Are you looking for a Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer? Great, because your Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer is located right here in the Colonies on Forum in Columbia, Missouri. Unlike law firms that claim to have an office here (but don’t), we actually LIVE here, WORK here, and yes, we PLAY here (we need to have fun, too).

Why is it Important that Your Columbia, Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer Lives Here?

For most people this is obvious, but some people are sold by slick-talking personal injury lawyers that claim to say it doesn’t matter. But it does. Your Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer needs to know the judges, the other lawyers, and the people.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Columbia and Boone County are quite split politically. This means the jury pool can be quite different should your case go to trial. This can have a tremendous effect on settlement negotiations prior to trial if your injury lawyer doesn’t know the makeup of this town.

What to Expect From Your Columbia, Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer

We believe in radical candor. You deserve to have a Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer that will tell you the truth from the beginning. If we don’t think you have a case, we’ll tell you. We will also tell you when we don’t think you’re doing your part in making sure the case is moving along. If you aren’t taking our advice or you aren’t following your doctor’s orders, we’ll call you out. Our clients usually appreciate this openness.

The Typical Case Process With Your Columbia, Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer

Initial Phone Call

Your Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer will usually speak to you over the phone to get the specifics of what happened. Sometimes you might think you have a case when you really don’t (look here to see why). We like to figure this out as soon as possible so you aren’t left with false hope.

But this initial call with your Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer helps us set expectations and get on the same page. This doesn’t mean we’re going to tell you what your case is worth because we WON’T. That’s like a doctor diagnosing you just by looking at you and running ZERO tests. That would set our relationship up for failure from the outset. Rather, we will tell you about the process, how long things typically take, and we try to answer any of your preliminary questions.

In-Person Meeting

We like to meet with every client. Believe it or not, but some clients would rather just do everything over the phone. If that’s you, don’t worry. We have those capabilities, including obtaining electronic signatures via email.

But the reason we like meeting our clients in person is because it gives us a better idea of the troubles you’re going through. It’s also a good reminder that you’re not just a number. You’re a human being with human struggles. Unlike the insurance companies that fight over numbers, we fight for our people. When you’re with us, you’re OUR PEOPLE. And no one messes with our people.

Case Investigation

Your Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer is going to start investigating your case right away. We usually do this with the help of our own investigators. Our investigators will take photos, interview witnesses, and wrap up and loose ends that might exist. The case investigation is possibly the most crucial time in the case, so make sure your Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer knows everything that you know. If can mean the difference between winning and losing your personal injury case.

Experts

Your Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer will immediately start identifying and contacting the best experts in the country. These experts will include doctors, accident reconstructionists, engineers, police officers, among others. An expert can turn a case in a heartbeat, which is why we retain them as early in the case as necessary.

Treatment

As your Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer will tell you, get the treatment you need now. Don’t wait. Waiting will 1) make your injuries worse; 2) cause you additional pain; and 3) give the insurance company an excuse to not pay you. The insurance adjuster will say you are faking your injuries and that’s the reason you didn’t get treatment. So don’t try to tough it out. You have to document your injuries or they don’t exist.

Don’t Have Health Insurance for Your Personal Injury Case? No Problem.

We have one of the best network of doctors for your personal injury case in the country. Your Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer can set you up with a doctor and have the doctors hold their bills (called liens) until the case has concluded.

These are not hired guns. These are the best doctors in their fields because you deserve the best treatment, not just what the insurance companies are willing to pay for. You’re a human, after all.

Medical Records and Bills

Your Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer will start your requesting medical records and bills right away so we can begin negotiating with the insurance company as soon as you’re done treating. Okay, in all honesty, our highly trained team usually requests the records and bills, but our Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyers are there every step of the way.

The process of requesting records and bills can take months, which is why we try to get a jump on requesting them as soon as we can. Want to request your own? Give it a shot with this how-to guide.

Demand

Ah, we’ve made it the demand phase. Hopefully you’ve done everything within your power to maximize the value of your case. Your Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer will put together a demand package to in the best position to get the most money for your injuries. If you’re still getting treatment at this phase, you need to communicate this to your Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer immediately. It’s possible your injury lawyer will still want to send the demand anyway, but there are a variety of reasons why your lawyer will want to wait (but that’s for another article).

Negotiations

Negotiations hopefully will be fast and easy. But don’t plan on it… Your Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer will likely have to put up with a lot of gamesmanship from the insurance adjuster. However, we’re trained to deal with it. You’re not. So don’t jump at the first offer. That’s what they want, which is why they dangle a small amount of money out in front of you. Don’t overreact to whatever the offer is. Follow your lawyer’s advice.

Settlement

Awesome, you’ve settled your case (find out if your settlement is taxable here). You accomplished the goal your Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer intended. Congratulations.

In most cases, your personal injury lawyer will take care of making sure all of your medical bills are paid out of the settlement. The funds are deposited into and paid out of the injury lawyer’s IOLTA trust account. These accounts are required by the Missouri Bar.

File Lawsuit

Okay, maybe you weren’t so lucky and your Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer has advised you to file a lawsuit (if your lawyer has advised otherwise, remember that you hired them for a reason…their advice). The litigation process can be lengthy but sometimes it’s the best court of action. However, there’s too much to cover in this article. Learn more about the litigation process here.

Your Columbia, Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer is Located HERE – not out of town

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We have a fully staffed office right here Columbia, Missouri. Your Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer will either meet you there, your house, or wherever you’d like. It’s your choice. One of our founding members, Tyson Mutrux, was born and raised here.

Yes, We Also Have an Office in St. Louis, Missouri

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If you think you need a big city St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer, then you’re in luck. We have a fully staffed office there as well! Attorney Tyson Mutrux lived and practiced there prior to returning home to open the Mutrux Finney’s second office.  So if you need an injury lawyer in St. Louis, feel free to give us a call or contact us through the website and we will take care of you.

How to Get to Our Office Conveniently Located on Forum Boulevard in Columbia

Our office is located in the Colonies at 2600 Forum Boulevard, Suite B1, Columbia, MO 65203.

From Downtown

Take Providence Road southbound until you get to Stadium Boulevard. Take a right (west) onto Stadium Boulevard and drive until you get to Forum Boulevard. Drive approximately two miles until you get to Chapel Hill Road and take a left into the Colonies. Take your first right and drive a quarter-mile until you see the Woodstock Building on the left. Our office is located inside.

From the South

If you’re driving on Highway 63, take the AC Exit and turn right onto Grindstone Parkway. Grindstone Parkway will change to Nifong Boulevard after you cross Providence Road. Take Nifong Boulevard until you get to Forum Boulevard and take a right. Take Forum Boulevard until you get to the Colonies and take a right. You will see the Woodstock Building on the right side. Our office is located inside.

From the North

If you’re driving on Highway 63, the best route is to take it to I-70 West until you get to the Stadium Boulevard exit. Take a left on Stadium Boulevard and drive until you get to Forum Boulevard and take a right. Drive approximately two miles until you get to Chapel Hill Road and take a left into the Colonies. Take your first right and drive a quarter-mile until you see the Woodstock Building on the left. Our office is located inside.

From the East

Take I-70 West until you get to the Stadium Boulevard exit. Take a left on Stadium Boulevard and drive until you get to Forum Boulevard and take a right. Drive approximately two miles until you get to Chapel Hill Road and take a left into the Colonies. Take your first right and drive a quarter-mile until you see the Woodstock Building on the left. Our office is located inside.

From the West

Take I-70 East until you get to the Stadium Boulevard exit. Take a right on Stadium Boulevard and drive until you get to Forum Boulevard and take a right. Drive approximately two miles until you get to Chapel Hill Road and take a left into the Colonies. Take your first right and drive a quarter-mile until you see the Woodstock Building on the left. Our office is located inside.

How to Schedule an Appointment with Our Columbia, Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer

Scheduling a meeting with our Columbia, Missouri personal injury lawyer is simple. Simply call 573-722-2121 or 888-550-4026, email us at tyson@MFinjury.com, or submit your information online through our website and we will reach out to you. In most cases, we can meet you at your home, your business, or at our office, whichever you prefer.

Where Will You Meet Your Columbia, Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer?

That’s up to you. We understand that our clients are usually in pain after suffering their injuries, so we try to accommodate any way we can. In most cases, we can meet you at your home, your business, or at our office, whichever you prefer. It really depends on your comfort level, mobility, and pain level.