If your attorney was negligent in providing you with an accepted standard of representation and that negligence resulted in a weakened or lost lawsuit, you may have the grounds for a legal malpractice claim.
Legal malpractice claims often relate to:
- Breach of ethics
- Breach of contract
- Conflict of interest
- Failure to communicate settlement offers
- Omission of evidence
- Missing a filing deadline
- Settling without client consent
A successful legal malpractice claim must, among other factors, prove:
- An attorney-client relationship
- That the attorney failed to provide an accepted standard of care, skill and diligence in his or her representation
- That damages were directly caused by that failure
A key component in a legal malpractice case is demonstrating that you would have obtained a favorable resolution to your case should your attorney not been negligent. The experienced Atlanta legal malpractice attorney at Robbins & Associates has the knowledge, resources and tenacity to recover the financial compensation victims of legal malpractice are due.
However, it’s important to note that not every lost lawsuit or less-than-expected settlement will provide the basis for a legal malpractice claim. The Georgia legal malpractice attorney at Robbins & Associates offers free case evaluations and can advise you whether pursuing a legal malpractice claim is in your best interests.
If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia, area and believe you may be the victim of legal malpractice, please contact the legal malpractice lawyer at Robbins Law, PC, for your free consultation.