You’ve seen the cleaver (and not so cleaver) TV ads and driven by the countless billboards. Have you ever wondered what an attorney can or cannot say in their advertisements? Are there limits to what an attorney can claim about your case?
Attorney advertisements are governed by the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct (NRPC). NRCP 7.2 states, “lawyers may advertise services through the public media… not involving solicitation as prohibited by Rule 7.3.”
NRCP 7.2 also requires, among other things, that any actors be identified and fictionalized events or scenes disclosed. Perhaps more importantly, every advertisement indicated that the charging of a fee is contingent on the outcome or that the fee will be a percentage of the recovery, the advertisement must include a disclaimer that “you [the client] may have to pay the opposing party’s attorney fees and costs in the event of a loss.” Look closely, you’ll see this disclaimer in very fine print at the bottom of ads across the Las Vegas valley.
Indeed, there are circumstances where the court may impose the opposing party’s attorney’s fees and costs against a losing party. Don’t leave your case to chance. Hire an injury lawyer that is ethical and has a track record of winning cases in actual litigation. Not every case ends up in litigation, but you should only retain a lawyer who is willing to go the distance if that is what it takes to get you fair compensation for your injuries.
Remmel Law Firm has a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer with a proven track record of successfully litigating car crash cases that don’t settle during the claims process. Because of our efforts, thousand dollar pre-litigation settlement offers have, in some instances, become millions of dollars for our clients. This does not guarantee, warrant or predict future cases, but gives you a good idea of what our law firm is all about. Free injury consultations M-F at (702) 522-7707.