Though only a small percentage of law firms need to file a claim with their malpractice insurance provider every year, the fact remains that anyone can make a mistake. When that mistake causes damages to a client, you need your law firm to have the very highest caliber attorney malpractice insurance possible. It is important to note that paying for the coverage is almost always more desirable than paying for the costs associated with litigation should a former client bring charges against a lawyer.
Perhaps you plan to rely on your attorneys to represent themselves should claims of malpractice be brought against them in court. This is a dubious option since in the event that the attorney does not win the case, the damages are entirely his or her responsibility without any assistance from insurance. These costs can very easily be the downfall of the lawyer or firm since they are often prohibitively exorbitant.
Do not wait until you think there may be a claim against your firm on the way before buying insurance. Most attorney malpractice insurance plans have provisions making them void if anyone in the practice knew of a potential charge when the plan was purchased. Protect your firm by researching and buying quality coverage today to be ready for any possible future.