California Legal Malpractice Laws
Proving that someone is guilty of malpractice can be very difficult. From a professional perspective, the stakes could not be higher for someone accused of malpractice. If you think that your attorney is guilty of “improper or immoral conduct in the performance of duties, done either intentionally or through carelessness or ignorance,” then you may wish to contact an experienced California legal malpractice lawyer to investigate the matter. However, before you contact a Southern California legal malpractice attorney such as Samer Habbas, consider the following information:
The California statute of limitations for filing legal malpractice cases is either one year after you have discovered that your attorney did something unethical or four years after the attorney did something unethical. There are few exceptions to this statute. One addresses situations where a client has a disability that prevents him or her from filing, and another addresses situations where a lawyer willfully fails to disclose the facts to a client.
Mr. Habbas would also like to stress that receiving an unfavorable verdict in a case is not grounds to file a legal malpractice lawsuit. In order for a lawyer to be liable for malpractice, he or she must fail to provide the skill and care that a “reasonably careful attorney would have used in similar circumstances.” Further, a client must prove that an attorney’s malpractice caused him or her to suffer some type of loss.
Many clients who feel that their attorney’s conduct constituted legal malpractice are surprised to find that their definitions are not consistent with California law. Legal malpractice cases can be quite complex and difficult to prove. Nevertheless, if you think that you have a legitimate legal malpractice claim against a lawyer, call 888.848.5084 today and schedule a free consultation with Long Beach legal malpractice lawyer Samer Habbas. He can explain the California laws that apply to your situation in much greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Only a court can decide if a lawyer is guilty of legal malpractice. If you have a legitimate claim, you’ll need an experienced California legal malpractice attorney by your side. Call Samer Habbas today for more information.
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