New York, NY asked in Legal Malpractice for Pennsylvania

Q: Can I sue my lawyer for malpractice?

After their testimonies unwittingly showed their motor vehicle hit my bicycle, my lawyer did not question the defendant's witnesses over their words at their cross examinations. He also did not raise their statements at his closing argument before the jury! We lost the jury decision.

We could have won. My lawyer showed a shameful absence of professional skill in the courtroom.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: The lawyer may have had tactical reasons for doing what he did. Jurors may have looked at other issues. Your attorney was, I assume under a contingent fee. He had every reason to do his utmost to win. If he and you believe it's against the weight of the evidence he can file an appeal. That means he has to order transcripts of the case (I'm assuming this is a civil case).

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