Professional negligence can have a serious effect on your finances and wellbeing. The professional and compassionate lawyers at Stacks will earn your trust and help you get your life back on track.
When you engage a professional’s services, you should be able to feel confident in the fact that they are going to always act in your best interests, and give you advice that improves your life or finances in some way.
Professionals have a certain duty of care to all of their clients that is expected to be upheld in all circumstances. Unfortunately however, this isn’t always the case, and professionals sometimes intentionally or unintentionally give poor advice or guidance to their clients which results in damages and negative impact on their finances and life.
Receiving misleading, inappropriate or deceptive advice can be incredibly frustrating, and can leave you feeling vulnerable. Thankfully there are laws in place that protect those receiving professional services.
Making a professional negligence claim in NSW
If a professional whose services you have engaged has failed to act with your best interests at heart, and this has left you at a significant financial loss, then you may have cause to make a professional negligence claim against them.
Examples of the kinds of professionals that you may bring professional negligence claims against include:
- Accountants and financial advisers who have made an error or given you accounting or financial advice which has been to your detriment
- Engineers who have made a mistake in building calculations, leading to errors in a construction project
- Lawyers or legal professionals who have given you incorrect legal advice or counsel that has been to your detriment
- Real estate agents or other property professionals who prepare incorrect property valuations or inspection reports
What should you do if you believe you have a professional negligence case
Keep in mind that you can only make a professional negligence claim if you can prove that you have suffered financial loss as a result of bad professional advice or services, and that the professional did not do their job 'by the book'. You’ll need to keep records of any and all interactions you’ve had with the professional to help further your case.
If you have suffered serious financial losses as a result of professional negligence, and believe you may have a case, Stacks may be able to help you. contact our specialists today