Matthew Bates is an accomplished attorney at the Mike Morse Law Firm. He and Mike discuss what most people don’t know about insurance companies, how a plaintiff wins a legal case, and what to do if you get hit in or by an Uber.
[0:32] Introducing today’s guest, Matt Bates
[1:20] What do you like to do for fun?
[2:38] How long have you been with the firm?
[4:08] Where did you go to school? Where are you from?
[4:57] What was growing up in a small town like?
[5:11] Why did you go to law school?
[6:38] Mike gets a lot of compliments about Matt from clients
[7:56] If someone asked you how to get the best possible result from their case, what would you say?
[10:11] Hiring a lawyer means hiring an expert
[11:04] Uber and Lyft crashes are complicated
[13:02] What advice would you give someone who was involved in a crash with an Uber or Lyft?
[14:50] Is it true that people who don’t wear seatbelts get their damages 5% reduced
[16:25] What else is special about Ubers and Lyfts?
[19:00] Why don’t people get ambulances?
[20:03] What percentage of people don’t feel their pain immediately after an accident?
[21:19] What do you like about representing injured people?
[22:26] Do insurance companies look out for their insured?
[23:25] It’s the same story every time, insurance companies don’t want to write checks
[25:40] What percentage of the time do we win?
[26:33] Thank you for watching this episode of the Open Mike podcast!