How Do Legal Malpractice Claims Work?

Legal malpractice occurs when a lawyer breaches his or her duty of care. Just like in medical malpractice, where doctors owe a duty to provide reasonably safe and effective medical treatment to patients, attorneys owe a duty to provide accurate and honest services to clients. If they negligently fail to do so, or maliciously hurt your case, you can file a legal malpractice lawsuit to pursue justice and obtain compensation.

In order to prove legal malpractice, you must show that:

  • The attorney owed you a duty of care
  • The attorney breached that duty of care
  • This directly caused you economic harm
  • You suffered financial losses

Types of legal malpractice include missing important deadlines, settling your case without your consent, making numerical or clerical errors, or failing to communicate honestly and thoroughly with you. Fraud, lying, misusing funds, and criminal behavior also count as legal malpractice. If you have been taken advantage of, or you have lost your case because of your lawyer’s malpractice or negligence, you have the right to file a lawsuit.

Once you file a claim against the attorney or law firm, you will need to gather evidence to support your argument. This may involve written statements and documentation regarding your attorney-client relationship. You will be able to hire our Orange County legal malpractice attorney, who will represent your case in court against the negligent law firm.

We Believe in Holding Negligent or Fraudulent Attorneys Liable

At the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg, we are committed to providing honest, diligent, and effective representation to clients. If you or a loved one have been a victim of legal malpractice, we can help you file a claim to uphold justice. Our team of Orange County personal injury lawyers have years of experience, and will work hard on your behalf throughout the process. With us, you will receive knowledgeable and trustworthy legal services.

Contact our firm today to discuss your case in a free consultation.