I trial lawyer friend of mine named David Swanner has a well done article titled: Using Technology to be a better Trial Lawyer
Included within the twelve points are gems like:
"Use the Internet for Research on Injuries and Defendants – Accurint is a great source of information on people. We can get as much from a $5 search as we were getting from $100 investigator searches. Check out the background of your defendant. Research your injury. With Google having an image search, this makes our job a lot easier. Jerry Lawson at Netlawblog explains how to do an image search. Research the product, the defendant, the injury and anything else regarding the case. The internet is a free ice cream shop. Grab a scoop and dig in."
David's site can be found here.