Legal Counsel for Professional Liability Claims and Defense
Professional liability claims are alleged acts of errors and omissions, breach of contract, breach of duty, or malpractice when providing services. These conflicts become complex lawsuits and require an aggressive defense strategy. Professional liability claims can be directed towards an individual or a corporation, posing an economic burden and a threat to the defendants’ reputation or license. Claims can occur through allegations of negligence, misrepresentation, violations of good faith, or faulty advice. Medical malpractice is a treatment regime or surgical outcome that falls below the expected standard of care. Businesses and licensed professionals frequently require legal representation for the defense of liability claims. Examples are accountants, financial institutions, lawyers, engineers, counselors, schools, independent educators, medical professionals, publishing companies, and more.
We Believe in Strong Attorney-Client Relationships. We have Proven Results in Individual, Corporate, and Class Action Liability Claims.
The process of filing or defending a civil claim begins with your professional liability claims and defense attorney researching the evidence. During this investigation phase, all pertinent records are reviewed and witnesses are interviewed. Industry experts are consulted for technical or medical clarification and testimony. Motions, briefs, and other documents are filed with the court. Your attorney will research case law and discuss all the strategy options with the client. In the discovery phase, both parties will exchange relevant information. Your attorney will prepare and conduct depositions from both the plaintiff and the defendant. Both party’s attorneys will engage in settlement negotiations, and if offers are rejected, the case will proceed to trial. In a trial, a judge or jury examines the evidence. They apply the relevant laws to the case to decide if the defendant is legally responsible for the damages.
Mateer & Harbert Fights for the Best Results for Our Clients.
Many liability claims settle out of court; however, the professional liability claims attorneys at Mateer & Harbert have extensive trial experience and can provide a vigorous defense. We understand that each case is unique and requires personalized attention.
While primarily a defense-oriented firm, our lawyers know the law and bring the same compassion and experience to the courtroom, whether we represent the plaintiff or the defendant.
We have a wealth of legal and medical knowledge. If you are a medical professional or a corporate entity being named in a lawsuit, we will make an accurate assessment of your case.
Our law firm will find the most effective strategies to protect your rights and clear your name and reputation. If you are the plaintiff and have suffered unnecessary personal injuries or damages, we can help you receive the compensation that you deserve. Contact our professional liability claims and defense attorneys to discuss a claim for malpractice, fraud, or negligence against a licensed professional.
For more information regarding our professional liability claims and defense program, contact Mateer & Harbert at our Orlando, Florida office, at 407-425-9044.