Holding Lawyers Accountable for Mistakes
Legal malpractice is not always a function of whether you won or lost in court. In order to sue an attorney for legal malpractice you must first establish that the attorney failed to act competently in handling your case, contract, or matter. In general, this involves whether or not the attorney violated professional standards or the code of conduct applicable to the legal profession. Secondly, you must prove the actions of the attorney resulted in quantifiable financial harm to you, your business, or your family. While this may involve direct financial loss through your ability to recover compensation in a tort claim, it may also include harm to reputation that results in financial loss.
At Edgar Law Firm, our attorneys investigate the actions of other lawyers in cases involving legal malpractice. We are skilled at recognizing legal malpractice, and we are willing to hold legal professionals accountable when they make serious mistakes. We present malpractice victims throughout the United States, and we will do what we can to help you seek justice.
If you have suffered financial loss due to attorney negligence, contact the lawyers at Edgar Law Firm today. We can evaluate your case, discuss the issues involved, and explain the legal options available to you.
Handling All Legal Malpractice Claims
Our lawyers are prepared to take action against any lawyer who commits legal malpractice by failing to perform their duties in any form, including:
- Failure to file a lawsuit in a timely manner and within the statutory limitations
- Errors in drafting legal documents and contracts
- Violation of fiduciary responsibility
- Inadequate knowledge of the law
- Overbilling or fraudulent timekeeping
- Failing to inform client of a settlement offer
- Failure to enlist the appropriate experts in cases where experts are required
- Suing the wrong party
- Financial impropriety
- Grossly disobeying the client's wishes
- Breach of duty
If possible, we will do whatever we can to salvage the initial case in which the legal malpractice occurred. We will then take action against the negligent legal professional to pursue compensation for the damages you suffered as a result of the malpractice of the attorney.
Exposing Legal Malpractice-What to Look for
Because there is a statute of limitations in legal malpractice cases, you must act quickly. If a lawsuit is not filed within the time provided by law, you will be unable to bring an action against your attorney. Additionally, it's important to act sooner rather than later since key evidence can disappear and memories can begin to fade. In order to start the process, the following actions can be undertaken now:
- Obtain a copy of your case from the court
- Ask for a copy of your lawyer's file
- Collect and/or retain any documents or communications between you and your attorney
You Pay No Attorney Fees Unless You Get Compensation
All legal malpractice cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you only pay legal fees if we recover on your claim. If there is no financial recovery, we receive no fee.
Contact Us for a Free Initial Consultation
Financial loss due to incompetent legal representation is a serious matter. If you have seen your business, personal financial situation, or personal injury recovery adversely affected by negligent legal representation, contact the lawyers at Edgar Law Firm today. Contact the firm to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more about how we can assist you.