Filing malpractice against the very person who was supposed to be on your side is emotional and traumatizing. We don’t take that lightly. A malpractice suit with the right lawyer can help you get justice.
Did you have a case?
Your malpractice lawyer must prove the likelihood of a favorable outcome – had you been represented properly. This is referred to as the “case within a case” element of proof.
Was your attorney qualified?
Your lawyer must hire an expert in the legal malpractice field to testify whether they met the standard of care of a reasonably competent attorney. Occasionally attorneys fail to represent clients properly. Deadlines like the statute of limitations may be missed. Some attorneys suffer from substance abuse. Others take on cases they aren’t qualified to handle competently.
Who was at fault?
Your lawyer must prove that the previous lawyer’s malpractice was the substantial cause of your damages. It would be virtually impossible for most layman to successfully navigate through the minefield described above.