When you hire an attorney to represent you, that attorney is obligated to render competent professional service. If your attorney is incompetent, and you suffer damages as a result, then your attorney may be liable for your damages.
There are three main types of attorney malpractice:
There are many ways an attorney can commit malpractice. Here are a few common examples of lawyer malpractice:
The first thing you should do is file a complaint with your attorney's State Bar Association. The Bar Association is an organization that licenses and regulates attorneys for each individual state. The Bar Association cannot, however, help you recover any damages you've suffered. To recover damages, you have to sue your attorney in court.
Proving that your attorney committed malpractice can be difficult. You have to know exactly what constitutes malpractice and show that your attorney actually committed malpractice. An experienced malpractice attorney can help you determine whether or not you're a victim of attorney malpractice. Additionally, a lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf and help pursue your attorney malpractice case in court if necessary.
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