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How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case

Selecting the right personal injury attorney for your case is a crucial decision that can impact the outcome of your claim. A lawyer can navigate the complex legal process, negotiate with insurance companies, and pursue the compensation you deserve.

This blog post will discuss the factors to consider when choosing a personal injury attorney and provide tips for making the right choice.

Experience and Insights

One of the most important factors is the attorney's experience and insights into personal injury law. Look for an attorney with a track record of handling similar cases and who is well-versed in the applicable laws and regulations.


A reputable attorney will have a strong track record of success and a history of satisfied clients.

Research the attorney's reputation by:

  • Reading online reviews
  • Asking for recommendations from friends or family
  • Checking with your local bar association to ensure the attorney is in good standing

Communication and Responsiveness

Choose an attorney who communicates effectively and is responsive to your needs. You should feel comfortable asking questions and discussing your case with your attorney. They should be accessible, provide regular updates, and be willing to address any concerns you may have throughout the process.

Contingency Fee Arrangement

Many personal injury attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning they receive payment only upon successfully securing compensation for you. This arrangement can be beneficial, allowing you to pursue legal representation without incurring upfront costs. Be sure to discuss the attorney's fee structure and any additional expenses that may be incurred during your case.

Litigation Experience

Quick settlements may be the best outcome for a personal injury case, but they are rare. Insurance companies are not on your side and often force you to file a lawsuit to seek fair compensation.

It is essential to find out from your attorney what will happen if they cannot settle with the insurance company. Are they willing to file suit and go to trial themselves, or will they ship your case off to another attorney?

You should discuss with the attorney you are considering:

  • The number of lawsuits they have litigated over the past several years
  • The number of trials they have handled
  • The number of jury trials
  • The outcomes of those trials


An attorney’s job is to advocate for you, help you understand the law and legal process, and provide honest advice. A lawyer who tells you what they think you want to hear is not doing their job and is only setting you up for disappointment.

Generally, an attorney cannot advise you on the value of your case before reviewing all of your medical records, lost wages, and other evidence. A lawyer who tells you differently is potentially not being honest with you.

Trust Your Instincts

Rely on your instincts when selecting a personal injury attorney. Feeling at ease and confident in your lawyer’s capacity to manage your case and prioritize your best interests is crucial.

Choose Your Personal Injury Attorney with Confidence

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer for your case is essential to seeking a favorable outcome. Considering experience, reputation, communication, litigation experience, honesty, and fee arrangements allows you to make an informed decision and select an appropriate attorney for your needs. Remember, your lawyer can impact the outcome of your case, so take the time to research and choose reliable representation.

At Law Office of Justin A. Wallace, LLC, we provide legal counsel in Baltimore County and throughout Maryland. Contact us at (410) 996-4488 to discuss your case.