If there is anything in the world that is frustrating, it’s when a professional doesn’t do their job correctly. You expect someone who has been educated in law to know what they’re doing and to protect your rights. You expect the service that you’d receive with any other attorney.
Unfortunately, legal malpractice does happen. Here are three common examples of legal malpractice.
1. Missing important deadlines
One of the most significant examples of legal malpractice is missing an important deadline. When you have a deadline, it’s essential that your attorney meets it. If they miss it and fail to file paperwork, then you could lose your right to a lawsuit.
2. Inconsistencies in contracts
When your attorney builds contracts for you, they need to be consistent. A contract that isn’t consistent can leave loopholes that hurt you or your business. For example, if you contract was supposed to be only for six weeks but lists an end date six months later, you could end up with a real problem.
3. Settling too soon
If you’re hurt by another person, you should be waiting until you reach maximum medical improvement before accepting a settlement of any kind. It’s only then that you’ll be able to calculate how much your injuries will cost you over time. If your attorney settles before this, they could be hurting you by settling for less than you could have received.
Legal malpractice can cost you money and time. If you believe that you’ve been a victim of malpractice, you may want to pursue further legal action.