On a technical level, the law in many types of personal injury cases is highly developed. Although each person is unique, the mechanisms of injury in car accidents, slip and falls, and construction accidents are such that there is a body of precedent that has developed around common factual scenarios. Similarly, the same types of injuries are seen repeatedly. A good personal injury attorney has the accumen and familiarity with the medical issues involved to understand your injury, and comparisons to comparable cases are what give us a basis to value your claim.
On a business level, the objective for a personal injury attorney is to obtain compensation for their clients. Most cases settle; some need to be tried; and it is the plaintiff's attorney who pushes the case forward.
On a personal level, great personal injury attorneys have an enormous range of styles and personalities. Some can be extremely charismatic, while others are more low-key but command a sense of credibility and trustworthiness. You need someone you are comfortable with.
I have been helping personal injury victims obtain compensation for their injuries for my entire legal career. I clerked with personal injury firms during law school; won several awards for academic achievements in that area of law prior to being admitted to the bar; published multiple articles on construction accident and slip and fall litigation; have a litany of notable appellate decisions; tried numerous federal and state cases; and, most importantly, have helped clients obtain millions of dollars in compensation.