Did Your Lawyer Commit Malpractice?

If your lawyer committed malpractice, you are entitled to compensation for the damages you suffered as a result. However, the distinctions between what is legal malpractice and what is not can be subtle, and only an experienced malpractice attorney can advise you if you have a case.

At Jacobs & Dow in New Haven, Connecticut, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and explain your legal options. Call 203-772-3100 to talk to an attorney.

What Is Legal Malpractice?

Like doctors, lawyers cannot guarantee a positive outcome. You can lose your case even if your attorney did everything he or she should have done. However, there are certain errors that an attorney should not make. Here are a few examples:

  • A missed statute of limitations that results in your case being dismissed
  • A missed administrative or notice deadline (for example, a dram shop notice, an underinsured motorist claim notice or a notice to a municipality)
  • Disciplinary nonsuits for failure to comply with court-ordered deadlines
  • Wills that do not properly dispose of property
  • Errors in real estate transactions including missed liens and errors in property descriptions
  • Erroneous tax advice
  • An unfair or deliberate misrepresentation claim
  • Conflict of interest
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Theft or embezzlement

If you suffered a financial loss as the result of a serious error by your attorney, you have the right to seek compensation.

For More Information About Legal Malpractice

To talk to an attorney at Jacobs & Dow about legal malpractice, contact our firm today. We offer evening and weekend appointments.