One question we encourage folks to ask each personal injury law firm they talk to about their accident case is, “how many cases have you won?”
Why does that question matter? It matters because there are a number of high profile firms and attorneys representing injury victims who rarely if ever actually try cases in court. To be successful as a personal injury lawyer, opposing parties (lawyers and insurance companies) need to know that you are prepared to take a personal injury case to trial if need be – and that you have a record of winning those trials. Without that element – a personal injury lawyer’s ability to negotiate settlements is severely weakened. Leverage is gone.