Knowledge Is Power. The more you know, the less you have to worry about. The more you understand, the better the decisions you can make on the path to recovery. From the first call to the final resolution of your problem, the law firm that you retain should listen and give you straightforward explanations. You should be led to know and understand the process, as this will help you navigate through the steps of an injury, catastrophic loss, or wrongful death case. Experienced trial lawyers often have great communication skills. Ideally, your lawyer should also have compassion for your circumstances and take the time to understand the suffering involved. They should understand both the immediate and probable long-term consequences of your situation in order to effectively communicate such troubles to insurance companies, the courts and juries. They should work diligently to capture and quantify where necessary the many losses you may have suffered as a result of what occurred. It is suggested that you ask questions of the law firm you are considering to retain to satisfy yourself that they have the knowledge, resources, and experience to help you navigate through this difficult time, as well as the reputation for successfully resolving similar cases.