Can I sue my lawyer?

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asked Oct 12, 2022 in Law/Ethics by Nszodfuse (1,940 points)
Can I sue my lawyer?

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answered Nov 4, 2022 by Crazytoaster (35,090 points)
You can sue your lawyer for negligence.

When suing a lawyer you need to prove the lawyer didn't use proper care in your case.

The difference between an attorney and a lawyer is attorneys can represent their clients in court and other legal proceedings and lawyers cannot.

And the other difference between an attorney and a lawyer is that an attorney has passed the bar in the jurisdiction that they are practicing in.  

A lawyer may also have.

All attorneys are lawyers, although not all lawyers are attorneys.  

All of the attorneys have passed the State Bar, and are licensed to practice law in their state.

The name of the lawyer who defends the accused is a defense lawyer also known as a defense attorney.

A defense attorney, also known as a defense lawyer, is an attorney that represents a defendant in a lawsuit or criminal prosecution.

The difference between a civil case and a criminal case is a civil case involves a dispute between two people or businesses and no crime has been involved.

A criminal case is a court case that takes someone to court and trial for a crime they committed which can result in jail time, prison time, probation etc while a civil case just involves money.

The difference between civil law and criminal law is in criminal law someone committed a crime and is being tried in court for that crime and the state could be charging the person with the crime and sentencing them to jail or prison and with a civil case it's not a crime but just involves two people or businesses suing each other for money for damages, injury, copyright etc.

You can identify a civil case by what the dispute involves.

A civil case will involve disputes between businesses or two people over money or injury or personal rights.

A criminal case is where someone committed a crime and can involve the state.

The two most common civil law cases are general civil cases and small claims court cases.

Small claims cases, which are lawsuits between individuals or companies for $10,000.00 or less, and where no one is allowed to have a lawyer.

General civil cases, usually involving suing someone for money in disputes over things like contracts, damage to property, or someone getting hurt.

The most common type of civil action is personal injury claims where the plaintiff is asking for compensation for damages that resulted from an action from the defendant that caused the plaintiff injuries.

Two examples of civil cases in a court of law are slip and falls at a business or you sue someone for damages to your home.

A civil case means that you're filing a lawsuit against someone or a business for wrongdoing that is not criminal.

The person you're suing has not broken the law so it's not a criminal case and is only a civil matter and dispute between the two people.

The plaintiff is the person who brings action against someone in a civil dispute.

The plaintiff is the person who is accusing the other person who is the defendant of the wrongdoing in court.

For example if you sued a business then the business owner would be the defendant and you would be the plaintiff in the civil lawsuit.

Examples of civil law and civil law cases are slip and fall accidents, breach of contract, negligence that results in someone's death or injury, or property damage, defamation, libel and slander.

Civil law is important because civil law helps the emerging legal culture improve the quality of its judiciary and provide it with better tools to perform an active role in dispute resolution.

And the benefit of a civil law system is that you can only be judged by the laws which were actually written down in front of you at the time.

The drawback though is that even if previous cases show you should win your case, there is no guarantee a judge will interpret the code in the same way on your case.

A civil suit can be filed when the party to the dispute files a complaint with the court and pays the filing fee that is required by statute.

If the plaintiff is unable to pay the filing fee for the civil suit they can file a request to proceed with the lawsuit in forma pauperis.

The element of a civil case that comes first is the filing of a complaint.

The filing of a complaint must come first in a civil case before the civil case can take place.

In a civil case the plaintiff starts the civil court case by filing a "complaint" (a document that outlines the plaintiff's facts and legal theories and makes a request for relief).

In the complaint, the plaintiff might: Ask the court for "damages," meaning money to pay the plaintiff for any harm suffered.

The most common type of civil law violation is color of law violations.

Other common civil law violations are desecration of property, verbal and or written threats, physical assaults and racial violence.

The burden of proof is lower in civil cases because civil cases are only about money and not about sentencing someone to jail or prison.

When sentencing someone to jail or prison time you must have a higher burden of proof because someone's life is on the line and not just money.

A civil problem is a case where private citizens or companies sue one another in court and they don't involve people breaking the law like criminal cases.

For example if you got injured by falling at a business and then you sued the business that would be a civil matter and not a criminal matter.

There are several types of civil cases which include personal injury, battery, negligence, defamation, medical malpractice, fraud, and many others, are all examples of civil cases although there are more.

A civil case can be appealed through a higher court.

In civil cases, either party may appeal to a higher court.

However in a criminal case, only the defendant has a right to an appeal in most states.

(Some states give the prosecution a limited right to appeal to determine certain points of law.

These appeals usually occur before the actual trial begins.

The 4 main categories of civil law are  1) contracts, 2) property, 3) family relations, and 4) civil wrongs causing physical injury or injury to property (tort).

The three most common types of civil cases are tort claims, contract breaches and landlord/tenant issues.

Both court cases and civil cases include a defendant and plaintiff.

The standard proof in a civil case is proof that is met by a plaintiff (the person who has brought a case against someone else), who must prove their argument based on a preponderance of evidence.

This proof in a civil case is the amount of evidence that is sufficient enough to counteract any evidence that is provided to the court by the defendant to prove their innocence.

Courts settle disputes by hearing both sides of the story and then deciding on who is right or wrong.

Litigation is generally thought of as the process of resolving rights-based disputes through the court system, from filing a law suit through arguments on legal motions, a discovery phase involving formal exchange of information, courtroom trial and appeal.

In order to settle disputes the courts encourage the use of mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, designed to produce a resolution of a dispute without the need for trial or other court proceedings.

In some cases it's better to settle out of court instead of going to trial.

However in more severe court cases it can be better to go to trial to win the case.

Some lawsuits may cost too much to go to court and so a business or someone may want to settle with you out of court and sometimes settling out of court can be the best.

The three burdens of proof are proof beyond a reasonable doubt, clear and convincing evidence, and preponderance of the evidence.

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