Injury Lawyer Serving Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield & Surrounding Areas in Colorado
Any time that you seek help from a professional, you deserve to have the expectation that they will treat you according to their oaths and not take advantage of you. Unfortunately, with a position of authority, there are many professionals that abuse their oaths and will not provide you with the treatment you deserve.
When this occurs, it is considered professional malpractice and our attorney can help you seek restitution for your suffering. For help with your case, please contact Jeffress Law today for a free case review. Our attorney, Christopher W. Jeffress, has 25 years of experience representing those in need and will help you and your family get the care and coverage you deserve. Call us at 303.993.8685.
What is Legal Malpractice?
When you’ve suffered because of any type of accident, you may seek legal representation for help with your case. Perhaps, you dialed the first attorney that you heard on the radio or witnessed on the television. However, fast-forward a few months, and you’ve realized that those large, cookie-cutter firms may not actually provide the type of individualized service that you truly need.
There’s nothing worse than hiring an attorney to take care of your case and having them do a poor job, leaving you without compensation and lost as to how to proceed. You expect your lawyer to know your case inside-and-out and to handle it appropriately, but they’ve failed.
When this occurs, you need to hire another lawyer to properly investigate and litigate your professional malpractice case. In this situation, this is when Jeffress Law is the clear choice. Our attorney, Christopher W. Jeffress, will never treat you like a number; you are his number one priority. Mr. Jeffress prides himself in taking a personal interest in every single client and their case. Not only will he help you seek the proper compensation in your original personal injury case, but can help you file an additional lawsuit against your original attorney for legal malpractice.
What is considered a legal malpractice case?
If you’ve taken your case to another attorney and they let you down, it is very possible that they are guilty of legal malpractice. This can be because your attorney didn’t take the time to truly get to know your case and be prepared, but can also be because of any of the following:
- Lack of information about your case
- Missed deadlines
- Didn’t follow professional guidelines
- Didn’t have your best interests at heart
Whenever your attorney fails you because they didn’t put in the sufficient amount of work or simply dropped the ball by missing court deadlines and filing deadlines, you have rights against them.
What kinds of professional malpractice exist?
The possibility for professional malpractice exists in virtually every relationship between an expert and their client. Medical malpractice and legal malpractice are the most common types of professional malpractice. However, it can take many different forms. Other kinds of professional malpractice include:
- Accountant malpractice
- Therapist malpractice
- Veterinary malpractice
- Architect and engineer malpractice
- Stockbroker malpractice
- Dental malpractice
In these cases, the standard of care is more important than the type of profession. Failing to follow the standard of care simply means that the doctor, lawyer, accountant, or other professional did not do what any reasonable person in their field would do under the same circumstances. It is on this principle that professional malpractice cases are built.
What is the difference between negligence and professional malpractice?
Negligence is a legal theory that requires people to conduct themselves in a way that meets certain standards. It also holds them responsible for any harm that occurs if they violate those standards. This theory is often used to litigate professional malpractice cases.
There are several different ways that professionals can commit negligence. For example, a lawyer may commit negligence if they fail to file a case on time and their client is unable to collect the compensation they would have otherwise received. A doctor may commit negligence by operating on the wrong body part or prescribing the wrong medication to a patient who suffers harm as a result.
How can a professional malpractice case be proven?
Professional malpractice cases are based on the idea that a professional was negligent in serving their client, patient, or customer and caused them harm. To establish professional malpractice in your situation, you must prove that the professional owed you a duty of care and that they breached that duty. You will also need to show that you suffered an injury or losses as a result.
Our attorney knows how to gather the evidence needed to win professional malpractice cases. Mr. Jeffress has access to a network of industry experts who can provide testimonies that are crucial to supporting your claim and achieving a favorable outcome. He will handle everything with personalized care and attention so that you never have to worry about the details of winning your case.
How are the settlements for professional malpractice cases determined?
A successful professional malpractice case allows you to collect compensation from the responsible medical company or professional. After all, they abused your trust and they should be held accountable.
You can recover money for economic damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and diminished earnings. You can also recover compensation for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
Hiring a skilled professional malpractice attorney is the best way to collect a fair settlement. Mr. Jeffress will work with you personally to calculate the full amount that you deserve. He will take the time to understand all of the ways that this incident has affected your life and how it may continue to affect your life in the future.
Contact Our Attorney
Mr. Jeffress always gets personally involved with his clients. He will take the time to understand how your injury affected your life, your job, and your family. He will hire investigators, seek police reports, gather witness statements, and find evidence that your previous attorney missed. Using this, he will help you with your original case. Then, he will help you seek compensation from your original lawyer that let you down.
You can trust that Mr. Jeffress will make you’re a priority and that you will always receive attention from him and his paralegal. When you’re in need of help, please contact Jeffress Law today for a free case review. You can fill out the contact form on this page or call us at 303.993.8685. We serve clients in Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield, and the surrounding areas.