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What does professional malpractice look like for accountants?

When you hire a professional for a skilled job, you assume that they will properly fulfill their obligations to you. Unfortunately, there are many circumstances in which professionals fail to live up to the expectations of their clients. Sometimes, these issues are performance-based and not necessarily serious. Other times, mistakes and improper action taken by professionals can have a profound impact on their clients.

Examples of legal malpractice

Imagine your lawyer told you what a great case you have before you hired him. In fact, from your lawyer's descriptions, it sounded like you had a "slam-dunk," the law was completely on your side, and you were virtually guaranteed to win.

Construction defects devalue your home

You moved into your new home and were enjoying everything about it. You picked out the plans, the paint colors, the flooring and all other aspects of your home. The one thing that has been troubling you is that the home is extremely cold.

A breach of fiduciary duty hurts clients

When you entrust an attorney to do something for you, you expect that to get done. For example, if the attorney works to invest or create a trust for you, you expect that your money is going where you were told it would go. If you find out that the attorney did not use your money correctly or used it for his or her own personal gain, then you can pursue a legal malpractice claim.

Attorney missed the statute of limitations? Here's what to do

You thought everything was going well with your attorney. You had given him all your information and documents early on, so you expected that he'd filed the documents with the court and started your case. You had months before the statute of limitations would limit your claim, so you had full confidence that you'd see your day in court.

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