Legal malpractice occurs when there is a breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, or breach of contract by an attorney that causes harm to their client.
The injured party must show that the attorney’s actions were not just poor strategy, but that no reasonable attorney would make such an error.
A victim of legal malpractice must show that the injury would not have occurred had the attorney not been negligent. Legal malpractice can also occur when an attorney breaches a fiduciary duty to their client. This can occur when attorneys act in their own interests instead of the interests of the client —and to the detriment of the client. Legal malpractice claims may arise when an attorney has breached the contract signed with the client. Frequently legal malpractice claims arise when an attorney misses a deadline for a filing papers with the court.
If you think you’ve been a victim of legal malpractice, call Alan H. Figman, PLLC now at (800) 521-0838 to setup a free consultation at your home, hospital room, or our New York City offices. Let our experience work for you.