Come to the office and meet them in person. If you find a personal injury lawyer on the Internet, don’t be overly swayed by a banner that says they received a large verdict in a case five years ago. Look closely at their experience level and employment background, and find out if they have successfully handled many cases similar to yours.
If you’re seriously injured, your relationship with your lawyer is extremely important. I liken it to a relationship with a brain surgeon or an oncologist. Who do you trust to help you make critical determinations to best protect the health and safety of your closest family member? Learn as much as possible about their direct experience and trust your instincts as you develop a rapport with them.
Hire a lawyer who will communicate with you regularly and in an understandable fashion. I think that bedside manner is just as important as skill and reputation. A run-of-the-mill personal injury lawyer will collect a little bit of information from you and then spend little time in direct communication. That approach inevitably leads to poor results.