ALL lawyers specialize in personal injury claims, since they are easy. 95% of them, NEVER go to court. The lawyer sends a letter to the insurance company and states they are representing you. Most settlements are done by telephone or mail, then when you settle, they will take anywhere from 1/3 to 40% of YOUR settlement.
IF, the insurance company does not dispute fault, and if your injury is minor, like whiplash, trip to the ER, and follow up treatment, then no need for ANY lawyer.
But, if insurance disputes, or questions your injuries, or, if you have serious injuries, which means surgery, scarring, broken bones etc, you "might" need a lawyer.
Remember, the insurance company does not pay the lawyer, YOU DO from your settlement.
The insurance adjuster will handle your claim with or w/out a lawyer. The value of your settlement is based on the injuries........period.
I had the same problem and I had filed a child custody case in order to get custody of my 5 year old daughter. I had consulted Miami criminal defense lawyer for that and they helped me a lot in getting my daughter back to me. You can also consult them to file your child custody case and trust me it would help you a lot in getting the custody of your child.
May you get your child back as soon as possible!