Lawyers Have An Ethical Duty And Legal Responsibility
Nobody is perfect and attorneys are no exception. It’s a shame, but sometimes attorneys make mistakes that hurt the cases of their clients. When a mistake is so damaging that a client’s case is seriously damaged or completely lost, a legal malpractice claim may be the best (and only) remedy for the wronged client.
At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., in Cary, North Carolina, we understand both sides of these issues. As lawyers, we understand how difficult and complex practicing law can be. But as strong advocates for our clients, we understand the important responsibility a lawyer has to put the best interest of his or her client first.
What Constitutes Legal Malpractice?
Legal malpractice means that an attorney was negligent and, as a result, the client’s case was severely damaged. This could be the result of a conflict of interest, failing to act in a prudent and reasonable manner or that the attorneys’ behavior simply fell below the level of competence expected for a lawyer in that area of practice.
One of the most common forms of legal malpractice is missing the statute of limitations, which will stop a case in its tracks.
Call Us If You Were The Victim Of Legal Malpractice
Regardless of what form it took, legal malpractice is not acceptable and lawyers need to be held accountable when their actions harm their clients. To speak with us about your case, contact us for a free consultation.