No matter which lawyer you view on the web, most of them will have one or two testimonials from real clients they have helped. Most automobile accidents cases settle before the two year statute of limitations to file a lawsuit arrives. As a result, your lawyer must know how to direct your medical care to quality doctors, counsel you appropriately on the right steps to take throughout your case and be able to negotiate effectively with the insurance adjusters and with the providers of medical services in your case.
The lawyer should have a staff who can answer your questions and who can move your medical care forward without creating gaps in treatment and without allowing the medical treatment to become excessive.
Start by examining Google reviews given by the lawyer's previous clients. See if you get a good feeling about how the lawyer communicated with his former clients. That should tell a lot. Lawyers need to be good “people persons.” Competency is ALMOST as important.
Check with the Bar Association for prior legal malpractice claims. And do not forget to ask the lawyer if he/she has a current policy of legal malpractice insurance in force for his/her practice.
Amazing but no prospective client or existing client has ever asked me this question. And yes, I do have a very extensive legal malpractice policy but have never had a claim filed against me.