Like medical malpractice insurance for health care professionals, legal malpractice insurance protects attorneys and other legal professionals from facing empty-handed the costs associated with a lawsuit or judgment of negligence. When a client sues for legal malpractice, he or she is claiming that the attorney acted negligently or carelessly. Specifically, a legal malpractice suit claims that the attorney failed to act with the same reasonable level of professional skill as the average attorney in the community. A legal malpractice suit also claims that the attorney’s alleged negligence harmed the client in some way and will ask for money or other […]