Orlando Legal Malpractice Attorney
Attorneys are trusted to adhere to high ethical standards and to work to protect the interests of the clients that hire them. Unfortunately, this is trust that is often misplaced. Some lawyers are more worried about getting clients that serve them effectively and don’t do much to protect their client’s interests.
If you have suffered financial harm by a lawyer’s intentional wrongdoing or negligence, then our team of experienced Orlando malpractice lawyers can effectively serve you. We want to help undo the work of lawyers who cannot be trusted.
Prior to filing a lawsuit, you need to make sure you have a case. While we can review the facts of your case, there are also a few guidelines you can use to see if you have grounds to sue.
When Does Legal Negligence Occur?
There are a number of attorney mistakes that can cause you to have to file a legal malpractice claim. These include:
- Lawyers who miss the statute of limitations, which leaves an injured person with no recourse to address the wrongs they have suffered.
- Attorneys fail to attend court hearings or respond to motions.
- Lawyers have a fiduciary duty to protect clients. If they place their own interests ahead of those of their clients, then they have breached this duty and can be held accountable.
- Lawyers may act negligently while performing their duties, make serious mistakes during a trial, or not properly investigate the legal matters of their clients.
- Attorneys may collect fees but fail to perform the expected work or use the funds from clients inappropriately before the fees are earned.
Badgley Law Group handles legal malpractice claims that arise from all types of cases. If you believe you have been a victim of this type of wrongdoing or suffered negligence because of your attorney, then contact us today. Our team of Orlando legal malpractice attorneys can help you acquire the compensation you deserve.
Do You Have Grounds for a Legal Malpractice Case?
In legal malpractice situations, a necessary factor that must be present is an established attorney-client relationship. This means the plaintiff has to have actually retained the services of the lawyer (which creates the attorney-client relationship) to have grounds to sue for legal malpractice. While there are a few exceptions, they are very limited.
In the majority of situations, the relationship between the plaintiff and the attorney requires that the lawyer owes a service to the plaintiff. To effectively prove that malpractice took place, the plaintiff has to provide the retainer showing the lawyer was hired, or provide proof that the lawyer appeared to work for the client or on the case in some way.
CONTACT OUR ORLANDO LEGAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY TODAY!
If you have suffered losses due to the negligence of an attorney then you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. Contact our legal team today to see what your options are to pursue monetary compensation. Our team will review the facts of your case and help ensure you get the desired outcome. We understand legal malpractice in the state of Florida and can help you get the solution you desire.