Legal Negligence, Legal Malpractice & Professional Liability
People hire attorneys to represent their best interests, provide them with sound legal advice, and to act as their advocates in important legal matters. But there are times when an attorney’s representation falls short.
Attorney malpractice can take many forms. You may have grounds for a lawsuit if your attorney gives you improper legal advice, prepares documents incorrectly, fails to file a complaint or other documents, pursues excessive litigation at your expense, mishandles funds, or commits a breach of attorney-client privilege, to name a few examples.
If you have sustained losses due to a lawyer’s negligence, it is crucial to seek the advice of an experienced legal malpractice attorney as soon as possible to preserve your rights. You will have a set time frame in which to pursue a case.
In Indiana, the statute of limitations for bringing a legal malpractice claim is two (2) years. While there are certain exceptions to the two-year limitation period based on a client’s discovery of the attorney’s negligence, a delay in pursing your claim could result in loss of your right to file suit.
Legal malpractice may arise from an attorney’s misconduct or failure to use adequate levels of care, skill, or diligence in the performance of his duties, and occurs if he/she commits an error, omission, or breach of duty to his/her client that results in a negative legal outcome or monetary loss for the client in a claim on which the client would have otherwise prevailed.
If you ever find yourself in this situation, give us a call today to speak with one of our experienced legal malpractice attorneys. We stand ready, willing, and able to help you.
For understandable reasons, there are very few attorneys who will pursue a claim against another attorney. We don’t think that is fair to the public, or to the Bar. Robert Nice is a seasoned plaintiff’s legal malpractice attorney in the state of Indiana. Mr. Nice’s in-depth knowledge of the Rules of Professional Responsibility, the litigation process, and his understanding of the theories and defenses available in legal malpractice cases enable him to provide aggressive representation for his clients.
Our firm is not afraid to pursue these cases on your behalf, and we have a litigation team ready to assist you.
Are you thinking, “I need a legal malpractice lawyer near me?” If so, call The Nice Law Firm today. Call us today at (317) 269-3500.
“I had a wonderful experience when I chose The Nice Law Firm to represent me. Their team was knowledgeable, responsive, kind, and effective in every step of the process needed to resolve my legal matter. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!” – Evangeline D.