When you choose to work with a professional, such as a doctor or a lawyer, you are entering into a professional relationship in which you have an expectation of receiving the level of care and service that a professional would provide. In the medical field, that may be physical care, but in the legal field this may include caring for your case and diligently pursuing it.
Unfortunately, however, professionals may act negligently and cause you harm as a result. In the medical context, this may result in a physical injury, while in the legal context, it may result in financial harm if you lose your case. If you believe that you may have been harmed in some way by a professional, such as a medical practitioner or an attorney, you may have a claim for professional negligence. At The Champion Firm, P.C., we have experience working on cases like these, and we want to help you.
If you believe that you may have been mistreated by a professional, whether it be in the medical industry, legal field, or some other sort of industry, you should not have to sit around and suffer the physical, emotional, and financial repercussions. By calling The Champion Firm, P.C. today, you are getting yourself set up to start on the right track to recovery and compensation. Darl Champion understands the importance of not only the standard of care, but going above and beyond this standard, making your legal experience as pain-free and smooth as possible. Call The Champion Firm, P.C. today to get started.
Medical Malpractice in Atlanta
When you enter a medical facility, whether it be a hospital, doctor’s office, rehabilitation facility, or some other medical facility, you are expecting to receive the best care possible. Doctors and medical practitioners are expected to have your best interests in mind and to provide you the level of care that complies with what is known as the “standard of care.”
Unfortunately, however, this is not always the case. People are sometimes injured or lose a loved one due to a medical provider’s negligence. When this happens, it is referred to as medical malpractice.
Sometimes doctors make mistakes, but sometimes these mistakes are a result of negligence. This means that the medical professional has treated the patient in a manner that does not meet the standard of care, which is determined by the medical field and requires expert evidence to establish. If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of a medical provider, you should speak to a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. Call The Champion Firm, P.C. today to get started.
Legal Malpractice in the Atlanta Area
Attorneys have an obligation to exercise reasonable care, skill, and diligence in representing their clients. An attorney who makes a mistake and is negligent can seriously harm a client’s legal and financial interests. The devastating effects of an attorney’s negligence are even worse when the case that was mishandled involved a serious injury or wrongful death claim because the attorney’s negligence may have caused the client to lose the opportunity to collect compensation for a life-altering injury or loss of a loved one.
When an attorney falls short of meeting their professional obligations, the client may have a claim for legal malpractice if the negligence caused the client to suffer damages. Generally, proving damages for an attorney’s negligence requires proving the underlying case, commonly known as proving “the case within the case.” As a result, the client must show that he or she had a valid claim and would have recovered damages, but for the attorney’s negligence.
Common types of attorney malpractice include:
- Missing the statute of limitations
- Failing to communicate settlement offers to the client
- Failing to comply with court orders
- Failing to comply with the rules of procedure
- Failing to diligently pursue a client’s claim
- Failing to notify the proper insurance companies after a personal injury
Atlanta legal malpractice attorney Darl Champion has the knowledge and experience to help you recover damages for your attorney’s negligence. If you believe that your attorney made a mistake that caused you harm, do not get victimized twice. Call The Champion Firm, P.C. at 404-596-8044 for a free consultation with an experienced legal malpractice attorney.