Solicitor negligence is that case whereby the solicitor fails to deliver services as per the set standards. So, if the services of the attorney are not up to the mark, it will cause loss or damage to the client. If the lawyer undersettled personal injury claim or fetches compensation for the client which is very less, there is the case of solicitor negligence. A solicitor is supposed to make a fair settlement and make sure that the customer is adequately compensated for the loss. A solicitor just like others has a professional duty towards the client, and thus he is supposed to perform the role with care and reasonable standards.
There is a set time limit for making the claim
When it comes to claiming professional negligence, there is a set time limit. This is termed as the limitation period. A solicitor is supposed to make a claim promptly to increase the chance of success in the case. As per the specific claims, there are different time limits. You normally have six years time to bring the claim against the lawyer. If you miss out the time, you will not be able to make a claim. The negligence must come to light on time.
How to know if you have the case?
If the solicitor has forwarded you advice which has brought harm to you, you have the right to file a claim. A lot depends on the personal circumstance, the amount of loss and the extent of which the solicitor has been negligent.
Since every claim is different, the cost of claiming the solicitor will vary. If you think that you have been wronged by the solicitor, you have the right to file a claim.