Professional Malpractice Law
At Hantzes & Associates, we help our clients in their time of need on tort claims for professional malpractice. We seek to restore our clients’ trust and confidence in professionals by demonstrating the level of care that professionals should have provided in the first place. We represent clients who need assistance with medical malpractice, legal malpractice, accounting malpractice, architect malpractice and insurance malpractice.
If you feel like you have been represented by an attorney who has acted unethically or made negligent mistakes and you were damaged as a result of those actions, you could be entitled to take action for recovery against the attorney or law firm. Legal malpractice cases, as with most professional malpractice, matters can be very complex. With our team, you will have experienced attorneys by your side willing and ready to take on other law firms. Lawyers are held to an ethical and professional standard based on the Rules of Professional Conduct. If your attorney has violated those standards it could have been the difference in winning and losing your case.
Medical malpractice is very serious and can be life-changing. There are many treatments or procedures that can lead to a malpractice action. If you feel like a doctor provided you with negligent care and the result of that care caused the injury, you have a right to be made whole. Medical professionals are held to a Standard of Care, doctors who do not meet those standards should be held accountable. Medical professionals and their hospitals or private practices will contest these lawsuits at all costs. You need to have a legal team behind you that is ready to fight by your side. Our team has the experience you need to aggressively represent you against these providers who need to be held accountable.
Much like other forms of professional malpractice, accounting malpractice can be a complex and serious matter. Accountants are held to a level of care and if you feel your accountant has not lived up to those standards and in doing so harmed you, you could be entitled to take action against them. A lot of people use accountants because tax and securities law can be very complex. When people hire a professional they expect they are in good hands, however sometimes accountants can be wrong. If the accountant violates the industry’s standards of care or acts unethically resulting in damages to you, you may have a cause of action.
Architects And Engineers
While not as prominent as other forms of professional malpractice, architectural/ engineering malpractice can be just as harmful and dangerous as any. Like all professionals, architects and engineers are held to a standard level of care. By not living up to those levels of care, architects and engineers can put a lot of people at risk. Whether you are building a private residence, commercial property or industrial building, you expect that the project will be completed on time, up to code and safely. However, mistakes and errors can occur on a project, if those mistakes were the result of misconduct or negligence and result in financial or physical harm you could be entitled to recover damages.
A lesser-known form of professional malpractice is insurance malpractice. Both the broker and agent can be found to have committed malpractice. Insurance brokers and agents are bound by state and federal laws and have responsibilities to uphold for their clients. Your insurance broker and agent’s duties are to use reasonable care to help their clients get the appropriate coverage based on their needs. If either your agent or broker fails in their duties to you and you end up having coverage denied, or you are inadequately covered you could have a claim against the broker or agent. Whether the mistakes of the agent or broker are intentional or unintentional, they can be held liable for their actions and the consequences of those actions. As a policyholder, you may be eligible for relief.
If you feel like you have been the victim of professional malpractice by the actions of any professional contact us today to determine if you have a potential cause of action.
Contact Us Today – There May Be Deadlines For Filing
If you feel you may have a valid case for filing a lawsuit for professional negligence, call our offices at 703-378-5000 or contact us by email to schedule a free consultation as soon as possible. There are often deadlines that must be met for filing malpractice claims.