Q Can I sue my lawyer for losing my case?
When you were rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on Highway 44, you suffered severe injuries, including a concussion. You were rushed to Treasure Valley Hospital and had to stay for several days for treatment.
Before you even left the hospital room, an attorney visited you and talked about how this was an “open and shut case” and that he was sure you would win. Several months later, however, you lost.
Can You Sue Your Lawyer for Losing Your Case?
It is understandable to be stressed, angry, and frustrated about losing your case, particularly when your attorney was so sure you would win. Now, you’re wondering if you can take legal action against him.
- Not just for losing. You typically can’t sue an attorney just because you didn’t win your case. If you can prove that he committed legal malpractice and lost as a result, then you may be able to take legal action.
- Proving legal malpractice. As you may imagine, winning a case against an attorney is often difficult and proving legal malpractice is even more so. To prove the lawyer committed malpractice, you’ll need to prove four things: duty, breach, causation, and damages. Duty refers to the lawyer having a duty to act properly. Breach is when the attorney breaches her duty. Causation is that the action hurt you financially, and damage refers to finances you lost as a result.
We Have Experience in Legal Malpractice
The attorneys of the Morton Law Offices take pride in how we represent our clients and do what we can to always treat them properly. If you feel your lawyer committed legal malpractice that resulted in you losing your case, we may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today through this website or by calling us to find out what we can do for you.