Lawyer negligence is unacceptable in the legal profession. It is legal malpractice. People who have been harmed by negligent legal advice, representation, or conduct have a right to seek damages. Our law firm represents the people who believe their attorney was negligent. We are very skilled at aggressively arguing these cases in court. Call us to set up a time to discuss what happened to you.
Do you believe you have experienced lawyer negligence?
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What is lawyer negligence?
It is any conduct that falls below the standards of legal care that are established to protect clients against harm or the risk of it. To put it another way, an attorney is acting negligently if he or she does something that differs from what a reasonable, competent lawyer would do in similar circumstances. A lawyer is not negligent because he or she lost a case. But sub-standard legal care that resulted in a lost case could be.
How can you determine if your lawyer was negligent?
We invite you to call, and arrange to sit down with one of our legal malpractice attorneys. We need to go over the circumstances that lead you to believe you have been harmed by lawyer negligence. Sometimes the harm and the reason for it are very clear cut. Many times it takes the experience and knowledge that we can provide to determine if there is cause for seeking damages.
What if you aren’t sure?
We do not expect you to be a lawyer. That’s our job. When you have discussions with us about lawyer negligence, you will find that we strive to be genuine, respectful, empathetic – and not arrogant. If we can help you, you will know why. If we feel that we cannot, you will also understand clearly our assessment as to why we do not believe there was lawyer’s negligence that can be proved in your case.
The word “proved” is very important.
The law protects victims, but the negligence must be proven. We will be seeking evidence that the lawyer “had a duty” to you. In most cases, agreeing to become a person’s lawyer establishes that an attorney has a duty to exercise care or skill. We will set out to prove that the lawyer breached that duty by failing to meet the standard of care. We must show that if a person suffered harm, it was lawyer’s negligence that caused it (not some other reason). It has been said of us that we “beat” the opposing side with pure hard work and legal competence. No good attorney will ever promise that they will win. We can always promise to deliver hard work that draws on our years of experience handling these kinds of cases.
No one has to accept the impact of lawyer negligence.
Call 408-971-4359 to schedule a discussion of the circumstances of your situation.
Contact us if you are in need of legal representation due to lawyer negligence in San Jose, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Milpitas. The discussion on this web page is for informational purposes only and does not promise an outcome in any future case handled by the Deckard Law Firm.