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