Connecticut Personal Injury Attorneys

HARTFORD LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS

There are comparatively few law firms that represent clients harmed by other lawyers. As with any other profession, lawyers are perhaps inclined to protect their own. At Appleton & Appleton, we believe that lawyers should be held to the same professional and ethical standards as any other profession. Just as doctors and dentists are held accountable for their mistakes, lawyers are responsible for the harm they inflict. If you have suffered financial or personal loss because your lawyer failed to properly represent your interests, we can help.

 

CONNECTICUT LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW

When a professional fails to follow the acceptable standard of care as other industry practitioners, he or she is responsible for the resulting harm. This applies to individuals in a variety of professions, including physicians, dentists, chiropractors, real estate agents, and attorneys. In Connecticut, lawyers have an obligation to act in their clients’ best interests. When they fail to live up to their responsibilities, the law imposes strict consequences. Connecticut attorneys can be held liable under several legal theories, including Procedural Incompetence, Instances of Incompetence, Violations of Ethics, and Breach of Fiduciary Duty. A plaintiff in a legal malpractice case must prove three things:

 

  • The existence of an attorney-client relationship
  • The attorney’s omission or wrongful act
  • That the wrongful act or omission caused the harm

 

Attorney misconduct occurs in a variety of circumstances, including situations where attorneys:

 

  • Missed deadlines
  • Gave misleading or bad advice
  • Failed to inform clients about statutes of limitation
  • Stole client funds
  • Failed to consult with required experts
  • Acted incompetently at trial

 

 

RESTORING YOUR TRUST IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

When lawyers mishandle cases, they hurt clients who are already struggling with difficult and sometimes devastating personal matters. your attorney should be someone you can trust and in whom you can confide. The person you chose to represent your interests should be a trustworthy ally who provides you with sound advice, professional courtesy, and emotional support in tough times. If you are the victim of legal malpractice, you probably feel betrayed and hurt.

 

At Appleton & Appleton, we aim to restore your faith in the legal profession. We believe every client has the right to expect sincerity, accessibility, and honesty in his or her choice of lawyer. We are honored to help individuals and their families recover damages against unscrupulous attorneys and law firms. If you have been harmed by a lawyer’s incompetence, we can help. Call our office today at 860-246-5481 to speak to one of our experienced legal malpractice attorneys.

 

 

 

860 246-5481

266 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103