Fontana residents have a variety of professional needs and with today’s technology, finding a local professional is often no more difficult than a quick internet search and scan of online reviews. There are no website police or authenticators that check to make sure that professional websites are legitimate and truthful. Online reviews can be faked and misrepresented, but if you need a professional and you do not know anyone in that particular business, sometimes you just have to trust what you find online. Other times you may trust a friend who recommends a particular professional or you go back to a professional with whom you have had a prior good experience. Regardless of how you find your professional, you deserve to receive professional and responsible services and advice.
Unfortunately, as Fontana professional malpractice attorneys know, professionals do not always conduct their practice responsibly and sometimes those relying on professionals sustain injuries as a result. In general, professionals have a duty to practice ethically and with a certain level of competence in their profession. When they are negligent and breach their professional duty of care, innocent people can sustain serious injuries and damages.
There are many types of actions and inaction that can lead to professional malpractice including those listed below:
It is not enough to show that a professional was negligent in order to bring a successful malpractice claim. To prove professional malpractice, the plaintiff must also be able to show that he or she suffered damages caused by the defendant’s malpractice. See below for types of malpractice damages that may be suffered.
Economic losses include actual monetary damages such as property damages, medical bills, investment losses, real estate costs, lost wages, and loss of future earning capacity. These losses are often straightforward and fairly easy to value compared to non-economic losses.
Non-economic losses are typically more difficult to value. These damages may include things like emotional distress, pain and suffering, disability, and disfigurement.
In most professional malpractice cases it is necessary to bring in expert witnesses who are the same type of professional as the defendant professional. Professionals will review case evidence such as medical records, structural defects, financial reports, and real estate documents depending on the type of professional malpractice that occurred. Experts will consult with plaintiffs’ attorneys and offer expert testimony in depositions and at trial.
Most professionals will be covered by malpractice insurance, which means that plaintiffs and their attorneys will be dealing with insurance companies. It is important to hire an experienced professional negligence attorney who is able to effectively negotiate with malpractice insurance companies. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to professional misconduct, contact a Fontana professional malpractice attorney at The Hayes Law Firm, APC to discuss your claim by calling 323-477-1415. Our attorneys are experienced insurance negotiators and trial experts who will work to see that negligent professionals are held accountable and that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
At The Hayes Law Firm, APC, we serve all of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, so whether you need a personal injury attorney in Montebello or a premises liability attorney in San Bernardino, we are here to serve you. Unlike other attorneys who view clients as cases, we understand that your experience has a human story behind it, and when you are in our offices, you are like a member of the family. We are ethical and compassionate, and we will take the time to find the best solution for your unique case and will work together with you every step along the way. Contact us today for a free consultation.