Do choose an attorney that will focus on all the details of your case so that you can focus on recovery. Do find a lawyer that will fight for a full, fair settlement. Do choose a lawyer who cares about you and your family. Do get a lawyer that expects as much as you do. Do get an attorney that treats you as a real person. Choosing the right lawyer is critical; do your due diligence and ask the right questions. Do ask questions like, have you ever worked a similar case? How did the case turn out? How long have you been practicing in the area? Do you have offices in multiple cities? Which attorney will really be handling my case? Do ask for references.
Don’t make a decision until you have looked the lawyer in the eye and talked to him or her. The lawyer should understand you and your situation, and have the experience, background and track record that gives you peace of mind. Don’t choose a lawyer because of an advertisement or others’ opinions. Your lawyer is your partner and should take time to educate you and understand your situation. Make sure you trust and feel confident in your lawyer. Don’t let others’ opinions stop you from a calling a lawyer. Don’t settle cheaply.