Looking On The Bright Side of Professionals
How Legal Malpractice Happens and What You Can Do About It.
When you ask a lawyer to represent you, it is based on faith that he or she will complete the task accordingly. Even though the lawyer comes highly recommended, you cannot ignore the fact that he can also mess up. This has nothing to do with how you found the lawyer. Even though many attorneys are committed to making sure the clients get the best services possible, others can still commit malpractice. There are many clients who are suffering because the lawyer is violating the contract terms but they are not aware. The better part of that population has no idea what needs to be done when the attorney is not doing what he or she promised. You should not take lightly when an attorney violated the attorney-client privilege. The lawyer is only allowed to share your private documents, case or personal details to the people you have authorized. In the event of such, you have the right to take action against the person because he will have breached the terms of your agreement.
The professional will be violating your rights too if he chooses to represent you when it is clear he has conflicting interests. You should not be represented by an attorney who is related to the people on the opposing or even friends with them. In the event that you are suing a certain business, you should not agree to be represented by an attorney who has ownership rights in it. If there is a possibility of misplaced loyalty during the case trial, you have the right to know this from the beginning and the attorney should not be representing you. If you come to know this when the case is far gone, you cannot be sure that the lawyer was completely honest with you about what was happening. Make sure you have taken proper action against a lawyer who does this to you.
Asking for an attorney to represent you does not mean you are signing over your power of attorney. Therefore, the attorney has no right to make settlements you have not authorized. In addition, the lawyer has to let you know about all settlement offers and deals you receive even if it is not want he wants. You have to let the board that regulates the attorneys, as well as the court, know about the malpractice. The next thing you have to do is find another attorney who is going to help you sue the first attorney.