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3 behaviors that can amount to legal malpractice 

If you are involved in any sort of legal dispute, then it is unwise to face it on your own. You took the sensible step and sought out legal guidance for your case. 

The company you used at the time promised you a high standard of service and a duty of care. These guarantees are very serious, and the duty of care is actually a legal obligation. Should your representative fall below this standard, then they may be liable for legal malpractice. Outlined below are some of the more common forms of legal malpractice.

1. Intentional wrongs 

Unfortunately, some people in the legal field do take advantage of their position. You may have trusted your representative with all sorts of personal information, including your bank details, savings accounts, property deeds, estate plan and much more. If they have abused their position of trust in order to commit fraud, then they could be held liable for malpractice. 

2. Poor communication 

Your attorney is your representative and they advise you on what to do. But, the final decision is ultimately yours. Your attorney should not make decisions behind your back. For instance, taking a low settlement offer without first receiving your permission. Communication is everything and a breakdown in this could amount to malpractice. 

3. Administrative mistakes 

Details and deadlines are crucial in legal cases. The admin of your representative has to be spot on. Small mistakes may be reversible, but a major admin error could see your case thrown out. In some circumstances, significant errors could amount to legal malpractice. 

An error in your case can hurt your faith in the legal system. Fortunately, you may be able to put things right with a legal malpractice claim. Further guidance can help you to find out more.