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Legal Malpractice Questions

Answers to your Legal Malpractice Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Malpractice

What Is Legal Malpractice?

Legal malpractice is negligence by a lawyer in handling any legal matter. Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care under the circumstances.

What Makes a Good Legal Malpractice Case?

Each case is unique and needs to be considered on its own particular facts. But there are certain issues we must carefully review before deciding if we can accept your case.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Legal Malpractice

The statute of limitations is a time limit set by law which creates a deadline for filing a lawsuit.

Should I Hire a Lawyer from Another City to File My Case?

It can sometimes be difficult to find a lawyer to handle a legal malpractice case, simply because there are few lawyers who do legal malpractice work at all.

How Much Will My Malpractice Attorney Charge?

Most legal malpractice cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that you only have to pay a fee for the attorney’s services if the attorney gets you a recovery in your case.

Who Will Pay the Case Expenses?

Your malpractice attorney will generally advance all the expenses or “costs” of the case, and then be reimbursed for those costs out of the recovery.

How Long Will My Legal Malpractice Case Take?

The average time for a legal malpractice case from beginning to end varies from city to city and state to state.

How Do I Find a Legal Malpractice Lawyer?

Of course, we hope you will consider our firm. We have handled various types of claims from the Emerald Coast to the Gold Coast.

What Should I Expect From My Malpractice Lawyer?

Your lawyer is your advocate, and you should expect your lawyer at all times to act in your best interest, within the bounds of professionalism and the law.

Where Will My Malpractice Case Be Filed?

You will probably have to sue him in the state where the negligence occurred, i.e., the state where you hired the attorney and your case took place.

Are There Limitations On Recoveries?

Some states have enacted laws putting caps or limits on the maximum amount people can recover in certain types of cases.

What Are Punitive Damages?

Punitive damages are an amount of money calculated to punish the defendant for misconduct that was particularly bad.

Who Will Decide My Malpractice Case?

In most states, you will have a right to a trial by jury if you want one.

Do All Lawyers Have Malpractice Insurance?

There is no requirement in Florida that attorneys carry legal malpractice insurance, and the Florida Bar does not keep track of how many lawyers have it.

What if No One Will Take My Case?

Do not hesitate to talk to more than one lawyer about taking your case.

How Do I Ask Other Questions?

We will try to answer your questions if we can, and appreciate any comments you may have for us.

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