Do you even know what MIST means? Probably not. MIST cases are an acronym for:
The “minimum impact” part usually means there is less than $1,500 in damage to your car. This does vary by insurance company.
The “soft tissue” part means that you have what is commonly called whiplash. You have a neck and back injury. Simple enough.
MIST cases are different from other cases. Insurance companies take these cases very seriously. They spend a lot of money defending them, investigating them and paying “expert witnesses” for their opinions. Insurance companies hate paying out on these.
So, what do you do? Hire an attorney who handles these – a lot. Or better yet, hire someone who actually teaches other attorneys how to handle them.
I just released a new book for attorney on litigating MIST cases. If you have a MIST case, you should talk to someone who has experience like this.