Has an attorney that worked for you breached the standard of care by not acting with the diligence required under the standard of care? Did that attorney lack the minimum degree of skill, prudence, and knowledge to properly handle your case? If so, you may have a legal malpractice claim in Houston, TX.
In Texas, a plaintiff must establish that the attorney's act or omission proximately caused the plaintiff's injury. The attorney's act or omission was a substantial factor in bringing about an injury that otherwise would not have occurred.
The plaintiff must prove that the attorney's negligence was the cause-in-fact of the plaintiff's injury. The plaintiff must establish that it would have prevailed but for the attorney's negligence. This is known as the case-within-a-case doctrine. If you had no chance of prevailing in the underlying case, your attorney could not have committed malpractice.
An attorney also owes his client a fiduciary duty to act in his client's best interest even above the attorney's interest. This also includes the duty of confidentiality.
Sometimes attorneys make mistakes that cost their clients their fortunes and their livelihoods. If you've been the victim of an attorney's malpractice, call us today for a free consultation and free case evaluation.