Settlement options are always the client's call

When clients hire lawyers in Florida and across the country, they expect that their cases will be handled professionally, properly, and with their best interests in mind. However, sometimes a lawyer will drop the ball on your case, resulting in legal malpractice. One example of this is an improper settlement.

There are a few ways that a lawyer's malpractice can result in an improper settlement. They may, for example, withhold settlement opportunities from you if a settlement wouldn't benefit the firm or would result in lower pay for the lawyer. They may also encourage you to accept a settlement for the wrong reasons, such as wanting a quick resolution to the case or to cover up a mistake that they've already made.

If a lawyer tries to force you to accept a settlement against your wishes, fails to keep you informed on developments in the case that affect your settlement options, or moves forward with a settlement without your knowledge or consent, this is legal malpractice. Our law firm understands the negative financial impacts that these mistakes can cause, so we strive to ensure that our clients who have been faced with legal malpractice get the compensation they deserve.

Lawyers are obligated to put their clients' needs before their own. At St. Denis & Davey, PA, we'll be sure to put your interests first and can fight aggressively on behalf to get you the compensation you need if you've been the victim of legal malpractice. To find out more, take a look at our page on improper settlement cases.

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