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As a patient, client or customer, it isn’t always easy to know if you are receiving the quality of service to which you are entitled. While all types of licensed professionals have ethical and legal obligations, many fall short of meeting these obligations; and, unfortunately, some try to obscure their failures rather than being honest about what happened. As a result, if you have concerns about the quality of service you received or your licensed professional’s motives or allegiances, you have the right to ask questions, and it is important that you speak with a Tallahassee professional liability lawyer about your legal rights.
At Searcy Denney, we represent individuals who have professional liability claims against all types of service providers. Our professional liability lawyers have decades of experience investigating and handling claims involving all trades and professions, and we are intimately familiar with the various rules, regulations, laws and nuances involved. Our lawyers will assess the facts of your case to determine if you have a claim; and, if you do, we will diligently pursue your claim to secure just compensation on your behalf.
Our lawyers have successfully represented clients in professional liability and malpractice claims against all types of licensed service providers. This includes representing clients who have suffered financial, legal and physical harm due to the negligence and misconduct of:
Under Florida law, not all mistakes rise to the level of professional negligence or malpractice. Attorneys, doctors and other licensed professionals must necessarily exercise a degree of judgment in their practice; and, sometimes, even sound decisions can lead to undesirable results. When we investigate your professional liability claim, we will comprehensively assess all of the circumstances involved, and our attorneys will gather the evidence required to overcome any defenses that your professional’s insurance company may raise on his or her behalf.
That said, many mistakes do constitute professional negligence. From misdiagnosing patients’ medical conditions to misinterpreting the law, and from designing dangerous structures to engaging in conflict-of-interest transactions, there are numerous grounds for pursuing negligence claims against all types of professionals. With over 40 years of experience standing up for our clients’ rights, we can make sure that your losses are not swept aside, and we can make sure that your professional is held fully accountable for the losses you have endured.
To file a successful professional liability claim, it is necessary to prove that your doctor, lawyer, attorney or other professional made a mistake that fell below the requisite standard of care. This requires not only proof that you can provide but evidence that your Tallahassee professional liability lawyer will need to obtain from other sources as well.
For example, two critical pieces of evidence in professional liability cases are (i) expert reports and (ii) expert testimony. Once you engage a lawyer to represent you, your lawyer will hire an expert in your professional’s field to render an opinion as to both why and how your professional’s mistake is indicative of negligence or malpractice. Remember, the fact that your professional made a mistake is not enough on its own to support a liability claim. Instead, you must prove that your professional’s mistake both could and should have been avoided.
At Searcy Denney, we work with experts in all fields in Tallahassee and throughout Florida. If you choose a lawyer at our firm to represent you, he or she will leverage our firm’s longstanding relationships and reputation in the community to find an expert who can provide a report that details how your professional was negligent. We can also engage this expert to provide testimony if necessary. Depending on the nature of your professional liability claim (i.e., if you were physically injured or suffered a financial loss), we will work with doctors, economists, and other professionals to ensure that we are seeking full compensation for all of your losses.
If you believe that you may have a professional liability claim, what are your next steps? At Searcy Denney, we encourage people to come to us to:
If you would like to speak with a lawyer about filing a professional liability claim in Tallahassee, we invite you to get in touch. To schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience, call us at 800-780-8607 or inquire online today.