Legal Remedies For Negligence Or Wrongdoing By Professionals
Consumers expect that professionals are educated, well trained and licensed to perform services, acting within both occupational and ethical guidelines. Most professionals do adhere to and follow these standards. However, when they do not, their clients may suffer serious legal, business or financial consequences.
The Law Offices of Geoffrey D. Ittleman represents people that have sustained economic damages due to the misconduct or mistake of Florida professionals. Our Fort Lauderdale professional malpractice attorney diligently works to protect your rights and has experience handling claims against:
- Insurance companies
- Real estate agents
- Real estate brokers
- Other licensed professionals
Legal Claims Of Professional Misconduct
Simply being dissatisfied with the service a professional provided is not enough to pursue a legal remedy in a Florida court or before a professional body. Even if the mistake costs you money, it may still not be an actionable grievance. The following are examples of professional misconduct:
- Mingling trust funds with other business bank account funds
- Failing to act with care
- Disclosing confidential information
- Failing to provide material information to clients
- Engaging in activities that are a conflict of interest
- Missing important deadlines
Our Fort Lauderdale professional malpractice attorney can review your case, explaining your options and the potential to recover any damages due to the harm you suffered from a professional acting inappropriately.
Professional Misconduct Grievances
Each profession’s licensing agency governs professional conduct. Attorneys in Florida are subject to the rules provided by the Florida Bar Association. Engineers answer to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. Certified public accounts must be licensed and adhere to strict ethical standards.
Each professional agency and its governing body have procedures for reviewing and handling professional grievance complaints. If you do not know how this process works, you may be unsuccessful in your claim, which is why you may need an attorney to help guide you through each step.
Pursuing Lawsuits Against Professionals
While filing a grievance claim may help you achieve justice, in some cases, filing a lawsuit is necessary to secure compensation. Our attorneys will review your claim, determine if you have a viable case and help strategize the best way to help you get a successful result. We may recommend negotiations or administrative hearings for more cost-effective results.
We Hold Professionals Accountable
Professionals have a duty and obligation to provide ethical, knowledgeable services that best protect your interests. If they fail to do so and you suffer damages due to their professional misconduct, The Law Offices of Geoffrey D. Ittleman can help you recover damages. Call our professional malpractice team today at 954-546-7441 for a free consultation or contact us online.