Legal Malpractice Cases
What is legal malpractice?
Legal malpractice is a term for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, or breach of contract by a lawyer while providing legal services that cause harm to a client. It is, in other words, the failure to meet the standard of care to which attorneys are held.
Many people are not aware that you can sue a lawyer. But when a lawyer mishandles your case, or if you think you didn’t get the type of legal service you wanted, you may have grounds for a legal malpractice lawsuit.
Legal malpractice can occur in a variety of circumstances. Bringing a lawsuit against any professional is challenging, but a legal malpractice claim can be especially difficult to prove. Our experienced attorneys can evaluate and advise you as to whether or not you have a case.
Legal malpractice claims may include:
- Failure to know and apply the law
- Inadequate discovery and investigation
- Failure to file documents
- Failure to meet deadlines
- Failure to obtain client consent
- Breach of contract
- Conflict of interest
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Unethical behavior
What can I recover in a legal malpractice case?
Recoverable damages vary from case to case. Typically, the damages that can be recovered in a legal malpractice lawsuit will be based on what the client would have been entitled to in the original case if the attorney had not committed malpractice, together with costs and expenses that may have been incurred unnecessarily by the client. The plaintiff usually cannot recover damages for emotional distress caused by economic loss.
Indiana statute of limitations
Typically, the statute of limitations for bringing a suit against a lawyer is two years as stated in the Indiana Code section 34-11-2-4 from the date the malpractice was or should have been discovered.
If you think you have a legal malpractice case, get a free case evaluation by contacting our experienced attorneys using the form at the bottom of the page, or call 574.232.3538 now.
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- Memories fade
- Important details simply drop out of sight
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