About Us

About Our FirmExperienced Auto Injury Lawyers

Bishop & Hayes P.C. is a boutique auto injury law firm with offices in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. Auto accident cases are all we handle. By focusing exclusively on this one important area of law, our attorneys are able to dedicate 100 percent of our experience, resources and time to helping injured clients recover.

Both of our attorneys have practiced injury recovery law from the start of our careers. Brad Bishop defended national insurance companies, an experience that gives him an inside perspective of the insurance corporations’ practices and strategies. Tim Hayes ran the personal injury division of a large firm before honing in on exclusively auto injury claims.

Our partners shared the mission of helping people in need and decided to form a unique law firm that truly put clients first. Brad Bishop and Tim Hayes, thus, combined our almost 50 years of experience to form Bishop & Hayes, a firm dedicated exclusively to the resolution of auto crash claims.

Brad Bishop or Tim Hayes Will Represent You

Our attorneys truly care about your case. That is why we do not pass on the important work to paralegals and associates who might not have the experience and skills to recover the maximum possible damages. Our partners work on cases from consultation to recovery. You do not go through an intake person as you would at some larger firms but instead talk to one of the partners. During resolution of your claim, our partner is available to give you updates and answer your questions. Our partner engages in all negotiations with the insurance company and is by your side during mediation sessions. Our partner prepares your case for trial and is in the courtroom presenting the facts to the judge and jury.

Because we remain hands on throughout your case, our attorneys can take crucial decisive steps that are proactive instead of reactive. We understand the facts of your claim, the details of your accident, the nature of your injuries and the repercussions they have had on your family, your job and your quality of life.

Access and Availability

You have been injured and your car is damaged. Getting to your attorney’s office should not add to the stress. For your convenience, our attorneys have three offices in Springfield, Joplin and Miami that serve Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. We also can visit you at your home or the hospital if you are unable to travel to our office. Our high level of availability continues throughout your case. We return calls the same day and provide you with regular updates so you know what is happening with your claim.

Case Preparation

Our law firm is well known for our meticulous preparations for negotiations and trial. We maintain a network of medial experts with whom we consult about the nature of your injuries and the costs of urgent and long-term care.

We also may send an investigator to the accident scene in the immediate aftermath of a crash, especially a tractor-trailer or catastrophic accident. The investigator may also track down hard-to-find witnesses and assist us with getting to the truth of complicated crash scenarios.

Our quick action preserves vital evidence that might otherwise be destroyed. For example, we immediately file an emergency motion that protects the tractor-trailer from being dismantled or repaired after a truck crash. This gives us a chance to collect the necessary evidence without risk of it being destroyed.

We delve deeper into the factors involved in an auto wreck. For instance, we review data from black boxes to determine speed, braking and wheel motion in the moments before impact. We subpoena phone records to investigate whether the driver was texting or talking on the phone. We scour commercial driver logbooks for indications of sleep deprivation or of tampering to hide hours-of-service violations. We walk the scene to locate cameras in the area that might have caught the crash on video.

Through these innovative investigation techniques, our attorneys are able to build winning strategies to prove negligence and liability. Each step is carefully planned to maximize your position at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.

Compassionate Approach for a Successful Outcome

Our attorneys are driven by compassion for our clients and by the desire to help them put their lives back on track after a crash. In the end, what matters is that you receive the money you need and deserve. By involving you in the process, communicating with you regularly and truly caring about the results, we are able to do a better job for you.

Our attorneys pursue all legal means of recovery of such damages as lost wages, diminished earning capacity, medical bills, future medical needs, other crash-related expenses, disabilities, reduced quality of life, pain and suffering. By maximizing your financial recovery we hope to improve your physical recovery from your injuries.

You Only Work With A Name Partner

Joplin Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer

Brad BishopName Partner

“What I do daily is help people who are in crisis; help my clients sort through what they need to do in order to put their lives back together.”

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Springfield Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer

Tim HayesName Partner

“I believe in fighting for the underdog. When injury victims face an uphill battle, I am here to help.”

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Discuss Your Claim with Experienced Motor Vehicle Crash Lawyers

A serious car, truck, motorcycle or pedestrian crash can result in expensive auto repairs, injuries, disabilities and lost wages. You should not have to bear this burden. Bishop & Hayes, P.C. is here to help you recover damages from the at-fault driver and insurance companies. Your case evaluation is free and we handle your claim on contingency, so you do not pay us lawyers’ fees if we do not recover damages for your auto accident injuries. Schedule your first appointment at our Springfield, Joplin or Miami office for representation in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas or Arkansas.

Your 4-State
Auto Injury Law FirmHelping People Injured in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas

Why You Should Hire An Attorney

Research from recent statistics gathered by the Insurance Research Council

  • According to their report 85% of all dollars paid out by insurance companies for personal injury claims were paid to individuals represented by an attorney.
  • Auto injury victims represented by an personal injury attorney received, on average 3.5 times more in settlement claims amount than those who choose not to hire an attorney.

Insurance companies take advantage of unrepresented individuals who simply do not have the resources to properly value their case. 3.5 times more value for those that hired a personal injury attorney – this is a huge number. You only have one chance to receive the fair compensation you and your family deserve, let’s make it count.

The chart reflects  average actual payouts for specific injury types. 

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Bishop & Hayes P.C. is standing by to talk to you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, timing is critical, call now.

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