When you engage an attorney, that attorney is required to meet a particular standard of care in representing you. When the attorney’s work drops below the applicable standard of care and you are injured as a direct result, that attorney is liable for legal malpractice. Often, you are seeking legal counsel in an emotionally charged situation, where you are at your most vulnerable. You are counting on your attorney to provide the representation you need to right the ship or provide the appropriate safety net. When your attorney breaches that standard of care, dire consequences may follow.
If you feel that you may have been the victim of legal malpractice, contact us at Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., and we will listen to your story to see if we can help. We can determine if the standard of care which your past attorney was required to comply with was breached. Reach out to us today by calling 800-574-4332 to talk about your situation. We can guide you carefully through the process.
- Attorney’s failure to properly pursue a case that results in that case’s dismissal
- Failure on the part of the attorney to obtain witnesses or experts to appear
- Failure on the part of the attorney to act before the expiration of a statute of limitations or calendar deadline
- Unfair settlement that results in harm to the client
When an attorney fails to perform their duties adequately, they may be brought up on legal malpractice charges. Malpractice may include breach of confidentiality, conflicts of interest, charging excessive fees and more. Clients of malpracticing attorneys may be awarded damages based on a variety of factors.
What Is Legal Malpractice?
A claim for legal malpractice requires more than just your case not turning out the way you wanted it to or your lawyer not treating you civilly. There are many ways an attorney can let you down, however, that amounts to legal malpractice. Whether it relates to not paying you all you are entitled to from a verdict or settlement, letting the statute of limitations run on your claim, neglecting your case through carelessness, or violating a fiduciary duty, you are entitled to compensatory damages in such situations in an amount that would put you where you should have been had the lawyer not committed malpractice. You may be able to recover damages for emotional distress and punitive damages.
What Will an Alabama Legal Malpractice Lawyer Provide?
Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., is the team that can handle your legal malpractice claim. We understand what you have been through and will do everything in our power to maximize your recovery. Consider beginning a conversation with one of our Mobile legal malpractice attorneysright away if you believe that your lawyer committed malpractice. We will evaluate your case at no charge.
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Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., has earned an impeccable reputation as a skilled and successful law firm. Its partners have over 100 years of combined experience they daily utilize in trial advocacy for their clients. Working primarily as civil litigators for matters in the state and Federal courts of Alabama, the attorneys at Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., are well-versed in many areas of law, including wrongful death, nursing home abuse, medical and legal malpractice, small business law, consumer fraud and contracts law.
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