Professional malpractice and negligence affect individuals and businesses in every major industry.
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Malpractice is a well-known phenomenon in the medical field because of the life-or-death implications for patients, but it’s a type of offense that plagues many other industries and their clients.
Most major industries are regulated by standards of professional conduct, and the professionals in those industries are required to abide by those standards at all times.
Malpractice and negligence can be particularly devastating for clients in the insurance, legal and accounting fields.
Insurance Agent Malpractice
“The Business Trial Group is adept at helping clients recover losses in insurance, legal and accounting malpractice lawsuits.”
Choosing the right insurance is an incredibly important decision for most people. Whether it’s life, car, home or catastrophe insurance, this type of protection is essential in helping individuals and businesses prepare themselves, their colleagues or their families for the worst.
Prospective clients have a growing variety of options when it comes to which insurance types are available, and which companies provide them.
Insurance agents are there to help potential policyholders make the wisest possible decisions. When an insurance agent provides guidance or makes decisions that clearly contradict a client’s best interest and result in losses, that client can file a claim for insurance agent malpractice.
Losses can be financial, or they can relate to other damages, injury or misfortune sustained as a direct result of an insurance agent’s actions.
All attorneys are required to adhere to their state’s Rules of Professional Conduct, a body of regulations that requires, in broad terms, a thorough understanding of the law and an unwavering commitment to communicating it transparently and accurately to clients.
Legal malpractice or negligence could take any of the following forms:
- Failure to keep the client informed about essential case information and updates, such as the statute of limitations for the case
- Errors that lead to essential documents being rendered inadmissible.
- Deliberate non-adherence to a judge or court’s requirements
- Conflicts-of-interest, such as representing opposing parties
- Misuse or theft of client resources
- Failure to obtain client consent for any legal path or action
Legal malpractice can have lifelong repercussions for its victims. When you go to a lawyer, you are already in a vulnerable situation. You rely on the expertise and professional conduct of your attorney to help you navigate the legal system. When a lawyer’s misconduct results in a lost case or a missed opportunity to recover essential losses, for example, it’s important to file a claim right away and get the justice you deserve.
“Professional malpractice has an abbreviated statute of limitations, so if you believe you have been damaged by the error of an attorney, accountant, insurance agent or other professional, it is vital that you do not delay in contacting an attorney.” – Attorney Damien Prosser
Hiring an accountant implies a great deal of trust. When an individual or business puts hard-earned money in the hands of accountants, the expectation is that the utmost ethical standards will be upheld.
Because they are handling money, accountants are held to very strict regulations and ethical standards. When these are broken, it’s important for clients to file a claim as soon as possible in order to recover the pertaining losses.
During tax season, people rely on accountants more than at any other time of year. If an accountant mishandles a tax return, the client can suffer serious repercussions from the IRS. There are various penalties for this type of negligence, depending on how deliberate and severe the accountant’s actions were.
Anyone who may have experienced accounting malpractice should save all documents and statements that relate to their losses. Should the Business Trial Group proceed with your case, we will review all the available information and determine how best to proceed in order to help you recover your losses.
How long do I have to file a Malpractice Claim?
Whenever you file a claim, there is a Statute of Limitations that applies to the type of dispute in question. This is the length of time, starting from the discovery of the alleged grievance, or when you reasonably should have discovered it, that you have to pursue legal action.
Statute of Limitations vary by state, but in general, malpractice clients have two years to file a claim. This is one of the shorter time windows in which to pursue legal action, so it’s incredibly important to seek attorney representation promptly. Even if you’re unsure about whether your claim qualifies for a lawsuit, consult with an attorney to discover your options. The Business Trial Group will not charge you for this consultation—we only receive fees if we successfully resolve your case.
Why Should I File My Malpractice Claim with the Business Trial Group?
Malpractice can have very serious repercussions; in the legal, accounting and insurance fields, people rely on professionals to have a certain level of integrity. When integrity falters, clients can experience detrimental losses.
The Business Trial Group leverages the resources of the largest contingency-fee law firm in the country, as well as the expertise of countless contacts in all major professional fields, to ensure that clients get the justice they deserve.
To see whether it’s possible to recover what you’ve lost, or to receive justice or compensation for professional malpractice, contact the Business Trial Group confidentially through our no-fee, no-obligation form.