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What happens when lawyers fail to meet deadlines

If you have hired an attorney to help you with your case, you have put your faith in the attorney’s ability to represent you to the best of his or her ability. Attorneys have a responsibility to be truthful and upfront with their clients. That includes meeting the specific deadlines that are often given in any type of legal case. Surprisingly this type of legal malpractice is not uncommon in the U.S. According to the American Bar, failing to file documents on time is the fourth most common error made by attorneys, followed by a failure to calendar appointments and make it to critical court dates, as well as failure to know the deadline at all. Planning errors and procrastination also fall into the category of delaying deadlines.

Legal malpractice and a “case within a case”

Say you were in a motorcycle accident, but it was clearly another motorist’s fault--they drove right into you without looking. You survived, but suffered significant injuries that took months of recovery, and now you want to sue the other driver for damages. You hired an attorney that seemed reputable. Unfortunately, they didn’t file the right paperwork before the statute of limitations expired, so a judge threw out the case that you clearly would have won. What should you do?

Defining legal malpractice

Hiring a lawyer can be a difficult decision when California residents do not have connections with one they trust. They may ask around, search online and read countless reviews before finally choosing an attorney they feel could best represent their needs. 

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