How Do You Know That Your Personal Injury Attorney is a Good One?

August 13, 2019 | Ed Bernstein
How Do You Know That Your Personal Injury Attorney is a Good One?

When you need to hire a personal injury attorney in Las Vegas, there are many law firms to choose from. Odds are, you have never worked with a lawyer before. You may not know whether the person you want to work with is any good. Here are a some things to look for in a great attorney.

They Have Experience With Your Type of Case

They Have Experience With Your Type of CaseAs you look for a personal injury attorney, you want to ensure they have experience with the type of case that you are pursuing. Personal injury covers many types of cases, including car accidents, slip and fall cases, dog bites, nursing home abuse and neglect and product liability. Not every lawyer in Las Vegas has experience with every case type. Find someone who has handled your specific situation, as the laws and rules are slightly different from type to type. A lawyer without much experience with your situation may not be familiar with these rules or laws.

They Have a Proven History of Winning or Settling Cases

Another important factor to look for in a great personal injury attorney is the percentage of cases they have won or settled. Call around and ask for this information.  You can then get a feel for the high and low end of the spectrum. This helps you find someone with a proven history of winning or settling cases. You want to know that before you go any further, especially if you're dealing with immediate pain, injuries, or costs associated with your accident.

Their References Speak Highly Of Them

Their References Speak Highly Of ThemPrior to hiring a lawyer, ask for references. These should include past clients, colleagues, and even other professionals who have worked with them, such as doctors or legal experts. You want to find someone whose references speak highly of their skills and professionalism and have good things to say about them. Always be wary if an attorney refuses to provide you with references or allow you to talk to them. They may not have people who will vouch for them, which should be a red flag for you.

They Are Not Afraid to Take a Case to Trial

Always take the time to ask a personal injury lawyer if they will take a case to trial if the right settlement offer does not come through. Some lawyers rarely take a case to trial, or simply do not have the manpower to take the case to trial. As such, they may push for a settlement, even if the number is lower than they think you should get. You want a lawyer who won't be afraid to take your case to court.

No Fee Unless You Win

Lastly, be sure to ask them how payment works. A successful personal injury lawyer is so confident in their abilities to win your case that they will not charge you a fee unless they win your case. Be wary of lawyers who always charge a fee up front, even if they lose your case.


It is important to select the right personal injury lawyer from the onset of your case. They play an important role in collecting evidence, guiding your medical treatment, and working to resolve your case. If you are already working with an attorney that you are not happy with, you always have the option of firing them. However, they may be able to place a lien against your case and recover money for the work that they have done from any settlement or award you are granted. Here at Ed Bernstein & Associates, we can help you with your personal injury case. Whether you need to hire an attorney for the first time, or you're unhappy with the firm you're working with, we can help. Give us a call now to schedule a consultation and learn what sets us apart from other Las Vegas personal injury lawyers.


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.