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Legal Malpractice Issues

Suing an attorney for legal malpractice

| Feb 17, 2017 | Professional Malpractice Law |

Florida residents who are dissatisfied with the job that their attorney is doing for them may think about filing a legal malpractice claim. However, it may be difficult for a person without legal training to understand whether or not their attorney has committed malpractice. People who suspect that their attorney’s work has been inadequate may want to ask a different attorney for an opinion.

While every client has the right to fire their attorney at any point, it may become more difficult to obtain information from an attorney after they have been fired. Before firing an attorney, a client may want to talk to the attorney about their case and request a case file. If people do not understand what their attorney is doing on their case, they may want to do some legal research or ask for a second opinion.

Clients who believe that their attorney has been so negligent in their case that it has cost them financially may decide to sue the attorney for compensation. The burden of proof in legal malpractice claims is high for the plaintiff. In order to win a legal malpractice claim, the plaintiff must show that their attorney’s negligence was the main factor that caused them to lose a case. The plaintiff must also show proof that the attorney’s negligence cost them financially.

It is important to act fast when filing a legal malpractice claim because many attorneys that are sued are able to successfully argue that their clients waited too long to act. A professional malpractice law attorney may be able to speak to an individual about the work that another attorney did for them and help the individual to determine whether legal malpractice occurred.