A: The answer depends on the kind of professional and the facts of the case. It is important to have your case evaluated by a knowledgeable professional liability lawyer to preserve your rights. The following answer is for information only.
Under Pennsylvania laws, professionals can be sued for causing harm to another individual, such as a client, customer, etc. Commonly we think of professional malpractice claims when we think of professional liability claims. For instance, common professional liability claims are made against medical or dental professionals. Some cases involve lawyers or accountants.
In Pennsylvania, claims against certain professionals like doctors, lawyers or accountants must be filed in accordance with strict procedural rules, such as the “certificate of merit” requirement. Other times, fraud, breach of contract or misrepresentation claims may be made.
For more information, contact a Pennsylvania professional liability lawyer.
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- Professional Liability for Intentional, Negligent or Innocent Misrepresentation in Pennsylvania
- Professional Liability and Pennsylvania’s Certificate of Merit Requirement
- Conflicts of Interest & Lawyer Malpractice in Pennsylvania
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Published: August 4, 2012