Legal Malpractice

No lawyer wants to sue another lawyer, and most lawyers will not sue another lawyer under any circumstances. But the realities of life are that lawyers are human and sometime make mistakes. Those mistakes can lead to Legal Malpractice claims. We think it is wrong that people have problems finding lawyers to sue other lawyers who have committed malpractice and we strongly believe, someone who wants to sue a lawyer should not have to leave the area to find legal representation.

For that reason we accept legal malpractice cases including cases against other lawyers in the Roanoke Valley. We only accept Legal malpractice cases in those areas of law in which we regularly practice. So if your attorney has caused serious economic loss through Legal Malpractice in the handling of a Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice cases, The Krasnow Law Firm wants to help you.

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As an ethical professional, a good attorney recognizes that every client places a great deal of trust in his or her ability to get results. In personal injury and especially in medical malpractice cases, every detail of a case can be essential to persuading a judge or jury to understand the theory of liability and the elements of damages caused by the defendant's negligence, and why the financial damages the plaintiff is seeking are both necessary and deserved. In the high stakes world of serious personal injury and medical malpractice cases  the cardinal rule for attorneys is if they haven’t successfully handled such a case before, they owe it to the client not to try.  The client cannot afford a lawyer who is learning how to handle a case like this as they go along.

What most people do not understand is that graduating from law school and passing the bar exam does not mean a lawyer knows what the law is, much less how to handle a complicated case.  Law school does not teach young lawyers what the law is; rather it teaches how to think like a lawyer and find out what the law is.  Lawyers who have passed the bar examination can practice in any area of law they choose.  For instance, attorneys who usually handle divorces, business law, or taxes are also free to represent clients in personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuits. If the attorney believes the injury claim is meritorious and potentially profitable for himself and the client, he can offer representation to the client, whether or not he has ever handled a case of that type before.

Most attorneys show discretion in selecting the cases they take on. If they are asked to consult in a case that involves matters they are unfamiliar with, they will usually refer their clients to attorneys with experience in such a case. There are other attorneys, however, who are lured by the large financial sums that sometimes accompany medical malpractice and serious personal injury verdicts and settlements. Such attorneys may fail to disclose their lack of experience and ability to successfully prosecute the case for a client.

At the Krasnow Law Firm, we believe that the fees we stand to make in our clients’ cases must always be secondary to obtaining justice for our clients. We also know that no personal injury or medical malpractice case is “open and shut.” There is no such thing as a case that can’t be lost. No matter how clearly at fault another person appears to have been in causing your injury, taking a proven, painstaking and methodical approach to every personal injury claim is the only way to consistently deliver the results every wrongly injured person deserves. As lawyers, we must be able to anticipate and expect every form of resistance and delay that a defendant (usually a lawyer hired and directed by an insurance company) will present. In short, we must understand your case better than anyone else, including you. Any attorney unprepared to meet that commitment has no business practicing Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice law.

The Krasnow Law Firm has ample experience in the fields of personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. We’ve earned this experience through hard work and dedication to improving the rights of the injured and disabled and promoting safety throughout our 31 year history. We’ve helped thousands of families whose lives have been changed by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, product liability, medical malpractice and other areas of personal injury. We’ve also helped in cases where the original attorneys lacked the experience and commitment their clients needed in their greatest time of need.

If you believe your attorney has failed you, don’t despair. Contact the Krasnow Law Firm for a review of your case, and let us help you determine if you have a case against your attorney and the parties that caused your injury. Contact the Krasnow Law Firm today if you believe you are a victim of legal malpractice in Virginia or West Virginia.


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    The attorney-client relationship is unique among professional contracts and services. Especially in cases of personal injury, medical malpractice, family law and business law, both attorneys and clients need to follow some basic but important rules in order to succeed in the legal system. To learn more about what to expect from your attorney's representation, read this article from Roanoke, Virginia attorney Jeff Krasnow.

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