When you or someone you know is looking for a lawyer, it is expected that he will give the necessary attention to your case and will act as expected in your profession. However, if that lawyer fails, delaying filing a claim, or filling out a document incorrectly, he will be acting negligently, and you will be able to sue him for lawyer negligence.
Negligence caused by a lawyer can have a devastating impact on your lawsuit and cause you to lose the case. In general, the lawyers’ negligence includes:
- When the lawyer does not communicate updates about your case, communication failures offer a settlement, among other notifications.
- Improper treatment of lawsuits – incorrectly assessing the number of damages or failing to register the claim within the statute of limitations.
- Ethical violations – misuse of your money, overcharging for services, resolving claims without your consent.
In such cases in which the lawyers themselves commit some negligence, if proven, the negligent lawyer becomes responsible for the damage caused due to his communication failure, ethical violations, or improper treatment of lawsuits.
To prove negligence, you will need to hire another lawyer as soon as possible. Also, you will need to follow some steps:
- Gather all legal information about your case, including updates reported by your previous attorney, case summary, previous legal actions
- Make sure you have all the evidence to prove your case and what the intention of the last attorney’s search was
- Document how your life was affected due to legal negligence.
Read the frequently asked question about professional negligence and understand your rights.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of legal negligence, Juzkiw Law lawyers can help you. We have the necessary experience you need to win this case. Contact us and schedule a free consultation – 416-221-2221