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Legal Malpractice: When Attorneys Break The Rules

When you choose an attorney, trust is a big consideration. When that attorney breaks your trust and makes a major error, the impact can be devastating financially.

Everyone makes mistakes at work, but when your attorney causes you to lose your case or get less than you deserve, you have options to obtain compensation. Our experienced attorneys at Weisensell, Mastrantonio & Orlando, LLP., have helped clients in Akron prove that the outcome of their case would have turned out differently had their previous attorney not acted negligently.

Don’t Pay The Price For A Bad Lawyer

Attorneys have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of their clients. When they fail to do so, individuals can lose out on large settlements or otherwise become injured. Most legal malpractice cases cause the client to suffer financially.

Some common types of legal malpractice include:

  • Failing to diligently pursue a case, resulting in its dismissal
  • Theft from an estate
  • Failure to provide expert reports or expert witness testimony
  • Conflicts of interest that result in low settlements
  • Improperly drafting agreements that result in a lost case
  • Failing to use adequate discovery
  • Dropping a case just before the statute of limitations runs out
  • Forcing one to settle due to lack of trial experience

Most attorneys are ethical, professional and competent. However, like in any profession, there will be some bad actors or attorneys who act negligently. You shouldn’t have to accept those results. Legal malpractice claims in Ohio have a one-year statute of limitations, meaning that you have one year from the date of the incident to file a claim. The sooner you get started with an experienced malpractice attorney, the better for your case.

You Can Trust Us

A legal malpractice case is serious and is a huge breach of your trust. We understand how difficult it may be to trust another attorney with your affairs. We work hard to ensure that our clients are comfortable and are aware of each step we take. We will work with you to help you meet your goals.

If a lawyer in Ohio has mishandled your case, you may be entitled to compensation. Our malpractice attorneys understand the process and can help you get what you deserve. Contact Weisensell, Mastrantonio & Orlando, LLP., today at 330-434-1000 or online to schedule a consultation.