Legal Malpractice Lawsuit Concerning Illinois Pedestrian Accident Case

This site discusses various aspects of legal malpractice as it pertains to the mishandling of personal injury lawsuits. As discussed on this site, there are many grounds for filing a legal malpractice lawsuit.  These reasons vary. Some of the most common reasons are listed on the “Chicago Legal Malpractice Trial Lawyer” page.

While many actions may constitute legal malpractice, among the most common reasons is the failure of a personal injury lawyer to meet deadlines. A lawsuit has to be filed before the statute of limitations expires, except in a few limited instances.

The Madison Record article of July 31, 2019, titled “Pedestrian injured in crash alleges Williams Caponi failed to timely file suit” discusses an Illinois legal malpractice lawsuit. The suit alleges the law firm failed to file the suit within the statute of limitations. The underlying personal injury case involved a pedestrian accident in Sparta that allegedly caused “severe injuries” including some that were permanent injuries. Pedestrian accidents often cause a range of serious injuries which generate significant, if not substantial medical bills. As well, other financial pressures can result, especially if the person hit by a vehicle is not able to work for a significant period of time.

Two excerpts from the article:

Jackie Salger filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court against the Belleville law firm over the claim that its attorneys, including principal Jim Williams, did not file an action within two years of the August 2015 collision. As a result, Salger claims she was left unable to recover for the injuries she suffered in the crash. 

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Salger alleges Williams Caponi breached its duty by failing to timely file the action, failing to keep a proper calendar, failing to properly investigate the collision, and failing to advise Salger that they were no longer going to represent her.

Additional details concerning legal malpractice, as well as the highlighted lawsuit, can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

Workers Compensation Claim Leads To Legal Malpractice Lawsuit

Workers compensation claims can be mishandled by attorneys, leading to a diminished amount to the injured worker. There can also be instances where – due to lawyer error – the injured worker receives no compensation, regardless of the circumstances regarding the accident and injuries.

On this site, various aspects of legal malpractice is discussed, as it pertains to the mishandling of injury lawsuits. There are many instances of lawyers mishandling or committing errors during lawsuits.  These errors can result in the plaintiff receiving far less or no compensation for their injuries.

The March 27, 2018 Madison Record discusses a legal malpractice lawsuit involving a workers compensation claim. The plaintiff is suing his attorneys “alleging they failed to represent him as a reasonable attorney would under the same or similar circumstances.” The injured worker, Edward Holmes, lost his workers compensation claim, i.e. wound up receiving no compensation for his injuries.

The Madison Record article is titled “Man files legal malpractice suit against East Alton attorneys over workers compensation claim.” An excerpt from the article, concerning the alleged legal malpractice of his attorneys:

Holmes alleges the defendants breached their duty to represent him in the same manner as reasonable attorneys would under the circumstances by failing to call the witnesses he had identified. He also alleges Patti failed to object to inadmissible and irrelevant evidence and testimony that prejudiced his case. 

Additional details regarding this alleged legal malpractice in handling a workers compensation claim can be seen in the article mentioned above.

Legal malpractice can take many forms. Some of the most common reasons for people wanting to file legal malpractice lawsuits are listed on the “Chicago Legal Malpractice Trial Lawyer” page. Plaintiffs often file such lawsuits against their attorneys as they need compensation for their injuries, and due to the mishandling of their lawsuit they seek to recover compensation from their lawyers.

Legal Malpractice Lawsuit Concerning Auto Accident Case

This site discusses many grounds for filing a legal malpractice lawsuit over the handling of a personal injury case.  These reasons vary in nature, and some of the most common reasons are listed on the “Chicago Legal Malpractice Trial Lawyer” page, and further discussed elsewhere on the site.

The reasons underpinning legal malpractice are somewhat broad.  Perhaps the most well-known reason is the failure of a personal injury lawyer to meet deadlines, including the failure of the law firm to file a personal injury lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires.

Another example can be seen in a car accident lawsuit in Louisiana.  This legal malpractice case was discussed in the January 30, 2015 Louisiana Record article titled “Personal injury law firm faces legal malpractice lawsuit over alleged mishandling of auto accident cases.”  In this malpractice case, the underlying car accident happened on on April 24, 2011, and the legal malpractice claims against the lawyers is based on various claims as discussed in the article.

There are many other reasons that legal malpractice may have happened; if you believe, for any reason, that your lawyer may have somehow mishandled your injury case, you should speak with Tony Elman, Lead Attorney at the Elman Law Group, to see if you can file a legal malpractice case in order to get the appropriate level of compensation your case merits.  Tony Elman can be reached at 773-392-8182, or at [email protected]

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Elman Law Group, LLC is an Illinois personal injury law firm that handles personal injury legal malpractice cases.

Elman Law Group is known for its court trial capabilities, proven over the last 20+ years and over 10,000 Illinois personal injury cases. This court trial performance is important for your lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.

Legal Malpractice Case Involving A Personal Injury Lawsuit

As discussed throughout this site, legal malpractice lawsuits can be filed for a number of reasons.  In a typical legal malpractice case, a person will often seek to sue their lawyers if the lawyers have made a mistake that results in a substantial monetary loss to the person.  In the case of personal injury legal malpractice, a legal malpractice suit may seek to address an error that was made by lawyers in the handling of a personal injury suit that sought to get compensation for an accident injury or, in the case of a death, a wrongful death case.

A recent legal malpractice lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County.  The lawsuit is discussed in the Cook County Record article of December 28, 2015, titled “Client accuses two law firms of malpractice in personal injury case.”  Details of the allegations and grounds for the lawsuit are summarized in the article.  One of the claims was that the lawyers failed to file the personal injury lawsuit within the applicable statute of limitations.

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Missing the statute of limitations is a common reason for filing a legal malpractice suit.  However, there are many other reasons that legal malpractice may have occurred.  If you believe – or even suspect – that your lawyer may have somehow mishandled your injury case, you should speak with Tony Elman, Lead Attorney at the Elman Law Group, to see if a legal malpractice case may be able to attain the appropriate level of compensation that your case merits.  Tony Elman can be reached at 773-392-8182, or at [email protected]

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Elman Law Group, LLC is an Illinois personal injury law firm that handles personal injury legal malpractice cases.

Elman Law Group is known for its court trial capabilities, proven over the last 20+ years and over 10,000 Illinois personal injury cases. This court trial performance is important for your lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.

Various Causes Of Legal Malpractice

As discussed elsewhere throughout the site, there are various reasons that one can file a lawsuit for legal malpractice.

A Cook County Record article of September 17, 2015, titled “Appeals court upholds dismissal of $14 million legal malpractice case vs. Katten Muchin by heir of Herald Price” highlights come of those causes, including statute of limitations, breach of fiduciary duty, and (legal) actions against an attorney arising from the professional services rendered.

While the case above cites some alleged legal malpractice issues, it should be noted that legal malpractice can take many forms.  Many of these forms are further discussed on this site’s home page.

If you or a family member are concerned that your personal injury legal case may have been mishandled – or that you were in some way misrepresented or “cheated” by your lawyer – please contact Tony Elman, principal trial lawyer at the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to further discuss the issue and determine potential solutions.

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Elman Law Group, LLC is an Illinois personal injury law firm that handles personal injury legal malpractice cases.

Elman Law Group is known for its court trial capabilities. This is important for your lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.