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Law firm accused of malpractice for suing wrong defendant

A lawsuit alleging unpaid commissions from a real estate deal has turned into a claim for legal malpractice. The claim alleges that the firm initially filed suit against the wrong parties. The suit alleges that this caused a delay which made it impossible to recover the unpaid commissions from the correct party.

Consent from clients is critical in the legal field

Attorneys have a duty to represent their clients in cases. This doesn't mean that the lawyer is the one who makes all the decisions about what needs to happen. Instead, they must consult the client to find out what the client needs and wants. Failing to find this out can lead to the lawyer facing legal malpractice claims.

Inadequate legal support? You may be a victim of malpractice

Inadequate legal work can be a big problem when you're trying to make a legal claim or fight for compensation. You do your best to give all of the right information to your attorney, but it's their job to make it possible for you to state your case in a clear manner.

Scheduling issues and missed deadlines can harm a lawyer's client

Some lawyers are extremely busy, but that doesn't mean that their clients should suffer. Instead, it is up to the attorney to ensure that they're leaving ample time to handle each case they accept to represent. Unfortunately, some lawyers are so tightly scheduled that they miss out on important deadlines in the cases they handle.

Specific points must be present in legal malpractice claims

Legal malpractice in Florida is a serious matter. If you had an attorney who behaved negligently with your case, you have two years from the incident to take action. The clock starts when you know (or should have known) that there is an issue, so it might not be on the exact date on which the malpractice began or occurred.

What do you do when your attorney breaks your contract?

You were very unhappy to find out that your attorney decided to drop your case. It wasn't a problem that they didn't want to work with you, exactly. It was more of an issue that they didn't tell you that they didn't want to work with you. On top of that, you'd signed a contract to work together.

Family law cases are often the basis of legal malpractice claims

Family law cases comprise around one-fourth to one-third of all cases that go before state courts. It doesn't really come as a surprise that this area of law is commonly found in the top three areas for the number of formal malpractice accusations that are made. There are many reasons for this, some of which might be a stretch, but each case must be taken seriously.

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