Choosing a lawyer that only specializes in personal injury law is the first secret of getting a good personal injury attorney because personal injury law is complicated and has many complicated rules and practices and the best step would not be to select a lawyer that practices in each and every law but to choose someone that has specialized in personal injury because they will have some experience in trying cases that involve insurance companies. The client jeopardizes the outcome of the case if they select a lawyer that does not specialize in personal injury law because the lawyer might not some of the things that they need and where to look for them and they might even be competent in dealing with other key people like doctors and the police that might be a key component of the case. Most insurance companies prefer to settle outside of court and this is delicate because if the client has never negotiated a settlement for a lawsuit in a personal injury case the lawyer might not know what factors to look into when negotiating the agreement so that the client gets a good settlement as opposed to being short-changed by the insurance company. The other secret is to select an attorney that has experience in prosecuting such cases because in most cases lawyers that advertise that they can handle personal injury cases may never have seen the inside of a courtroom and in most cases they take the case then along the way they convince the client to settle for a very small amount. Most insurance companies are very aggressive and if they discover that the lawyer has never gone to trial then they take advantage of this and quote ridiculous offers or they opt to make little effort to settle the case since they know that the attorney is firing blanks and sooner or later the lawyer will fold their hands and they will pressure the client to fold their hand too when the insurer refuses to budge.
The client also needs to select a personal injury that has a track record of high verdicts and settlements especially if the case of the client involves serious injuries the customer needs to make sure that the lawyer can deliver either a verdict or settlement. The client needs to ask the lawyer how many million dollar verdicts that they have delivered and also ask how many million dollar settlements they have got and whether they are members of an organization that includes lawyers that have tried cases or made settlements worth at least a million dollars.