Many people know that doctors can be held legally accountable if they give bad advice to patients that causes the patients injury. But, did you know that lawyers can also be held accountable if they give bad legal advice to their clients? If a lawyer's negligence causes serious financial or physical harm to a party in a civil case, that party may be able to recover from the negligent lawyer for legal malpractice.
Last month, a post was written about a client that allegedly received bad advice from a prestigious Wall Street law firm. The client said that the firm's lawyers vastly underestimated the fees the client could be charged by an investment bank for advisory services. The client was ultimately awarded $10 million from the law firm for legal malpractice.
When legal professionals make preventable mistakes that result in serious harm to clients, those clients have the right to consider filing a legal malpractice claim. The lawyers at Weisberg Law evaluate and litigate legal malpractice claims against attorneys who practice in all types of civil law.
Legal malpractice could be an issue if a lawyer misses the deadline for a claim; fails to respond on time to a court-ordered deadline; fails to pursue all available causes of action; or gets 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. These kinds of actions indicate that a lawyer may have harmed their client's interests in a way that malpractice law recognizes and condemns.
We have helped many clients in Morton, Pennsylvania, protect their rights. For more information on the services we provide, please see the legal malpractice section of our website.