As with many other specialized professionals, land surveyors can be sued for failing to meet a specified duty. If a land surveyor is under contract to perform a professional service, and that service leads to injury, the victims of that injury are able to sue for damages in a malpractice suit. Malpractice can also occur in this field when a land surveyor participates in unethical advertising or competitive behavior that results in a loss to the consumer or to that of another land surveyor.
Unlike medical and legal malpractice cases, the theory of recovery in a lawsuit against a land surveyor will most likely be contract based rather than tort based. If a land estimates are found to be inaccurate or unsatisfactorily completed, a malpractice lawsuit may be filed. Additionally, if a land surveyor surveys property for a prospective buyer and carelessly defines that properties boundaries, they can also be held liable.
The following are the most common instances of land surveyor malpractice:
If you have been harmed, physically or economically, by the negligent or purposeful act of a land surveyor in the fulfillment of a business contract, you may find the advice of a personal injury attorney helpful when assessing the strength of your claim. Because of the complicated nature of this area of law, the counsel of a personal injury attorney with experience in this field can beneficial to your understanding of your legal matter and to your success with further legal action.
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