Most states don’t have special certification programs for personal injury lawyers which can make the selection process hard. One result of that fact is that any attorney can simply refer to himself or herself as a “personal injury lawyer.” There…
Many people ask, what are the questions they want answered when they’re interviewing a lawyer.
The first question is, “Do you specialize in the field of personal injury and wrongful death or do you do a little of that, a little criminal, a little estate planning?” You’re always better off to hire a specialist.
The next questions is, “What are your honors?” Are you a lawyer who has been selected by your peers to Super Lawyers or Best Lawyers in America? Are you a preeminent lawyer with Martindale-Hubbell or at least rated AV? And, if you can get a lawyer or a law firm that is honored by all three of those organizations you are getting yourself a top flight lawyer.
You also want to know, “How many verdicts have you had? How many settlements have you had? And how many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements?” Even if your case is not a multi-million dollar case, the lawyers who have those multi-million dollars in verdicts typically are the top in their field and garner the most respect from the insurance defense industry.