Wimberly Law Firm

Far more often than we would like to think, a client can be harmed by their own lawyer’s actions… and it can be difficult to recognize if you have been the victim of legal malpractice.

However, if you suspect that your lawyer has acted in bad faith that resulted in damages to you, you may need to pursue a Legal Malpractice claim.

What Is Legal Malpractice In The State Of Louisiana?

Legal malpractice is when a lawyer has breached their duty of care and caused harm to their client as a result. This can present itself as:

  • Missing important deadlines;
  • Assessing fees without disclosing them to you;
  • Not filing paperwork or claims in a timely fashion;
  • Divulging details of your case to outside parties and opposing counsel inappropriately;
  • And more…

If you are located in or near Tangipahoa Parish, LA and you need an experienced lawyer for legal malpractice, please reach out to Wimberly Law Firm and find an attorney who will fight for your right to recovery.

How Do You Pursue A Legal Malpractice Lawsuit In Tangipahoa Parish, LA?

Legal Malpractice Lawsuit In Tangipahoa Parish, LA

In Tangipahoa Parish, LA, the statute of limitations for legal malpractice claims is only one year, though this is subject to a three-year preemption (La. Civ. Code art. 3492).

This means that if you do not file a claim within three years, you will forfeit your right to any recovery from the malpractice. Therefore, it is imperative that you reach out to a legal malpractice lawyer as soon as you identify that you may be a victim of legal malpractice.

If you are in or near Tangipahoa Parish, LA, and would like to speak to someone about your legal malpractice claim, call Wimberly Law Firm at (985) 200-8466 for a free consultation with experienced lawyers for legal malpractice today.

What Damages Are You Entitled To As A Result Of Legal Malpractice?

You may be entitled to monetary damages in the event that you win your Legal Malpractice lawsuit.

You will not receive punitive damages, which are awarded to punish the defendant, but your settlement can include compensatory damages for losses such as:

  • Any legal fees paid;
  • Loss of potential earnings;
  • Loss of wages (if you missed work due to the lawyer’s negligence);
  • Emotional distress (that resulted from their breach of duty to you);
  • Medical bills (if it is proven that they were a direct result of your lawyer’s malpractice);
  • And more…

If you live in or near Tangipahoa Parish, LA, and would like to discuss your potential damages more in detail, the experienced lawyers for Legal Malpractice at Wimberly Law Firm can help.

I Lost My Case, Can I Sue My Attorney For Legal Malpractice?

In most cases, you cannot sue your attorney for losing your case or claim. There are many reasons why you may have lost a claim, so it is important that you are able to meet the elements of proof before filing a Legal Malpractice lawsuit.

Your lawyer has a duty to you as their client which obligates them to act appropriately and professionally. If they breach this duty by neglecting to represent you to the best of their ability, you may be entitled to damages in a Legal Malpractice lawsuit.

The conduct of the lawyer must be proven to have been negligent. In a malpractice case, the court will ask you to provide answers to questions like:

  • Did they file your claim by the deadline?
  • Did they miss a deadline to file a witness or exhibit list and therefore lose the ability to present that evidence to the court or jury?
  • Did they charge you excessive and undisclosed fees for services that were not rendered or that they cannot prove to have rendered on your behalf?

If you answered yes to any of these things and you live in or near Tangipahoa Parish, LA, the experienced lawyers at Wimberly Law Firm are waiting to represent you.

My Lawyer Didn’t File My Lawsuit In Time And I Missed The Statute Of Limitations. What Now?

If you are able to prove that your attorney did not file your lawsuit in time and this resulted in your not being able to pursue your damages, you can file a Legal Malpractice claim.

It would then become the negligent lawyer’s burden to prove that you never would have won the claim had they filed it by the deadline.

Your attorney at Wimberly Law Firm will fight for your damages which could include the loss of damages that occurred through the untimely filing of your original claim.

You Can Only File A Claim For One Year… So Get Started Today!

The statute of limitations for legal malpractice claims is short – so there’s no time to waste. Wimberly Law Firm has been a trusted source of advocacy for clients in Tangipahoa Parish, and across the state of Louisiana, for years.

Attorney Jesse Wimberly is standing by, ready to get to work on your case. Please don’t hesitate to claim your free consultation by calling us at (985) 200-8466 or visiting our client contact page here. We look forward to speaking with you!