Just as doctors are expected to help you with a medical problem, Iowa injury attorneys are expected to assist you with legal dilemmas. However, sometimes an incompetent or negligent attorney can hurt your case. If you suspect your attorney has caused injury to your case, contact Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, PLC today and receive sound legal advice from a team of skilled lawyers. Following are three reasons legal malpractice may occur:
Negligence: Through negligence or blatant disregard your attorney has caused you injury. You must be able to prove that had it not been for the action of your attorney, you would have not sustained an injury.
Breach of fiduciary duty: If your injury lawyer in Iowa is more concerned with their interests than yours, he or she has breached their fiduciary duty. In order for you to have a legal malpractice case, you must be able to prove that by breaching their fiduciary duty, your attorney has caused you injury.
Breach of contract: Any breach of the contract your attorney signed with you may be considered legal malpractice.
The most common reason for filing a legal malpractice suit is negligence. It is essential to understand that in order to prove that your attorney is responsible for legal malpractice you must be able to show that the actions of your lawyer were not simply the result of a bad strategy or poor planning. Rather, you must be able to prove that your lawyer failed to show you an average standard of legal care in order to have a successful negligence claim.
Before choosing an injury attorney in Iowa to represent you, you may want to do some research to discover if he or she has been involved in any prior legal malpractice lawsuits. You can receive information on Iowa injury lawyers by contacting the State Bar Association.
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