Legal malpractice is a threat to anyone who works with an attorney without thoroughly considering his or her background. While the majority of attorneys do their jobs well and care about their clients, not all do. That means that you could end up working with someone who wastes your time and money.
There are different signs of legal malpractice ranging from a lack of communication to being charged too much for the amount of work an attorney's producing. If you notice these, it's a good idea to speak up and find out exactly what the problem is. You may need to take steps to work with a new attorney quickly.
What's the difficulty with legal malpractice cases?
The biggest problem is that people become wary of working with attorneys. As a result, they may not want to hire another attorney for fear of being taken advantage of a second time. The good news is that you can take steps to prevent being taken advantage of including researching the new attorney and reading reviews. Ask how many cases the attorney has won and about the average number of clients the attorney sees and has time for. The last thing you want to do is to hire someone without enough time for your case, so doing these things can help you make sure you're working with attorney prepared to help you with your situation.
Our website has more information on legal malpractice and what you can do if you've been taken advantage of in the past. Not all attorneys do their best for their clients, and they should be held liable for any losses their clients accrue as a result.