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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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Bugaroo L.
I had such a great experience with Samer Habbas & Associates from the very beginning of working with them. The process was so easy from the start. They came to me to get the details of the accident, they asked me for a few additional documents which I scanned in, and then they took it over completely. In a time of need, they were amazing with taking all the burden off of me and eventually getting me a great result as well. I would highly recommend them to more
Marli H.
Great people. Very professional and passionate. Ask for Mike. He'll walk you through all your questions and help you with any situation.
Andy S.
I was involved in a major car accident in 2015 and was referred to this law firm by an acquaintance. Samer and his team handled my case for over 3 years. During this time, I felt at ease knowing that I was in good hands. I was able to move on with my life and let my attorney’s office handle the rest. Samer and his team educated me on what to expect in the process and guided me through every step of the way until the settlement. They were always professional and quick to respond to my requests and worked tirelessly to get the compensation I deserved.I highly recommend this law firm to anyone seeking legal counsel on auto accidents. A huge thank you to Samer, Corbin, Mike and the rest of the team!read more
Carla P.
By far, the best team of law professionals. They are thorough, patient and have your best interest in mind. Samer Habbas & Associates can also be fierce and relentless to get what you deserve. I highly recommend their work.
Stella P.
I was in an accident a week before Christmas, my car was totaled and my arm was broken in several places. Therefore I was in need of a couple of pretty serious surgeries. Having never been in a car accident and being completely lost as to where I even begin, I was referred to Samer' Law Firm by a co-worker. Within hours of being released from the hospital they had sent someone to my home to take a statement, to began what was a seamless process that surprisingly required very little from me which I was thankful for considering I was out of work for the next 5 weeks with my injuries. I worked closely with Selena Bazan and Mike Habbas, they were both extremely patient in explaining what was completely a foreign process to me. Throughout the entire case I had plenty of questions or needed clarification, they were a phone call or email away to answer and to take the time to explain any and everything to me in detail and address any concern I had. Even when returning back to work if there was something that needed to be taken care of in person they came to me at my office. I was warned by several people who have been in accidents how matters like this can take months on months, even years. As of today my case is resolved! While maintaining professionalism and ensuring that I knew how important my case was to them, I always felt as though they genuinely cared for my well-being and that I received both the medical attention, after care and compensation I deserved. I couldn't be happier with the outcome and the treatment that I received from Samer habbas and more
Crystal R.
I was hit by a big rig and had major injuries and my attorney samer and Jennifer got the case settled and got me a big pay day
Lyle W.
I got into an accident and these guys helped slot and I walked away happy
Jeffrey J.
Amazing law firm! Contacted them about an unfortunate accident late last year and they took my case immediately. They've been great about communicating and settled the case faster than anticipated! I will be recommending them to anyone in need for the more
Tenzo C.
I had an awesome experience at this office. Stephanie was one of the kindest and efficient people I've had the pleasure of dealing with.
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