ALPS is legal malpractice insurance made easy. Founded by lawyers for lawyers in 1988, ALPS is the nation’s largest direct writer of lawyers’ malpractice insurance and is endorsed by more state bars than any other carrier, including the West Virginia State Bar. The ALPS insurance application is designed with you in mind. Flexible. Easy. And 100% online. Apply, review your quote, accept and pay in as little as 20 minutes. Apply now.
Like clinical misbehavior, legitimate negligence happens when a legal advisor doesn’t do what they should do, and their blunder harms their client. It is the responsibility of lawyers to adhere to certain standards of professional and ethical conduct. They may face legal malpractice claims if they violate those standards. However, saying “my attorney didn’t work hard enough to win my case” is not as straightforward. You should have the option to show that your lawyer didn’t do what they should do as per their calling’s guidelines. Learn more from experts at joneswilson.com/practice_areas/las-vegas-car-accident-attorneys.cfm.
Legal malpractice can be difficult to demonstrate. You would need to demonstrate clear causation in addition to proving the aforementioned elements. To put it another way, the court must be made aware that if the attorney had followed the Rules of Professional Conduct, you would have won your case. You should also keep in mind that facts that might suggest ethical or professional responsibility violations are not always actionable. For instance, even if two lawyers are good friends, they might end up fighting the same case against each other. As long as the relationship does not involve family, that does not necessarily constitute a conflict of interest; however, in some instances, it may be.
To learn more about what ALPS can do for West Virginia attorneys, visit www.alpsinsurance.com/westvirginia.
Questions? Contact ALPS, your West Virginia State Bar-endorsed legal malpractice carrier:
1-800-367-2577 or email@example.com