What is a Claim for Legal Malpractice and How Does It Differ From an Ordinary Personal Injury Claim in Connecticut?

A claim for legal malpractice in Connecticut is a civil action seeking money damages because an attorney, lawyer, law firm, or legal support personnel was negligent in providing legal services or legal advice. A claim for legal malpractice is a claim in negligence applying the principles of tort law. In such a claim, an injured person (or the estate of a deceased person) alleges that an attorney, lawyer, law firm, or legal support personnel deviated from the standard of care expected of a similar legal services provider by doing something that should not have been done or by failing to do something that should have been done.

What distinguishes malpractice cases from ordinary negligence cases is the professional standard of care and the need for expert testimony.

Accordingly, to prevail in a legal malpractice action in Connecticut, a plaintiff must prove (1) the requisite standard of care for the legal services or advice; (2) a deviation from that standard of care; and (3) a causal connection or relationship between that deviation and the injury or loss. Moreover, each of these elements must be proven through expert testimony.

We prosecute Legal Malpractice and Serious Injury and Loss claims in all Connecticut Judicial Districts: Ansonia (Milford), Danbury, Fairfield (Bridgeport), Hartford, Litchfield, Middletown, New Britain, New Haven, New London (Norwich), Stamford (Norwalk), Tolland (Rockville), Waterbury, and Windham (Putnam and Willimantic). We also have lawyers licensed in Massachusetts and New York.

If you have suffered a significant injury or financial loss as a result of legal malpractice caused by an attorney, lawyer, law firm, or legal support personnel, please contact our Legal Malpractice Law Group to arrange a free and confidential consultation.

We charge No Fees and No Expenses unless and until we win your legal malpractice claim. And if you cannot travel, we can come to you.

Our Connecticut Legal Malpractice Law Group has the legal, financial, and technical experience and know-how to get you the compensation you need and deserve. We have been prosecuting serious injury and loss claims caused by negligent legal providers since 1983 and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Also, Advocates Law Firm LLC has earned the highest rating possible for both Legal Ability and Professional Ethics. To learn more about our Legal Malpractice Law Group, click here: Qualifications and Experience.

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