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What qualifies as legal malpractice?

You might be very upset with your attorney if you recently lost a case. The legal process is often very long and draining, making an unsatisfactory outcome very hard to take. It’s very common for any client to blame their lawyer when this happens, and many want to seek compensation.

A client's right to confidentiality

If you have retained an attorney in Florida, you should know that you have the right to privacy much like you would expect when you go to the doctor. In general, the American Bar Association indicates that a lawyer should not provide any details about you, your case or their relationship with you to any other person or entity except in very specific situations.

After charge dropped, man pursues legal malpractice

Florida residents who seek professional guidance from an lawyer when faced with serious legal issues should be able to trust in the quality of the advice that they receive. When they later discover that what they had been told by their attorney may not have been the most accurate or in their best interests, people need to know that they have the right to seek justice.

Insurance company claims legal malpractice

People and companies in New York who must hire lawyers need to know that once in a while, a lawyer will fail to act in the best interests of a client in some manner. People also deserve to know that they have some potential recourse if this happens to them. One insurance company based in Germany had to learn this the hard way and today is seeking compensation for what it claims to be a clear act of legal malpractice that had significant financial repercussions.

Knowing the ins and outs of medical negligence

Hospitals are, ideally, places of treatment, comfort and even hope. Floridians can rest assured knowing they have many reputable hospitals available across the state; today's advanced technologies in the medical field only add to that comfort. Yet some patients, despite these medical advantages, fall through the cracks. When a hospital does not fulfill its promises of caring and treating patients properly, a myriad of issues can occur. While a patient's wellbeing should be a top priority, there are instances in which that priority must be fought for. 

What online reviews can (and can’t) tell you about a lawyer

When the average person needs legal help, it’s hard to know where to turn. Selecting an attorney to represent you during your most vulnerable time is a major decision. You want to find someone you can trust with the details of your case and knows exactly how to navigate law.

When a therapist crosses the line

Millions of Americans benefit from therapy, as it can help turn lives around for endless patients in need. It is an outlet through which many place life's troubles, and ultimately helps unearth answers to those hard times. Yet as with numerous industries, professional therapists do not always carry out honest practices -- in these cases, patients may choose to take legal action. What choices, exactly, do Floridians going through this unfortunate situation have? 

Legal malpractice statute of limitations

If you are like most people in Florida, one of the last things you might think about when working with an attorney is the possibility that the lawyer fails to provide you with the level of service and counsel you deserve. While this might be uncommon, problems like this can and do happen and they can leave clients wondering what they can do to move forward. In some situations, pursuing recourse for any harm or losses experienced may be appropriate. However, it is important to understand when this may be able to be done.

The Top 3 Reasons For Legal Malpractice

When you have a problem that needs legal intervention such as a divorce decree or a stressful personal injury claim, you turn to lawyers for help. You trust that they will be competent and resolve any legal issues you have while being compliant with all relevant statutes and regulations.

Legal malpractice after a traffic accident

Legal malpractice occurs in all areas of law, from probate to cases involving real estate. However, it can be particularly devastating for people in certain circumstances, such as car accident victims who are trying to piece their lives together following a crash. if your life was recently turned on end by a reckless driver, you deserve to have your rights protected and the negligent driver should be held fully accountable. Unfortunately, victims do not always receive the justice they deserve and our Florida law firm recognizes the unique challenges that car crash victims in this position may have to endure.

The importance of addressing legal malpractice properly

There are a wide variety of examples of legal malpractice, from mistakes that take place during a trial to the breach of fiduciary duties and insufficient documentation. Our law office knows that people in Jacksonville and all across the state of Florida have encountered many of these challenges and the various problems they can create, which is why handling legal malpractice correctly is so vital. Legal malpractice occurs in various practice areas, from real estate law to litigation involving a motor vehicle collision. If you suspect that legal malpractice has taken place and are worried that your rights were violated, it is essential to defend yourself and go over your options.

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