How do you prove professional negligence claims?
To prove a professional negligence claim you need to show:
- That the professional owed you a moral or legal duty of care. For example, you entered into contract with them. The contract does not have to be in writing.
- The professional breached their duty of care by providing a substandard service or poor advice.
- You suffered loss or losses because the professional was negligent.
We recommend keeping all documentation to support your claim including contracts, emails, letters, receipts and photographs to show loss or damage. Dates of meetings and notes about what was discussed during those meetings can also strengthen your case.