Graham, NC asked in Legal Malpractice, Construction Law and Contracts for North Carolina

Q: My lawyer did not claim damages ($97,000) that I had asked him to claim. I had a vacation rental that I was unable to

Rent out for 2 years because a person put a lien on the home. He did construction work that did not pass code and he refused to bring up to code so I didn't pay him. I couldn't rent the home for 2 yrs. My lawyer claimed neglect not loss of income so judge wouldn't allow financial info. brought in. The judge will be making his ruling june 14th. Can my lawyer do anything before then, if not, what can I do because of his mistake.

1 Lawyer Answer

Will Blackton

Answered
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Your lawyer is in the best position to determine what claims should be raised in a pleading. You should talk with your lawyer and ask if he mistakenly omitted a claim, or determined, in his professional opinion, that a claim should be omitted.

To answer your question: ask your lawyer if this was, in fact, a mistake, and if anything can be done to fix it if it is a mistake.

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