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Was Your Attorney Incompetent or Negligent in the Handling of Your Case? Lawyer Samer Habbas Can Help!

legal malpracticeWhen you engage a lawyer’s services, you have a right to professional, competent representation. Unfortunately, some attorneys fail to live up to the standards of their profession. This is called legal malpractice. When a lawyer fails in his or her duties to a client, they hurt the very people who came to them for legal counsel.

Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys will fight for a settlement you deserve and will be there to help you through this tough time. We handle legal malpractice lawsuits in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino.

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Clients who are injured financial, emotionally, or legally by a lawyer’s misdeeds can sue for legal malpractice and collect damages for their injuries. However, winning their case in court requires a series of proofs.

Proving a Legal Malpractice Case

When a legal malpractice attorney takes a case, he or she will make an argument in an attempt to prove four main points:

1. Attorney-Client Relationship

An attorney-client relationship must be proven for a legal malpractice suit to hold up in court. Without a professional relationship, a legal malpractice lawyer cannot establish that the attorney had a duty to provide any services for a client.

2. Negligent Standard of Care

Once a professional relationship has been established, a legal malpractice attorney must demonstrate the standard of care applied to the services rendered to the client. With the standard of care established, the next move is to show how an attorney violated or failed to meet that standard of care.

Attorney Judgment RuleGenerally, an attorney cannot be sued for legal malpractice for making honest mistakes while representing a client. So long as a lawyer makes decisions that are grounded in the best interests of the client and are within the scope of the law, errors in judgment are not legal malpractice.

Establishing a negligent standard of care can be very straight-forward, such as in a case of an attorney failing to bring a case to trial before the statute of limitations runs out. Usually, proving a negligent standard of care is a complex matter requiring skill and a nuanced understanding of the law as it relates to attorney-client matters.

3. Proximate Cause

Next, a legal malpractice lawyer must establish that the negligent standard of care given by the attorney is the proximate cause of an injury to the client. A proximate cause is an act or event which, by itself and with no intervening causes, is absolutely necessary for the occurrence of another event.

4. Fact and Extent of Injury

After the attorney’s actions have been shown to be the proximate cause of injury, a legal malpractice lawyer will next prove the fact and extent of the injury suffered by the client. These injuries can be financial, emotional, or legal.

Suffered Legal Malpractice?

If you have been represented by an attorney and believe that you have been the victim of legal malpractice, contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas.

Please call 1-888-848-5084 to discuss your case, or you can fill out our free personal injury consultation form.

Samer Habbas Legal Malpractice Lawyers: protecting your interests is our first priority.

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  • Samer Habbas and Kristina Akers Secure $11,000,000 for a Truck Accident Case
  • Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates Achieves $3,450,000 Settlement for Motorcycle Victim
  • $1,500,000 Settlement for Brain Injury Victim in Sherman Oaks
  • $1,250,000 Recovered for a Hemet Driver hit by an 18-Wheel Semi-truck
  • $1,177,158.38 Trial Verdict for Automobile v. Pedestrian Accident in Downey
  • Samer Habbas Achieves a $880,000 Settlement on a Low-Impact Auto Accident
  • Samer Habbas Secures $859,999.99 for an Auto Accident Victim
  • Samer Habbas Achieves $875,000 Settlement for a Truck Accident Case


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Great service. Mike did a great job. He handled everything with the case perfectly. Drisana did a great job as well keeping me updated with everything and keeping me informed. Lastly, Corbin was a great attorney.
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Back in May my husband and I got in a car accident. I tried to deal with the insurances myself, to no avail...then our friends referred us here. It is one of the best choices we've made! Mike goes above and beyond! He will make sure you get the reimbursement you and your doctor deserves!Keep up the great work and thank you so much for helping us!Rini (A.Buisan)read more
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Dealing with a car accident and the insurance procedures that follow is stressful enough. Samer and his team have take care of all the details and made this whole experience as painless as possible. They understood my situation, fought for me, and in the end I came out with more than i expected. Thanks to Samer, his family, and the more
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