If you have been to court, no matter what it is for, you have likely experienced some stress. This can be especially true if you have not been confident in your lawyer.
While most lawyers work their hardest to get you ideal results, some may not. If you think that your lawyer has not supported you properly, you may want to look into whether or not legal malpractice has taken place.
What is legal malpractice?
Just because you feel that your lawyer has not done an adequate job does not mean that you have experienced legal malpractice. The reality is that a limited number of things are legally considered legal malpractice. Some instances of malpractice include negligence, a breach of contract, or evidence that your lawyer has done something that violates the American Bar Association’s rules of conduct.
How can it impact your case?
Legal malpractice can impact your case very negatively. In many cases, those who suspect that legal malpractice has occurred have either lost their case or experienced some other poor outcome. Many who have experienced negative outcomes or feel that their lawyer did not perform properly may file a civil lawsuit for legal malpractice to try and regain some of the damages they have experienced as a result of their lost case.
Having legal issues can be stressful, and there can be even more stress if you feel that your lawyer did not do their job. By looking into legal malpractice, you can learn whether or not you have a viable case.