Are you an Ostrich?

The thought that you may have made a mistake that will adversely impact your client can be scary. However, this is the time to be proactive because hiding your mistake will only make it worse.

It is wise to contact your legal malpractice insurance provider as soon as you realize a mistake has been made. Often, the insurance company has a “hot line” to assist you. These are legal risk management experts who may help you resolve the issue before it turns into a monster claim. In addition, notice to your carrier will trigger coverage under your “claims made” policy. This could prevent a coverage issue at a later date.