Media Legal Malpractice Attorney on the Difference Between an Intentional Wrong Act and a Negligent Act
Clients often contact me as an experienced Media Legal Malpractice Attorney about their attorney’s actions. Maybe the attorney made an error or, worse, some clients allege that their attorney intentionally took some wrongful action. For several reasons, it’s important to distinguish between those two situations.
Intentional wrongful acts generally reflect an attorney’s ethical standards and could result in certain sanctions being imposed by the jurisdiction’s disciplinary board. Two common examples are theft of client funds and breaches of conflict of interest issues.
On the other hand, negligence indicates more that, “Oops, I made an error. I made a mistake.” Typically, those types of cases don’t rise to the level of an ethical breach, but the attorney may have been negligent. The important distinction is that, in the latter context, negligence cases are usually covered by insurance; whereas, there’s almost never coverage for a claim that your attorney has engaged in an intentional wrongful act.
Do you feel that your current attorney has negligently handled your case? Contact dedicated Media Legal Malpractice Attorney Patrick Gibson to guide you.
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