Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

As we roll into the holiday season, we at Stanger & Arnold would like to wish everyone out there a very happy and safe thanksgiving day.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Common Legal Malpractice Issues in Connecticut

Connecticut attorneys are licensed and sworn to provide fair and honest legal services. They have a fiduciary duty to represent their client’s best interests. When lawyers in Connecticut breach their fiduciary duties, they may be liable for legal malpractice. When Connecticut lawyers commit legal malpractice, we can help.

In Connecticut, legal malpractice encompasses many types of negligent and unethical behaviors by lawyers. Legal malpractice can rise when an attorney:

-Lets a statute of limitation or deadline pass
-Puts his or her interests before the client’s
-Has a conflict of interest
-Fails to properly investigate and perform discovery
-Makes errors during the course of trial
-Improperly settles a case without a client’s authorization
-Improperly drafts important legal documents
-Negligently conducts property title searches

These attorney errors can have serious financial, legal and emotional consequences to clients. These errors are often a result of lawyers being overworked or understaffed – but that is no excuse. When lawyers screw up like this, they may be liable for Connecticut legal malpractice, and we can help.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Attorney Trial Errors Can Lead to Connecticut Legal Malpractice

Sometimes lawyers drop the ball during trials and commit errors that end up costing their clients money. This can lead to a legal malpractice claim for the client in Connecticut.

Common errors include failing to put forward all of the necessary evidence to prove their case. Deadlines for witnesses and expert disclosures can come and pass, and a client’s trial can move forward without valuable evidence. These trial errors often occur due to inadequate preparation by Connecticut lawyers.

Many Connecticut lawyers commit legal trial errors by failing to make proper objections during trial, or failing to keep evidence out before or during trial. Sometimes irrelevant evidence that should not be admitted gets into trial evidence because of a lawyer’s inattention.

These and other trial errors can make a big difference in a client’s future and are just a few examples of trial errors that could result in Connecticut legal malpractice – but we can help.