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In what ways can an attorney commit legal malpractice in Idaho?

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When you have to hire a lawyer, you are already in a stressful and often complicated situation. You bring an attorney on to help you feel a sense of relief, allowing him to take over some of the responsibility for you. After all, he went to law school, so your case is left in competent hands, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t always so. Legal Malpractice in Idaho occurs frequently, and knowing how it is often committed can help you know what to look for to protect yourself.

Settling Without Your Permission

While it is true that a lawyer holds a powerful position in your relationship, you hold the most powerful position. When it comes down to it, you make the final decisions. If your attorney takes it upon himself to accept a settlement without your permission, you may have a case for legal malpractice.

Bad Checks

In some situations, attorneys will send their clients checks from their own bank accounts for damages won. If the check bounces, the client may be able to recover the damages due to legal malpractice.

Blunders

Everyone makes mistakes, however, your lawyer doing so in a court of law is dangerous. If your lawyer misses court dates and deadlines, files the incorrect paperwork, or commits other types of outrageous mistakes, you may be able to take him to court for legal malpractice.

Fails to Contact You

Communication is key between lawyers and their attorneys. Going too long without it could result in trouble. It may be considered legal malpractice if your attorney does not respond to your phone calls or letters.

When you feel you’ve been wronged by an attorney, it’s time to hire a professional and seek justice. The attorneys of the Morton Law Offices have helped people just like you fight back against the so-called legal professionals who have failed to perform his or her duties. Give us a call to set up a consultation and find out how we may be able to help.

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Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer