Fighting for Plaintiffs in Professional Malpractice Claims

All professionals, including attorneys, engineers, accountants, and architects, have a duty to serve their clients with the appropriate level of skill and competence. When professionals fail to meet that duty, they can be held accountable for the losses they’ve caused their clients or patients to sustain.

At Stanfield Bechtel Law, we know how to effectively advocate for clients who have suffered injuries due to legal and other types of professional malpractice. We will work with you to craft a persuasive, effective legal strategy to pursue the best outcome possible in your case including seeking damages to cover your losses.

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Legal Malpractice

Sometimes in life, you need to hire an attorney. When you do, you should be able to rely on your attorney to act within the standard of care. If your attorney fails to handle your matter competently, and you are damaged as a result, you may have a claim for legal malpractice.

Professional Malpractice

All professionals, including attorneys, engineers, accountants, and architects, have a duty to serve their clients reasonably well. When professionals fail to meet that duty, they can be held accountable for the losses they’ve inflicted on their clients or patients.

Representing Plaintiffs Bringing Legal Malpractice Claims

When an attorney does not represent a client with the appropriate standard of care or performs his or her duties negligently, the client can suffer serious consequences that may have a detrimental impact on their case. For example, when an attorney fails to file a case on time and misses a statute of limitations, the client could lose their ability to bring the case and fail to recover the compensation he or she needs or deserves.

When an attorney engages in legal malpractice, the affected client can hold the lawyer accountable through a legal malpractice lawsuit. At Stanfield Bechtel Law, we fight for clients who have suffered damages caused by their attorney’s malpractice. We represent clients in a wide range of legal malpractice cases. Some of the most common examples of negligence that can support a malpractice claim include:

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  • Naming the wrong person or party in a lawsuit
  • Failing to file a complaint within the applicable statute of limitations
  • Representing someone despite a conflict of interest
  • Missing deadlines
  • Failing to appear in court or other hearings
  • Incompetent representation
  • Failing to provide proper legal advice
  • Breaching a fiduciary duty

We Have the Experience and Resources to Build Effective Legal Strategies

An attorney making a mistake doesn’t always rise to the level of legal malpractice. If your attorney has caused financial harm through incompetence, you must prove several elements to recover compensation for your damages. Specifically, you will need to prove that the attorney failed to work in a way that conforms to the standards for attorneys in his or her practice area. Alternatively, you must show that your attorney violated the ethical standards and duties that he or she owed you as a client. Finally, you will need to show that you were harmed or that the outcome of your case would have been different but for your attorney’s malpractice.

Other Types of Professional Malpractice Cases We Handle

Professional negligence can occur in a wide range of industries. Anytime a professional fails to carry out his or her responsibilities to the degree of care that a reasonably prudent practitioner would have exercised, the professional can be liable for the resulting damages. In addition to representing clients who’ve been injured by legal malpractice, the attorneys at Stanfield Bechtel Law also represent clients in the following types of malpractice:

The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Malpractice Attorney

When you retain Stanfield Bechtel Law to handle your legal or professional malpractice claim, we immediately get to work by thoroughly investigating your case and gathering evidence showing that you’ve been harmed by the professional’s malpractice. This includes understanding the nature of the losses you have suffered and determining a dollar figure that will fairly compensate you.

Proving professional malpractice cases can be challenging; many professionals have professional malpractice insurance. When a client, patient, or customer sues the professional, the insurance provider will pay to defend the professional against the claim. Hiring your attorney as soon as possible helps level the playing field. Our team has extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies and we will handle every step of your case, helping you make informed decisions and negotiate the full compensation you deserve.

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Fighting for Victims of Personal Injury Accidents

Top 10 Trucking Trial LawyersConnecticut residents are injured daily in accidents caused by other people. In seconds, a person’s life can be changed forever due to an accident caused by someone else. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may have a right to compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. 

Our skilled personal injury attorneys have represented clients in a variety of cases, including:

We know how to hold negligent drivers, business owners, product manufacturers, and property owners accountable when their negligence causes victims to become severely injured. Our dedicated team will develop a customized legal case with your best interests in mind.

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Representing Employers and Employees

Our attorneys represent employees and employers in various employment law issues. Whether you are a business owner who needs legal counsel regarding a claim an employee has filed against you or you’d like us to review your employment contracts, handbooks, policies and procedures, we are here to help. We also represent employees in contractual disputes, discrimination lawsuits, wage and hour violation claims, and other employment law matters.

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Discuss Your Case with Stanfield Bechtel Law Today

Stanfield Bechtel Law serves clients throughout Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. No matter your legal situation, our team will give your case the attention it deserves and will provide effective solutions that are tailored to your needs and will help achieve your goals. If you have suffered physical or financial harm due to a professional’s negligence, have suffered an injury in an accident, or need representation in an employment law matter, contact our office today to arrange a free initial consultation.

Middletown Office
93 Broad Street 1st Floor
Middletown, CT 06457
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