Legal Malpractice in Personal Injury Cases
egal malpractice in matters involving personal injury can be very costly. You may receive no verdict or a less than satisfactory verdict or settlement in your personal injury claim. You may have recovered no compensation for a devastating injury or even a wrongful death. You may have been a victim of legal malpractice which caused you a very large liability as a result of you being on the losing end of a personal injury lawsuit.
If you are a person who has been a victim in a personal injury claim and you believe you did not obtain, through the fault of the lawyer that you retained, compensation due to that lawyer’s legal malpractice, contact us to see if you can seek to recover damages from the attorney. Each attorney is required to meet ethical standards in representing you. Each attorney is required to reach and meet minimal standards. The standard is called “the standard of care.” Each attorney who handles a matter has to have competency to handle that matter. If you believe they have made errors in representing you, contact us. Like many other areas of dispute, there may be many gray matters when it comes to legal malpractice.
At Stewart & DeChant, we are experienced legal malpractice attorneys with a record of success in this challenging area of the law. Legal malpractice in personal injury is the area we get the most inquiries in. It is the area where we have handled the most cases. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to pursue these case to litigate them aggressively at all stages of the legal process, but most important, contact us for a free consultation to determine if your fact situation may have been a result of legal malpractice.
You need to act immediately because you only have one year to file suit from the latest of the following:
- The date of negligence
- The date you were last represented
- The date a reasonable person should have investigated whether malpractice occurred
Generally speaking, because these cases are very expensive, our firm cannot afford to handle legal malpractice cases, nor can you afford to pursue one, if the value of your loss is less than $100,000.00.
Scott Stewart leads our firm’s legal malpractice section in personal injury and legal malpractice overall.
Scott Stewart has extensive experience in the personal injury field. This experience is critical to you. It allows Scott to do a thorough initial evaluation as to whether or not there is a deviation from the standard of care or negligence in the handling of your personal injury case. Based on his years of experience in handling personal injury cases since 1976, he is well suited to do the initial review and to give you the advice you need.
Scott Stewart was selected for inclusion in the Ohio Super Lawyers for 2010 and for each of the preceding four years, as well as the Best Lawyer in America for 2010 and the preceding ten years. He has received an AV pre-eminent listing from Martindale-Hubbell among other honors. He is a board-certified Civil Trial Advocate and has been since 1983 having been recertified three times by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He was most recently selected as a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. This is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of 1% of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellent and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition.
To discuss your legal malpractice case with a knowledgeable lawyer, call toll free 1-800-781-2259 or 216-781-2258.
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