Did you know you can sue your lawyer?
Nearly everyone has heard of a
medical malpractice lawsuit, in which a patient sues a doctor for injuries or harm caused
by the doctor's negligence. Fewer people have heard of the concept
of legal malpractice, which is similar in many ways. When an individual
hires a lawyer, he or she enters into the attorney-client relationship,
which imposes certain duties and responsibilities upon the lawyer. Attorneys
are expected to do everything they reasonably can to safeguard their clients'
best interests, to avoid any type of conflict of interest in the case,
and to uphold the highest standards of ethics and practice. Failure to
meet these expectations can expose the lawyer to the possibility of being
sued for malpractice.
The attorneys of Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC have a proven track record
of success in representing clients in a variety of tort litigation cases.
For example, in 2011 we were successful in recovering compensation totaling
$450,000 for a client in a case involving legal malpractice. With more
than 100 years of combined experience, we are prepared to take on even
the most challenging cases, and we encourage you to call or visit our
office today for a consultation to determine whether you have grounds
for legal action.
About Leal Malpractice Claims
In order to claim compensation in a legal malpractice case, it must be
possible to demonstrate that your attorney's actions or omissions
caused you to suffer some type of loss. Common examples include missing
deadlines for filing important papers or missing the statute of limitations
on a case, as well as conflicts of interest, fraud, or simple incompetence.
If it could reasonably be expected that another attorney faced with the
same situation would have resolved the situation in your favor, then you
may have grounds to sue for monetary damages. By doing so, you could not
only recover compensation for your losses but also hold the lawyer accountable
for his or her wrongful actions.