Springfield, MO

Springfield, MO Personal Injury Attorneys

Passionately Protecting the Wrongfully Injured in Missouri

At Bishop & Hayes, we believe that no one should have to pay the price for someone else’s negligence. That’s why our personal injury lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of the wrongfully injured in Springfield and beyond. With a comprehensive knowledge of Missouri law and over 50 years of combined experience, you can trust our advocates to pursue justice on your behalf, freeing you to devote your full energy to your recovery.   

Our attorneys have served thousands of clients, making us well-equipped to guide your legal steps wisely throughout your case. No matter the type or severity of your injuries, Bishop & Hayes can restore your peace of mind that your rights and economic security are protected. If you were harmed by someone else's negligence, don't wait to seek the skilled representation you deserve. Our firm is here to safeguard your health and well-being by bringing negligent parties to justice. 

Injured in a motor vehicle accident? Turn to our lawyers to pursue compensation on your behalf. Call (417) 785-3410 to schedule a free consultation. 


  • $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

Pursuing Justice for Victims of Motor Vehicle Accidents

From rideshare accidents to eighteen-wheeler collisions, our Springfield attorneys have an in-depth understanding of personal injury law to help you navigate the legal nuances of the claims process. 

Common types of personal injury claims we handle include: 

  • Car Accidents: From rollovers to T-bone collisions, car accidents are common causes of serious injuries. If you were wrongfully injured by a negligent motorist on the road, we can advocate for the fair compensation you deserve.
  • Boat Accidents: While boating can be an enjoyable outdoor activity for many Missouri residents, negligence on the water can lead to unexpected injuries. Our attorneys can fight for the fair settlement you deserve after a boat accident. 
  • Truck Accidents: From tire blowouts to underride accidents, commercial truck accidents can result in severe injuries for other drivers. If you were harmed by a negligent truck operator, we can help you pursue justice for your injuries.
  • Bicycle Accidents: Bicycle accidents can happen without warning, resulting in serious injuries and even fatalities for riders. If you were harmed in a bicycle accident, we can work to recover full damages on your behalf.
  • Pedestrian Accidents: Negligent motorists can cause deadly injuries to pedestrians. If you were harmed as an on-foot commuter, our firm can aggressively protect your rights and fight to hold liable parties accountable for the harm they’ve inflicted.   
  • Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycle accidents can result in severe injuries to riders due to the lack of protection compared to other motor vehicles. If you were harmed in a motorcycle accident, our attorneys can help you pursue justice and fair compensation for your losses.
  • Drunk Driver Accidents: Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol is not only illegal, but can also result in deadly accidents. Our attorneys fight to hold intoxicated drivers accountable for the harm they’ve inflicted on innocent victims.
  • Uber and Lyft Accidents: Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have become popular modes of transportation, but accidents are bound to happen. If you were injured in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, we can help you pursue justice.
  • Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Claims: If you were harmed by a driver who is underinsured or uninsured, we can fight to secure fair compensation through your insurance policy.  
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Hear from our clients

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    “If you need an attorney that is going to look out for your needs give them a call first.”
    - Jen F.
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    “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!”
    - Vlad L.

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

Steps to Take After a Motor Vehicle Accident

While sustaining an unexpected injury in a motor vehicle accident can be disorienting and overwhelming, taking swift legal action is imperative to pursue justice. It’s important to take the following steps to seek fair compensation from liable parties: 

  1. Report the incident. If it hasn't been done already, it's important to report the accident to the appropriate authorities to establish a paper trail and ensure all details are documented.
  2. Seek medical treatment. After an accident, it’s important to prioritize your health and safety by seeking medical treatment as soon as possible. Even if you lack apparent injuries, visiting a trusted physician is critical to rule out serious injuries that are easy to miss, such as internal bleeding or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). 
  3. Document everything. Be sure to retain all relevant evidence pertaining to the accident, such as photos and video footage, medical records, and eyewitness contact information.   
  4. Secure experienced representation. Finally, it’s crucial to secure skilled representation from a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident, as they can fortify your claim with relevant evidence and guide you through the legal complexities of the claims process. 

Recovering Damages in a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim

Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, various damages may be recovered in a motor vehicle accident lawsuit. Seeking sound counsel from a qualified lawyer is imperative to maximize the value of your claim and recover compensation. 

We can help you pursue compensation by identifying all available damages, including: 

  • Economic damages: These compensate for financial losses, such as lost wages, medical expenses, treatment costs, loss of earning capacity, and property damage.
  • Non-economic damages: These compensate for non-financial losses, such as emotional distress, pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. 
  • Punitive damages: In rare circumstances, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the defendant and deter future behavior. These damages are only recoverable in cases involving extreme malice or recklessness. 

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

While it may be tempting to cut costs through self-representation, we highly recommend exercising your right to qualified counsel from a seasoned attorney to ensure you’re compensated fairly. Insurance companies have a reputation for using deceitful tactics to prevent victims from recovering a fair settlement. 

Fortunately, Bishop & Hayes is here to protect your rights. When you partner with our firm, you’ll benefit from: 

  • Decades of legal experience: With over 50 years of combined experience in personal injury law, our firm is here to prioritize your best interests. 
  • A proven track record of results: Our attorneys have recovered over $100 million for the wrongfully injured, making us well-equipped to protect your rights.
  • Time-tested trial experience: As top-rated litigators, we prepare every case for trial to ensure you receive a fair settlement.
  • Contingency fee basis: Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing until we achieve a fair settlement on your behalf. 

Contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our Springfield attorneys. Pay nothing until we achieve a fair settlement. 

Answers to Common Questions

  • I was in an auto accident. What should I do next?

    If you have been involved in an auto accident, time is of the essence.

    Most importantly, you should seek medical treatment right away. Call 9-1-1 from the scene of the accident. Placing this call will not only prompt emergency medical personnel to come and assess your injuries but also serve as an official record of the incident.

    Never leave the scene of an accident without exchanging information with any other people involved in the crash. If you are able, obtain information from witnesses and try to take pictures or videos of the crash site. The more evidence you can provide, the stronger your case will be. Let your insurance company and health insurance provider know what has happened, but do not go into detail; we can handle all negotiations with insurance providers on your behalf.

    Finally, contact an attorney as soon as possible. We know how to build a case that aggressively seeks the maximum compensation available.

    Getting in touch with us early allows us to take on the insurance companies full force, help you secure necessary medical care, and conduct a comprehensive investigation of your accident to substantiate your claim.

  • What can you do to help with my insurance claim?

    Insurance companies aim to increase profits by providing injury victims with settlements that fall short of the compensation they deserve. Research conducted by the Insurance Research Council revealed that 85% of total compensation for personal injury claims was awarded to individuals who had legal representation. This underscores the importance of legal counsel in ensuring fair compensation from insurance companies.

    Auto injury victims represented by a personal injury attorney receive, on average, 3.5 times more in settlement claims than those who choose not to hire an attorney.

    Insurance companies exploit individuals without representation who lack the means to assess their cases accurately. You have a single opportunity to secure the rightful compensation for you and your loved ones. Let our team fight for what you deserve.

  • What does it cost to work with your firm?

    We believe that you shouldn't be charged to determine the validity of your claim. Our consultations come at no cost and carry no obligation to hire our team. If you choose to work with our team, there will be no upfront expenses. Our policy of risk-free recovery guarantees that you do not have to pay for our services unless we secure compensation for you.

    At Bishop & Hayes, cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning that our fees are not paid until damages are recovered in your case. We work tirelessly to maximize damages for our clients so that you receive total and fair compensation for your injuries.

  • How much is my case worth?

    One of the most common (and complex) inquiries we receive is, "what is the value of my case?" Since each case is unique, determining its worth cannot be calculated by a formula. Numerous factors come into play, including the extent of injuries, an individual's lifestyle and life expectancy, the behavior and responsibility of all involved parties, and various other considerations.

    Our legal team assertively seeks compensation for various losses such as medical bills, future treatments, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, disabilities, scarring, pain and suffering, lost enjoyment of life, and other financial and emotional damages.

    We collaborate with a network of skilled medical specialists to establish the cause, characteristics, and severity of debilitating injuries, such as:

    The best way to get an accurate case valuation is to speak with an experienced auto accident lawyer. Our goal is to recover the damages you need to improve your health and live a fulfilling life following an accident.

  • Who do I meet with when I hire Bishop & Hayes?

    We believe that when you hire a legal team, you should be represented by the lawyers whose names are on the door. Although we have a phenomenal professional staff to assist us with your case, our partners do the work, not a paralegal or an associate.

    Our partners can:

    • Advise you at your free case evaluation
    • Prepare all of your documents
    • Appear at mediation to negotiate the best settlement we can for you
    • Advocate for your rights in motions and trials
    • Take responsibility for every aspect of your claim

    Brad Bishop is authorized to practice law in Missouri and Oklahoma. With a career spanning over 25 years, he initially worked in insurance defense before transitioning to assisting crash victims in battling the corporations he once defended. Leveraging his knowledge of insurance company strategies, he now safeguards the rights of our injured clients.

    Tim Hayes is a licensed attorney practicing in Missouri, Arkansas, and Kansas with over 20 years of experience in civil auto accident litigation. His career began at a prominent law firm, leading the personal injury trial division. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Tim served as a U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps lawyer, embodying a steadfast commitment to discipline and honor in his legal practice.

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