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North Carolina Legal Malpractice Attorney on Lawyer Misconduct and Negligence

If You Have Been Harmed by Attorney Misconduct and Legal Malpractice, Talk to a Legal Malpractice Lawyer

When you are injured by attorney misconduct or attorney negligence, you are really victimized twice: once by the issue that caused you to hire an attorney in the first place and once by the negligent lawyer.

At Kurtz & Blum, PLLC, we pursue legal negligence cases for two reasons. First, we believe it is important to help victims of legal malpractice recover the financial compensation they deserve. It’s our way of helping right the wrong for an individual. Second, it is important to us to help uphold high ethical standards for the legal profession.

Do you believe you have been the victim of attorney negligence? Did your lawyer abuse your attorney-client relationship or defraud you? Please contact a North Carolina legal malpractice lawyer at Kurtz & Blum, PLLC today to discuss your case.

Just because you lost your case doesn’t necessarily mean your attorney was negligent. To prove legal malpractice, we must show that an attorney-client relationship existed, that the client suffered actual damages, and that the attorney’s negligence was the cause of the damages.

One of the most common types of attorney negligence is failure to follow court filing requirements and statutes of limitations. If you suffered harm because your attorney missed important deadlines for filing your case, you should talk to a legal malpractice lawyer at Kutz & Blum today. We will listen carefully to your concerns and thoroughly investigate your case.

For more information about Kurtz & Blum and how we handle legal malpractice cases, watch the brief video above.

Rely on Kurtz & Blum, PLLC for experienced representation that gets results.

Feel free to call us at 919-832-7700 to schedule an initial consultation or CONTACT US via our online form with any questions.

Here is the transcript to our legal malpractice video:

Lynn A. Prather, Civil Associate

You come to an attorney for help – to guide you through the complex legal system.  You put your trust in the hands of a professional and you deserve his or her care and attention to your legal matter.  Everyone recognizes that mistakes happen and that no one is perfect, but when your attorney’s mistake or negligence causes damage to you, it’s difficult to know where to turn.  At Kurtz & Blum, we believe that if you were harmed by the negligence or mistake made by an attorney, you should be compensated for your loss.

Sometimes, Legal Malpractice cases are referred to as a case within a case because how much you were damaged depends on what you would have gotten if the attorney had not been negligent.  In a Legal Malpractice case, you not only have to show what the attorney did was negligent, but you have to prove that that your original claim would have won, what it was worth, and that it was the attorney’s mistake that caused your harm.  So you are really proving two cases at the same time.

One of the most obvious cases of Legal Malpractice is when an attorney misses the Statute of Limitations on your case.  That means, the attorney doesn’t file your complaint in time and because he didn’t, you lose your right to sue.  In those cases, you typically need to prove not only that your attorney missed the deadline, but that you would have won your case.

Another type of Legal Malpractice occurs when an attorney is hired to provide a service and because of his negligence, he fails to provide that service or makes a serious mistake that causes you harm.  An example of this is when an attorney drafts a Will or Trust, and makes a mistake so that what the person wanted does not happen after he dies or if they draft a contract that is not enforceable.  In these cases, you need to show that the attorney knew or should have known what to do as well as the harm that mistake caused you.

Not every mistake is considered Legal Malpractice and even when an attorney does make a mistake, if there were other reasons why your case was not very strong, it may not be worth pursuing a claim.  Cases need to be evaluated individually to determine their merit.  Legal Malpractice cases are complicated and you will need an attorney who has experience to properly handle your case.  I have experience assisting people like you who placed their trust in their attorneys and were harmed by negligence.  Call me and let me help you recover what was lost.

Our personal injury lawyers help people throughout North Carolina.  We frequently handle cases arising out of the following counties: Person, Vance, Lee, Johnston, Guilford, Cumberland, Granville, Edgecombe, Alamance, Wake, Durham, Forsyth, Harnett, Nash, Orange, Chatham, Vance and Wayne.

Of course, we also take on cases from the cities and towns in our own backyard of Wake County, North Carolina including: Holly Springs, Raleigh, New Hope, Wake Forest, Fuquay-Varina, Rolesville, Cary, Morrisville, Zebulon, Apex, Wendell, Garner and Knightdale.