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Chicago Legal Malpractice Attorneys

Representing people harmed by attorney malpractice in Bridgeport, Oak Lawn, and Chicago Heights, Illinois

Legal malpractice is a type of professional negligence that occurs when an attorney fails to use the degree of care expected of individuals who work in the legal profession. In many cases, consumers of legal services who are negatively affected by attorney malpractice are legally entitled to compensation for the losses they sustain. Clients of attorneys who have committed malpractice should understand that a malpractice lawsuit is completely separate from any disciplinary action that may be taken by the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission,1 so people who believe that they have been affected by attorney negligence should be sure to discuss their options with an experienced Chicago legal malpractice law firm.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, call Salvato, O’Toole & Froylan today at 312-583-9500.

Common examples of legal malpractice

Lawyering is a highly regulated profession, and attorneys in the state are bound by the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct 2 and also have a duty to the public to conduct themselves with a certain degree of care. It is important to understand that legal malpractice does not necessarily occur every time a legal matter is not resolved favorably or each time an attorney makes a mistake. Whether an attorney’s particular act or omission constitutes legal malpractice depends on the circumstances surrounding it. For this reason, it is important for anyone who suspects that their attorney has engaged in malpractice to have their case reviewed by an attorney familiar with handling legal malpractice cases. There are many types of attorney conduct that could potentially result in a legal malpractice claim. Some of the more common include the following:

  • Failing to meet filing deadlines
  • Advising a client as to incorrect or outdated law
  • Allowing a statute of limitations to lapse
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of client confidentiality
  • Conflict of interest
  • Delegating legal work to a non-lawyer employee
  • Losing files or documents

Contact a Chicago legal malpractice lawyer today to schedule a free consultation

Individuals who believe that they have been affected by legal malpractice should retain an attorney as soon as possible. In many instances, people injured by lawyer negligence may be able to obtain compensation for the economic and noneconomic losses that they have sustained. The attorneys of Salvato, O’Toole & Froylan are committed Chicago legal malpractice attorneys who understand how professional negligence can affect innocent victims. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at 312-583-9500.

 

1 https://www.iardc.org/

2 http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/supremecourt/rules/art_viii/default_new.asp

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Contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer today to schedule a free case evaluation

People who are injured by the negligence of others are often legally entitled to compensation for their losses. Among the types of damages available in many Illinois personal injury cases are those for medical expenses, lost income, loss of future earning potential, property damage, and loss of enjoyment of life, among others. The Chicago personal injury attorneys of Salvato, O’Toole & Froylan have been helping victims of preventable accidents recover for their injuries since 2010 and have recovered multiple settlements in excess of one million dollars on behalf of their clients. We use a contingency fee arrangement in our representation of all of our personal injury clients, meaning that we do not collect any legal fees unless we successfully recover on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, please call our office today at 312-583-9500.

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