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Addressing personal injury legal malpractice

There are multiple reasons why personal injury legal malpractice can be an especially hard issue for many people to work through. First of all, many people who are in this position are already struggling with problems related to their injury. For example, someone who was hit by a reckless driver may be going through a lot of physical pain or facing financial challenges due to taking time off work. Legal malpractice can make things significantly worse for people who are in this positon, adding to the stress and financial burdens they may be experiencing. As a result, it must be addressed promptly and properly.

The emotional toll of professional malpractice

Professional malpractice takes a myriad of forms and our law office has discussed many different examples of malpractice on our blog. From malpractice that takes place during the probate process or malpractice involving real estate transactions or a personal injury case, this can be extremely upsetting and create many challenges for people who are already struggling enough. Often, people look at the financial consequences of malpractice, but there are other ways in which this negligence can shatter a person's life. For example, the emotional toll of professional malpractice can be overwhelming.

How can I avoid malpractice claims?

You have made it through law school, clerking jobs and internships and now you are a full-fledged attorney ready to make your mark in Florida law. One of your first decisions is likely to be whether to be whether or not to carry malpractice insurance. Although the state does not require it, you should consider it, especially if you have set out your shingle in a solo practice.

Is it malpractice?

No one hopes to experience complications following any type of medical procedure in Jacksonville, yet if and when you do, your first thought may be that your doctor or surgeon is guilty of medical malpractice. That may in fact be true in many cases, yet it could be just as likely that your procedure simply did not net the desired results (even after having been performed correctly). The question is how can you tell the difference? 

Why is there so much legalese in a contract?

If you have ever read a contract or another legal document, you know they can be hard for the average Texan, who is not an attorney, to understand. Liberally strewn with professional lingo (legalese) and confusing words like heretofore, aforementioned and herewith, you may wonder what it is you just read and what it means. Your attorney is, of course, there to explain it to you, but if you think all of those fancy words are included just to confuse or impress you, that is probably not the case.

Is confidentiality between attorney and client absolute?

An important part of the attorney-client relationship in Florida, the U.S. and throughout the world is the rule of confidentiality of information. It says that a lawyer should have full and informed consent from the client before disclosing information related to the client’s representation. 

Know your rights: seven ethical standards for lawyers

When hiring a lawyer, most Floridians are dealing with emotionally and financially devastating issues. Even after you have settled on a lawyer, you may question your decision. Perhaps your lawyer is slow to respond to emails, or you feel he or she is not working towards your best interests.

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