As in any profession, attorneys can cause monetary damages to their clients by failing to adhere to the legal standards of the community. If you feel that this has happened to you, call us. We will be glad to review the facts. If we believe that legal malpractice has occurred, we will pursue a claim on your behalf.
Prior attorney fails to protect client
Our client was represented by his former attorney for injuries sustained from a fall while renting a condominium at the shore. The previous attorney alleged that the serious injuries sustained by our client were caused by the condominium association's failure to maintain the steps leading to the rental unit. A trial was held in Federal Court and our client's case was dismissed as a result of errors committed by the former attorney. A suit for legal malpractice against our client's former attorney was filed. The legal issues involved in the case were complex and had not yet been decided by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court which meant that, regardless of what verdict a jury might render, an appeal was a certainty and it would be years before the issues would finally be decided. After extensive discovery and the retaining of numerous experts the case was ultimately settled on the eve of trial for $600,000.
Contract - Residential Litigation
Every time people enter into an agreement there is going to be a contract which will control the rights and obligations of all of the parties who signed the agreement. That is why it is important to have the contract reviewed by an attorney before it is signed. This is the only way to protect your interests.
Home owners seek redress for faulty design
Homeowners had purchased new homes in a Philadelphia neighborhood. They began to experience water penetration problems. The water entered their homes, causing wet basements, landscaping deterioration, and undermining their porches. The builder denied responsibility and blamed the City for poor sewer systems and street repair. The City claimed the builder was at fault because the sewers and streets were there before the houses were built.
After identifying deficiencies in the plans of the builder and failures in the maintenance of the sewers, the builder contributed $100,000 to a settlement that required the City to provide new sewers and street grading to direct water away from the homes. One of the property owners has just sold her home for over two times the original price.