Professionals are required to meet certain standards of their profession when performing work for their clients. When they fail to meet those professional standards, and their clients are harmed, the clients can seek to recover damages for their losses. Whether the professional who holds himself or herself out to be an expert is an attorney, a physician, an accountant or other type of professional, each of these professionals may be held accountable.
A. Malpractice by the Attorney
Legal malpractice claims can arise when an attorney does not exercise reasonable care with a client’s case. Common violations in legal malpractice cases can include missed deadlines when serving paperwork to another party, failing to timely file important documents with the Court, failing to conduct proper investigation, or failing to timely retain the appropriate expert for your legal matter. All of these common violations can be detrimental to a client’s case.
If you had an attorney-client relationship and you believe the attorney did not exercise reasonable care with your case, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the complex details required when filing a potential lawsuit against an attorney. Legal malpractice suits require proof of negligence or what would have happened had the attorney not been negligent.
Some forms of legal malpractice include:
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Misconduct by a Trustee
Misconduct by an Executor of an Estate
Misconduct by a business partner, shareholder, owner
Scrutinizing the underlying matter that the attorney was hired for is paramount to evaluating a legal malpractice case. This is where our legal malpractice attorneys’ evaluation and expertise is invaluable. We immerse ourselves in the facts of the underlying matter and develop the critical understanding necessary to handle your case, if you have a legal malpractice claim against your former attorney.
B. Malpractice by a Professional
Professional malpractice can includes malpractice committed by professionals such as physicians, accountants, lawyers, dentists, engineers, psychologists, architects, and any other profession. Our New York professional malpractice lawyers are needed when an individual fails to comply with the professional and ethical standards of their association, causing physical injury, emotional distress, or financial problems to a person or business as a result.
We have experience pursuing professional malpractice claims against all types of licensed professionals, including:
Doctors and medical professionals
Real estate agents
Builders and contractors
The lawyers at The Law Offices of Effie Soter, P.C. offer free initial consultations to discuss your rights. You can contact us at 646-504-7384 or via email to learn more about your rights so that we can obtain the best outcome for you.
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