Plantation, FL, Legal Malpractice Attorney
Legal malpractice can be financially devastating and undermines your trust. You did the right thing, put your faith in legal professionals with the expectation that they would live up to their promises, and you lost out because they failed to do so, or worse, did something for their own gain that cause you harm. Legal malpractice cases are complex, but you don’t have to face this alone. You have legal recourse, and the Florida legal malpractice attorneys of Fenster & Cohen, P.A., are here to help.
Understanding Legal Malpractice
Legal malpractice is also referred to as attorney negligence and is a form of professional malpractice. It happens when an attorney, paralegal, or another legal professional causes you harm by their negligence, inaction, or intentional wrongdoing.
These cases are complex because you not only have to prove the negligence, but you also must prove that it caused you harm. That is where the “case within the case” comes into play. The court not only looks at the conduct of your attorney, but how it affected you. For instance, if you lost a lawsuit in which your attorney acted improperly, you must prove that the improper action is what caused you to lose.
Examples of Legal Malpractice
Legal malpractice can come in many forms, including:
- Breach of confidentiality
- Failure to meet deadlines, including statute of limitations
- Conflict of interest
- Failure to obtain your consent
- Failure to notify you of a settlement offer or advising you improperly regarding an offer
- Failure to know and apply the law
- Inadequate discovery
- Inadequate investigation
- Failure to appear in court
- Misusing your funds
- Negligent investments
- Planning errors
- Errors in drafting documents
- Errors in filing documents
Legal Malpractice Can Cost You
Legal negligence can be financially devastating. If a lawyer fails to timely file a lawsuit, it can mean losing the right to pursue compensation for the harm that others have already caused. All of the time and energy that you have put into pursuing your case is lost, and now you are left with the medical expenses, lost income and other losses.
But, you can hold an attorney responsible for their negligence or intentional wrongdoing, and we are here to fight for justice for you.
If you believe that you have been the victim of legal malpractice, please do not wait until it is too late to get help. Call the Plantation, FL, legal malpractice attorneys of Fenster & Cohen, P.A. by calling (954) 473-1500 or contact us online today to schedule your free initial consultation.