If you agree to a settlement you may lose the right to sue your attorney for malpractice. If you believe your attorney has committed malpractice, speak to a legal malpractice lawyer before agreeing to a settlement.
Quite often, a client will follow the advice of a lawyer to the letter. But lawyers sometimes make mistakes, acting out of negligence or conflicting self-interest. In such cases as with divorce or personal injury, that can lead to unsatisfactory results that can cost a client hundreds of thousands of dollars. When that happens, it could be deemed legal malpractice.
Attorney negligence can happen in many such cases for a variety of reasons: car accident attorney Utah
• Impatience. When a personal injury lawyer is paid on a contingency basis, as it happens in personal injury cases, he or she may not wish to prolong the lawsuit and might bias his advice toward settling. This can also be attractive to the plaintiff from a timing standpoint. But if that settlement leaves a physically injured party with an inadequate amount of money for long-term healthcare, it would have been prudent for the attorney to have advised the client of that risk. To not have advised the client may have been a breach of the attorney’s fiduciary duty.