Understanding Errors That Attorneys Can Make
Losing an important right or losing your case in court can be devastating. If you feel as if you lost a valuable right, money or your case partially or entirely as the result of errors or incompetence on the part of your attorney, and you suffered a financial loss as a result, you may be able to sue for legal malpractice.
Robert N. Hocker, a founding attorney at Browning|Hocker, has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in legal malpractice cases. He can evaluate your situation and advise you on the types of errors your lawyer may have made in regard to your case. He can also judge the strength of a potential legal malpractice suit, and guide you on the best steps to take to resolve your conflict with your attorney.
Types Of Errors Lawyers Make
Legal professionals are human, just like everyone else. But all lawyers in California are held to certain standards of competency and ethics. Mistakes that lawyers are frequently accused of include:
- Communication errors — Failing or delaying communication with a client for significant amount of time, misstating information critical to the case, or not communicating with opposing counsel or the court in a timely manner.
- Deadline errors — Missing filing deadlines, or dropping your case so close to the statute of limitations deadline for your case that you are unable to find another lawyer to assist you.
- Drafting error — Drafting a contract, trust, will, settlement or other binding legal document that contains significant errors or that fails to adequately protect you.
- Conflict of interest — Taking on your case when representing your conflicts with current representation of other clients.
- Intentional wrongdoing — Such as charging money for services never delivered, or committing other unethical or illegal acts during the representation.
Get A Careful Legal Evaluation Of Your Situation
The legal community protects its own, and a legal malpractice case can be difficult to pursue. Speaking with an attorney for a second opinion is a must before hiring a lawyer for the lawsuit. You do not want to pursue a case you have no chance of winning.
Our attorney has represented both defendants and plaintiffs in this practice area over the years and can see your case from all perspectives.
Contact Us Today To Learn More
Our firm represents legal malpractice plaintiffs in the greater San Diego area, as well as throughout California. Call Robert N. Hocker directly at 619-235-6818, or use our online intake form to get started.