Help for victims of professional malpractice
You have the right to expect quality, professional service when you hire a professional. Whether it’s an attorney, an accountant, or other financial expert, licensed professionals have performance standards they must adhere to.
When that service falls short of the norms for the profession, you might have a legal claim for professional malpractice. At Lewis Babcock, our attorneys have spent more than 30 years representing people and businesses harmed by professional negligence. We are dedicated to pursuing justice for people victimized by professionals who failed to live up to their duties.
What is Professional Negligence in South Carolina?
There are many types of professional misconduct that can give rise to legal claims. Most, however, stem from negligence – failure to perform services or performing services well below the way the services should be performed. In other words, the person you hired didn’t do what is expected of professionals in the same field under the same circumstances.
Some examples of negligence:
What negligence isn’t: Merely being unhappy with the outcome. You might be upset because you lost a lawsuit, but if your attorney filed everything on time, communicated thoroughly and did everything else correctly, you don’t have a claim.
That’s why professional negligence is such a complicated area of the law. It often involves multiple layers of litigation, as you must prove, not only negligence, but also harm. At Lewis Babcock, we have the skills and experience to put together these often-complex cases.
The key thing: Consult with us as soon as you believe you might have been harmed by professional negligence. South Carolina has a three-year statute of limitations for legal malpractice cases. The sooner you act, the better.
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