Connecticut Breach of Contract
When you chose a lawyer or law firm to handle your case, you likely signed a retainer agreement. This serves as a contract between you and your legal representative, detailing each party’s rights and obligations. If you feel your lawyer breached that contract, you may be able to pursue damages through a legal malpractice claim.
At Tremont Sheldon P.C., we will admit upfront that this is a difficult area of practice for us. We do not like taking on our colleagues in the legal profession, but we know holding attorneys accountable for negligence is the right thing to do. We have the resources necessary to pursue maximum compensation for our clients in Connecticut who have been harmed by legal malpractice.
What Is Breach of Contract in Legal Malpractice?
Breach of contract differs from breach of fiduciary duty, since it only pertains to things that were promised in the agreement between attorney and client. For example, if you signed a contract that obligates you to pay for legal representation and your attorney to file a personal injury suit on your behalf, which he or she then failed to do, you can file a legal malpractice claim.
Do you have a viable claim? If you believe you have been harmed due to a breach of contract, it is in your best interest to find out. Our experienced lawyers will sit down with you, go over the details of your contract and provide you with all of your options for pursuing compensation. If you do not have a viable claim, you will at least know you have done everything in your power to obtain a just outcome.