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In almost every legal malpractice case in Louisiana, an expert witness is required.

If A Judge Disagrees With A Lawyer’s Interpretation Of The Law, Has The Lawyer Been Negligent?

Lawyers make arguments, all the time, which are not consistent with the current state of the law, hoping to pursue a better avenue of recovery for their clients. It is not necessarily legal malpractice.

Does It Matter What Type Of Case The Malpractice Occurred In When It Relates To A Legal Malpractice Claim?

We handle any kind of legal malpractice but in most of our cases, the underlying cases are personal injury cases where underqualified attorneys with large advertising budgets are taking on auto accident cases and screwing them up. The majority of our cases end up being cases that the TV commercial lawyers have messed up because they’re handling too many files. In Louisiana, the average lawyer at one of the law firms known for their TV commercials is handling over 150 cases. They can’t devote enough attention to those cases to adequately represent those clients. They overlook something and the case gets dismissed.

What Are Some Questions That I Should Ask My Legal Malpractice Attorney?

My law firm handles no more than 25 legal malpractice claims at a time. That allows us to devote the time and expertise that’s needed for each and every case. It also allows us to communicate with our client about what’s going on in their legal malpractice claim. One of the things that I would suggest you ask a legal malpractice attorney is how many cases they are currently handling. How many cases have they tried? You don’t want to hire a lawyer who has never tried a case. You don’t want to hire a lawyer who has too many cases. You don’t want to hire a lawyer who has been sued for legal malpractice before. You don’t want to hire a lawyer who doesn’t know how to handle the type of case that you have.

If you’re hiring a lawyer for a slip and fall matter, you don’t want to hire someone who only handles automobile cases. There are a lot of different questions you can ask and you can also ask to be copied on every single document that’s produced as a result of the litigation. Some of the documents that you would see might not make sense to you, but at least they are coming to you and you can read them, and then call your lawyer to ask what they mean. Communication is the key. You’ll know that your lawyer has too many files if he doesn’t return your phone calls, text messages, or emails. You’ll know that you’ve got the wrong lawyer if you’ve only met him once, you’ve never met him, or if the only person you communicate with at his office is a receptionist.

For more information on Expert Witnesses In A Legal Malpractice Case, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (225) 230-9300 today.

Tommy Pittenger

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