The Poppe Law Firm will evaluate and handle your accounting malpractice case in Kentucky or Indiana.
When you encounter accounting malpractice, it is always a loss in time, personal wellness and money. These circumstances can significantly damage your financial situation. Unfortunately, at times, we run into hardships, both financial and emotional, caused by someone else’s negligence. We will try to resolve your case with the best possible outcome, as we do for all of our clients.
We employ local, state and federal accounting laws when handling your case along with our experience and knowledge. We also consult the accountancy ethics rules. The cases we handle include accounting, auditing, and business valuation malpractice. We evaluate compliance with professional standards such as generally accepted accounting principles and other established professional standards.
It is essential that in an accounting malpractice lawsuit, the plaintiff prove the defendant’s negligence by proving a violation of a reasonable standard of care. This typically means that if the level of care in the same field of accounting is taken as a standard of care, the defendant must have acted below the standard. For example, if a personal tax accountant fails to timely file a client’s tax return (without getting an extension) he violated the standard of care through his carelessness. However, only a handful of accounting malpractice cases are that simple.
In practice, accounting malpractice cases are more complex and involve proving four major elements:
- Proving the existence of a duty or contract providing for the necessity of a duty.
The complexity of these cases can not be overestimated. Unfortunately, there is no entity that is not prone to malpractice. There is malpractice in every profesional industry, including medicine, law and insurance. Every member or employee of a firm, from the CEO down to the staff, has a risk of committing malpractice. Accounting is on the list of fields with high malpractice rates. If you believe your accountant's efforts fell below the standard of care, and you were financially injured as a result, please call Hans.
The Poppe Law Firm
8700 Westport Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40242
Phone: (502) 895-3400
Fax: (502) 895-3420
Toll Free: 1-855-864-8949