Personal Injury Lawyer Tips

Episode Number 11

In this vlog, Mr. Andrew Leroy Rudder discusses the law as it relates to the standard of care required by a lawyer.

He has previously discussed the six elements that are present while establishing a cause of action for negligence against a defendant, which will entitle you to commence a tort action in the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario, and they are as follows:

  1. Breach of standard of care;
  2. Sustaining actual damage;
  3. Causation;
  4. The existence of a duty of care;
  5. Proximate cause and remoteness; and
  6. Contributory negligence.

If you want to learn more about the six elements of a cause of action for negligence, then please watch episode number 4 of his vlog entitled “What is the Cause of Action for a Negligence Action in Tort?”

All of these aforementioned six elements would still be present while determining whether or not you have a cause of action against a lawyer; however, the key element that’s focused on in the legal analysis, which easily takes up the most time, and is the most contentious in a negligence action against a lawyer, is ascertaining the appropriate standard of care required of the lawyer you’re claiming negligence against.