Taking Care of All Your Legal Malpractice Needs
We turn to lawyers to protect our rights in a time of need. Whether you have suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another, are facing criminal charges, need assistance with a legal matter involving an estranged spouse, or are trying to protect the best interests of your business, you place your trust in your attorney and expect him to deliver competent representation grounded in the best practices established by the legal community. But what do you do when your attorney fails to provide you with competent representation?
If you believe your attorney acted negligently in providing your legal representation, you may be entitled to recover compensation through a legal malpractice lawsuit. These cases are extremely complex, and it is important to work with an experienced legal malpractice lawyer who can guide you through this difficult process. With more than 60 years of combined experience handling legal malpractice cases, the attorneys at The Hornbuckle Firm can make sure your rights are protected every step of the way.
The best way to learn about your rights and options is to speak with one of our legal malpractice attorneys in person. Please call (425) 679-0742 today to schedule your free consultation at our Bellevue personal injury office.
The Challenges of Proving Legal Malpractice
Legal malpractice cases are some of the most difficult claims to win due to the fact that it is very challenging to prove a lawyer was negligent. A lawyer isn’t guilty of malpractice just because you lost your case. In order to have a valid legal malpractice claim, you must demonstrate that your lawyer made errors in handling your case, and you would have won the case if it weren’t for these errors. In legal malpractice claims involving personal injury representation, you must also prove that you would have been able to collect from the defendant had you won the case.
In addition, attorneys are typically not held liable for errors in judgment when these errors were made in good faith and under the assumption that the tactics being used would be in the best interests of the client. In other words, strategic errors generally do not constitute malpractice.
The Hornbuckle Firm Can Help
For more than 35 years, The Hornbuckle Firm has fought for the rights of legal malpractice victims in the Seattle and Bellevue areas. Our attorneys have handled a wide range of legal malpractice cases, including situations involving:
- Failure to meet court deadlines or file a case by the statute of limitations
- Failure properly notify a client of new developments in a timely manner
- Failure to fully investigate a claim
- Failure to adequately prepare for a case or know the laws involved
- Failure to resolve conflicts of interest
- Improper withdrawal from representation
We understand the challenges in proving legal malpractice, and we have a broad knowledge of the legal issues governing these cases. This experience and background will give you the edge you need when seeking to hold a negligent attorney liable for your damages.
Please contact The Hornbuckle Firm today to schedule your free legal malpractice consultation. We serve clients in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, and we accept cases from all states across the country.
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