Whenever we, as consumers, deal with specially trained professionals, we expect those professionals to know their jobs and perform them according to the profession's accepted standards. When professionals make errors that result in serious harm, either financial or physical, we have the right as consumers to ask if the professional in question made avoidable mistakes and should be held accountable.
Granted, every professional makes the occasional mistake or error in judgment. When a lawyer makes a preventable mistake that results in serious harm to a client's case, the client has the right to consider filing a legal malpractice claim.
Experienced New Jersey And Pennsylvania Legal Malpractice Lawyers
Are you asking the question, "Can I sue my attorney?" At Weisberg Law, we can answer that question for you. We evaluate and litigate legal malpractice claims of all kinds against attorneys who practice in all types of civil law. We do not handle complaints against criminal lawyers.
Contact our office to schedule a free consultation with a Pennsylvania legal malpractice lawyer to find out whether you can file a lawsuit against your own lawyer.
Examples Of Legal Malpractice In Philadelphia
Some attorney mistakes do not have any negative effect and are probably not actionable. However, preventable mistakes that change the outcome of a case may be legal malpractice. Legal malpractice may also occur when a lawyer becomes involved in a client's business.
Examples of legal malpractice include:
- Missing the statute of limitations, or deadline within which a claim must be filed
- Failing to respond on time to a court-ordered deadline
- Failing to deliver a court-required expert report by the stated deadline, such as a medical expert report, a forensic economist report, a real estate evaluation report, a certificate of merit or an affidavit of merit in a professional liability claim
- Getting involved in a client's business investment, resulting in a conflict of interest such that the attorney fails to act in the client's best interest
- Failing to pursue all available causes of action
Get Answers To Your Questions About Legal Malpractice
Contact Weisberg Law for a free consultation to discuss the merits of your claim for legal malpractice. We have offices in Philadelphia and Morton.