Lawyers are expected to possess certain skills, experience and competence when handling legal matters in their lines of expertise. When they fail to deliver adequate professional services to their clients, they commit legal malpractice. Often, legal malpractice will result in the client’s suffering of unnecessary damages.
If your previous attorney mishandled your case, which in turn caused you harm, then you may have been a victim of legal malpractice. The New Jersey personal injury lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. have the experience and knowledge to help you achieve fair, reasonable, and prompt compensation. Contact us today at 1-800-346-5529 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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Legal malpractice occurs when a lawyer acts in a neglectful manner while providing legal guidance or representation to a client. This type of malpractice causes avoidable damages to the client.
In order to prove malpractice and the lawyer’s liability, you as the wronged client must prove that your lawyer was obligated to represent you proficiently. You must also prove that this lack of proficient representation caused you damages. All cases vary, but most legal malpractice suits fall under three categories – negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract.
Negligence occurs when your attorney’s organization of your case fails to match the standards expected of any knowledgeable attorney. Most legal malpractice claims that end up in court are a result of lawyer negligence.
Breach of fiduciary duty usually occurs when your lawyer has a conflict of interest that harms you and your case in some manner. If your lawyer fails to act in a manner suited for your best interest, then he or she has committed a breach of fiduciary duty.
Breach of contract cases arise when lawyers violate the terms of their specific agreement with their client. You may suffer needless damages when your attorney fails to comply with the binding agreement set between the two of you.
Of course, there are also many types of errors which can lead to a legal malpractice case. These errors can be the difference of you obtaining compensation for your case or not.
When hiring an attorney, we must do our research in order to seek the attorney most qualified to represent us in our case. This will assure the proper steps are followed in order to avoid having to go to court again due to legal malpractice.
Some types of legal malpractice errors include:
There may be several other types of legal malpractice errors which can occur, however these are the most common that occur throughout the United States.
At Levinson Axelrod, our attorneys believe that if a previous attorney has handled your case incorrectly, which caused harm, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Our attorneys have obtained over $250 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients in the last five years alone, and are prepared to take control of your case today.
Based in Edison, New Jersey, our attorneys are able to serve throughout the entire state and elsewhere. Some of the local Edison locations our law firm serves include:
Our attorneys also serve the surrounding areas and across the state of New Jersey. If you have received damages due to inadequate legal representation, you must file take legal action within the restricted time limits. The New Jersey legal malpractice lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. can help protect your rights and assist you in receiving reimbursement. Contact us today by calling 1-800-346-5529.
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