Tampa Banking Malpractice Attorneys
Professionals, such as lawyers, doctors, and accountants, have the responsibility to provide services on par with other similarly situated professionals acting reasonably under similar circumstances. If they fall short of this standard, harming their clients or patients, they can be sued for malpractice.
What About Banks?
Banks are required to protect their clients from theft and fraud. If negligent behavior by a bank’s employees has caused you financial loss, the bank may be held liable. There are different ways in which this might occur, including the failure of officers to follow standard banking policies and procedures or insufficient implementation of security measures, or permitting employee embezzlement, theft, fraud or access by hackers who use bank clients’ information and funds for their own gains. You may be entitled to significant damages if you have suffered losses because of your bank’s failure to follow established practices or adequately provide protection against potential security breaches.
Banks and Legal Malpractice
The field of banking malpractice also touches on the legal profession. If the attorney representing you on a banking transaction, such as a loan or refinancing, has not acted in reasonable accordance with professional standards, or has lied or misrepresented you, you may have a case for legal malpractice. In this situation, you may be able to recover both direct and consequential damages. This means compensation for the loss of the benefits you expected to gain by using the lawyer’s services and for other injuries such as loss of reputation and expenses incurred by suing the lawyer. A preliminary evaluation will allow us to advise you whether or not you have a valid claim.
Seek legal advice as soon as possible
As there are time limits for filing negligence lawsuits, you should seek legal advice as soon as you believe that you may have been a victim of negligence involving your bank or financial lawyer. We can advise you whether you fall within the time limit or whether there are any exceptions that may apply.
Banking malpractice suits often involve a high degree of complexity. The Tampa legal and banking malpractice attorneys at Wagner McLaughlin are experienced in a wide variety of such cases, and we have the knowledge and resources to guide you every step of the way.
We are ready and willing to evaluate your potential Florida bank malpractice or Florida legal malpractice case for free and help you determine whether you have a valid claim. To get started, fill in the form below. Provide as many details as you can so that we may provide the best evaluation possible. Once we receive the information requested, a Tampa legal malpractice attorney will contact you to further discuss your situation.