Many Cherry Hill residents did not know what to believe when they recently awoke to a cell phone alert at 3:30 in the morning that warned them of the possibility of tornados in the area. Some residents ignored it and went back to sleep while others paid attention to the warning and sought shelter in their basements. It has been reported that even though no tornados actually touched down in the Cherry Hill area, there was significant damage to people’s homes, vehicles, and other personal property caused by the severe storms. professional malpractice lawyers in Cherry Hill know that after the damage caused by these storms, engineers, architects, contractors, designers, and other building professionals are going to be in high demand.
Early morning storms caused flooding, hail damage, wind damage, and lightning strikes around the Cherry Hill area. After the storm, residents discovered uprooted trees, severely damaged homes and buildings, utility poles knocked down, damaged airplanes and automobiles, and other property destroyed by the storms. Some buildings and homes were so severely impacted that they are inhabitable and unusable until significant construction and repairs are made.
Professionals needed in the aftermath
As mentioned above, engineers, builders, contractors, architects and other professionals are going to be busy helping to reconstruct and repair badly damaged buildings and homes. People who hold themselves out as professionals in these particular areas are held to a high standard of care when practicing their professions. Most professionals are considered professionals because they have advanced skills, degrees, training, and licensing in their professions and the clients who hire them for their professional services rely on them for their expertise. Unfortunately, sometimes professionals do not perform their services with the standard of care that is expected and as a result, innocent people who relied on their expertise sustain injuries and damages.
Professional standard of care
Different professions have different standards of care. Sometimes those standards are set out by professional organizations and other times they are simply based on the standard of care that other professionals with the same training and experience would have practiced in the same or similar circumstances. When professional practice falls below that standard of care, professionals are negligent and if innocent clients and patients are injured as a result, they may have a professional malpractice claim.
Other types of professions
In addition to the construction, engineering, and design professions, other types of professions that may be subject to professional malpractice claims include the following:
- Real estate
- Financial advising
Experienced professional malpractice attorneys
If you have suffered physical or financial injuries and damages caused by a negligent professional, you deserve to be fully and fairly compensated. Professionals are hired and trusted because of their specific knowledge and skills and when they are negligent in their work and practices, they should be held accountable. Contact a Cherry Hill professional malpractice attorney at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin P.C. to discuss your claim, damages sustained, and any available recovery options that you may have.