1) Look for Someone with Experience
Let’s put it this way: you are entrusting your legal counsel in this case with gaining you your just compensation in a case where you or your loved one was harmed wrongfully. You want to make sure that your lawyer is not only qualified, but experienced in settling cases like yours and earning a fair reward.
Looking for lawyers who have experience in this field is beneficial in many ways. Not only do good experienced lawyers have a promising track record, but they also have more connections in the business, are more confident, and are more likely to do a better job than someone who is new to the trade or hasn't been as successful.
2) Look for a Good Track Record
The same goes when looking at a firm that has a record of doing well with personal injury lawsuits. There are several law firms that specialize in personal injury lawsuits, and finding one with a good record makes your chances much better that your case will be settled and that you will be fairly compensated for the injuries sustained by you or your loved one.
3) Do Your Homework
Because of this it is important that you do some research prior to hiring your personal injury attorney. Search for and try to hire an attorney that has been successful in cases similar to yours in the past and you will be more likely to be successful in your own case. But something to keep in mind is that personal injury attorneys that win the majority of their cases tend to do so because they only take on cases that have the possibility of winning. If one or more of these attorneys turns you down, you may want to reconsider whether or not you want to press charges.
Can You Afford the Lawyer ?
Another thing to take into account is the cost of the counsel you are planning to hire. As a personal injury victim you should not be compelled to pay anything out of pocket. Rather, personal injury attorneys should (and generally do) charge contingency fees, meaning that they take a percentage of the settlement that you come to with the other party in the lawsuit.
In addition, before you agree to sign any contract, make sure that you come to an agreement with your attorney on how much of the compensation they will be rewarded if you win your case.