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Legal Malpractice Issues

What are most common legal malpractice allegations?

| May 27, 2019 | Legal Malpractice Law |

If you have ever found yourself in need of legal counsel in Florida, you might logically have wondered how to choose an attorney. If you do not happen to get a referral from someone you trust, you can feel a bit unsure about the quality of representation you may be apt to receive. Certainly, you should look for a lawyer who has experience in the specific area of law in which you need help. For example, if you want to create a trust, you will to find an attorney who works in estate planning. Once you have done this, you should be able to trust your lawyer can do the job you need them to do, but sometimes that does not happen.

As explained by Hirsch Insurance Brokerage, as many as four out of every five attorneys will find themselves faced with allegations of legal malpractice over the course of their career. Certainly, this does not mean every allegation is accurate but it is reason to take note.

The most common reason for legal malpractice claims is an alleged failure to properly apply or know the law. Issues with planning, and investigations and discovery processes are also often involved in these claims. Administrative errors or omissions complete the list of the top five reasons for legal malpractice complaints.

This information is not intended to provide legal advice but is instead meant to give people in Florida some idea about the types of alleged problems commonly involved in legal malpractice claims so they can know what to watch for when hiring an attorney.