Can a Lawyer Help Determine If My Last Attorney Committed Legal Malpractice?
The short answer is yes. Recognizing legal malpractice can be difficult, which is why Texas applies the discovery rule to legal malpractice claims. That rule provides that a client must sue his or her lawyer within two years from the date they knew or should have known of the malpractice. Knowing of the malpractice is one thing, but when should you know of the malpractice.
How Do I Know If My Last Attorney Committed Legal Malpractice?
The law is complex, and most cases involve complications that it is difficult for non-professionals to understand. However, some of the signs that your lawyer may have committed malpractice include:
-Failure to know and apply the relevant law
-Failure to meet crucial deadlines
-Failure to adequately investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your case
-Failure to employ qualified expert witnesses
Houston legal malpractice attorneys at The Kassab Law Firm are experienced in investigating the work of lawyers suspected of providing inadequate representation. They will know the signs of poor legal practice, and they can tell you whether you can make a legal malpractice case against your previous attorney.
Can I Sue?
Even if you recognize that your attorney may have committed an error, the next question is whether it caused you damage. Generally, if your attorney has an opportunity to rectify the situation, you have not yet suffered damages, and a legal malpractice claim will not be ripe.
The Kassab Law Firm employs Houston legal malpractice attorneys with the experience and expertise to determine whether your last lawyer gave you adequate representation, and whether that conduct has led to damages. If you believe you have been wronged by your lawyer and that wrong has caused you damages, you should contact the Kassab Law Firm to discuss your options.