Selecting the right attorney for your injury case is critical for obtaining fair value for your claim. You want to hire a specialist, one who is board certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Lawyer. One who is also Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Why do you want to hire a board certified lawyer? Because insurance companies keep track of which attorneys actually go to trial. By hiring a lawyer who goes to court often, you increase the insurance companies valuation of your case. They don’t want to fight a skilled attorney, they want to pay less to an attorney who is afraid to try a case. And because most injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis of ⅓ or 40%, the cost of a Board Certified trial lawyer is the exact same. So, why not hire one with a proven track record of success. Before you hire a lawyer, ask them one question. “How many personal injury jury trials they have won in the past year?” For more detailed information about how to choose a personal injury lawyer, click on the link in this post.