We recently posted an educational article and video about why a Maryland lawyer cannot make guarantees as to the results of a case.
Taking that issue a little bit further, what about expectations as to the result?
Can a Maryland lawyer advise a client as to totally unreasonable expectations as to the value or results in a case?
The short answer is that no, a Maryland lawyer cannot create unreasonable expectations as to a result in a case.
An easy way to understand this is through an example.
Let’s say that a person is in a small car crash.
As a result of the car crash the person has about $10k max in damages.
By damages we mean harm that was done to them.
So this would include any medical bills, past or future, lost wages, pain and suffering from injuries, etc…
All of this totals around $10k.
The lawyer representing the client leads the client to think that because of how the system works the client should be expecting around 1 million dollars on this claim.
Well a strong argument can be made that this lawyer is creating an unreasonable expectation in this case, seeing as there will be a very, very, very, hard time trying to recover a number like that on these facts.
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