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.