Professional Liability & Preventable Injuries
We Hold Professionals Accountable for Negligence
At Waltman & Grisham, we know that you trust professionals with important financial, legal, and accounting decisions. Poor guidance and decision making from a professional can lead to serious financial - even physical - harm. That's why our legal team is committed to helping people like you recover fair compensation for professional negligence. Like you, we hold professionals to an appropriate standard and believe you should be able to trust those who make important decisions about your money and future.
Contact our office today to see how our professional liability lawyers can help you.
A Closer Look at Professional Liability & Your Rights
"Professional negligence" refers to negligence committed by lawyers, accountants, insurance representatives, financial advisors, engineers, and more. Specifically, professional negligence can include:
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Poor Preparation Leading to Mistakes
- Negligent Advice or Opinions
- Conflict of Interest
- Unethical Conduct
If a financial advisor fails to provide informed guidance, you could lose your financial security. Similarly, if an insurance agent misrepresents a policy, you might think you have a certain level of coverage when you do not, leading to monetary damages when you need the policy.
Elements of a Professional Negligence Lawsuit
- First, you must demonstrate a professional relationship between yourself and the individual or firm. The relationship between a professional and a client is often solidified through documents and might include contracts or other written agreements.
- You must demonstrate a breach of your professional relationship with the defendant. In other words, you have to prove that the professional in question betrayed the implications of your relationship and caused your damages.
- Causation refers to the correlation between your damages and the defendant's negligence. If the professional (attorney, accountant, etc.), was negligent but did not directly cause your damages, a successful lawsuit may be impossible; you must prove causation.
- Finally, you must show evidence of your damages. In many professional liability cases, damages are financial. In short, you must show the value of the services you hoped to obtain and the value of your losses.
Contact a Bryan Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you need a professional liability attorney in Texas, get in touch with the legal team at Waltman & Grisham Attorneys at Law today. We have more than 30 years of experience helping clients like you. We offer free case evaluations, have obtained multi-million dollar results for our clients, and are available to take your call any time - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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