Legal Malpractice

Legal malpractice occurs when a lawyer fails to render competent professional service to a client and the client is damages as a result of the failure. The three major theories of liability are negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract. To prove malpractice, i.e., to establish your lawyer's liability, you must prove that your lawyer owed you a duty to represent you competently, that he or she made a mistake or otherwise breached the duty owed to you, and that your lawyer's mistake harmed you, causing you damages. Additionally, you must file your lawsuit within the statutory time period or "statute of limitations" established by state law for legal malpractice claims. Please read on to find a legal malpractice lawyer, attorney or access more information.

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Ask a Lawyer - Legal Malpractice Law questions answered by leading lawyers
No bed sores upon admission, huge bed sore with pus, is this a good case?
What do I do about my lawyer ignoring my phone calls and my case for over 8 months now?
My ex wife was in contempt of court all summer long not allowing me to see my son, i contacted my attorney several times asking him to file contempt charges, it took him 3 months to file the motion, however, he never followed up on it. He doesn't return my calls or my emails, his paralegal has set up conference calls that never took place, and every time i call or email they charge me even though they rarely respond. at one point my attorney sent me an email stating I am annoying him and his staff. he has also charged me 5000.00 more than the original fee i signed on for and has not helped my case one bit. this has been going on since sept of 2013. i sent another complaint email to him over a week ago because the courts told me he didn't follow through on the motion he files which i never received a copy of and also have yet to receive an itemized bill for services rendered since June.
How to advertise to attorneys I'm offering to pay 3 times normal hourly rate? I can explain case in
I want to make known to any interested attorney I'm offering a simple contingency 3 times normal rate if I win and zero if not. Any judgment will cover your fee. Case is ongoing, est cost through trial $50,000 normal rate or $150,000 3 times rate. Current attorney doesn't do contingency - not unusual. I've called a few attorneys, and all I get is evading the logic that any Plaintiff case takes time to analyze. I can summarize this case in 20 minutes. You don't take a plaintiff action unless over 50 chance, at least without strong written caution to plaintiff. So even 50/50, odds are in your favor if i pay over 2 times rate. I believe my odds are 90%, even in spite of erratic juries, which i can also explain. So I don't need to explain why this is a good deal. I just need to let the world know about it. How do i reach out to every fla attorney? I'm not concerned with their experience - the facts will win.
What qualifies a problem dental malpractice?
They told me my two bad teeth needed crowns or pulled. I chose crowns which cost me 2900 dollars. They gave me a 5% discount for paying in full. The first half went ok until it came time to put my crowns in. The dentist in training or aide or whatever she was dropped a crown down my throat. I have MS and this has cost me money, time and a great deal of stress. I need to know how to go forward.
Will a S. Florida attorney take a $50,000 legal malpractice case for 3 times hourly rate if I win bu
If my odds of winning were only 50/50, then 3 time standard hourly rate is a good gamble for the attorney.
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Legal Malpractice Lawyer Web Sites
 -  Mississippi Law - Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & Mccormick, P.A.
 -  Maui County Law - Tateishi & Pascual, Attorneys A Law Corporation
 -  Salem Lawyer - Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC
 -  Tampa Attorneys - Westchase Law P.A.
 -  New York Attorney - Barasch Mcgarry Salzman & Penson PC
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