Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Joplin Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Advocating for Injured Motorcyclists in Missouri

While sustaining a wrongful injury is painful enough, navigating the financial and emotional fallout can be just as grueling. For injured motorcyclists, the stakes can be much higher. Hitting the open road can be an enjoyable and exhilarating recreational activity for many motorcyclists, but the lack of protection between riders and the pavement can pose serious threats to their safety, especially when it comes to negligence on Missouri roads. 

That’s where our motorcycle accident attorneys come in. At Bishop & Hayes, our Joplin lawyers have extensive knowledge of personal injury law to represent your best interests and advocate for the maximum compensation you deserve. From filing a claim to fortifying your case with relevant evidence, our firm can guide your steps with wisdom and integrity while fighting to maximize the damages available to you. 

Wrongfully injured? Turn to a personal injury firm with a proven track record of results. Call (417) 479-3510 to schedule a free consultation. Pay nothing until we win. 

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents can be severe, resulting in extensive medical bills, lost wages, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. At Bishop & Hayes, our motorcycle accident attorneys have a proven track record of aggressively fighting for maximum compensation for our clients. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, we can fight to recover full damages on your behalf. 

Common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents include: 

  • Road rash and skin abrasions
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Internal organ damage and bleeding
  • Amputations and limb loss
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 

Who Is Liable in a Motorcycle Accident? 

No matter who is liable, it’s crucial to seek sound counsel from a skilled motorcycle accident attorney who can thoroughly investigate the accident and gather evidence to support your claim. At Bishop & Hayes, we collaborate closely with clients to maximize the value of their claims and pursue maximum compensation. 

Depending on the unique circumstances of the accident, various parties may be liable in a motorcycle accident, such as: 

  • Fellow drivers: In many cases, motorcycle accidents occur due to negligent drivers. Crashes can occur when motor vehicle operators violate traffic regulations, such as texting and driving, reckless driving, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.       
  • Manufacturers: If defective motorcycle parts or equipment led to the accident, the manufacturer or distributor of the faulty product may be liable for resulting damages. 
  • Public entities: Road defects and hazards, such as potholes, uneven pavement, or lack of proper signage, can also contribute to motorcycle accidents. In these cases, government entities responsible for maintaining the roads may be liable for resulting damages.

Remember, establishing liability in a motorcycle accident claim can be complex. In some cases, multiple parties may be partially liable for damages. It’s imperative to consult with a qualified motorcycle accident attorney to ensure all liable parties are identified and maximum damages are sought for medical bills, property damage, and more. 


  • $1.5 Million Auto Accident Rollover
  • $1.1 Million Motorcycle Accident
  • $1 Million Semi-Truck Accident
  • $500,000 Semi-Truck Failure to Secure Load
  • $400,000 Uninsured Motorist Red Light Accident
  • $350,000 Semi-Truck Head-On Collision

The Keys to our success

  • Exclusive Focus on Auto Accident Recovery Law
  • Over $100,000,000 Total Recovered for Our Clients
  • 50 Years of Combined Experience in Car Crash Recovery
  • Same-Day Returned Phone Calls and Emails from Our Clients
  • Partners Who Handle Your Claim from Consultation to Recovery

Recoverable Damages in a Motorcycle Accident

Various damages can be recovered in a motorcycle accident lawsuit. 

Depending on the case, injured motorcyclists may be eligible to recover compensation for: 

  • Economic Damages: These are meant to cover financial losses, such as medical expenses, current and future treatment costs, property damage, and lost wages. 
  • Non-Economic Damages: These are intended to compensate for non-financial losses that aren’t easily quantified, such as emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and scarring and disfigurement. 
  • Punitive Damages: These are awarded in rare cases involving extreme negligence. The court may award punitive damages as a means to punish the defendant and deter future behavior rather than compensate the victim directly. 

Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

While you may be tempted to navigate the claims process alone, seeking sound counsel from an experienced motorcycle accident attorney is imperative to pursue justice and maximum compensation. Our firm is familiar with deceitful tactics used by opponents to cheat victims out of a fair settlement. Many insurance companies try to downplay claims to evade a just payout, making it crucial to secure experienced representation after a wrongful injury.

At Bishop & Hayes, our attorneys understand the complex legal landscape of motorcycle accident claims and have a proven track record of securing maximum compensation for our clients. We can help you navigate every aspect of your case, from filing your claim to negotiating with insurers to litigating in court if necessary. Our goal is to alleviate the stress and financial burdens you were forced to carry, freeing you to focus on healing and recovery. 

Hear from our clients

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    - Jen F.
    “Great experiences!”
    “Two times now we have needed them.”
    - Kasandra S.
    “Over the top knowledgeable!”
    “There aren't enough words to say how much I appreciate my first meeting with Tim Hayes!!”
    - Jeanette B.
    “I highly recommend Bishop and Hayes for your legal needs.”
    “Professional, caring, answered every question, staff very understanding, and they made it easier going thru an accident.”
    - Campbell C.
    “Negotiated the maximum settlement”
    “My husband, family and I are very grateful for the compassion and the help in navigating all the parts.”
    - Renee T.
    “They made it so easy! Super friendly staff and beautiful office!”
    - Allie E.
    “I could not recommend Bishop and Hayes more.”
    “They guided me through a confusing time and went above and beyond to help me.”
    - Bailey D.
    “Loved working with Bishop & Hayes!”
    “Their service, communication and professionalism, that's what makes them great!”
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Reasons to Work with Bishop & Hayes

When you hire Bishop & Hayes, you’ll put decades of experience on your side. Why work with our trusted advocates? 

Here are some reasons to work with our award-winning firm: 

  • Time-tested experience: With over 50 years of shared experience, our Joplin attorneys have an in-depth understanding of personal injury law to advocate for maximum compensation on your behalf. 
  • Committed to maximizing your claim: At Bishop & Hayes, we don’t settle for less than our clients deserve. We prepare every case for litigation and never hesitate to take your case to trial if that’s what it takes to secure a fair settlement. 
  • Effective negotiators: Our dedicated trial attorneys can negotiate effectively on your behalf to ensure you’re compensated fairly and prevent insurance companies and other involved parties from taking advantage of you with lowballed settlements. 
  • Proven track record of results: With over $100 million recovered for our clients, you can trust our firm to prioritize your well-being and protect your rights from start to finish. 

Don’t wait to pursue justice after a motorcycle accident. Contact us online to learn how Bishop & Hayes can aggressively pursue the favorable outcome you’re rightfully entitled to.

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