If a legal situation arises, most people will turn to a legal professional for advice and assistance. When you hire an attorney, there is a good faith understanding that both parties will abide by the contract you have. There is a consistent standard of conduct that attorneys are held to, and when a lawyer violates this standard, he or she can be held legally responsible.
Simply losing your case does not constitute legal malpractice. However, if you believe you may have a legal misconduct case, your best bet is to find additional reliable legal information.
Do I Have an Attorney Malpractice Case?
If you think your attorney has made serious errors that could constitute malpractice, your best bet is to discuss your concerns with a legal malpractice attorney. It can be challenging to win a malpractice case with an attorney, and is extremely difficult to handle on your own.
Malpractice occurs when a lawyer takes actions that most other lawyers would not have taken, or fails to take action when most other lawyers would have. Just because your attorney failed to win your case does not mean that he or she is guilty of legal malpractice in Colorado.
In order to successfully sue a lawyer for malpractice, you and your new attorney must meet the following four criteria.
Legal malpractice may include things like making a decision or settling your case without your consent, spending your retainer on anything other than your legal case, or failing to take action or do what the attorney agreed to do for your case.
How Can a Malpractice Attorney Help with My Case?
Trusting a malpractice lawyer with your legal issues may seem like the most risky move you can make following a bad experience with your previous attorney. However, when you initiate a case against an attorney, you know that he or she will have the best representation possible.
In order to win your legal malpractice case and to receive the damages to which you may be entitled, contact a legal malpractice attorney outside of your previous lawyer’s firm to help. Contact Anderson Hemmat & McQuinn to schedule your initial consultation with a Denver legal malpractice lawyer today.
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Typically, a personal injury accident case will go to trial when a settlement agreement cannot be reached outside of courts. If the defendant in the personal injury case is refusing to offer a settlement that accurately reflects the extent of damages, then a trial might be the only option to secure maximum financial compensation.
The best way to know whether or not you should accept a personal injury settlement is to consult with an accident lawyer you trust. Insurance companies try to get claimants to settle quickly before they know how much they actually could get for their accident. Consider having your personal injury case evaluated by a Denver accident attorney from our law firm.
Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn operates on a contingency fee basis. This is a "no recovery, no fee" guarantee which basically states that you do not owe us attorney fees until we obtain a verdict or settlement for you. To learn more about payment options, please call our experienced accident attorneys directly.
While it is not mandatory that you have legal representation for a personal injury case, it can be extremely beneficial. Many people are cut short of the financial compensation because they were not aware of how much they actually deserved for their extensive accident.
Many people do not go to the hospital after car accidents either because they think they are not injured or they fear they will have to pay out of pocket for the visit. Truthfully, many car accident injuries can go undetected and may not begin to bother the victim until days or even weeks after the accident. As a precaution, anyone involved in a moderate to serious car accident should go to the hospital for a physical evaluation. Most likely, this visit will be covered by insurance. Just be sure to keep record of the visit and the payment for the visit.
It can be difficult for a driver to know how much they're entitled to after a car accident. Many drivers accept the insurance company's first settlement offer because they trust that it's fair and will be enough to cover all accident-related expenses. This is not always the case. We encourage drivers to consult with a car accident attorney after a collision for a second opinion on how much your claim is worth. More often than not, insurance companies offer claimants far less than they actually deserve.
Colorado has comparative/contributory negligence laws. This means that even drivers who are partially at fault for accidents can recover compensation from insurance. However, this does not apply to drivers who are more than 50 percent at fault for the collision. For example, if the insurance adjusters decided that you were 20 percent at-fault and the other driver was 80 percent at-fault, then you could collect up to 80 percent from the other driver's insurance.
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