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Five Things You Need to Know About Suing a Lawyer for Malpractice

5 Things You Need to Know About Suing a Lawyer for Malpractice

Hiring a lawyer who commits legal malpractice can be a distressing experience, leaving you feeling betrayed and uncertain about your options moving forward, and likely wondering if justice will ever be served. Whether your lawyer failed to properly handle your case or legal interests, or you’re currently wondering, “When is it too late to fire your attorney?”, understanding your rights — particularly as they relate to the prospect of suing a lawyer for legal malpractice — is vital to getting the justice you deserve. At Sears Crawford, we understand the complexities of legal malpractice cases and are committed to providing our clients...

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How To Choose the Best Legal Malpractice Attorney for Your Case

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The best way to set yourself up for success in a legal malpractice case is to choose the best legal malpractice attorney that you possibly can. The best way to do that is to research them thoroughly and familiarize yourself with some basic elements of legal malpractice. You’re likely in this position (looking for a new attorney) because you have hired a bad lawyer in the past. Therefore, we’ll skip through the part where we tell you how important the decision to hire your lawyer is. Instead, we’ll take this time to give you some tips that point you in the...

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Types of Damages in a Legal Malpractice Case

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Those who have been harmed by their previous attorney’s negligence and are looking to sue their lawyer are likely wondering what types of damages are recoverable in a Texas legal malpractice case. The attorneys at Sears Crawford know legal malpractice in Texas. Ross Sears II, the lawyer who sues lawyers at Sears Crawford, has been suing lawyers in Texas for over 30 years, protecting his clients’ interests and fighting for what they deserve. Call Ross Sears at Sears Crawford today at (713) 223-3333 for a free consultation. How legal malpractice damages work Damages recoverable in cases of legal malpractice in Texas are generally and...

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Can I Sue My Lawyer for Losing My Lawsuit?

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Those who have had a bad experience with a previous lawyer can feel like they have no options. You probably wish you could start over and hire someone else from the beginning, and are likely wondering what you can do about it now. You may even find yourself asking questions that parrot, “Can I get my case reopened? Can I file a complaint? Can I sue my lawyer?” At Sears Crawford, as lawyers that sue lawyers, we get that last question a lot. Can you sue your lawyer for losing your case? You might be able to, but it depends on...

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When To File an Ethics Complaint Against a Lawyer vs When To Sue Them

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At Sears Crawford, we know that there are many reasons to be unhappy with your attorney, but it can be hard to know when to file an ethics complaint against a lawyer and when to sue them. Did your lawyer simply act in an unpleasant manner, or did they do something to mess up your case and cause you harm? At Sears Crawford, we know legal malpractice when we see it. We sue lawyers and have been doing so for over 30 years.  We protect our clients’ interests and maintain the integrity of our profession. If your lawyer screwed up your...

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Do Not Hire A Lawyer Who Does Not Carry Legal Malpractice Insurance

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When you hire a lawyer, one of the first things you should ask that lawyer is “do you carry legal malpractice insurance?” If the answer is “no,” walk away from their office. DO NOT EVER hire a lawyer that doesn’t carry malpractice insurance. An attorney commits legal malpractice, either intentionally or unknowingly, when they “act or fail to act” in a manner that a reasonable and prudent attorney would (or would not) act under the same or similar circumstances, and that action or inaction causes damages to their client. When this happens, legal malpractice insurance exists to protect the lawyer, but...

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How To Fire a Lawyer in Texas

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Clients wondering how to fire a lawyer in Texas should also consider whether their attorney’s behavior amounts to legal malpractice. Tensions can run high in attorney-client relationships. Disagreements on strategy, perceived lack of commitment, apathy towards a case, infrequent communication — there are a number of reasons for firing your attorney. All of these examples are frequent and extreme annoyances, but in certain cases, they can also give rise to a lawsuit for malpractice. Sears Crawford’s legal malpractice attorneys in Houston have been suing lawyers for over 30 years, and are here to tell you when and how to fire a...

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Hiring a Legal Malpractice Attorney in Texas

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Hiring a legal malpractice attorney in Texas can be a daunting task. Clients who have been harmed by a previous attorney surely won’t want to relive the process and stress of having to find and hire another attorney, not to mention finding a Lawyer who sues other lawyers — but if they don’t hire another lawyer, how can they seek justice? If your previous attorney did not fulfill their duty to you, then you need a legal malpractice attorney in Texas this time around. You need an attorney who specializes in holding lawyers accountable, bringing justice to clients, and restoring integrity...

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