How Can I Know If I Can Sue an Attorney?
Posted September 21st, 2021.
Categories: Legal Malpractice.
Attorneys all over the country will take extreme caution and exercise diligent work to support their clients who have put their trust in them. However, there are some instances where an attorney does not offer this same standard of work. In some cases, attorneys can engage in legal malpractice, resulting in their clients suffering damages. If you believe you are a victim of legal malpractice, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced legal malpractice attorney who will assist you in holding the attorney in question accountable. Continue reading to learn what defines legal malpractice and the most common examples of legal malpractice. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced legal malpractice attorney who will all you through the steps ahead. Give us a call today to discuss your situation and how we can assist you.
What defines legal malpractice?
A lawyer breaching their duty of care to their client and their client being harmed as a result is defined as legal malpractice. If you believe that you have a valid legal malpractice claim, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced legal malpractice attorney. First, your attorney will have to demonstrate that you were the attorney’s client and that they owed you a duty of care. Next, they will have to prove that the attorney in question breached this duty of care, which resulted in your significant damages by losing the case or significantly weakening the case. If you are a victim of legal malpractice, it is important that you have an attorney who has experience handling matters such as this.
What are examples of an attorney engaging in legal malpractice?
There are many forms of legal malpractice. Some of the most common examples of an attorney engaging in legal malpractice are as follows:
- Neglecting to take a settlement’s tax consequences into account
- Neglecting to advise a client about insurance
- Misunderstanding the law and improperly applying it to the facts of the case
- Choosing to settle a case without the client’s consent
- Disregarding the client’s preferences or requests
- Improperly conducting a record search
- Failing to properly calculate damages
- Losing evidence, files, or other relevant documents
If you beveled that you are a victim of legal malpractice, it is important that you reach out to an experienced legal malpractice attorney who will work to right this wrong. Give our firm a call today to learn more.
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