After the client comes in to meet with the attorney for the initial meeting, the paperwork has been signed and the law firm gets to work on compiling documentation to prove the claim. Sometime between when the client walks through the law firm doors and before the statute of limitations expires, the attorney handling the case files a Complaint with the Court. The Complaint sets forth the client’s allegations and is an essential part of the lawsuit.
If when the attorney is filing the Complaint, she misses an important claim, fails to include all the responsible parties or even over looks some of the client’s most valuable damages, she may be liable for legal malpractice. The Court may not allow these important issues to be brought into the claim at the later stages of the court proceedings and by having failed to include these important pieces in the Complaint, she has made her client’s claim less valuable. Contact our office today to discuss your potential legal malpractice claim.