Connor
Criminal Defense, Personal Injury
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