You pay professionals for their services because you want the job done right. Professional malpractice can cause major financial setbacks and burden you with fixing mistakes that were in no way your fault.
Professional malpractice can have far-reaching consequences.
Professionals are bound by standards of conduct and required to perform in accordance with those standards at all times. When sound practices are not followed and damages occur as a result, you may be able to recover your losses through a malpractice claim.
The Business Trial Group has a history of helping clients recover losses in insurance, legal, engineering, accounting, and other malpractice lawsuits. We handle all cases on a contingency-fee basis. You will not be charged any up-front legal fees, and we will not be paid unless and until we successfully resolve your case.
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 a commitment to communicating it transparently and accurately to clients.
Legal malpractice or negligence can take any of the following forms:
- Failure to keep the client informed about essential case information.
- Failure to account for important deadlines or requirements, such as the statute of limitations for the case.
- Errors that lead to a case being dismissed or lost.
- 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.
- Errors in drafting agreements or other legal documents.
Legal malpractice can have lifelong repercussions for its victims. When you go to a lawyer, you are often already in a vulnerable situation. You rely on the expertise and professional conduct of your attorney to help you navigate the legal system.
In cases where the lawyer’s misconduct results in a lost case or a missed opportunity to recover losses, it is important to talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Hiring an accountant often involves a great deal of trust. An individual or business who puts hard-earned money into the hands of an accountant expects that the proper advice will be given and standards upheld.
Accountants are held to very strict professional standards.
During tax season, people rely on accountants more than at any other time of year. If an accountant mishandles a tax return or provides defective tax advice, the client can suffer serious consequences.
Accounting malpractice also often occurs when errors are made in audits or financial statements. If you relied on financial documents that were negligently prepared by an accountant, whether in making an investment or managing your business or personal finances, you may be able to recover your losses.
Because they are handling or providing advice related to a client’s money, accountants are held to very strict professional standards. Anyone who may have experienced accounting malpractice should save all documents and statements that relate to their losses and contact an attorney as soon as possible in order to pursue a possible recovery.
Design Professional Malpractice
Design professionals such as engineers and architects are often hired to provide important advice, develop a plan, design buildings, or provide other input related to real estate development decisions.
Similar to lawyers, engineers and architects are required to perform their services with a certain standard of care. Errors or lack of care on the part of a design professional can have immense financial consequences for the client.
The Business Trial Group has successfully recovered damages for clients in a number of malpractice cases involving engineers, architects, and other design professionals.
Insurance Agent Malpractice
Choosing the right type of insurance is an incredibly important decision. Whether it is life, 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.
The insured have a growing variety of options when it comes to which coverage types are available, and which companies provide them. Insurance agents are there to help potential policyholders make wise and informed decisions.
Should an insurance agent provide guidance or make decisions that clearly contradict a client’s best interest and results in losses, that client may be able to pursue a claim for insurance agent malpractice.
How Long Do I Have to File a Malpractice Claim?
A statute of limitations applies to every legal dispute. This is the length of time, usually starting from the discovery of the alleged error, or when you reasonably should have discovered the error, that you have to pursue legal action.
Professional malpractice has a shortened statute of limitations.
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.
Skilled Representation for Your Malpractice Claim
The Business Trial Group can help you get back on track following a professional malpractice incident. Our attorneys work with contacts in major industries to determine precisely how a professional’s conduct may have deviated from accepted standards. We also work closely with our client to determine every way in which the alleged malpractice caused economic harm.
With our contingency-fee model, you don’t have to worry about further investing in services that provide a negative return on investment. If we do not win your case, you pay nothing.