The relationship between an attorney and client is one that requires you trust your lawyer. When you retain an attorney to ensure your rights and obtain a remedy that you deserve they are protecting you. But, what do you do if something goes wrong and the person who you are trusting to protect you has either let you down or worse, done something that causes harm. With the volume of legal cases in the Atlanta area it’s reasonable to assume that mistakes will happen. It’s also reasonable to expect that if you suffer from legal malpractice that there is someone to protect your rights then too.
Legal malpractice can take many forms and can be difficult to identify. The different types include: Breach of contract, Breach of ethics, Conflict of interest, Fraud, and others. This definition will help you to understand what might be legal malpractice “A negligent or wrongful act committed by an attorney that causes damage to his/her client.” In addition to being hard to identify it is also very hard prove. For you to have a legal malpractice claim three conditions have to exist: 1. An attorney – client relationship has to be established 2. You have to present and prove the damage you have suffered 3. You have to prove the damages are the result of legal malpractice.
Because of the sensitive nature of legal malpractice if you believe that you have been wronged you will need an attorney who is experienced in handling this type of injury claim. To find out if you’ve been a victim of legal malpractice and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, please contact Atlanta legal malpractice attorneys Robbins Law, PC today.