San Francisco Legal Malpractice Attorney
Attorneys are held to a high standard of professionalism within the field.
They are required to work ethically and to conduct themselves professionally
and with the client's best interest in mind. When the lawyer fails
to do so, and this causes financial loss to the client, the attorney may
be guilty of
legal malpractice. Lawyers at our San Francisco law firm are experienced in litigating legal
malpractice cases and may be able to help you receive compensation for
losses suffered as a result of another attorney's negligent or wrongful actions.
Understanding Medical Provider Responsibilities
It can be very difficult, however, to win a case involving legal malpractice.
San Francisco and national clients must prove that the attorney mishandled
their case and that the mishandling directly caused financial losses for
the client. This means that the client and his or her legal malpractice
lawyers must prove the following:
Duty – In order to bring a claim of legal malpractice, a plaintiff will
have to show a binding relationship between attorney and client. Proof
of this relationship would establish that both parties entered into the
Breach – The plaintiff would have to bring forth evidence that the attorney
breached that legally binding contract, or failed to perform duties that
were integral to the outcome of the case.
Causation – The plaintiff must show that the breach of duty directly caused
or contributed to the loss of the case, or the diminished value of the case.
Damages – “Damages” are the losses to the client because of the
breach of duty.
Pursue Justice for Your Family
Because all of these elements must be proven, it is often difficult to
win cases involving legal malpractice. Our team at
Bostwick & Peterson, LLC encourages potential clients to seek legal representation immediately as
these cases can be complex. It is important that potential clients hire
legal malpractice lawyers who have experience proving negligence and the
potential value of lost or under -settled cases.
As dedicated lawyers, we understand the pain you are going through. You
put your trust in another law firm and they did not represent you properly.
We can help you file a claim against another firm for compensation if
they treated you poorly resulting in personal financial loss. Our years
in practice has led to deep insight in to how best to resolve a legal
malpractice claim.. We have won over $500 million dollars for our clients
during the sixty years span and been nominated for awards in Newsweek
and Forbes magazine. It can be intimidating to file a claim against another
law firm, especially if you do not have a good relationship with them.