What happens when you sign a contract? You expect that all parties will uphold their end of the deal.
However, if someone goes back on their part of the deal, you may need a Bethlehem professional malpractice lawyer to help you. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we understand that you may have suffered harm due to a professional’s actions, whether we are talking about another attorney, a contractor, accountant, construction firm, or more. Let us get to work securing the compensation you need.
What is professional malpractice?
There are various professionals that we may enter into agreements with from time to time. When you sign a contract with someone, that means that they have a duty to uphold their end of the agreement. However, when they fail to do so and are careless or negligent in their duties, they could be held liable for professional malpractice. Today, we will review a few different types of professional malpractice.
There are various groups that you may enter into agreements with, including construction or engineering firms, architects, accountants, insurance agencies, etc. Each of these professionals has industry-specific standards of conduct that they must abide by.
When a professional fails to follow the minimum standard of conduct, people can suffer real harm. Worse, a professional could willfully mislead their clients or take shortcuts while completing their work.
Innocent people can suffer damages and injuries when professionals do not act responsibly:
- If a construction firm takes a shortcut, the structural integrity of a project could be compromised. Not only could this cause a property owner to incur expenses to fix the problem, but it could cause injuries to those inside.
- If an engineering firm or architect fails to properly design a bridge, it could collapse and cause many people to be harmed.
Every state has Rules of Professional Conduct they set forth for attorneys to follow. You may be familiar with the attorney-client relationship, an agreement entered into when two parties decide on services to be provided. A client should never have to worry that:
- Their finances will be abused
- An agreement will be made without their consent
- That they are not informed about their case
- Any errors will be made in documents or deadlines missed
- That their attorney has a conflict of interest in the case
Call us after something like this occurs
You do not have to continue to be the victim if the negligence or carelessness of another person has caused you harm. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our pledge to you is to get to the bottom of what happened, determine the extent of what harm you have incurred, and secure any compensation you deserve. This can include the following:
- Any court costs and legal fees you have incurred
- Refunds for any services paid for
- Pain and suffering damages
- Restitution for expenses (damages or injuries)
- Punitive damages against the responsible party