We have spent decades holding experts responsible for their professional negligence. Professional negligence includes claims against doctors, lawyers, dentists, accountants, financial advisors, architects, etc. We have collectively over 50 years of experience holding professionals accountable. If you or any of your friends/family members have suffered damages as a result of the negligent conduct of a professional you hired, you should trust your case to a professional negligence expert. Ross Sears is board certified in personal injury litigation by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization, which includes the area of “professional negligence.” We have sued lawyers, and other professionals for their negligent acts or omissions that have resulted in harm to their clients. If you are reading this website, then you or someone you know has probably suffered harm caused by a professional. While it is unfortunate that this has happened to you, we have no doubt that we can help you fix this problem. We will make sure that you get the justice and compensation that you deserve.
A common phrase often associated with negligence claims is “bad advice”. However, the ambit of professional negligence is wider than this and occurs when a professional (which covers a number of professions such as lawyers, doctors, dentists, etc.) fails to perform his/her responsibilities to the required standard. For example; an attorney may miss an important deadline or fail to advise you properly on a settlement offer, causing you to lose money.
The claims have become more common in recent years. This is due to a combination of factors including an increasing reliance upon professional advice, the complexity of work carried out, and a raised awareness of legal rights. If you have questions about Legal Negligence, call the friendly attorneys at Sears ✯ Crawford, L.L.P. for your free consultation.
There are a number of reasons why you may be seeking to pursue a claim against a professional. These include being unhappy with the service provided, not receiving the outcome/result expected (or promised) based upon the advice of the professional, or even breach of contract.
To be successful with your claim you will need to demonstrate that you were owed a duty of care by the professional involved, the professional breached the duty of care, and the breach caused a loss to you. The mere fact that an error or bad service occurred does not necessarily constitute negligence. You will need to demonstrate that the services provided by the professional fell below the standards of care for such a professional.
It is also worth noting that in addition to a claim for negligence you may also have a claim for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and/or statutory duty, or in some circumstances misrepresentation and/or fraud. This is why speaking to an attorney from Sears ✯ Crawford, L.L.P. about your claim is necessary.