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Three Common Reasons for Idaho Legal Malpractice Cases

If you went to trial and thought your attorney didn’t do his job, there’s not much you can do right? Fortunately, there is something you can do—you can take your lawyer to court. Idaho legal malpractice cases happen more frequently than you might think. Here are a few of the common reasons:

Failure to Know or Properly Apply the Law

The most common reason for a legal malpractice case is when the attorney is unaware of the legal principles involved, or where the attorney did the research but failed to ascertain the appropriate principles. The attorney may also fail to see the legal implications of the known facts.

Planning Error

A planning error can pertain to a case in which the lawyer has adequate knowledge of the facts and legal principles, but makes an error in judgment as to how the client’s matter should be handled. These cases involve allegedly wrong decisions where the lawyer knows the facts and laws.

Inadequate Discovery of Facts or Inadequate Investigation

The third most common reason for legal malpractice is when the claimant alleges that certain facts—that should have been discovered by the attorney during investigation or the use of discovery procedures—were not discovered or discerned.

If you feel that you have an Idaho legal malpractice case, you’ll need the help of an experienced lawyer. We invite you to call and schedule your free consultation with the Morton Law Office to find out how we may be able to help you at 208.344.5555 or toll free at 888.716.8021.

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Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer