When you've been seriously injured in an accident, choosing the right personal injury attorney can be hard. When you discover you've chosen wrong, the result can be devastating. On top of the physical and emotional pain of being seriously injured, you find you are facing an even stronger financial hardship than you anticipated because the lawyer you hired for your personal injury case did not properly follow through on their promises. While some may tell you, "No lawyer wins every case," if you've got a feeling that your attorney was negligent in properly following the leads in your case that would have resulted in more compensation for you, there's a good chance you are right. It is possible you may be able to pursue more funds with a legal malpractice lawsuit.
The Basic Idea of Legal Malpractice
Legal malpractice happens when an attorney fails to adequately represent their client due to negligence. They may have given poor advice, failed to file documents, did not encourage proper communication with their client, and overall did not exercise legal knowledge and capabilities in line with what other lawyers would have been able to do.
Proving Legal Malpractice
When it comes to taking on an attorney, you need someone experienced in legal malpractice cases who is fully committed to your case. Being unsuccessful isn't enough to prove legal malpractice. Actual negligence needs to be proven. At Viorst Law in Denver, we are experienced with both personal injury cases as well as legal malpractice. We can look at how your attorney handled your case and if negligence occurred, we can identify it. We can also explore ethical violations such as conflicts of interest or confidentiality breaches. If, after evaluating your case, we determine that you were misrepresented, we will fight hard to see that you get the help you need to move forward.