Alexandria, VA asked in Legal Malpractice for Virginia

Q: My Attorney mislead me into believing I had an active PI case when in fact the statute had run out and it was closed.

My attorney has stated for over 1 year that documents had been submitted to include but not limited to a demand letter. Over the last year it's been a struggle to receive updates and clarification. I recently followed up with State Farm and they informed me that my attorney has not provided and update since it was requested September of last year. So the demand letter that was forwarded to me and other documents needed to continue and subsequently settle my claim were never submitted to State Farm. The statute has run out , the case closed and now my attorney wants me to settle with him personally for a lot less and is communicating through another attorney who I never gave permission to share any information. He has violated my confidentiality and mishandled my case, what recourse do I have.?

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Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh
Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You may have a claim for legal malpractice. You should consult a litigation attorney.

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