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After a devastating personal injury, looking for the right attorney shouldn't add to your stress. Use these tips to find the right legal representation for your needs. First, research whether your prospective attorney has earned any achievements in personal injury law, such as the Lead Counsel Rating. These will help confirm the credibility and professionalism of your prospective attorney. Next, ask your attorney whether they have ever handled cases related to the situation that caused your injuries. Relevant experience is key in terms of getting you the maximum payment for your injuries. Next, ask your attorney how long he she expects your case to last, and how it will be paid for along the way. Some personal injury attorneys claim you don't need to pay until the case is resolved, but then charge clients for miscellaneous fees like filing costs during the lawsuit. Finally, make sure you understand the attorney's fee schedule. Personal Injury attorneys will take a percentage of your payout, and this fee may be negotiable.