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Top 5 Reasons Lawyers Could Get Sued

by Lou Pingtella • February 24, 2016
Lawyers typically help others with their legal issues. But it’s not uncommon for a lawyer to get sued.

Here are some of the top reasons:
  • Claims of Negligence
  • Breach of Confidentiality
  • Administrative Errors
  • Missing Filing Deadlines
  • Professional Misconduct 
In addition to those reasons listed, Data Breach will soon move to the top of the list, regardless of whether the loss occurrence is the fault of a first- or third-party. Lawyers maintain personal and professional confidential information, both electronically and in all the paper related to a case. The fact is they are HUGE targets for data breach, either by accident from an employee error, a disgruntled employee or client and outside hackers proving a point.

With the average cost of a data breach being at least $200 per client plus the cost of defense and damages, it wouldn’t take long to put you out of business. It is important to protect yourself from the top 5 reasons lawyers get sued, but even more from a data breach with coverage provided by your trusted insurance advisor.

Source: Small Biz Ahead