In our day-to-day lives we all rely on professionals such as accountants, lawyers, contractors, engineers and others to provide us with services and give us expert advice on how to handle certain situations. Such professionals generally advertise and are hired based on their expertise in a certain field and are expected to complete their jobs in a competent manner. They also have more skill and training than the average person and are therefore held to a higher standard. Sometimes a professional fails to meet certain standards of care and you suffer a loss as a result; this is professional negligence and the professional may be liable for your losses.
Professional negligence can look like:
- Failure of the professional to exercise due care
- Failure to achieve a desired outcome
- Low quality end-result
- Legal trouble due to professional advice
- Hiring a new professional to repair mistakes a previous professional had created
If you think you might have a case of professional negligence, contact Clarke Law Offices for a free consultation or submit our online case-review form.