Professional negligence, or malpractice, occurs when a person with more skills and training than the average person fails to exercise reasonable care, causing financial loss or other damage to their clients. People often associate malpractice with physicians, but professional negligence also applies to lawyers, accountants, contractors, engineers, and other professionals. Professionals are held to a higher standard and are expected to provide services to the level of skill and learning of the average member of that same profession. If a professional fails to complete their services to that standard, resulting in injury, loss or damage to the recipient of services, his or her client may have a claim for professional negligence. The Yerrid Law Firm is experienced in handling claims for professional negligence. To ask our attorneys a question or find out more about your case, please contact us.