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Common factors in legal malpractice suits

Hiring a California attorney often involves a sizable investment, and you want to feel confident that the person you are paying to represent your interests is experienced, thorough and otherwise fully capable of doing so. Regrettably, however, some attorneys are prone to errors, and when those errors arise because of negligence or ill intent, they may constitute professional malpractice. At the Lange Law Corporation, we have a firm understanding of what constitutes legal malpractice, and we have helped numerous clients seek recourse after suffering hardship because of attorney errors.

Knowing if your attorney improperly withdrew

When you hire an attorney in California, you are putting your trust in the hands of a professional who you believe will fight for your rights and represent you in the best light possible. While this is true in most cases, there are some incidents when an attorney fails to do his or her duty and leaves you, the client, to deal with the negative consequences. This could mean fines, fees or even jail time. We at Lange Law Corporation work hard to ensure that you receive compensation for any wrongs that were done to you, especially if your attorney failed to properly withdraw.

What is a case within a case?

When California residents hire an attorney, they expect him or her to represent them vigorously and competently. Sometimes, however, they lose their lawsuit and believe it to have been due to their attorney’s negligence. At that point they are faced with the prospect of suing the attorney for legal malpractice, a situation that often is called trying a case within a case.

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. 

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