The answer to this question is, it depends. It depends on what the advice was and other contextual details of the situation. Legal malpractice is not always straightforward and obvious, so you need an attorney experienced with this area of law to evaluate your claim.
The term “advice” is somewhat non-specific. But yes, under certain conditions, bad advice from your attorney could ultimately lead to the grounds for a legal malpractice claim. Legal malpractice is negligence or misconduct by your attorney that harms or damages you. Most often, the claimants in these cases have experienced financial loss as a result of lawyer negligence.
Here are some of the ways that bad advice could be synonymous with malpractice:
- The attorney provides incorrect information about the statute of limitations in your case
- The attorney applies the wrong laws or case law to your personal injury claim
- The attorney provides you with incorrect court deadlines or fails to inform you of deadlines
- Failing to disclose conflicts of interest
- Failing to disclose fees
These cases can involve a lot of complexities. For starters, it’s not enough for your attorney to have made a mistake or for you to have received a result you are unhappy with. The attorney must have acted negligently or failed to act in a way that meets the standards of the legal profession. This negligence or intentional act must have led to financial losses or a poor result in your case that could have been avoided with proper representation. It takes the experience and skill of an attorney who has been handling these cases for years to investigate the claim. Ms. Laurie Robbins is proud to hold legal professionals accountable when they offer substandard services. Talk to her today to find out what you can do if you think your attorney is responsible for malpractice.
The Only Way to Know If Legal Malpractice Took Place
Legal malpractice can be difficult to prove. In Atlanta, GA, attorney Laurie Robbins has been resolving legal malpractice claims for many years. She provides a free, no-obligation consultation to help you decide what to do next. To learn more, please contact us at 404-252-8117.