Has Legal Malpractice Landed You At the Wrong Destination?
Ronald Wronko, Esq., is experienced in handling many different types of legal malpractice cases. Malpractice by an attorney can take many forms. Some of the examples are set forth below. An attorney who is found liable for legal malpractice can be held liable for the damages caused by the legal malpractice and for attorneys fees and costs.
Real Estate Transactions
A real estate transaction can go wrong in any number of ways. Acts of malpractice can include failure to negotiate proper protections into a contract, to run or review a title search, or to obtain proper documentation like a Certificate of Occupancy.
Missed Statute of Limitations
There are time limits by when a lawsuit must be brought. If an attorney fails to file the lawsuit by the deadline, the lawsuit can be lost forever. In such situations, the attorney who failed to file the lawsuit can be held liable for the damages from the lost lawsuit.
Failure to Pursue Discovery
After a lawsuit is filed, an attorney must be diligent and pursue discovery in the case. If the attorney fails to serve discovery or to take depositions, the attorney could be held liable for malpractice.
Failure to Respond to Motions
A motion is a request that the Court take action as to a case. If a motion is unopposed by the other party, the Court will typically grant the relief that is requested. Some motions, like motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, can end cases. If an attorney fails to respond to very important motions, it can be grounds for a malpractice case.
Failure to Obtain Expert Witnesses
Especially in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, the entire case may ride on expert medical testimony. If the personal injury or medical malpractice attorney fails to line up appropriate expert(s), it can be grounds for malpractice if the case fails because of the lack of an expert witness.
Forcing Clients to Settle
An attorney is not permitted to force a client to settle. An attorney also cannot create a catastrophe that gives the client no other choice but to settle. In such circumstances, it may be malpractice by the attorney.
Legal Malpractice Law Firm
Ronald J. Wronko is experienced and tested in pursuing legal malpractice cases. He has tried as well as settled cases successfully. If you believe that you are the victim of legal malpractice, please contact the Firm for a free case evaluation.