Options for those who are victims of malpractice

On Behalf of | Dec 9, 2022 | legal malpractice |

There are some situations in life that are difficult to navigate alone. When facing complex legal issues, it may be necessary to seek the guidance and support of an attorney. There is an assumption that attorneys always understand the legal issues at hand and that they will act in the best interests of the clients. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. There are times when an attorney may commit legal malpractice, and the client may experience legal complications and financial loss as a result. 

How to know if it’s malpractice 

Legal cases do not always go the way that a person hopes, but that does not necessarily mean that the attorney committed malpractice. However, certain types of negligence and other actions may negatively impact the case. A North Carolina client may be a victim of legal malpractice if any of the following affected his or her case: 

  • The attorney was in breach of contract that he or she had with the client. 
  • The actions of the attorney were in violation of the American Bar Association’s Rules of Professional Conduct. 
  • The attorney’s conduct during the case was negligent. 

If there is evidence of legal malpractice, the victim has grounds to pursue compensation through a civil claim. 

Holding responsible parties accountable 

If a North Carolina client is experiencing difficulties as a result of legal malpractice, there are options available to him or her. It will be beneficial to speak to an experienced attorney regarding the legal options available. A civil claim may provide a way to seek appropriate compensation for losses and other negative impacts.