Lawyers, just like other professionals, have an obligation to their clients to practice ethically and in accordance with accepted standards. Attorneys cannot guarantee that a client will win a case, but they must guarantee that each case will be handled with the highest degree of professionalism and with the client’s best interests in mind. An attorney should be familiar with the requisite legal principles necessary to present a case, including filing a lawsuit within the applicable statutes of limitation and complying with court directives and orders regarding discovery and evidence. If your case is lost or you suffer direct financial harm as a result of your attorney failing to meet these obligatory standards, you may have the right to sue your attorney for legal malpractice.
To win a legal malpractice case, you must prove not only that your attorney failed to comply with accepted standards of practice but also that you would not have otherwise suffered financial harm or would have won your case or settled for a better amount. This is sometimes referred to as having to prove a case within a case.
At the Law Office of Bradley A. Sacks, our more than 35 years of litigation experience enables us to understand how to prove the underlying case for which you consulted your original attorney, as well as to establish your legal malpractice claim. If we conclude that there is a potential claim, we will gather a team of professionals to establish the underlying claim and legal expert witnesses to prove the legal malpractice claim.
Get Legal Support For Your Legal Malpractice Case
If you believe you or a loved one has been a victim of legal malpractice, contact the Law Office of Bradley A. Sacks online or call 646-835-2075 to schedule a free consultation with no obligation at which we can discuss your situation and your legal options.