Do I have a legal malpractice suit when my attorney failed to file a complaint on time?

An attorney has a duty to his clients to act with a certain standard of care. If the attorney fails in his duty to act as a reasonably competent attorney would, then he may be guilty of professional malpractice. Failing to file a complaint on time may, in certain circumstances, constitute professional malpractice. However, whether or not you are able to successfully sue your attorney will be based on a number of different factors.

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Do I need an expert to prove legal malpractice?

If your attorney provides you with a level of representation below that of a reasonable attorney, you may have a claim for legal malpractice. You may also have a claim for legal malpractice if an attorney breaches his or her legal duty to you by acting in a manner that is contrary to your best interests. In any legal malpractice case, however, you will need expert witnesses to testify on your behalf.

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How can I recover compensation for legal malpractice?

Legal malpractice occurs when an attorney provides you with unprofessional or careless representation. Attorneys have a fiduciary duty to their clients to act in their best interests and a duty to provide competent representation to their clients. If your attorney breaches the duty he or she owes to you, you may recover compensation for losses you incur as a result. This article discusses the types and approaches to legal malpractice claims.

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