Legal malpractice can occur when a case is settled for a greatly diminished amount relative to the merits of the lawsuit. This is often referred to as an insufficient settlement.
Whether or not such an insufficient settlement has occurred – and whether legal malpractice is the cause – depends upon many factors. As such, just because a settlement appears to be low does not necessarily mean that legal malpractice has occurred.
If, for whatever reason, you suspect that the settlement of your personal injury case was inadequate – or you feel “cheated” – please call (773) 392-8182 at any time to speak immediately with a trial attorney from the Elman Joseph Law Group. This consultation is provided free of charge.
An insufficient settlement can potentially be very costly clients, depending upon the type of case and its merits. This is often the case in personal injury cases where various factors, such as the need for long-term medical care, can have a large impact on settlements.