Detroit Negligence Attorneys
Have you been represented by an attorney or law firm that has failed to represent you properly? You may feel as if you have nowhere to turn if you have fallen prey to a lawyer’s negligence. If an attorney has been negligent in their representation of you, an attorney from Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys can assist you in recovering compensation for their malpractice.
Our lawyers have handled a variety of malpractice cases involving attorney negligence. The Detroit legal negligence attorneys at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys make Michigan their home and have served thousands of clients in Detroit and other areas of Michigan, working to fight the injustice of malpractice and help people like you obtain the compensation they deserve.
If you were the victim of an unprincipled attorney, we will fight to recover the compensation you deserve. Call us at (248) 948-9696 or contact us via our online contact form to schedule a free, confidential consultation today.
Do I Need a Negligence Attorney?
If your case involves attorney negligence, you may not know what kind of lawyer you should seek to represent you. You are likely concerned with the best way to recover compensation for the wrongs you have suffered at the hands of a lawyer and their negligence in your case.
If you have questions about obtaining an attorney in your legal malpractice case involving negligence, an attorney from Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys will provide a free consultation to assist you with anything you need to know about starting a legal malpractice case. If an attorney has acted negligently in representing you, finding an attorney you trust is a crucial step in the process of recovering compensation. An attorney with prior experience in legal malpractice matters involving negligence is invaluable to your case.
Why Choose Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys to Handle My Case?
The legal malpractice attorneys of Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys have been working with clients in the Detroit and the greater Michigan areas since our founding in 1990, assisting clients with all types of negligence committed by other attorneys. With a successful track record of verdicts and settlements, clients trust Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys to protect their rights and get them the compensation they are entitled to.
Our experienced negligence attorneys are client-focused and will put you first, keeping you up to date on the status of your matter. We put our energy and focus on every case and fight for the results our clients deserve. We know that after being wronged by a lawyer, it can be difficult to put your trust in another. But we pledge to handle your case with the utmost attention to detail and respect for you. With our help, you will be able to recover the most compensation possible after your legal negligence claim.
Types of Cases We Handle
If you are in Michigan and you have been wronged by a lawyer who has acted negligently, we are able to assist you with your case and any questions you may have. We handle all types of legal malpractice negligence cases, such as:
- Failure to meet the statute of limitations — Your attorney may have failed to file a lawsuit on time.
- Failure to complete work on a case — If an attorney promised to work on your case and then took no action on your behalf.
- Mishandling funds paid to the attorney in trust — Attorneys that are paid with a retainer must handle the funds in certain responsible ways to prevent fraud.
- Accepting a settlement without client authorization — Attorneys are not authorized to accept a settlement without their client’s authorization.
If an attorney committed these or other infractions, you will want to contact a negligence lawyer to discuss your case.
Frequently Asked Questions About Negligence
If a lawyer has been negligent in their representation of you, the attorneys of Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys can help. The following are answers to some frequently asked questions.
What is legal negligence?
Negligence is comprised of four elements: duty, breach, causation, and damages. In the attorney-client relationship context, a duty arises on the part of a lawyer when they take on client representation. If an attorney fails to live up to this duty, which involves representing their client with the care, skill, and diligence that any competent attorney would provide, it is known as a breach of duty. In turn, if this breach of duty causes the client damages, such as the inability to recover money that is rightfully theirs, an attorney’s negligence is malpractice.
What is the statute of limitations?
A statute of limitations is the legal term for the deadline is to file your case. In Michigan, the statute of limitations for legal malpractice claims is two years. This means you have two years from the date of the incident to file a claim for malpractice. If, for example, your lawyer accepted a settlement without your consent, you have two years from the day they accepted the settlement to file a claim against them.
Exceeding the statute of limitations is a major cause of legal malpractice. If your previous attorney failed to file your claim within the statute of limitations, which may vary depending on the details of your case, you can file a claim for legal malpractice.
How does an attorney handle retainer funds?
If you pay an attorney a retainer, which is an amount of money paid up front that the attorney withdraws from to pay themselves after completing services for you, the attorney is responsible for handling your money in a certain way. Retainer funds cannot be put in with an attorney’s personal funds or used for illegitimate purposes but are to be held in such a way that they can only be used to pay the attorney after work has been completed. If you suspect abuse of your retainer funds, please contact us to discuss the specifics of your situation.
What if my attorney settled my case without my authorization?
Typically, a lawyer must have your consent to settle a case and cannot accept a settlement without your authorization. It is likely in a legal malpractice case, however, that you would have to prove the settlement was less than what you otherwise could have received for your claim, in order to be successful in such a claim.
Contact Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys Today
If you’ve been wronged by an attorney in Detroit or throughout Michigan and need a legal malpractice attorney to assist with your attorney negligence matter, do not wait to get in touch with us. We are available to answer your questions and assist you in obtaining the compensation you are due based on the negligence of a lawyer. Call us at (248) 948-9696 or contact us via our online contact form to schedule a free, confidential consultation today.