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Professionals across all industries are held to high standards of service. Generally speaking, a professional must provide clients, customers, patients, and others with whom they share a transactional relationship with the same level of service as any reasonably prudent professional in the same line of work would provide in similar circumstances. When they fail to do so, leading to economic injury and other types of harm, those affected can take legal action.

At Potts Law Firm, we represent clients in Dallas and the surrounding areas in all types of professional negligence matters. If you have been harmed by professional misconduct or negligence, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. Our team can help you protect your rights and seek the fair recovery you are owed.

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Understanding Professional Negligence

When a professional breaches their duty of care to another party, such as a client, they can be held legally responsible for the affected party’s resulting damages. A “professional” is defined as someone who has specialized knowledge, expertise, or skill in a specific occupational area, as well as those who hold themselves out to be experts in such areas. In most cases, professionals must acquire advanced training and/or education.

Some examples of “professionals” include:

  • Doctors
  • Lawyers
  • Professors
  • Teachers
  • Accountants
  • Bookkeepers
  • Artists
  • Authors
  • Scientists
  • Technicians
  • Insurance brokers
  • Financial advisors
  • Realtors
  • Architects
  • Engineers

This is not an exhaustive list; there are many other examples of professional occupations across various industries. All of these professionals have certain obligations to those they serve. If they fail to fulfill those obligations, they could be held liable for professional negligence.

Proving Professional Negligence

By law, professionals are required to exercise “reasonable care” in fulfilling their obligations to those who hire their services. Reasonable care refers to the general degree of care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in the given circumstances.

There are two main methods of determining whether the duty of reasonable care was fulfilled in a professional negligence claim:

  • Foreseeability: Foreseeability refers to whether the professional could have reasonably predicted the outcome of their actions or inactions, including whether such actions or inactions would cause harm.
  • Multifactor Tests: As the name suggests, multifactor tests consider multiple factors to determine what a professional’s duty of care entails. Some of the various factors involved may include:
    • The severity of the harm caused by the professional’s actions or inactions
    • Whether the professional could have followed another course of action
    • Whether there were other, safer options available
    • The cost of following another course of action
    • Whether the professional met the expected standards of the profession

To have a case, you must prove that the professional owed you a duty of care and fell short of that duty. You must also prove that you suffered losses or damages, such as financial losses, physical injuries, various expenses, lost income, or emotional distress related to the incident.

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Examples of Professional Negligence

There are many examples of professional negligence, including but not limited to:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Fraud
  • Gross negligence
  • General negligence
  • Negligence per se
  • Failure to conduct due diligence
  • Medical malpractice
  • Legal malpractice

A doctor who fails to perform adequate diagnostic tests on a patient complaining of various symptoms may have committed professional negligence. An accountant who fails to perform as another qualified accountant would in the same or similar circumstances may also be guilty of professional negligence. These are just some examples of professional negligence; we encourage you to reach out to our team at Potts Law Firm if you believe that you have suffered harm due to any type of professional negligence.

How Our Dallas Professional Negligence Attorneys Can Help

We have extensive experience handling complex professional negligence litigation on behalf of clients throughout the Greater Dallas Area. Our attorneys can assist you with all types of professional negligence claims, including those involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence per se, fraud, medical malpractice, and more.

We help our clients seek maximum compensation for their damages, including but not limited to:

  • Financial loss
  • Loss of profits
  • Diminution in value
  • Restitution
  • Disgorgement of payments to the professional
  • Medical expenses
  • Emotional/mental distress

Our goal is to help you recover the monetary resources you need to move forward with your life. At Potts Law Firm, we are committed to obtaining justice on behalf of our clients; learn how our Dallas professional negligence lawyers can help you with your claim today.


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