Legal Malpractice Lawyers in Virginia, Representing Victims in Failure to File Cases
Legal malpractice is rare, but serious. When attorneys fail to file a complaint by the statute of limitations deadline or miss other important deadlines, Wallace Wason, PLLC can help.
We will evaluate your legal options and determine if you have a valid legal malpractice claim. When appropriate, the team at Wallace Wason, PLLC is unafraid to hold other legal professionals accountable for negligence or errors that lead to financial losses for their clients. A legal malpractice attorney will not only press your malpractice case, but will work to obtain the deserved compensation for the original matter.
What Qualifies as Legal Malpractice in Virginia?
The types of attorney negligence cases which can be successfully litigated are few and far between, though there are many things that could qualify as legal malpractice. Our legal malpractice lawyers fight for results when warranted to hold legal professionals accountable for preventable mistakes. We also offer legal malpractice representation in neighboring jurisdictions to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Not every disappointing or unsuccessful outcome is malpractice. However, if your legal counsel has missed a filing deadline or failed to file responsive documents and you have suffered financial losses as a result, our specialized intake team is here to take your call.
Contact our firm today to start your free case evaluation.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Malpractice?
The statute of limitations is the time limit for filing a complaint. It varies based on the state where the malpractice occurred. In Virginia the statute of limitations will depend on a number of case-specific details. This is why you need to start your legal malpractice case evaluation ASAP to determine the filing deadlines.
Financial Compensation for Legal Malpractice
Whether you’re entitled to compensation will depend entirely upon the unique facts of your case. In Virginia, the following facts must be proven to establish that legal malpractice occurred:
An attorney must have offered their services to you. This can occur with an oral or written contract, but the relationship could also be implied.
Breach of duty
Attorneys are obligated to provide competent and skillful legal representation. If they fail to file timely documents, they have breached their duty.
Damages or Financial loss
The negligent actions of a lawyer must directly lead to a financial loss, a loss of privilege or a right to file a claim by the client.
Negative Legal Outcomes are Not Always Malpractice
Utilizing a legal strategy that proves ineffective is not necessarily a breach of an attorney’s duty as long as they have acted in good faith. Good faith that they have exercised the normal diligence, care, and skill expected in their profession. However preventable errors that cause financial damages to a client CAN be legal malpractice.
Filing mistakes by attorneys can lead to legal and financial disasters on top of the original matter. This is why it’s important that you contact a qualified law firm to evaluate your claim as soon as possible. Legal malpractice attorneys are few and far between. Contact us today at (703) 638-7717 or via our online form for a confidential legal malpractice case evaluation.
If you have been seriously hurt, we will help you make a serious recovery. TM
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