Posts tagged "Legal Malpractice"

Is it legal malpractice if an attorney stops responding to you?

A close relationship with an attorney can help clients get better case results. Lawyers who fail to communicate may not understand their clients' wishes and clients may not receive crucial case information. This communication failure can also result in missed deadlines and settlement offers.

What is commingling and how is it related to legal malpractice?

When someone hires an attorney to manage their funds, they trust that attorney to keep their money safe in a separate account. Unfortunately, some attorneys ignore best practices and decide to "comingle" their personal finances with that of their clients. People who trust their attorneys to help manage their money should understand what commingling is and how it relates to legal malpractice. 

What Is Privity And Why Is It Important In Legal Malpractice?

The concept of privity is an essential part of an attorney-client relationship and is a term that is part of legal ethics, and regulations. Privity, a word derived from Old French and Latin, is a legal concept that stands for fidelity in a legally formed status, such as a contract or a client-attorney relationship. If someone objects to conditions established by an agreement, without privity, they have no recourse, for example, in the form of:

Can natural disasters lead to legal malpractice?

Florida is known for many things: Disneyworld, alligators, college and professional football, the Everglades, and much more. One thing it is also very well known for is hurricanes. Some of the biggest - and most destructive - hurricanes in recent history have made landfall along the Florida coastline and then moved further inland, carving a path of destruction throughout the state.

Does losing equate to malpractice?

You thought you had a rock-solid case. Your attorney assured you that it was smooth sailing, and that things were going according to plan. He all but guaranteed you would be successful. His assurances gave you confidence, and you rested easy throughout the entirety of the trial, confident that you would walk away victorious. Even though there was so much on the line for you, you didn't stress too much because you trusted that your attorney had your best interests at heart.

Legal malpractice claims: Did you file in time?

If you suspect your lawyer mishandled your case or behaved unethically, you may wish to file a legal malpractice suit. Your first step is to make sure the statute of limitations has not already passed. If you fail to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations ends, you permanently lose your right to pursue a claim. Timely and proactive action is essential.

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