Friday, September 30, 2011
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MY BALTIMORE INJURY CASE? Are my lawyers' fees included in my damages?
Not surprisingly, courts in Maryland apply the 'American rule' when it comes to attorney's fees. A Baltimore personal injury lawyer handling the typical motor vehicle accident case will be paid by his or her client- absent a statute or rule to the contrary. Now, most personal injury attorneys handle these matters on a 'contingency fee' basis [i.e. "no costs if no recovery"], and the fee charged is a percentage of the overall recover. I offer my Maryland clients a reduced attorney fee program allowing them to retain a greater percentage of their overall award.