In a Legal Malpractice case is the defendant liable for paying any legal fees in behalf of the plaintiff?

Asked about 1 year ago - Pahrump, NV

Legal fees that the plaintiff occurred because of defendant neglected (past statue of limitations, had not spoke to and attorney during the whole time of representation, etc.) them where they had to seek legal action in hiring a Legal Malpractice Attorney to pursue the case.

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  1. Thomas D. Boley

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    Answered . Your question does not makes sense. However, Nevada has a fee-shifting statute that could award the prevailing party attorney fees. You need to talk to your lawyer.

  2. Jack Richard Lebowitz

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    Answered . Your question is confusing. I agree with Mr. Brinkmeier that each side has to pay its own legal fees, but sometimes if the lawyer on the other side did something that caused the opposite party additional legal fees to address, like frivolous litigation or claims barred by a statute of limitations, it's possible for the other side to recoup attorneys fees from the other side caused by such shenanigans. Is this what you're trying to suggest. I'm not able to totally decode your question.

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  3. Alan James Brinkmeier

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    Answered . Each party pays its own legal fees

  4. Philip Anthony Fabiano

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    Answered . The answer is no. Each side pays for their own lawyers fees. If you were to lose the claim and a jury found there was no malpractice you will not have to pay the other sides legal fees either.

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