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Situations which are not considered legal malpractice

Sometimes Californians may feel that their attorney is not giving a case as much time and attention as they think it deserves. Before filing a legal malpractice claim, though, it is important to understand what is not considered legal malpractice and what people can do to clear up misunderstandings with their lawyer.

What is professional malpractice?

California residents locked in legal battles to protect their rights may, in some unfortunate cases, find themselves fighting for much more than they bargained for. We at the Lange Law Corporation specialize in professional and legal malpractice cases, aiming to help out those who have turned to other legal professionals only to find themselves in even hotter water than before.

Understanding a legal malpractice case

You usually do not expect to need more than one lawyer when you seek legal aid. If you experienced legal malpractice, though, you typically need a second attorney to help you find justice. At Lange Law Corporation, we know that sometimes it is difficult to understand how you can prove that your previous lawyer is guilty of legal malpractice.

What is the “standard of care” in legal malpractice cases?

Under the California Rules of Professional Conduct, one of the duties attorneys owe to their clients is to act with competence in representing their clients’ interests. This means acting with reasonable legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation in handling every aspects of a client’s case. When an attorney fails to act competently, his or her client may be entitled to recover damages in a legal malpractice claim.

What is the statute of limitations in California?

While most attorneys in California do their best to represent their clients in the most fair and ethical way possible, there are some professionals who do not always meet the standards that should be maintained in a legal case. If you feel that your lawyer made mistakes or failed to provide the service you needed in your case, you may have the option of bringing a lawsuit against him or her. 

What is legal malpractice?

As a professional, you are held to certain standards in California. If you hire a legal professional to do a service for you, you have the right to expect he or she meets those professional standards. When he or she fails to do so, it may be considered legal malpractice. At Lange Law Corporation, we assist people like you who have been involved in a case of malpractice. Having a unique viewpoint from a past of representing professionals in malpractice suits, we are better able to navigate the process. However, understanding more about this issue can also help you.

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