When you seek to secure the help of a professional, you expect them to honor any agreements made and to uphold professional standards. This is especially true when you enter into a business agreement or a legal agreement with an individual, company, or entity. Usually, contracts are drawn up that specify the work to be done.
Unfortunately, there are times when business and legal professionals violate the terms of an agreement. When that happens, you need to know where to turn.
If you need a Bristol professional malpractice attorney, you can count on the legal team at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to be by your side, working to secure the compensation you deserve.
What Is Professional Malpractice?
Today we want to cover two types of malpractice: business and legal.
When you enter into an agreement with a business, you have expectations that they will uphold the agreement and perform their job at a high standard. A contract is generally signed that outlines everything that is to be done by both sides of an agreement.
Professionals are bound by standards of conduct and they must perform within those standards.
The types of business that typically face malpractice claims are:
- Insurance agents
- Construction companies
These business and professionals should be held accountable if they do not perform the work intended or cause you harm.
All attorneys must abide by their state’s rules of professional conduct. If an attorney handles your case in a manner deemed negligent, or with intent to cause harm, they can be held liable for legal malpractice.
Attorneys and clients enter into agreements before any services are rendered. Once they enter into an agreement, they have formed an attorney-client relationship with you. From that point forward, they must act competently on your behalf at all times. We commonly see legal malpractice cases arise when:
- A client is not informed about important information relating to the case.
- An attorney fails to meet deadlines required by the court (including the statute of limitations).
- There is a conflict of interest between the attorney and the case.
- An attorney misuses a client’s finances.
- An attorney fails to obtain consent before acting on their client’s behalf.
- Errors in legal documents that should not have happened.
Your Options Moving Forward
If a business or legal professional has violated an agreement you made with them, please consider seeking legal assistance. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we know how important it is to build and maintain trust with our clients. That is why we want to help you hold those who do not honor agreements and contracts accountable for their actions.
We will work to secure compensation from the negligent party. This can include:
- Court costs and legal fees
- Refunds for any services paid for
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages