In many cases of legal malpractice, a person will turn to attorneys only to find that they’re not interested in taking the case to trial. In some instances, attorneys may refuse cases because of knowing the other attorney involved.
It’s important that you have an opportunity to work with an attorney who has your best interests at heart. Regardless of the situation, you should have an opportunity to openly discuss your case and to proceed with it if there is justification for doing so.
What should you expect from a legal malpractice attorney?
Legal malpractice attorneys should be willing to fight for you in court if they are unable to get you a fair settlement outside court. While negotiating is positive, there should be no fear of taking the case to trial and making your concerns public.
A good attorney is prepared to take your case from start to finish, whether that’s a settlement or fighting for a judge to award you a win. Your attorney should also be realistic with you, so you know what you can expect if your case is settled or has to go to court. You want to know how long it may take, the costs involved and the possibility of success (though there are no guarantees).
It’s devastating to lose your right to a claim or to lose a case because of an attorney’s errors. You deserve a chance to get compensated for your losses, especially when someone you trusted to help you mishandled your case. Our site has more on this important topic.