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Arlington Heights Legal Malpractice Lawyers

Defending Your Rights Against The Negligent Actions of Attorneys

People who are involved in legal cases rely on the help of attorneys to ensure that their rights are protected and that all matters are addressed correctly. However, this means that the quality of the services provided by an attorney can have a huge impact on the outcome of a case. If an attorney provided substandard services, if they made errors during a case, or if they had a conflict of interest, their client may have suffered significant financial losses or other consequences. People who have been wronged by negligent attorneys may be uncertain of their options, but they may be able to pursue legal malpractice claims that will allow them to recover compensation for the ways they have been affected.

At Dickler, Kahn, Slowikowski & Zavell, Ltd., we understand how challenging and complex legal malpractice cases can be. Our team of highly experienced attorneys is dedicated to providing representation for people who have suffered financial or personal harm because they did not receive competent legal representation. We will listen to your story, review the evidence related to your case, and work passionately to ensure that your rights and interests will be protected. We provide personalized service tailored to meet your needs, and we will help you navigate this difficult legal process and make sure you are made whole.

Taking Action to Address Different Forms of Legal Malpractice

Regardless of the legal matters that a person is facing, representation from a knowledgeable, experienced attorney is essential. If a lawyer does not address legal issues properly, this can cause significant problems for their client. For example, substandard representation in a personal injury case could affect a person's ability to receive the proper compensation, or the incompetence of a criminal defense attorney may result in a person being wrongfully convicted.

Our attorneys can help clients address multiple types of malpractice by lawyers, including:

  • Failure to understand and properly apply the law - A complete understanding of the legal issues that affect a client is essential. An attorney who was uninformed about the laws that applied in a case or who attempted to provide representation without sufficient experience in a certain area of the law may have been unable to provide effective representation for a client. They may have failed to inform a client about their rights and options, and they may have accepted unfair results that were not supported by the law.
  • Scheduling problems/failure to meet deadlines - There are numerous deadlines that will need to be met during a legal case. Failure to file the proper documents or take required actions within the applicable time limits could lead to a case being dismissed or other negative results. A legal malpractice claim may address an attorney's disorganization or procrastination that resulted in losses for a client.
  • Discovery errors - The discovery process can be an essential part of a legal case, and it will ensure that an attorney has all the information needed to effectively represent a client. However, if an attorney fails to use the correct procedures during discovery, does not respond correctly to requests by the other party, misplaces documents, or does not put sufficient attention toward evaluating relevant information, this can have a significant impact on the outcome of a case.
  • Planning errors - Attorneys should make sure that they are fully prepared for all possible eventualities when representing clients. If a legal strategy is not developed properly, this could lead to the wrong legal actions being taken, or a lawyer may be unable to properly address issues raised by the other party.
  • Conflicts of interest - Attorneys are required to make sure they do not have any issues that could prevent them from providing effective representation and advocating for the best interests of their client. If an attorney had a personal or professional relationship that conflicted with their client's interests, this could have resulted in improper legal representation.

For a legal malpractice claim to succeed, a person will need to show that the services provided by an attorney failed to meet the standards of the legal profession. They will usually also need to show that they would most likely have prevailed in their case if their attorney had provided adequate representation.

Contact Our Cook County Legal Malpractice Attorneys

At our legal firm, we understand the complexities of legal malpractice cases and how they can affect clients who did not receive the representation they deserved. We are dedicated to helping victims who have been wronged by attorneys seek justice and recover compensation for their losses. Our experienced legal malpractice lawyers will help you understand your options in these situations, and we will fight to protect your rights and ensure that you can resolve the matters correctly. Contact us today at 847-593-5595 for more information about how we can help you take action to address the harm you have suffered because of legal malpractice.

With our knowledge of the law and our dedication to protecting the interests of our clients, we can help people throughout Illinois and other states address legal malpractice effectively. We assist with cases in Boone County, Will County, DuPage County, Champaign County, Rock Island County, St. Clair County, Sangamon County, Grundy County, McHenry County, Cook County, Kankakee County, and Winnebago County, among other locations.

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