Legal Malpractice Attorney in Montgomery Alabama
Holding careless or unethical lawyers accountable for their actions
Clients put lots of faith in their attorneys, trusting that a lawyer’s experience and integrity will be a guiding light as they wind their way through the legal system. Unfortunately, sometimes attorneys don’t live up to the standards the law expects of them. Often, the careless or negligent behavior of an attorney can harm an otherwise promising lawsuit. Holding an attorney accountable for malpractice is a very complicated process, but Chip Nix, Attorney at Law, is willing to fight hard on your behalf.
What types of mistakes are considered legal malpractice?
Legal malpractice occurs when your lawyer fails to do something he or she should have done on your behalf, or when your lawyer does something that should not have been done. Some mistakes and problems that can qualify include:
- Misuse of funds entrusted to a lawyer
- Charging excessive fees
- Conflicts of interest (breach of fiduciary duty)
- Agreeing to a settlement without your permission
- Breach of duty of confidentiality
- Failure to meet important deadlines or statutes of limitations
- Failure to perform necessary work
An Alabama legal malpractice attorney can help you determine if your old attorney’s actions could qualify as malpractice. Attorney H. E. Chip Nix is ready to take other attorneys to court to get you justice. No one should be exempt from being held accountable for damages caused by their own negligence. With more than four decades of legal experience, you can be sure that our firm can help you fight against lawyer malpractice.
How can negligent attorneys be held liable?
Lawyers owe their clients a duty to provide services that meet the standard of care for lawyers. When they violate this duty and that violation harms their client, they can be held responsible. Typically, this involves a trial at which your legal malpractice lawyer must show that your old attorney violated their duty to you. Additionally, it must be proved that this violation caused you measureable damages. This is usually done by showing why your case would have resolved successfully without the attorney’s mistake or inaction. These are very tough standards, but our firm is up to the task.
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Montgomery, Alabama legal malpractice lawyer fighting for you
After a bad experience with a lawyer, it can be difficult to trust the legal process. Attorney malpractice often means you have been hurt twice: first, in the initial wrong against you, which is called the underlying case; and second, by an incompetent or unethical lawyer. Our firm is committed to righting these wrongs and getting you any compensation you are entitled to under the law. While many attorneys won’t sue other lawyers, Chip Nix, Attorney at Law, is willing to hold lawyers accountable if it means getting justice for his clients. We urge you to call our firm at 334-279-7770 or contact us online to set up a free initial consultation to learn about your options and rights under the law.