Detroit Legal Malpractice Attorneys
When an individual pursues the services of legal counsel, they do so with the understanding that they will be provided with effective, attentive representation to help resolve whatever their legal needs may be. Unfortunately, not all lawyers give their clients this type of service, instead acting in ways that either actively damage their cases or else demonstrating a degree of negligence so serious that it can cause similar damage. Legally speaking, this type of behavior is known as legal malpractice.
Legal malpractice is a serious problem, whether the malpractice occurred in a relatively minor case, such as an application for Social Security benefits, or something major, such as a medical malpractice lawsuit. If you have been a victim of legal malpractice in Michigan, the Detroit attorneys of Ravid & Associates, P.C., know how much this violation of trust can hurt, and we are dedicated to helping prevent this type of behavior from going unpunished. Contact us today at (248) 948-9696 to learn more about how we can help you.
Do I Need a Legal Malpractice Attorney?
If your attorney did not treat you and your case with a professional level of attention or committed a significant error in representation, you may be upset and discouraged, thinking that you will not be able to hold them responsible. A lawyer who specializes in legal malpractice cases will be familiar with the ways another lawyer will try to avoid responsibility. Their insight is invaluable because they will be able to anticipate the arguments and tactics of the attorney who mistreated you.
An ineffective attorney can cause short- and long-term damage to your chances of getting the results you deserve, such as compensation in an injury lawsuit. Hiring a knowledgeable attorney who will investigate and value your underlying case appropriately is the best way to achieve positive results in a legal malpractice case. Though it can be scary to hire another lawyer after such a bad experience, doing so will give you the best chance of recovering the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Ravid & Associates, P.C. to Handle My Case?
If an attorney has failed you once, you definitely do not want to repeat the experience. Along these lines, you will want to make sure you can trust the attorney you hire to pursue your legal malpractice case. At Ravid & Associates, P.C., we make communication with you a top priority, and we keep you updated about the progress of your case so that you never have to question whether we are working to move your case forward. We strive to keep you apprised of any new developments or potential issues so that you can make the best decisions in your particular situation.
Founding partner David Lawrence Ravid started Ravid & Associates, P.C. nearly three decades ago to help people obtain justice when they have been wronged by another’s actions. He has obtained numerous verdicts, including a number of multimillion-dollar outcomes. Of Counsel attorney Robert S. Drazin is a frequent speaker at a variety of seminars and has been sought out for his exceptional knowledge, having been quoted by dozens of news outlets, including the Detroit News & Free Press and The Washington Post. Mr. Ravid and Mr. Drazin, along with the other talented associates at Ravid & Associates, P.C., have the experience and skill necessary to represent you effectively in a legal malpractice action.
Overall, the attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C. are devoted to working hard to provide results in your case. We have a wealth of experience that we bring to each case we negotiate and litigate. We will leave no stone unturned in seeking the best outcome for you after you have been taken advantage of by another lawyer.
Legal Malpractice Cases We Handle
At Ravid & Associates, P.C., we believe that those who have been victimized by ineffective representation at the hands of unscrupulous attorneys deserve the justice they have been denied. We can help to fight for your rights in cases involving:
These and other possible issues can have devastating consequences for attorneys’ clients, and should not be tolerated. Not only can a successful legal malpractice lawsuit help a victim to secure justice and much-needed compensation, but it also sends an important message to those in the legal community that such negligence will not be overlooked.
The Process of a Legal Malpractice Case
If you engaged an attorney to represent you, and they failed to follow through on your case or made a serious error representing you, it is essential to take action to preserve your rights. You should contact an attorney immediately to determine your rights and the compensation you may be entitled to. It is critical to contact an attorney to pursue your legal malpractice case right away because you do not want to risk losing the chance to bring your suit. Michigan’s statute of limitations puts a limit on the length of time you have to file a lawsuit in legal malpractice cases. In Michigan, you must file your lawsuit no later than two years from the date the malpractice occurred. If you miss this deadline, your case will likely be dismissed.
Once you have retained a lawyer, they will have to review your case and conduct an investigation to determine the best manner in which to pursue your case. There are a couple of principles on which a legal malpractice case can be pursued, which include negligence and breach of contract.
In a negligence legal malpractice action, you will need to prove the four elements of negligence, including duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages. When an attorney is engaged to represent you, they owe you a certain duty to do so in a manner which is in line with what other reasonable attorneys would do. If they fail to do so, a breach of duty occurred. If that breach causes you harm or damages, you may be able to recover compensation.
In a legal malpractice case based on breach of contract, you will have to show that your lawyer failed to uphold an existing contract.
With the appropriate legal theory and an understanding of the facts of your case, your legal malpractice attorney will proceed to file a lawsuit or otherwise pursue your best interests. Lawyers at Ravid & Associates, P.C. are fully prepared to negotiate on your behalf to attempt to reach a settlement or to engage in litigation and go to trial if necessary.
Talk to a Detroit Legal Malpractice Lawyer
If you have been the victim of legal malpractice, you don’t have to accept your mistreatment. Contact the legal team at Ravid & Associates, P.C., today at (248) 948-9696 or reach out to us online to discuss the details of your situation with a qualified legal professional and learn more about what our dedicated team can do to help.