Having an attorney by your side is often an important first step towards recovering losses and receiving justice for your claim – but what happens when you discover that your lawyer may not have had your best intentions at heart?
Unfortunately, attorney malpractice is not as uncommon as we would all hope it to be. Many people that have been taken advantage of by their legal representatives often feel powerless – having an overwhelming sense of not knowing where to go, or who else to turn to.
If you believe that your lawyer was incompetent while handling your litigation and that you suffered damages as a result, legal recourse may be available to you – to help recover your losses incurred by attorney negligence. The experienced malpractice lawyers at Lewis & Keller, formerly Mike Lewis Attorneys understand this type of legal issue, and can help guide you through the often-complicated process of lawyer litigation. We will work to obtain the MAXIMUM amount of compensation that you are eligible for.
You can get help today by filling out the “Free Case Evaluation” form to the left.
Types of Attorney Malpractice
While there are many forms of legal Malpractice, most instances can usually be separated into three main categories: negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract:
- Negligence: After hiring an attorney, they are expected to handle your case to the best of their ability. If you believe that your lawyer treated your case worse than the average lawyer would, he or she may be found guilty of negligence in handling your claim.
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty: When a lawyer behaves in a manner that benefits him or her but to the detriment of their client’s case, they may be guilty of breaching fiduciary duty. An attorney can be held liable for any losses a client suffered as a result of a breach of fiduciary duty.
- Breach of Contract: After signing a contract with an attorney, he or she is obligated to provide you with competent and professional service. If a lawyer fails to uphold the contract, you may be eligible to recover damages.
If you have been a victim of any of the above, you may be eligible to lodge a compensation claim. We can take care of filing all of the necessary documentation to begin your litigation, and will help to explain the process along the way.
Help With Your North Carolina Malpractice Lawsuit
Attorney malpractice can be as simple as writing a bad check, settling without the client’s permission, or failing to contact the client. Proving attorney negligence, on the other hand, can be difficult. It is important to have a team of experienced lawyers by your side in order to determine what exactly constitutes malpractice and to be able to prove that lawyer malpractice has been committed.
Understandably, many people are wary of enlisting the services of another law firm – especially when they have been taken advantage of by their current attorney. However, at Lewis & Keller, formerly Mike Lewis Attorneys, we have a proud reputation of helping individuals just like you and have won over $10 MILLION in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients.
We are compassionate about your circumstances, and are dedicated to obtaining a fair and just settlement for your litigation. To add a further level of confidence in our abilities, we offer a “No Fee Promise” to our customers. What this means is that we do not charge you for our fees and services unless we obtain a settlement for you.
How Our Lawyers Can Assist You Today
With offices in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, North Carolina and over 150 years of combined legal experience, our team is dedicated to fighting for your rights and helping to secure any compensation that you may be entitled to.
To find out more or to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation with our attorney malpractice lawyers, simply fill out our online contact form to the left.