My Attorney Accepted a Settlement Without My Consent | What Can I Do?
Posted November 16th, 2021.
Categories: Legal Malpractice.
When an individual is a victim of an accident, they will often turn to a personal injury attorney for legal guidance. Their attorney should fight for the compensation they need to cover the cost of their damages including the cost of rehabilitation, surgeries, medical care, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. However, in some cases, this may not occur the way that it should. If you have hired an attorney after being injured in an accident and your attorney has accepted a settlement on your behalf without consulting you, you may have a valid legal malpractice claim. To learn how you can hold this attorney accountable, continue reading and reach out to our experienced legal malpractice attorney. To discover if an attorney accepting a settlement on their client’s behalf without their consider is considered legal malpractice, read on. For assistance with your upcoming legal malpractice claim, reach out to our New Jersey legal malpractice firm today. Give us a call to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.
Is it considered legal malpractice if my attorney accepts a settlement without my consent?
If your attorney accepts a settlement without your consent as their client, this is considered legal malpractice in most cases. However, if you had a specific conversation with your attorney where you asked them to only accept a settlement that was greater than a certain amount of money, this may cause conflict in filing a valid claim and you will likely not have a legal malpractice claim against them. Even in this case, your attorney should inform you of the settlement offer before it is accepted. It is always required for an attorney to receive their client’s explicit permission to accept a settlement.
Can I take legal action against my attorney if I believe that they tricked or forced me to accept an inadequate settlement?
If you believe that your attorney deceived, pressured, or coerced you to accept a settlement that was not fair in your favor, you may have a high chance of filing a valid legal malpractice claim. If you are looking to file a legal malpractice claim, it is important to know that these claims require aggressive legal action with the assistance of an attorney who has experience with these claims and will fight for your rights in court. Reach out to our experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney today to get started. We will advocate for you each step of the way.
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