To ensure you get the maximum compensation for your injury, finding the best personal injury lawyer is a must. Firstly, make sure your chosen lawyer actually has experience in that area of the law, and is familiar with the rules in your state. Although most personal injury cases are settled without the claimant having to go to court, working with a lawyer who has courtroom experience is also recommended, if your case gets to that point. Finding a good lawyer can take some time; as well as browsing profiles online, you may be able to ask people you know for their recommendations. And always take advantage of the initial no obligation meeting that just about every law firm offers; it’s a great chance to ask any questions, make sure you understand the fees and to make sure you are comfortable working closely with that person.