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Achieving the Justice You Deserve in a Legal Malpractice Case

On Behalf of | Jul 31, 2014 | Articles, Legal Malpractice

The term ‘malpractice’ can be used in reference to a wide range of issues, some of which are relatively mild, and others that are life-threatening. If you, or someone that you care for has been unfortunate enough to suffer as a result of malpractice, then you have the right to seek justice for the wrong that has been done to you or that person you care about. Hiring a professional malpractice lawyer could give you the tools you need to reclaim control over your own life and obtain the compensation that you deserve.

The concept of malpractice is a particularly serious business, and the best way to prepare yourself for it is to educate yourself regarding the process, and the various factors that may be present within it. As they say, knowledge is power and Makarem & Associates aims to give you that knowledge.

The Right to Take Action

In some cases, a malpractice suit is perfectly justified, as when you go to a lawyer for help, you do so expecting them to uphold a certain standard of care regarding you and your case. If you feel that you have been neglected or otherwise wrongly represented, then you have the right to fight back against your conviction. Clients may approach the concept of a legal malpractice case if they feel that they have been subjected to some form of harm as a result of their lawyer’s representation. In order to achieve a successful claim, a client must be able to prove that the lawyer in question acted inappropriately, negligently, or with some intention to harm the client.

Legal negligence is recognized as the failure of an attorney or a lawyer to exercise the required degree of attention, skill, and care that they should possess as a qualified member of the legal profession. In some cases of legal negligence, another attorney may be able to prove that you, or the client in question could have had a more successful outcome in their case if the negligent attorney had not been present.

It can be useful to remember that in order to preserve a legal malpractice claim, a client will be required to file a complaint within the relevant statute of limitation period for their particular state. A failure to seek out a claim within that time period could mean that you are unable to seek legal action against the attorney that caused you harm and/or who did not do what they were supposed to do in one or in several aspects.

Making the Tough Decisions―Makarem & Associates Knows this Business

Someone who has been a victim of legal malpractice may seek out justice in a variety of forms, and the most common is typically to file a civil lawsuit against the legal professional that has wronged them. If you are successful in filing a legal claim against a negligent lawyer, then you may find that you are able to recover financial damages, and in some cases the attorney that caused you harm may be subject to certain forms of criminal prosecution if they are found guilty of various acts of fraud, theft, or slander against you or the client in question.

Whatever you choose to do, it is important that you seek justice for the harm that was caused to you as a result of legal malpractice. The professionals within the legal system are there to offer you help when you need it most, and as such you should be able to rely on them to treat you with the correct standard of care. Ron Makarem is a certified legal malpractice specialist by the State Bar of California. If you would like to learn more about legal malpractice, what it entails, and what can be done about it, then get in touch with Makarem & Associates at 310.312.0299 or [email protected].