Failing To Properly Investigate And Perform Discovery Can Have Serious Consequences
Has your Florida lawyer’s failure to investigate your case properly before proceeding with your legal claim, and failure to perform discovery on the matter, had a devastating impact on your legal and financial position? In other words, have you lost because of your attorney’s mistakes?
It may not be too late to achieve justice with the help of our experienced, aggressive legal malpractice attorneys at St. Denis & Davey in North Florida and South Florida. We hold lawyers accountable.
Here’s an excellent example of pre-suit improper investigation that you may be able to relate to. In a substantial divorce case, your lawyer doesn’t follow up on the discovery obtained from the other side. Thus, your attorney doesn’t know about all of your former spouse’s income and assets, leading your attorney to suggest that you settle for a smaller amount of money to resolve the spousal support issue in your divorce.
Our law firm stands up for your rights and interests in a legal malpractice claim. We work hard to make things right for clients in all areas of legal malpractice. Call us at 1-800-785-2153 to talk about your potential case.
Holding Lawyers Accountable For Failure To Investigate
Improper investigation and discovery can have an equally negative impact on standard civil litigation in the personal injury field as well. An ignored or overlooked witness, who has knowledge that could’ve helped your side of the story, winds up being left out of the trial, and takes your chances for legal damages with them. Because of your lawyer’s lack of diligence, you eventually settle your case for a pittance or the jury winds up finding against you.
In other cases, a lawyer may tell you that your case lacks merit, or discover but choose not to divulge certain facts that could work against your interests. You could be rushed to a settlement that’s not in your interest because your counsel learned facts too late.
Many of these errors, intentional or not, constitute a breach of fiduciary duty to you. Your lawyer owes you an explanation immediately when one of his or her mistakes amounts to legal malpractice. If you didn’t get one, be in touch with our law offices right away. It may not be too late for you to achieve the justice you deserve.
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In North Florida, we serve clients in cities such as Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Panama City and Pensacola. In South Florida, we serve Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Fort Myers and Naples. If you’ve been victimized by poor or unethical legal representation, call St. Denis & Davey toll-free at 1-800-785-2153.
Our skilled, sympathetic lawyers need to hear the details of your potential legal malpractice case, so contact us today.