Inside the World of a Personal Injury Attorney | Mike Cushing | Show 123

by | Jun 15, 2023 | Attorney, Lawyers

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Inside the World of a Personal Injury Attorney | Mike Cushing | Show 123

by Dave Lorenzo

Inside the World of a Personal Injury Attorney

Michael Cushing is a Chicago personal injury lawyer specializing in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases across Illinois.

Michael Cushing has dedicated his career to helping people who have been injured by the negligence or misconduct of others. Michael is an aggressive advocate for his clients and has made a difference in the lives of thousands of injured adults, children, and newborns since beginning his practice in 2003.

He has a broad range of hands-on trial experience and is a skilled and poised litigator who focuses on wrongful death, professional malpractice, and personal injury cases. Michael always places his clients first, giving them the individualized attention, they deserve.

Michael believes that results matter and that is why it is his goal to ensure that each of his clients recovers the full value of their injuries. To reach this end he dedicates a tremendous amount of time, energy, and focus to each case. His hard work, dedication, and commitment has resulted in millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients.

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0:00​ – Inside the World of a Personal Injury Attorney
01:32 – How did Mike become a Personal Injury Attorney?
02:59 – Mike’s approach to assisting his clients
06:04 – What are Mike’s criteria for accepting a case?
08:12 – What is Mike’s process for working up a case?
11:45 – How important it is to know a good personal injury attorney?
14:08 – How to tell if there is a case in a situation 
18:14 – How does Mike persuade someone, such as a police officer, to cooperate in a case?
19:47 – Understanding the insurance company
21:18 – What is Mike’s leverage as a personal injury attorney to get the insurance company to perform what they are contractually obligated to do?
23:41 – What percentage of cases go to trial, and what factors force certain cases to proceed to trial while others settle?
26:56 – What is the best question to ask a personal injury attorney before hiring them?
30:36 – How does a client know he has hired the best personal injury lawyer?
34:36 – How long does a case take?
36:33 – What is the statute of limitations?
38:28 – What is a “runner” in a personal injury matter?          40:34 Dave’s story: How did Dave get a call from an attorney shortly after the accident without asking for one?                                                                                           42:26 Where do good cases come from?                                  43:41 How does Mike’s Law Firm do business?                45:46 What is tort reform all about?

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