Some lawyers have a general practice. They take DUI, divorce and also some personal injury cases. Personal injury law is complex and you are better off finding someone who is 100% devoted to representing injured people.
It takes many years of trial experience to become a highly-qualified personal injury lawyer. You should find someone with at least 10 years of personal injury experience and who has done 50 or more jury trials.
You should find someone who has a successful track record. A good guide is whether the lawyer is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – The Top Trial Lawyers in America or has a perfect “10.0” AVVO rating.