Legal malpractice claims are among the most difficult claims for lawyers to prove. That’s because in order to show the legal malpractice, the lawyer must first prove that the underlying case, the case that was initially lost by your first lawyer, had value and that you lost the value of that case because the… Read More »
Very often attorney malpractice involves the failure to file something on time. Often that is a person’s lawsuit, their rights to receive compensation. There are time deadlines for filing those kinds of things, and those are called statutes of limitations. When an attorney doesn’t file a case within the statute of limitations, it is… Read More »
Legal malpractice is when the attorney that represented you performed his services or her services in a substandard way. There are recognized standards that each attorney must meet in their given specialty, their given area of the law where they practice, and when they come in below those standards, that can be legal malpractice.
In Rhode Island, attorneys are not required to have professional liability insurance, although all attorneys ought to have it. It just makes perfect sense. There is an exception. If an attorney is practicing as part of a firm that is a corporation or a limited liability partnership or a limited liability company, there is… Read More »
Very often, legal malpractice occurs because the lawyer failed to file paperwork or other important documents, either with the court or with another attorney in a timely fashion. Sometimes those can be reversed by a court but other times they are irreversible, the case is permanently lost and there is a potential for a… Read More »
It’s actually impossible to know for sure that your lawyer committed malpractice unless you consult another attorney. Often you have a feeling or an indication that the lawyer did not represent you properly, and that’s what causes you to contact an attorney who handles legal malpractice cases. However, in order to know whether or… Read More »
There is a time deadline for filing legal malpractice claims. It’s known as the statute of limitations. In Rhode Island, that is three years from when the malpractice occurred, or three years from when you discovered that the malpractice occurred or should have discovered that it occurred.