What I'm talking about is taking the first offer that they give you or one of their earliest offers. A lot of times, they'll say, We'll give you five hundred bucks and your medical bills paid for and a lot of times people take it because they say Okay. That can prevent you from getting an attorney involved sometimes. But if you do have an attorney, what they're trying to do is lowball you. They'll lowball you from the get-go and then gradually go up over time. What you're fighting against is the insurance adjusters are rated based upon the age of the case. The older the case, the lower the rating. So, the more money they're willing to throw at it.
Another danger of selling your case too early is often times your medical treatment is not done. So, you're not able to lump that into the settlement. If you've asked any medical bills after the settlement, well, you're on hope for those. It doesn't get included in the settlement, and you don't have the safeguards of the lien statute and other things like that where you can negotiate those liens down. So, I want to stress, do not settle your case too early because it will only be harmful to you and your case.
Attorney Tyson Mutrux is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, and U.S. Federal Courts. Tyson takes his role seriously in representing clients in cases involving serious injury claims. In 2014, he became a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40. In 2015, he was awarded membership into The Nation's Top One Percent of Attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. In 2012, Avvo also rated Tyson “Superb” (10 out of 10).
Tyson's experience in personal injury gives his clients a distinct advantage over the representation provided by other private practice attorneys. Tyson handles cases all over Missouri and Illinois, mostly in Central and Eastern Missouri. He provides pro bono legal services for military veterans and has also been heavily involved with The Missouri Bar.
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