Tampa Legal Malpractice Attorneys
Holding Negligent Legal Professionals Accountable for Harm
Just like other professionals, attorneys are people, and sometimes, they make mistakes. When their errors are significant enough to ruin your case or cause financial harm, however, you may be entitled to compensation via a legal malpractice claim. Four Rivers Law Firm can help determine whether you have a valid case and pursue justice against negligent attorneys.
Call us at 813-331-5056 to discuss your situation today.
What Is Legal Malpractice?
Lawyers must meet certain standards of ethical and professional conduct. If they fail to do so and their error harms their client, they can be held liable for legal malpractice. Legal malpractice is the term for any professional negligence, breach of contract, or breach of fiduciary duty by a lawyer while they are performing services for their client.
If your attorney causes you harm, our Tampa legal malpractice lawyers are here to help.
When Does a Mistake Become Legal Malpractice?
According to the American Bar Association, a mistake justifies a legal malpractice lawsuit when the attorney is negligent, the mistake causes damage, and the damages are significant. If another attorney would have behaved differently in your case, and you would have won your case if your attorney did the right thing, you likely have a legal malpractice lawsuit on your hands.
One classic example of legal malpractice is an attorney who fails to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires. Because the client loses their right to legal action, they also lose any compensation they could have recovered. Missing a deadline is an error most attorneys would not make, so the situation warrants a legal malpractice claim—but only if the client proved to a “legal certainty” they would have won their case.
A Case Within a Case
Legal malpractice cases are special because there are 2 cases at hand. The first case exists to decide whether or not an attorney was negligent, and the second case helps determine whether or not the client suffered harm. To prove damages, clients must not only prove their lawyer was negligent but also that they would have won damages had their attorney acted correctly.
Because of this, legal malpractice cases almost always require expert witnesses “to determine that the attorney’s conduct fell below the standard of care.” These types of cases are difficult—and due to the cost of litigation—only worth pursuing if the damages are significant.
If you choose to file a legal malpractice claim, you need dedicated attorneys who will strive for maximum compensation. Fortunately, you’ve found Four Rivers Law Firm.
Why Choose Us?
Our law firm is dedicated to our clients. We handle every case with a personal touch, and you will work directly with your attorney and legal team every step of the way. Although we are one of the most technologically advanced firms in Florida, we never lose sight of the human component of litigation. We are dedicated to justice, advocacy, and fairness for all. When you are treated unfairly, we step in to balance the scales of justice.
At Four Rivers Law Firm, we offer free consultations. Your initial case review will be especially useful in a legal malpractice claim because we are skilled attorneys who can quickly identify negligence within our field.
To speak to a real attorney and get customized legal advice, please call us at 813-331-5056 or contact us online for your free consultation.
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