Professional Negligence Lawyers
Representing Clients Affected by Professional Misconduct & Malpractice
Individuals and businesses routinely deal with professionals in just about every industry. A “professional” can be anyone who holds themselves out as an expert or has particularly specialized knowledge or skill in a specific area. Examples include doctors, lawyers, accountants, journalists, landscapers, general contractors, engineers, realtors, architects, financial advisors, and many others.
Professionals owe a higher duty to their clients and customers than ordinary citizens do. Generally, professionals must act with the same level of care that a reasonably prudent professional in that line of work would exercise under similar circumstances. Malpractice occurs when the professional deviates from that standard of care, resulting in injury or other damages to the client, customer, or patient.
If you have been negatively affected by a professional’s negligent or wrongful conduct, you have the right to take legal action. Reach out to the team at Potts Law Firm right away to schedule a complimentary consultation and case review. Our professional negligence attorneys can advise you on your legal options and provide detailed information specific to your case.
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What Is Professional Negligence?
Professional negligence occurs any time a professional fails to uphold the duty of care they owe to another person, business entity, or some other party. When such conduct leads to injury—physical, financial, or otherwise—the affected party can bring a claim against the professional and seek compensation for their damages.
Examples of common professional negligence cases include claims involving:
- General negligence
- Gross negligence
- Negligence per se
- Breach of contract
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Medical malpractice
- Failure to conduct due diligence
Lawsuits against professionals can be time-consuming, fact-intensive, and costly. It is essential that you work with a knowledgeable legal team that can manage your case and protect your rights throughout the legal process.
At Potts Law Firm, our professional negligence lawyers have extensive experience handling complex litigation against professionals across all industries. We are known for our aggressive approach and our willingness to take cases to trial. We don’t back down from even the toughest of challenges.
Examples of Damages in Professional Negligence Lawsuits
When professionals act carelessly, the results can be catastrophic. The damages can include injury to both person and property. Depending on the particular professional malpractice at issue, the recovery could include a wide array of economic damages.
Some examples of common damages in professional negligence lawsuits include:
- Loss of income
- Disgorgement of any payments to the professional
- Loss of profits and diminution in value
When professional malpractice causes injury to the person, the recovery could include noneconomic damages for pain and suffering, as well as distress, mental anguish, and other intangible injuries.
At Potts Law Firm, we strive to maximize our clients’ recoveries, providing them with the resources they need to move forward. We are committed to holding negligent professionals accountable for the harm they cause, and we are ready to fight tirelessly for you.
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Types of Professional Negligence Cases We Handle
Our firm handles a wide range of professional negligence cases, including claims involving general negligence, gross negligence, contributory negligence, and more. We have successfully litigated cases involving breaches of contract, breaches of fiduciary duty, and other common acts of professional misconduct and malpractice.
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We offer complimentary consultations in person, by phone, and virtually. With multiple offices located throughout the U.S., we proudly represent clients in complex professional negligence litigation nationwide.
Frequently asked questions
Q:What type of evidence is needed to win a professional malpractice case?
In every professional malpractice case, you will most likely need an expert witness to testify regarding the standard of care applicable to that professional and how the professional deviated from that standard. At Potts Law Firm, we have access to leading experts in a variety of fields who can provide critical testimony on behalf of our clients. Contact us today to learn more.
Q:Is there a time limit for filing a professional malpractice claim?
There may be some minor differences based on the specifics of the claim filed. A general rule to follow is that you must file a professional malpractice claim within two years, depending on the state in which you are filing the lawsuit and other factors.
Q:Who can be sued for professional malpractice?
Any person or entity that provides professional services to you in a field in which one relies upon them for their specialized skill and advice can be sued for professional negligence/malpractice. This includes accountants, architects, attorneys, business consultants, counselors, dentists, designers, doctors, engineers, executors, financial advisors, funeral homes, insurance agents, insurance brokers, pharmacists, securities brokers, surveyors, tax advisors, therapists, trustees, and many others.