“Failure to properly advise” a legal client of his or her options is a potential facet of legal malpractice.
In order for a legal client to give informed consent, the client must be properly informed by the lawyer…i.e. the client must be provided with relevant facts. This information must be provided in a clear manner which the client understands, so the client can make a decision based off of a clearly-presented situation.
While “failure to properly advise” can be complex and take many forms, if you feel as if you were not advised in a proper manner by your lawyer or law firm, and this failure to advise had an adverse impact on the resolution of your case, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the lawyer and/or law firm in order to collect damages.
To immediately talk to a trial attorney regarding such a matter, please call Elman Law Group at 773-392-8182. This consultation is provided free of charge and is confidential.